What is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is a non-surgical skin tightening technique that uses laser energy to reduce loose skin, lines, and wrinkles. The laser skin tightening treatment works in two different ways. First, the gentle heating from the treatment causes skin tissue to contract, causing short-term skin tightening results. It also stimulates collagen production in the skin. As collagen increases, the body uses it to strengthen and tighten the skin. As a result, patients can enjoy dramatic and long-lasting skin tightening benefits. With laser skin tightening, patients can combat signs of aging to achieve a more youthful appearance. At Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD, we use the Excel V laser for laser skin tightening treatments.
How Much Does Laser Skin Tightening Cost?
At Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD, we take a personalized approach to every skin tightening procedure. This means that the cost of your treatment will depend on variables like your desired treatment area and the number of treatment sessions needed. As a result, we cannot provide you with the exact cost of treatment until you visit us in-office for a consultation. If you are concerned about the cost of your treatment, we are proud to offer financing to help make our treatments more affordable.
What is Excel V?
The Excel V laser system is developed by Cutera, and is a non-ablative laser system that combines two wavelengths of laser energy for maximum efficacy. The Excel V grants us access to a range of treatment applications, with specialized handpieces for each. These handpieces provide surface cooling, which helps keep the patient safe and comfortable during the laser skin tightening treatment. They also enable us to stimulate deep collagen remodeling, which is integral to the skin tightening process.
What is the Laser Skin Tightening Treatment Like?
The laser skin tightening treatment is generally comfortable due to the surface cooling of the Excel V laser, but we may also apply a topical anesthetic to further reduce any discomfort. During treatment, the laser device will be passed over the skin, delivering laser energy to the desired treatment areas. The length of this process will depend on your specific cosmetic concerns and the area being treated.
What is Recovery Like Following Laser Skin Tightening?
There is practically no downtime after the laser skin tightening treatment, although your skin may be a little red or sensitive. Because of this, we recommend that patients limit sun exposure until their skin has fully healed. However, patients should be able to return to work and other normal activities within a day of treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Laser Skin Tightening?
You may notice some immediate results from laser skin tightening, but the majority of your results will become visible over the weeks and months following treatment. This is because it takes time for the body to produce collagen and implement it into the skin. However, in order to achieve optimal results, a series of multiple laser skin tightening treatment sessions are typically needed.
If you're ready to reverse wrinkles and loose skin with laser skin tightening, contact us today. We'll help you schedule a consultation so you can get started with treatment. Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa MD offers this and other laser treatments to the residents of Maryville, Loudon, Knoxville, and the neighboring communities of East Tennessee.