The concept of laser skin tightening is rather simple — using heat, skin of the face, neck, or body is tightened for a youthful and healthy appearance. After we reach the age of 30, our skin begins to slow down the production of collagen and elastin, which are two important proteins that help our skin stay firm, toned, and plump. This is unavoidable with aging, but can be counteracted with lasers. These lasers target energy in the layers of skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production, which improves the texture and tone of people’s skin.
Our laser skin tightening treatments in Denver can be used anywhere on the body, treating loose skin on the face, neck, chin, stomach, thighs, and anywhere else on the body that you want to tone and firm. This non-surgical option for tightening your skin is non-invasive and almost painless. While surgical options will have more dramatic results, skin tightening lasers are a great alternative that have virtually zero downtime, and are available at a much lower cost.
Types of Skin Tightening Treatments
Ultrasound Skin Tightening
This skin tightening treatment uses ultrasound energy, heating the skin at specific depths and locations to encourage collagen production, helping the skin become firmer. Treatments are delivered through a handheld device that transmits ultrasound waves through the skin’s surface. This form of treatment is ideal for those who want to treat early signs of aging around the face and neck. Treatments can last between 30 minutes to 90 minutes with virtually no downtime, and the results can be seen within 2 to 3 months, lasting up to a year.
Radiofrequency, or RF, energy focuses on the epidermal layers of the skin, achieving a firmer, smoother appearance. RF energy can be used to achieve a firmer and smoother appearance, which is great for fighting the effects of aging. Areas of treatment for this laser include the face, neck, hands, and body, and cause no discomfort. Two to six treatments, however, may be ideal for optimal results.
This form of treatment combines intense pulsed light (IPL) with radiofrequency (RF) to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin, enduring a natural heating response, in turn, triggering collagen production. Combining these two energies treats the skin at multiple levels, resulting in more effective treatment.
Do you find yourself pulling back your skin every time you look in the mirror? Do you pinch the jiggle in your arms and wish it wasn’t there? If you want to change your appearance for a more youthful look, then consider skin tightening as a great non-surgical alternative! Anyone, at any age, can benefit from skin tightening treatments. Contact Colorado Skin Surgery & Dermatology today for more information, or to schedule an appointment with our Board Certified dermatologists in Denver.