Loose, sagging skin can be unsightly and may even lower your self-esteem. Fortunately, there are solutions available that can help you achieve a more desirable aesthetic. Using state-of-the-art laser skin tightening treatments, Lucia Cagnes, MD, at Sorgente MedSpa and All Cape Gynecology, provides patients in and around Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with rejuvenated, younger-looking skin. To learn more about how laser skin tightening can benefit you and your skin, call the office, or request a consultation online.
Laser skin tightening is a non-surgical method of achieving facelift results. It helps to turn back time on aging skin by using laser light to heat up the inner layers of skin while promoting a faster turnover of the cells.
People with a variety of skin problems can benefit from a laser skin tightening session. Many of the common signs of aging, such as crow's feet, fine lines, and droopy jowls, neck, and eyes, can all be firmed up with a treatment. Additionally, if you have stretch marks from pregnancy or weight gain or would like body contouring to improve your figure, skin tightening is a fine choice.
Laser skin tightening works by improving the production of collagen in the skin. As you age, collagen begins to dwindle, leading to sagging skin and fine wrinkles. By using a laser to deep heat tissues in the dermis and hypodermis, it stimulates your body to make more collagen and fresh tissue, improving the laxity and firmness of the upper layer of skin.
During the skin tightening procedure, Dr. Cagnes will gently run a handheld laser device over your skin, letting the laser do its work in pulses. To reduce irritation, she will also use a cooling device to soothe the affected areas.
After the procedure, you may only feel a slight warmth or tightness. You'll be able to go right back to your normal routine without any downtime.
You will require more than one treatment to see the best results. This is because each treatment only focuses on 20 to 25 percent of the skin. By doing just a small portion of the affected area, it allows nearby healthy tissues to aid in the healing process. Most people end up needing four to five treatments overall.
However, the final results will begin to appear six months after the final treatment. Your results will last for about a year, after which, you will need a maintenance treatment to keep your youthful glow.
If you’re interested in learning more about the skin tightening treatments at Sorgente MedSpa and All Cape Gynecology, call the office or request an appointment online.