As we age our bodies begin to break down collagen leaving our skin saggy and loose. For those who want to make improvements to this skin but are nor ready for surgical or ablative procedures we offer skin tightening with the Candela YAG laser therapy at our Jasper location and with the Cutera Excel V Laser at our Birmingham location.
The laser gently penetrates the deep layers of the skin and subcutaneous tissue. This treatment can be performed on any area of the body and all skin types.
How It Works
This laser works by safely heating up the treatment area, which in turn activates new collagen formation. This “thermal damage” stimulates your body’s natural healing ability resulting in tighter, younger looking skin. Added benefits are improvement in erythema, pore size, skin texture and tone.
What to Expect
Full results are typically seen between 90 days to 6 months following your last treatment but initial effects may appear in as little as 1 to 2 weeks. There is very minimal downtime with this procedure. Mild redness may be noticed immediately following the treatment but resolves within a few hours. Tiny imperfections in the skin may gradually surface and flake off over the next few days leaving the skin feeling soft and clean. Treatments should be done in a series of 4 to 6 sessions and done 3 to 4 weeks apart.
The risk are minimal but there may be some pigment alterations, especially in dark skin types following the treatments. This usually corrects itself without further aid. Occasionally blistering and scabbing can occur especially on darker pigmented lesions. These ares should be kept moist and protected from the sun.
Prior to Treatment
Avoid sun exposure 7 days before and after treatment. Tan or sunburned skin will not be treated.
No chemical tans can be applied prior to treatments.
Do not take photosynthesizing medications during treatment series.
Patients with active infection cannot be treated.
Anti-Oxidents, moisturizers and sunscreens to be applied after and during treatment series can be purchased from the clinic.