Lasers have multiple applications in cosmetic procedures. They are excellent treatments for a variety of problems including skin issues, obesity and eye deformities. These treatments are minimally painful and minimally invasive. Lasers have earned an enormous amount of appreciation due to their benefits and a short list of disadvantages. They are used around the world and have won a general acceptance from surgeons and patients.
As the name indicates, laser skin tightening works to make skin tight and in doing so it removes wrinkles, fine lines and sagginess of skin. It uses infrared light and heats collagen beneath the skin layers, thus contracting skin and removing wrinkles. It can be performed in conjunction with liposuction from cheeks and jaws. Removal of fat may cause wrinkles on skin that are then treated through laser resurfacing.
Why laser skin resurfacing is a popular choice
Types of laser for laser skin tightening
Erbium and CO2 are two types of laser that are safer than the rest of the lasers that were being used in past.
Erbium laser:it removes mild and moderately deep wrinkles form face, hands, neck and chest. It is designed to cause minimal harm to surrounding tissue. Recovery from an erbium laser treatment is quick and it contains low risk of hypopigmentation and scarring as compared to CO2 lasers. It works on people who have darker skin tone also.
CO2 laser resurfacing: it not only treats wrinkles but also works on acne scars, sun burn, warts, large skin pores and brown spots. Modern CO2 lasers use ultrapulse that are delivered in a scanning pattern to remove thin layers of skin while using minimum heat. Usually skin takes 2 weeks to heal completely.
How you feel during a laser treatment
Usually local anesthesia is used to numb the area under treatment. If the area is significantly large, general anesthesia may be used. Practitioner may provide you mild sedation and medicine to kill anxiety during treatment. You will need to wear goggles to protect your eyes from laser. Wet towels may also be placed around the treatment area to absorb any laser from the surrounding area.
Laser skin tightening wears top layer of skin so most likely you will have a stinging or snapping sensation. Minimal bleeding is common in most cases. Deep skin imperfections may cause more bleeding.
Potential risks and complications
Laser skin tightening is an excellent technique that helps you in getting rid of loose skin. Do not miss the chance of free online consultation!