None of us are immune from the scourge of skin laxity. With age, our bodies produce less and less of the proteins that keep our skin firm – primarily collagen and elastin. Factors like sun damage to the skin, smoking, and weight fluctuations can add to the issue, along with the natural force of gravity. The result is looser, thinner, sagging skin throughout the face as well as the body. None of this sounds appealing, but here’s a pick-me-up: surgery isn’t the only way to address the problem. In fact, many men and women can get the firmer skin they want with our advanced non-invasive skin tightening treatment right here at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.
The skin tightening system we use at Laser Lights is called Viora Reaction™. A simple non-invasive applicator is used to send multiple precise wavelengths of precise radio frequency (RF) energy along with gentle vacuum pressure. This customized combination delivers controlled warmth to the deeper layers of your skin, which triggers your body to produce more skin-firming collagen. At the same time, it can reduce fat cells within the skin and improve circulation, which adds up to cause cellulite reduction as well. Nonsurgical skin tightening is incredibly versatile. It can be used on nearly any area of the body, including the face (even delicate areas around the eyes), the abdomen, the legs, the arms, and more.
Our experienced aestheticians at Laser Lights always begin with a free consultation to evaluate your cosmetic concerns and make sure you’re a good candidate for nonsurgical skin tightening. If you are a good candidate, your treatment will typically begin with a “test spot” to determine the ideal settings for your particular needs. Once the aesthetician has determined the best way to proceed, they will apply a specific gel or oil to the treatment area and use the device to systematically treat your target area. The procedure itself is generally comfortable – many patients compare it to a deep tissue massage or to being pinched with a warm washcloth. The treatment time will vary with the size of the area, but patients generally see optimal results after three to eight sessions, depending on your cosmetic goals.
Here’s one of the best perks of nonsurgical skin tightening: it requires no downtime for recovery. You may have some bruising, redness, and tenderness in the treatment area, but patients can generally return to work and their other daily activities immediately after their appointment. You can’t beat that convenience! With the ease and simplicity of this procedure, it’s often used as a great way to perfect and finish off cosmetic surgery, too, like a neck lift or a facelift.
Nonsurgical skin tightening works with your body’s natural processes to make your skin firmer and more youthful, so the results do take time to develop. At your consultation, our aesthetician will be able to give you an estimate of how many sessions you’ll need to get the results you want. Generally, patients see their final results about 4-6 weeks after their last treatment. We typically recommend occasional sessions in the future to maintain and refresh your results as the aging process continues.
Advancements in medical technology have produced options that the plastic surgery patients of thirty years ago could only dream about. Getting firmer, younger-looking skin with no surgery, no anesthesia, no scaring, and no downtime is a huge attraction, but remember, even nonsurgical skin tightening must be done by an experienced and qualified professional in order to be safe and effective. To find out if non-invasive skin tightening can help with your specific “problem areas,” schedule a free consultation at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center.