Minimally Invasive Laser Techniques for Loose and Wrinkled Skin
One of the most obvious indicators of aging is a change in the skin. These changes include skin tone, wrinkles, age spots, dryness, elasticity, and hyperpigmentation. At Seranova Sculpt and Beauty, we offer minimally invasive laser techniques for loose and wrinkled skin. For more information, contact us or book a consultation today. We are conveniently located at 11700 Atlantis Place, Suite B7, Alpharetta, GA 30022.
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What causes loose and wrinkled skin?
Can loose skin be tightened with a laser?
Who is a good candidate for laser skin tightening treatment?
How many laser skin tightening sessions do you need for Loose and wrinkled Skin?
The effects of aging take a visible toll on our facial skin, often resulting in the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging in the skin that gradually worsens with time. Laser skin tightening treatments are one of many very effective treatment options available to not only stop the progression of aging in the skin but also work to reverse these effects.
There are several causes for loose and wrinkled skin, one of the most common causes being the process of aging. Our skin naturally produces collagen and elastin, which are both key proteins that help to keep the skin looking young by providing volume, elasticity, and volume in the skin, which is why younger skin looks much smoother, firmer, and has not yet started to sag or develop creasing. As we age, collagen and elastin production gradually decrease, causing the skin to lose elasticity and volume, resulting in the formation of fine lines and wrinkles, and for the skin to lose some structure, resulting in sagging and looseness. The process of aging in the skin can be accelerated with increased damage to the skin as well, such as regular exposure to UV rays (lack of protection from direct sunlight or regular use of tanning beds), significant dehydration from within the body (i.e. for those who are smokers), and can even be the result of a significant weight loss.
There are several minimally invasive skin tightening options, including laser skin tightening. Laser skin tightening is a great option for many people and is both safe and effective, providing significant skin tightening results with the laser energy causing gentle heating in the targeted areas. This gentle heating causes micro-wounds within the deep layers of the skin, which then causes the skin to start naturally healing itself. The natural healing process of the skin cells includes increased production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin production will continue to be stimulated until the layers of skin have fully healed, resulting in younger, tighter-looking skin. Using the body’s natural healing abilities allows for the results to be longer-lasting and to be very natural, making it a great anti-aging treatment option for many people.
Laser skin tightening treatments are recommended for most patients who are of good health and are between the ages of 30 and 60 years old with mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkling. It is very effective for treating patients with skin concerns including laxity, mild to moderate sagging, sun damage, fine lines or wrinkles specifically around the forehead, mouth, and eyes, mild to moderate acne scarring, uneven pigmentation in the skin, enlarged oil glands, and even scars resulting from chickenpox.
While laser skin tightening is a very safe and minimally invasive treatment option, it is not recommended for everyone and should only be provided by a qualified specialist. Patients who will likely be recommended a different course of treatment to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and laxity in the skin include those with very dark skin tones as some types of laser skin tightening risk damage to the skin in patients with very dark complexions, those with active acne, severe sagging in the skin, or deep wrinkling. Since there are a few different types of laser skin tightening available, it will be up to the specialist and the patient to determine which type of treatment will be suitable for use on the patient to minimize the risk of side effects and achieve ideal results.
Most patients will be recommended to undergo 4 to 6 treatments of laser skin tightening, spaced around 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow for the skin to fully heal in between treatments but to also provide long-term increased production of collagen and elastin. Of course, the number of treatments as well as the time needed in between treatments may vary depending on the specific needs and goals of each patient, as well as how their skin responds to the treatment. To achieve even longer-lasting results, it is common for patients to continue with maintenance treatments of laser skin tightening after the initial sessions, with the average person receiving a touch-up session once every 3 to 4 months. For more information, contact us or book a consultation today. We are conveniently located at 11700 Atlantis Place, Suite B7, Alpharetta, GA 30022. We serve clients from Alpharetta GA, Johns Creek GA, Milton GA, Roswell GA, Peachtree Corners GA, and surrounding areas.