For many people, the thought of going under the knife only presents nightmares of a mad surgeon standing above them with a knife and crazy eyes, ready to cut into them. And although those nightmares are far from accurate, you don’t even have to think about going under the knife if you don’t want to. With laser treatments that can tighten your skin without having to undergo an extensive face lift surgery, you can have similar results without the fear.
How Does Laser Skin Tightening Work?
During the laser skin tightening process, you will be completely conscious. However, a topical numbing cream will be applied all over your face in order to help lessen the pain caused by the laser treatment. By penetrating the top few layers of skin, collagen is produced and the skin naturally tightens itself, leaving you with a smoother and more taut complexion.
Is it Painful?
Although it would be nice to claim that laser procedures are virtually pain-free, that’s unfortunately not true. However, as mentioned above, by applying a topical numbing cream agent over the top of the skin your skin will be somewhat numb and relaxed. However, the laser procedure itself might resemble that of rubber bands smacking against your skin.
What is recovery time like?
Recovery time for laser tightening is virtually nonexistent. In fact, although your skin might feel as if it has been sunburned for the first few hours after treatment, the discomfort will slowly subside and your skin will be back to feeling normal within just 48 hours. Your doctor will likely recommend that you apply a layer of cortisone cream across your face during the first few days in order to help speed up the process.
Laser skin tightening is a state-of-the-art tightening treatment that allows you to achieve the results you desire in just six sessions or less. If you’re considering laser skin tightening, contact our office today and schedule a consultation with one of our skin experts.