As you age, your skin loses volume (primarily fat) and as a result it starts to wrinkle, droop, and sag. Plastic surgery has always been an option for patients looking to improve their appearance because it is very precise at addressing and repositioning the underlying muscles involved with aging. Although the results of plastic surgery provide many benefits, the downside of any surgical procedure is the risk involved as well as the long recovery time.
At Shine Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Daniel H. Lin offers an alternative for his patients who have reservations about surgery. Laser skin tightening is a non-invasive treatment that can achieve amazing results quickly and painlessly. In today’s busy world, laser skin tightening is becoming an extremely popular option because there is no recovery period and it can be applied to most areas of the body. During your laser skin-tightening procedure Dr. Lin will treat the skin conditions you are concerned about without the unwanted side effects associated with surgery.
As a person ages, their collagen production begins to decline which leads to the breakdown of your skin’s support structure. Fortunately, the advancement of laser therapy has made it possible for you to age and still retain your youthful beauty. Laser skin tightening uses advanced technology that works by repairing your skin’s underlying framework of collagen. When the laser heats the collagen, the collagen tightens and this causes your overlying skin to tighten. Although you will notice an immediate improvement, an added benefit is the tightening and toning effects that continue over the next few months following your procedure. Some people experience temporary redness and a brief change in pigmentation of the area treated but scarring is rare. Results typically last 24 months or longer and for optimal results, most patients require 2-3 treatments but this varies depending on your individual situation.
Skin tightening lasers are effective in treating skin conditions including:
- Under eye sagging
- Neck sagging
- Jowl sagging
- Sagging brow lines
- Excess abdominal skin
- Sagging skin on the arms and knees
- Sagging jaw lines
- Fine lines and wrinkles
There are several laser tightening therapies available and during your consultation, Dr. Lin will discuss any of these treatments with you in further detail to help you decide if you can achieve your desired appearance with laser skin tightening. If you are interested in learning more about surgical and laser skin tightening treatments, please call Shine Cosmetic Surgery today.