Durham Skin Tightening

Have you noticed that your skin has started to sag around your face and neck? Don't fret; it happens to everyone as they age. There is a laser skin tightening treatment that can help reduce the signs of aging that can be used on men and women of all skin types and skin tones who wish to achieve dramatic results without painful surgery and lengthy recovery times. There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in Durham who can assist with skin tightening procedures.

If you want to have your skin tightened, this laser skin tightening technique is minimally invasive that be right for you. This non-surgical process uses an infrared light laser that heats the collagen under your skin's surface causing your skin to contract or tighten. If you have your facial skin tightened, you will notice immediate results and there is no downtime.

Additional skin tightening occurs over the course of a few months, but optimal results will usually require two or three treatments about a month apart.

Areas of the body that skin lasers can tighten include:

• Face

• Neck

• Abdomen

• Arms

• Legs

• Buttocks

• Most areas of the body

Your laser skin tightening procedure will take place in your surgeon's office. When you arrive, you'll be given a topical numbing cream that you'll apply to the treatment area for 45-60 minutes before your treatment. You will be given protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light. Your cosmetic surgeon will apply brief laser pulses to the surface of the skin with a small hand piece. Each laser pulse will be preceded and followed by a burst of cooling spray that provides a localized numbing effect. A series of three passes will be performed over each treatment area. Most laser skin tightening treatments last 45 minutes or less.

Laser-light is applied to the surface of the skin and passes harmlessly into its deeper layers. As the laser light reaches the dermis, a controlled amount of therapeutic heat is delivered to the collagen which results in growth stimulation and tightening.

You should be able to resume normal activities the same day as your procedure. Your treated skin area will be red and warm for a short of amount of time following your treatment. You should avoid direct sun exposure and sun tanning booths for 2 weeks following laser treatment. An SPF of 30 or high should be worn over the treated area.

A series of four to six laser treatments is recommended. Maximum visible results are usually reached six months following the last treatment session. Treatments are usually scheduled four weeks apart.

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