A decrease in collagen production is a natural effect of aging. Creams and serums can rehydrate the skin, but laser skin tightening treatment produces more long-term, dramatic, and younger-looking results. This unique FDA-approved treatment rejuvenates and tightens the skin, effectively reducing the appearance of wrinkles while stimulating new collagen growth.
At Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical treatments to rewind the hands of time and leave you looking and feeling refreshed. Contact our office in Charlotte, North Carolina, to see how our skin care specialists can improve your confidence and help you achieve your esthetic goals.
Benefits of Laser Skin Tightening
- Achieve smoother, healthier, more youthful skin
- Immediate and long-lasting results
- Improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin
- Treatment is relaxing and refreshing
- Noninvasive and nonsurgical
- Results can last up to 3 years
- No downtime or recovery time necessary
- Undergo multiple treatment sessions for more dramatic, long-term results
- Safe for use on all areas of the body
How Laser Skin Tightening Works
An alternative to a surgical face lift, laser skin tightening is a nonsurgical approach to reducing the signs of aging. While the results from laser treatment are not as drastic as a surgical face lift, many people enjoy moderate results with no downtime. At your treatment session, we will clean the skin to be treated.
Our certified aesthetician uses an infrared laser to target the affected area. The laser uses pulses of energy to heat the collagen beneath the surface of the skin, causing it to tighten. One session typically lasts 15-30 minutes, but the time varies depending on the size of the area being treated.
Laser skin tightening can be performed almost anywhere on the body and is especially popular for the face, neck, décolletage, and chin. Results are immediate, and the skin will continue to tighten over the next several weeks. A possible side effect is slight redness, but this will quickly subside.
For optimal results, 3-5 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart is recommended. With repeat treatment, more drastic, youthful results will appear after 3 months. It’s crucial to wear sunscreen when exposed to direct sunlight. After laser treatment, your skin is more sensitive to the sun and should be properly protected.
Morpheus8: Nonsurgical Skin Resurfacing
We are proud to offer the Morpheus8 system as a nonsurgical dermal remodelling solution. Morpheus8 is a handheld device that combines microneedling and radiofrequency technology to contour face and body tissue. It targets deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production. This triggers your body’s natural healing response to firm and remodel skin. Both the dermis and epidermis (upper and lower) layers of skin are affected. You can remodel collagen anywhere on the face and body to create tighter, smoother skin.
Treatment times are short, with minimal side effects and fast recovery times. During your consultation, we will determine if Morpheus8 is right for you.
Am I a Candidate for Laser Skin Tightening?
Both men and women can experience the benefits from laser skin treatment. Ideal candidates are those who are looking for younger-looking skin but seek an alternative to surgical face lifts. This treatment is ideal for people with all skin types and skin tones. You should be in good general health and be sure to tell your specialist about any known allergies or medical conditions prior to treatment.
If you have struggled with excessive or sagging skin, deep wrinkles, or seek firmer, tighter skin, this treatment could be right for you. Laser skin tightening may also be ideal if you:
- Have fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, or forehead
- Have shallow scars from acne
- Underwent a facelift and the skin was nonresponsive to the procedure
- Do not currently have an acne flare-up
- Are not prone to cold sores, as laser tightening can trigger cold sores immediately after treatment
- You don’t have very deep wrinkles in the jowls, which is treated by liposuction, a face lift, or both
Charlotte’s Skincare Specialists
Body and facial skin tightening should only be performed by a licensed professional. Unskilled providers may burn the skin or use the laser irregularly, resulting in blotches or hyperpigmentation. Our team consists of skincare and cosmetic individuals who prioritize the health and safety of every client. Dr. Waheed Mohamed, for instance, is a board-certified oral and cosmetic surgeon. He holds both a dental degree and a medical degree, ensuring the most outstanding experience and results for everyone.
In addition to laser skin tightening, we offer a wide array of cosmetic services. Many of these treatments can be combined for optimum results and a drastic, more youthful-looking change to your appearance. We encourage you to contact our office in Charlotte, NC, today to find out how our skilled doctors can improve your self-esteem and reach your esthetic goals.