Laser skin tightening uses infrared light to heat the collagen underneath the skin, causing it to contract and produce a tighter, firmer appearance. Using the Sciton™ system for laser skin tightening and resurfacing at our Stamford, CT, office, Dr. Leif Nordberg can dramatically improve areas of the face, neck, and body. This cutting-edge technology is safe and non-invasive, resulting in minimal discomfort and no downtime.
About Laser Skin Tightening
The Sciton® erbium laser focuses targeted light energy on the deep tissues of the skin to stimulate collagen production and your body’s natural healing processes. This regenerates the tissue, producing firmer skin and a more youthful appearance. Most patients find the treatment involves little to no discomfort. You will likely experience a warming sensation during each session and occasional mild stinging, which should subside shortly after treatment.
One of the many benefits of laser skin tightening is that it offers quick results. You will notice immediate changes in your skin, and the tightening will continue over the next few months as the collagen production continues. Most patients require up to six treatments every three weeks to achieve their desired results, but this is dependent on the specific areas being treated. Once your final results are achieved, you could enjoy smoother, firmer skin for up to two years. After this time, many patients choose to have additional treatments to maintain their appearance.
What to Expect During Your Visit
We will thoroughly cleanse the treatment area to remove any makeup, oils, or skin creams that could interfere with the laser. Dr. Nordberg will apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area to minimize any potential discomfort, and you will receive eyewear to protect your eyes. Each laser skin tightening session is performed in our office and may take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Using the handheld device, Dr. Nordberg will direct the laser at the treatment area. You may feel a warming or stinging sensation, however, the laser also emits cool puffs of air to soothe your skin. You can return to work or other activities immediately following your treatment. You may experience some redness or minor swelling, but this typically subsides within a few hours. You should avoid sun exposure without the protection of sunscreen, as the treated skin is very delicate. You will notice immediate improvements in the firmness of your skin, and your appearance will continue to improve over the next several months.
Candidates for Laser Skin Tightening
Patients with moderate lines and wrinkles and some sagging skin are usually good candidates for laser skin tightening. This treatment is ideal for both men and women, usually between the ages of 30 and 60. Non-smokers who are in good overall health are likely to see the best, longest-lasting results from laser skin tightening. Patients with more significant lines, wrinkles, or sagging may benefit from combining this treatment with a surgical procedure, such as a face lift.
Schedule Your Consultation with Dr. Nordberg
Laser skin tightening is non-invasive, requires no downtime, and is virtually painless. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and learn whether the procedure is right for you.