If you would like to lift, tone, and tighten your skin, laser skin tightening offers rapid results with a minimally invasive procedure.
In Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the Radiant Reflections Weight Loss & Med Spa team offers laser skin tightening treatments in a luxurious spa atmosphere.
What Is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is a popular treatment to firm skin on the body. Through pulses of light, non-ablative lasers stimulate and heat the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing the skin to contract.
Laser skin tightening is clinically approved to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. The treatment is safe for any area on the face or body.
How to Prepare for a Laser Skin Tightening Treatment
To prepare for your laser skin tightening treatment, avoid sun exposure before and after your procedure, and ensure your skin is in good condition, with no wounds or irritation. In addition, we will ask you to refrain from applying certain topical products that may cause photosensitivity for a few days before your treatment.
We ask that you arrive with clean skin that is free of lotions, oils, or creams.
What’s Involved in a Laser Skin Tightening Treatment?
During the treatment, you can rest comfortably as the expert team at Radiant Reflections treats your skin with radiofrequency and intense pulsed light (IPL) from the laser. The treatment deeply penetrates the skin below the surface.
Our team will prioritize your comfort throughout the procedure and talk you through every step of the process.
While the laser does get hot, it generally reaches the temperature of a hot stone massage, and most patients do not report feeling discomfort. No numbing or anesthesia is required, and treatments are a short 10–30 minutes.
What Concerns Benefit from Skin Tightening?
Lasers offer skin tightening almost anywhere on the body. Popular areas for skin tightening include:
- Above the knees
Laser skin tightening treats any part of the body that may benefit from smoother skin quality or wrinkle reduction.
How Long Do Skin Tightening Results Last?
Laser skin tightening helps create new dermal collagen that becomes part of the structure of the treated skin. Therefore, skin tightening results may last for years.
New collagen production from the procedure can continue several months after the treatment, so while you can expect to see some immediate results, more significant effects emerge over time. As new collagen grows, your skin tightens, and lines, folds, and looseness begin to recede.
You can protect your skin tightening results by limiting sun exposure, using a high-SPF sunblock daily, and maintaining a healthy skincare routine.
Do Laser Skin Tightening Results Look Natural?
Since laser skin tightening treatments stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, you can expect the results to look natural. In addition, the tissue structures in the skin rebuild, creating gradually smoother skin.
What Is the Recovery Time?
Skin tightening procedures don’t require any downtime. You can return to your everyday activities immediately. Those around you might notice the improvement in your skin’s appearance right away.
Is Laser Skin Tightening Safe?
Many patients find laser skin tightening relaxing, and side effects are uncommon. Our team will examine your skin and give you guidance before scheduling your appointment.
Are Multiple Treatments Necessary?
While laser skin tightening offers noticeable results in just one treatment, achieving the full results you desire may require up to 4-6 treatments. The number of treatments recommended depends on your treatment area and the results you hope to achieve.
We generally schedule treatments around six weeks apart, and realizing your complete results may take up to 180 days from the initial treatment. However, this gradual transformation provides a natural progression to younger-looking, smoother skin.
After completing their initial skin tightening treatments, some patients return for yearly follow-up treatments to target the areas most susceptible to skin laxity.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening offers many of the same results as more invasive procedures without a lengthy recovery time. Patients receiving laser skin tightening treatments also experience several benefits, which are described below.
Laser skin tightening procedures stimulate the body’s collagen and elastin production. The results of your treatment will fade at the same rate that your collagen production naturally decreases. For some patients, this may take years.
You can ensure the most longevity from your skin tightening treatments by closely following the treatment program designed by our team at Radiant Reflections and by taking good care of your skin during and after your treatments.
Laser skin tightening results are generally noticeable within two weeks after the treatment and should continue to improve over the next several weeks.
Nobody has to know why your skin looks more radiant. Skin tightening procedures deliver noticeable results that gradually improve, so friends and family won’t be able to guess what has led to your smoother skin.
Laser skin tightening enhances the treatment area instead of altering it. As a result, skin tightening reveals your natural beauty without making you unrecognizable.
The most significant benefit of any cosmetic procedure is how you will feel when you look your best. Even small changes can offer a substantial impact on how you perceive yourself and allow you to put your best face forward.
If you are ready to learn more about what laser skin tightening treatments can do for you, schedule an appointment with the expert team at Radiant Reflections Weight Loss & Med Spa in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. We would love to show you all of the ways to reveal the best version of you!