Laser toning and tightening involve non-surgical methods that use lasers to penetrate the deeper layers of skin to promote collagen production. Collagen is the skin’s main building block or protein that gives it its strength, elasticity and glow. The experts at Metro Dermatology offer multiple laser technologies to address different needs and underlying anatomies. The list below shows the benefits of laser skin tightening and toning, depending on the situation.
1. Non-Surgical Facelift and Body Contouring
In general, non-surgical facelift alternatives suit patients with mild to moderate jowling, a sagging neck, and other visible signs of facial aging. This approach is also ideal for someone who wants to avoid a facelift or has a chronic medical condition that precludes them from having surgery. Aside from facial skin laxity, laser toning may also be used to improve mild to moderate issues on other areas. By stimulating collagen production, the skin becomes firmer and smoother.
2. No or Very Little Downtime
You can resume your normal activities right after treatment, although some mild redness, swelling, and warm sensation to the skin are to be expected, although they subside within hours.
3. Minimal Discomfort
As a non-ablative laser treatment, meaning it does not remove any skin layer removal, laser toning causes no or very little discomfort.
4. Increased Collagen Production
Collagen is the skin’s primary building block that gives it its youthful glow. But with advancing age, the body produces less of this protein, which in turn results in loose skin and dry and leathery texture. Fortunately, laser skin tightening technology is designed to penetrate the dermis (deeper layer of skin) and to release the right amount of heat to stimulate collagen production.
5. Long-Lasting Results
After a series of treatment sessions, or depending on the extent of your skin laxity, the results of skin laser treatments generally last for years. While having these sessions is often enough to give you a tauter and more youthful skin, you may also opt for a yearly treatment to target areas that are specifically prone to tissue laxity.
Laser Toning at Metro Dermatology
For more information about laser toning and/or tightening and how it can benefit you, consult our team at Metro Dermatology. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Elmhurst, Flushing, Englewood, or the Bronx.