There are many options for patients looking to eliminate wrinkles and sagging skin. However, if you are looking for non-invasive options, the best solution may be laser skin tightening. At Alta Vista Dermatology, we offer laser skin tightening and other advanced laser treatments to men and women living in Highlands Ranch, Denver, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.
What is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is an advanced cosmetic laser treatment that helps create a more youthful appearance by diminishing wrinkles and tightening the skin. This is done by removing the damaged, outermost layer of skin while simultaneously stimulating collagen production for increased rejuvenation results. At Alta Vista Dermatology, we use the SkinTyte™ Laser for laser skin tightening. The SkinTyte™ Laser utilizes infrared technology, making it an incredibly versatile treatment that is not only easily adjustable based on the needs of the patient, but can also effectively treat all skin tones and ethnicities. Fewer appointments can be made with more aggressive treatment, though patients will need to assess downtime that may be necessary during the healing process. Milder treatments can be done to reduce downtime but will need more sessions for similar results. The SkinTyte™ Laser is so gentle that it can treat all areas of the body effectively and virtually painlessly.
During treatment, the SkinTyte™ Laser laser handpiece will be passed over the skin while it emits quick pulses of laser energy. Although this is a generally comfortable process, the SkinTyte™ Laser laser has a sapphire contact cooling mechanism that minimizes any discomfort during or after treatment.
What Can I Expect After Laser Skin Tightening Treatments?
After your laser skin tightening treatment, your skin may be red or tender for a few days. This is common and should fade on its own. It can take the skin a few days to recover from treatment, so most patients return to work and other activities a few days after their appointment. During this recovery period, the skin will be highly sensitive, so it is important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen if necessary.
How Many Laser Skin Tightening Treatments Are Necessary?
After your initial treatment, you should already notice an improvement in the tightness of the skin. However, some patients may need additional treatments to achieve their desired results. We may recommend a series of up to six treatments in order to achieve those results. After you are satisfied with your results, we recommend annual touch up treatments to maintain your new appearance.
How Much Does Laser Skin Tightening Cost?
To determine the exact cost of your laser skin tightening treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation at our office. During your consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that will satisfy your unique needs and produce the best results possible. At that point, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment. To help make our services affordable for our patients, we are proud to offer financing through CareCredit®. We also accept cash, checks and major credit cards.
Laser skin tightening offers patients an effective solution for eliminating wrinkles and folds in the face and other areas of the body. To learn more about the treatment or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. Alta Vista Dermatology proudly serves the residents of Denver and Highlands Ranch, CO.