If you have noticed that your skin simply does not seem as tight and full as it once did, there is a good likelihood that you could benefit from laser skin tightening. In general, lasers can be used to treat the skin in two ways. One involves the use of a more aggressive type of laser treatment known as ablative laser therapy. With this method, the heat from the laser targets the outer layers of the skin and vaporizes, or destroys it. It is then necessary for the body’s own healing processes to take over from there. New skin cells that grow to replace the old ones will have a more youthful look.
Non-ablative laser skin tightening treatments are milder than their ablative counterparts. When they are used, the lower levels of the skin are targeted. Again, the heat from the laser is what brings about the results. This time, however, rather than destroying tissue, the heat from the laser stimulates the skin to create additional collagen. The result of more collagen is tighter, fuller-looking skin.
As you age, the body’s natural ability to produce collagen diminishes. Consequently, there is less of the substance to keep your skin tight. Add to this the fact that the skin loses much of its flexibility, and you end up with skin that is loose, sags and is wrinkled. The lack of flexibility comes from the lack of another substance called elastin. It is what gives the skin the ability to bounce back when it is pulled or stretched. If it doesn’t, the only thing left for it to do is sag. Lasers stimulate the body to make additional elastin in the same manner it makes more collagen.
If you have been longing for a more youthful appearance but thought a facelift might be your only option, you should have a discussion with our team at Medical Aesthetics of New England. A facelift is an invasive surgical procedure that makes many people nervous, at least when they think about having it done. Laser skin tightening via the Affirm™ Multiplex is, for most people, a viable alternative.
During a consultation at our office in Acton or Fitchburg, we can evaluate your condition and help you determine if laser skin tightening is right for you. You can have all your questions answered regarding the results you can expect, and you can learn about the other treatments and procedures we offer, such as laser hair removal, liposuction, the O-Shot®, the Vampire Facelift/Facial and SmartLipo™. We happily serve clients in the Boston and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!