Have you noticed changes in the skin on your face that make it appear looser than normal? If so, Helen Rastamloo, MD, and her team at Elation MedSpa & Laser Center in Glendale, California, can help with revolutionary skin tightening treatments. Loose or sagging skin might be a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept the effects as inevitable. Book online or call Elation MedSpa & Laser Center to schedule your visit.
Loose skin is the result of a combination of the aging process and environmental factors. Just below the surface of your skin lies a layer of collagen, which acts as padding between the external surface of your skin and the muscles that lie beneath.
As you age, your body naturally produces less collagen, and the volume you had in your youth begins to wear away. That leaves your face with less fullness, but with the same amount of skin. Without that volume, your skin begins to sag and droop, and lines, folds, and wrinkles worsen.
Environmental factors also contribute to sagging skin. Some of these factors include:
Over time, everyone experiences a degree of looser, sagging skin. Fortunately, there are treatment options that can tighten your skin and restore youthfulness to your appearance.
Lasers are among the most exciting advancements in aesthetic technology and continue to evolve at a lightning pace. Laser skin tightening offers impressive results for improving loose or sagging skin without the need for any invasive cosmetic surgery procedure.
Laser skin tightening works by using concentrated beams of light to heat the tissues deep within your skin. The heat stimulates your body’s natural healing response, triggering new collagen production.
The new collagen plumps the contours of your face, pulling your skin back into a more youthful configuration. Laser therapy not only gives you the appearance of tighter, more resilient skin, but it can also lessen fine lines and wrinkles.
An aesthetic professional first applies topical numbing cream to your skin prior to treatment, and you both wear protective glasses to shield your eyes from the laser. If you have especially sensitive skin, over-the-counter pain medication can help reduce discomfort during and after the session.
Additionally, Elation MedSpa & Laser Center uses a tool that delivers a brief burst of cold air during treatment that keeps the surface of your skin at a comfortable temperature.
Most men and women easily tolerate laser therapy, and many even find the process relaxing. To learn more about laser skin tightening and if it’s right for you, book a free consultation today.