Skin Tightening With Pulsed Light
Skin Tightening With Pulsed Light: Firm up loose skin. We all age, yet none of us wish to see the signs of ageing. Until now, major plastic surgery was the only effective treatment for skin laxity, which adds years to our overall facial appearance. Yet while we want to maintain a firm, fresh look, today’s active lifestyles leave little time for post-operative recuperation periods, not to mention the side effects or prohibitive costs of surgery. Besides, who wants to wait until sagging is so serious that it demands a major surgical procedure?
Today, there is a simple, quick and non-invasive alternative: pulsed light. Safely and painlessly, this technology tightens loose skin on the face, neck, arms and abdomen, where sagging skin unattractively points out the passage of time.
Skin Tightening With Pulsed Light – How Does This Work?
Without damaging the skin’s surface, pulsed light safely and effectively heats the inner layer – dermis – of the skin, inducing the formation of collagen, essential for a firm, young look.
What To Expect?
Clients should consult with a CMLT to determine their course of treatment. Results depend on factors that include age, the target area’s location and the severity of skin laxity. Generally, improvement to the skin is noted soon after treatment, while others witness results gradually.
Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated. Then, the technician delivers precise pulses of light to the target area. Clients report little or no pain with this treatment, and can return to their normal activities immediately.
Skin Tightening With Pulsed Light –Is It Safe?
This treatment is safe and effective. Light pulses precisely heat their intended targets, causing little or no skin damage or discomfort. This optimal use of energy both increases safety and eliminates the need for cooling methods. Clinical trials conducted by leading authorities document its safety and effectiveness.
Does It Hurt?
While pain tolerance is an individual matter, most people tolerate this treatment well.
Conventional skin tightening methods, include topical skin lotions and creams, dermabrasion, chemical peels and resurfacing lasers. As superficial emulsions cannot fully restore collagen in the skin’s inner layer, they may have limited value if not used in combination with other treatments. Ablative resurfacing, while more effective, may cause swelling and redness. In any case, the prolonged recovery time that often accompanies more dramatic resurfacing may not suit those who seek effective skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime and risk.
In contrast, pulsed light penetrates and heals your skin's inner layer without harming its surface. The light tightens, as well as tones your skin. The result: improved overall skin appearance without injury.