Firm Up Loose Skin with Skin Tightening Treatments
As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and collagen production decreases. This leads to loose and sagging skin. And while a healthy lifestyle and proper skin care routine can help slow down the aging process, sometimes our skin needs some extra help to regain its youthful appearance. Skin tightening treatments are a popular way to address loose skin and achieve a firmer, more youthful-looking complexion.
At Sereno Santé near San Jose, CA, Dr. Maia Chakerian uses the nonsurgical Alma Hybrid system to carry out laser skin tightening procedures. Keep reading to learn how these laser skin-tightening treatments help firm up loose skin.
How can laser skin tightening treatments firm sagging and loose skin?
The customizable Alma Hybrid platform used by Dr. Chakerian offers both CO2 and non-ablative laser treatments to patients with a variety of skin tones. Using Pixel (CO2 laser) or ThermoTight (non-ablative laser) mode, this noninvasive treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production and tightens loose skin by using targeted heat energy. It can be used on various areas of the body, including the face, neck, arms, abdomen, and thighs. The procedure can be customized to help fit each patient's unique objectives for anti-aging.
What are the benefits of choosing the Hybrid skin tightening system?
One of the main benefits of the Hybrid skin tightening treatment is that it is noninvasive, which means there is little to no downtime or recovery time needed. Unlike traditional ablative lasers, the recovery period after the Hybrid skin tightening treatment is fairly short. Patients may experience redness, tenderness, flaking, and peeling of the skin for a week or so after the treatment, but these are minor effects that are expected to improve over time.
Another benefit of the Hybrid system is that it can be used on individuals with a wide range of skin tones, making it an ideal choice for promoting tightening outcomes for even those with dark skin colors.
How does laser skin tightening improve skin?
The Alma Hybrid laser can be customized to achieve skin tightening and skin resurfacing to promote new skin cell growth and firmness.
The laser can treat a wide range of skin conditions, including:
- Sagging or loose skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin
- Acne scars and sun spots
The Alma Hybrid laser requires little to no downtime and can be applied to almost any area of the body. While most patients report no discomfort during treatment, CO2 ablative lasers may cause a slight prickly sensation to the skin. Patients may request a topical anesthetic for increased comfort. Once the treatment is complete, the patient may leave the clinic to resume normal daily activities.
The number of treatment sessions needed will depend on the patient's personal goals and Dr. Chakerian's professional recommendations. Each treatment session will need to be spaced several weeks apart to allow the skin to heal properly. Patients should consult with Dr. Chakerian to discuss what timeline to expect for their customized treatment plan.
Get nonsurgical skin tightening treatment in San Jose, CA
While surgical procedures can provide effective results, not everyone is ready for invasive treatments. That's why laser skin tightening is such a great option.
To find out if you're a good candidate for skin tightening using the Alma Hybrid laser, request a consultation with Dr. Maia Chakerian today at Sereno Santé near San Jose, CA.