What Is Skin Tightening?
As you age, the more you will begin to see a reduction in the radiant suppleness in your complexion that you once had. If you're not ready for a surgical procedure but want to address cosmetic concerns like drooping skin, you might be an excellent candidate to have a modern treatment at Sereno Santé. Our team is pleased to use the advanced Alma Hybrid™ system to carry out laser skin tightening procedures at our Los Gatos, CA office. By utilizing either the Pixel (CO2 laser) or ThermoTight (non-ablative laser) mode, the Hybrid skin tightening treatment sparks your natural production of elastin and collagen to help you have tighter skin. This laser-based option is ideal for tightening sagging skin and wrinkles on the body and face, such as the chin, nasolabial folds, thighs, arms, and stomach. We can adjust your skin tightening procedure to fit your unique objectives for anti-aging.
What Are the Benefits of Nonsurgical Skin Tightening?
Nonsurgical skin tightening with Alma Hybrid is a sought-after treatment at our Los Gatos, CA facility for several reasons. While there are obvious advantages, like reduced recovery time and no surgical scars, there are numerous further benefits to this nonsurgical treatment, including:
- Quick treatment time, generally not longer than 60 minutes
- Results that remain up to one year
- Tones multiple areas on your body, including the face and neck
- Works on different skin types
- Firms skin while also minimizing typical signs of aging, lines, and wrinkles, plus balancing skin tone and texture
Am I A Good Candidate For Skin Tightening?
If you want to diminish the appearance of moderate or mild wrinkles and sagging without surgery or a prolonged recovery period, you might be an ideal candidate for skin tightening at Sereno Santé. Generally, the ideal candidates for laser skin tightening will be healthy and between the ages of 30 and 60. During an appointment at our San Jose, CA practice, a skilled team member will perform a detailed skin assessment to decide whether laser skin tightening fits your unique goals.
What Should I Expect Following Skin Tightening?
Your experience following laser skin tightening may depend on whether you received treatment with the Pixel or ThermaTight laser. In general, your skin may be red and raw, similar to a sunburn. The providers at Sereno Santé will review aftercare directions to allow your skin to heal fully. Your skin will flake off over the next several days or weeks, which is typical and expected. Make sure to take care of your skin by applying moisturizer and staying away from the sun throughout this time. As your skin heals and collagen production continues, you will start to notice a replenished, more youthful appearance within the next few months.
Skin Tightening FAQ
Is laser skin tightening suitable for all skin colors?
For sure. The Hybrid platform is extremely customizable for a vast spectrum of skin colors. Since it can apply multiple laser applicators (CO2 and non-ablative), the Alma Hybrid is ideal for promoting tightening outcomes for even those with dark skin colors.
Is laser skin tightening with Hybrid painful?
Hybrid skin tightening is not usually unpleasant. Many patients at Sereno Santé suggest that this skin tightening treatment seems like heat beneath the skin. However, our staff can apply a local anesthetic cream upon request to help you feel as relaxed as possible.
What is the recovery like after Hybrid skin tightening?
Generally speaking, the recovery period after laser skin tightening with Hybrid is fairly short compared to traditional ablative lasers. After your skin rejuvenation session, you will likely have redness and tenderness in the treated region, plus flaking and peeling of the skin. These minor effects are expected to improve after a week or so.
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