Laser Skin Tightening: Fad or Fab?

Laser Skin Tightening

While there are many skin-tightening creams and lotions available that come with promises that they will make the skin rejuvenated, they provide slow or sometimes with no result. However, dermatological treatments like lasers have been in use since quite a while now a lot of people still have many misconceptions about lasers. Lasers are today one of the most frequently used treatments in dermatology clinics around the world for indications like hair reduction, pigmentation, skin resurfacing and skin tightening. While lasers are now commonly recognised as an effective treatment method for body hair reduction, skin resurfacing and pigmentation; use of lasers for skin tightening is still questioned by many patients. 

To understand the effectiveness of lasers for skin tightening lets first understand what leads to skin sagging in the first place.

The day-to-day exposure of the skin to high-levels of pollution and harmful UV rays coupled with lifestyle habits like improper diet, unhealthy sleeping routines, smoking, and alcohol consumption as well as aging can result in loss of collagen production and the skin loses its elasticity and tightness. The skin also starts losing its youthful appearance and fine lines along with other early signs of aging become more prominent.

Laser technologies have continually progressed and improved with time. The latest lasers are virtually painless, have minimal downtime and no serious side effects. Laser skin tightening is a non-invasive treatment to reduce wrinkles & fine lines, lift the sagging skin, and restore the lost elasticity to the skin. At Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology in Bangalore, the procedure is carried out by trained laser specialists under Dr. Rasya’s supervision. We use cutting-edge laser systems ensuring safety, effectiveness of the procedure and longevity of the results.

While there are several advanced non-invasive tightening procedures available today, including but not limited to ultrasound, radiofrequency, and various types of laser, some stand out over others for their precision, visibly significant results, and reduced downtime.

Laser skin tightening employs rays emitted via a laser that penetrate the skin layers and help to stimulate the production of new collagen cells. This results in skin tightening and, therefore, regaining its supple, smooth, and youthful appearance and improving the overall texture of the skin. 

The Fractional CO2 Laser is one such procedure, that's finding more application in skin resurfacing and tightening, and the satisfying results are ensuring ever-growing acceptance amongst patients. This is useful in tightening sagging skin and wrinkles over the face, hands, and neck. The CO2 laser used in the procedure is one of the oldest and most versatile in dermatology, which has been used for years to treat various skin issues like wrinkles, warts, scars, enlarged open pores and so on. So, it is a dynamic and yet gentle technique in the hands of an experienced dermatologist. 

Another viable option for laser skin tightening is the procedure using a Q-switched NdYAG laser, which has quick turnaround time and provides instant results. The procedure uses low energy, ensuring no side-effects on the skin and making it a safe, consistently successful solution for all skin types. The efficient step-by-step procedure of the Q switched NdYAG laser rejuvenates the skin, boosts collagen production and tightens the pores, resulting in smooth and youthful skin texture with successive sessions. 

So, yes, the laser skin tightening treatment in Bangalore provided at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology can definitely help one to restore the lost youth and glow. To further improve the effectiveness and longevity of results Dr. Rasya suggests patients to consume a nutritious diet, quit unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking, and maintain basic regular skincare and hygiene.