The complete beginner’s guide to laser skin tightening by Chicago Cosmetic Institute
Laser skin tightening is a cosmetic procedure aimed at tightening the skin on the face, neck, or body using heat energy. It reduces the look of wrinkles and loose skin that has lost elasticity due to aging or weight loss. it’s one of the most effective available treatments for skin tightening today considering that it is non surgical and requires no down time at all. Ahead in this beginner’s level guide, more information on how laser skin tightening works, how long it takes, the cost of it, and whether or not it’s painful. These are the questions prospective patients ask us on a regular basis!
If you’re interested in laser skin tightening or would like a quote on what laser skin tightening cost for you, get in touch with us today. We’re happy to break down the procedure for you, answer all of your questions, and get you set up with your appointment at Chicago cosmetic Institute today.
inWhat is laser skin tightening (how does it work?)
Laser skin tightening uses an infrared laser in a minimally invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure in that tightening skin with heat. It keeps the collagen underneath the skin regenrating as it does when you’re younger and skin has more elasticity. This causes skin to tighten up. Facial skin tightening is among the most noticeable procedures right after leaving your appointment, but two or three treatments can be done in order to bring out the most that is possible.
Throughout this process, collagen in the skin naturally becomes activated and replenished.
Laser skin tightening is FDA-approved for reducing fine lines in the face, wrinkles, and the laxity of the skin. The results of this procedure might not be quite as noticeable as the facelift, but patients prefer it because it has no down time and is non-surgical. Facelifts can require a two to three-week period of recovery afterwards.
Tightening the skin can create a more youthful, elastic appearance and shave years off of the way you look.
How does the skin become loose in the first place?
Overtime the skin on your face and all areas of your body loses its natural elasticity. This happens naturally with age and is not something to be concerned about.
What is concerning is that you feel less attractive and that could have effects on your confidence and the way you interact with other people. Laser skin tightening is a fairly non-invasive way to help correct that problem for people who have those self-confidence issues without having to have a more invasive procedure done.
How much does laser skin tightening cost?
One of the unique benefits of laser skin tightening is the cost. Considering how expensive surgeries like face lift and tummy tuck can be, it is comparatively much more affordable. The results do not fade after a few months like you might see with botox or some other facial injectable.
The procedure can vary based on the individual patients needs, the area of the skin that needs to be tightened, the area of the body that we are working on, and the type of laser that we used to achieve the desired effect. The doctor that you use on the city that you live in also factors into the price that you’ll pay for any cosmetic procedure.
If you’d like to get an estimate on what your specific treatment will cost, get in touch with us today. If you are in the Chicago area, we would be happy to consider you as a patient of Chicago Cosmetic Institute.
Do you provide laser skin tightening for the body as well as for the face?
Laser skin tightening is just as effective on the skin of the body as it is on the skin of the face. Patients can rejuvenate their neck, abdomen, buttocks, legs, cellulite areas, arms, double chin area, and more.
Laser skin tightening for the stomach is also common after weight loss to tighten up the skin left behind when the skin loses elasticity from a person being heavier and cutting down to a lower weight, which is common.
Patients who have only minor skin elasticity issues should think about laser skin tightening rather than opting for more invasive procedures like liposuction, facelifts, and tummy tucks.
Does laser skin tightening hurt?
The treatment shouldn’t be painful. Before your treatment, aesthetic cream is used in the area to numb the skin so that you don’t feel it. Most patients experience only slight discomfort in the skin and describe a heat sensation.
Is laser skin tightening safe?
Laser skin tightening is safe, FDA approved, and painless. You can rejuvenate the appearance of the skin and many areas of your body without any kind of painful down time or recovery. Like you might see with a tummy tuck or a facelift that are aimed at achieving relatively the same effects.
Laser skin tightening has no permanent burning effects of breakage of the skin. There are very few side effects to consider with this procedure. Most of the side effects are minor inconveniences like redness in the skin, warm feeling, and a little bit of swelling from time to time.
The end piece of the laser skin tightening unit creates a Cool Breeze through a fan that will generally cool these Sensations and neutralize them. The skin can feel warm up to 48 hours from the time of the treatment.
Laser skin tightening recovery process
As mentioned above, there really is no recovery process needed. You might have experience with some minor warm sensations in the skin and occasional swelling, but that’s about it.
You can resume normal activity right away with very little chance of anyone noticing that you’ve had a procedure done. If you want to take a day or two off to rest, fine, that is always great to do, but not necessary.
Laser skin tightening chicago
If you’re interested in talking more about laser skin tightening or scheduling your visit, come and talk to a doctor at Chicago cosmetic Institute. We are located at 2333 West Irving Park Road Suite 3 in Chicago Illinois 60618.
You can get in touch with us at 773-231-9671.
We look forward to hearing from you!