Laser Skin Tightening
Laser Skin Tightening Oklahoma City
While there are many individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on their bodies, some simply do not feel comfortable with the idea of undergoing cosmetic surgery. Fortunately, advances in technology have produced less-invasive treatments that provide safe and effective alternatives to surgery. Dr. Paul Silverstein is pleased to offer these treatments, including laser skin tightening, to patients throughout Oklahoma City who wish to achieve refreshed, youthful-looking skin. This laser procedure can improve the appearance of the skin in just one hour. To learn more about non-surgical skin tightening, contact our practice today.
What Is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening is a non-surgical, in-office procedure that is used to tighten the skin, effectively reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure works by heating the collagen underneath the surface of the skin, causing the skin to constrict. This process also stimulates the growth of new collagen, which helps the skin appear smoother and more youthful. Although laser skin tightening is most popular as a facial procedure, patients can receive treatment all over the body, including the thighs, arms, buttocks, and abdomen.
Before Laser Skin Tightening
Patients who are interested in laser skin tightening can visit Dr. Silverstein's Oklahoma City practice for a comprehensive consultation. During this initial appointment, Dr. Silverstein evaluates the skin and determines whether this treatment can produce the desired results. While laser skin tightening produces noticeable changes almost instantly, the results are not quite as dramatic as those produced by other procedures such as face lift surgery. Ideal candidates for laser skin tightening include individuals with skin that has lost some of its natural elasticity and is affected by noticeable lines and wrinkles. Patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure. It is important for patients to tell Dr. Silverstein about any medications they are currently taking, as combining laser treatment with certain medicines can have adverse effects.
The Laser Skin Tightening Procedure
Laser skin tightening is a relatively simple procedure that can be completed in about one hour. The approximate length of the procedure will vary based on the extent of the area being treated. After applying an anesthetic cream to the area, Dr. Silverstein will use an advanced laser to heat the deep layers of the skin. In addition to causing the skin to tighten, the applied heat stimulates the growth of collagen, the naturally occurring protein responsible for maintaining the health and appearance of the skin. While some patients may experience minor discomfort during the procedure, the process is minimally invasive and generally pain free.
After Laser Skin Tightening
One of the reasons laser skin tightening is so popular is that patients begin seeing results immediately after the procedure. Subtle changes will be noticeable on the day of treatment, and further results will become evident in the following weeks and months. Patients will notice a significant decrease in the laxity of the skin, as well as in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Combined, these results help patients appear dramatically younger, healthier, and more refreshed. Although some minor redness or swelling may occur after laser skin tightening, this typically subsides after a few short hours. The results of treatment can last up to two years, although Dr. Silverstein recommends follow-up treatments to maintain optimal results.
Contact Our Practice Today
Dr. Silverstein is committed to helping patients achieve the healthy, youthful skin they deserve. If you are apprehensive about undergoing surgery and would like to learn what laser skin tightening can do for you, contact his Oklahoma City practice today.