Laser resurfacing is quickly gaining popularity as a skin tightening treatment, offering fast, long-lasting results without the use of chemicals or surgery. At the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Steven Warnock, our laser resurfacing treatments with the Cutera® Pearl™ will restore youth and beauty to your aging skin.
Contact us at our Draper, Utah location to schedule a consultation with Dr. Warnock and reverse the visible signs of aging with laser skin tightening.
What is Laser Skin Tightening?
Offering the benefits of smoother, softer skin without extensive treatment, laser skin tightening is one of the safest skin rejuvenation options currently on the aesthetic market. The latest in laser technology, the Cutera® Pearl™ treats fine lines on the face and neck, hyperpigmentation due to sun damage, and uneven skin texture as a result of the aging process.
During a skin tightening treatment with the Pearl™ laser, pulses of light are delivered directly onto the skin. While patients often describe a pinching sensation during this process, it is a well-tolerated procedure. As the laser light is absorbed, the outer, damaged layer of skin is removed. A natural protective dressing is formed on the skin’s surface, which will peel off a few days afterward.
As the protective layer peels, new, healthy skin is revealed underneath. Simultaneously, the deep, thermal heating of the Pearl™ also stimulates collagen production within the skin. This structure-building protein strengthens and tightens skin, and is lost during the aging process. By promoting collagen production, the Pearl™ not only creates results that are immediately visible, it also continues to improve the skin over time.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening with the Pearl™ is safe for all ages, and healthy individuals who have fine lines, wrinkles, photodamaged or uneven textured skin typically make good candidates. Those who have open wounds, rashes or skin infections may be encouraged to wait until these conditions heal before undergoing treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects?
No downtime is necessary after receiving Pearl™ skin tightening treatments; however, your skin may appear pink or flushed for up to four days afterward. The skin may also feel as though it is sunburned, and will need to be kept hydrated and moisturized until the peeling process is complete. During healing, the skin should also be protected from the sun.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Although results are immediately noticed after one session, multiple treatments may be needed to achieve desired results. Your smoother, healthier skin will need to be protected from the sun, and a good skincare regimen should be adopted in order to maintain results. The new production of collagen may take time, and the longevity of results may differ from patient to patient.
Contact Dr. Warnock today to schedule a consultation and find out if laser skin tightening is right for you.