Fine lines, wrinkles, folds, creases, bads and general sagging are all aspects of the ageing process that will inevitably affect your skin as you grow older, particularly in more delicate areas such as the face and the neck. The skin around these areas tends to not only be thinner than elsewhere on the body, but also constantly exposed to harmful external agents, such as sun exposure, environmental factors and lifestyle choices to name but a few. All of these things, particularly long-term sun damage, can accelerate the depletion of collagen and elastin within the skin. These are proteins that make up your connective tissue, allowing your skin to bounce back to its original position after having been pulled and stretched, but over time these protein levels drop significantly, leading to the signs of premature ageing mentioned above.
Laser Skin tightening is a unique facial rejuvenation treatment, offering a non-invasive alternative to more demanding traditional surgical solutions, such as a full face lift. Not only is this type of treatment highly effective, but also highly safe in the hands of a trained and experienced dermatologist and laser specialist, Dr Firas.
Book your consultation with leading London dermatologist, Dr Firas Al-Niaimi, today.
What does the procedure involve?
Thermal energy is used to heat the collagen within the skin with immense precision and without damaging the surrounding tissue. This causes the skin to contract and tighten, while also stimulating the natural production of new and healthy collagen proteins, allowing for long-term results that continue to improve in the weeks and months post-treatment.
How long does laser skin tightening take?
Most laser skin tightening treatment sessions last between 30 minutes to an hour, dependant on the size and location of the treatment area.
What can I expect from my treatment?
The results of your tightening procedure and almost instantly noticeable, with further improvements post-treatment as your skin continues to tighten naturally. With that said, most patients find that the best results are achieved after a course of 2 – 3 treatments at monthly intervals. Dr Firas will work with you to create a bespoke treatment plan to meet your needs, restoring lost volume and firmness to the skin and ushering in a smoother, youthful appearance.
What is the recovery time?
The beauty of laser treatments is that more often than not, they are more gentle than you might first think, requiring absolutely no downtime in most instances, which is certainly the case for laser skin tightening. You can enjoy the benefits of this highly advanced facial rejuvenation treatment without having to take time out of your busy schedule to recover.
Who is suitable for laser skin tightening?
Laser skin tightening offers natural-looking results for patients looking to gently lift their ageing skin without having to opt for more invasive, surgical procedures. While the results aren’t as dramatic as a face lift, or similar procedures, they are still highly effective, minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while volumising sagging skin. Patients looking for a more unnatural, obviously lifted look wouldn’t benefit from a laser skin tightening procedure.