Laser Skin Tightening
Limit exposure to the sun. Ultraviolet radiation, which is present in the sun’s rays, speeds the natural aging process by breaking down the collagen and elastin fibers that keep your skin firm. Reducing or avoiding sun exposure may help your skin retain its firmness longer.
- Wear a broad spectrum, high SPF (at least 30) sunscreen for times when you are outside running errands or doing other activities.
- You can also wear a hat with a wide brim to further help protect your skin from sun exposure.
- If you go to the beach or pool, consider sitting under an umbrella. Use a water-resistant sunscreen.
Apply moisturizer daily. Use a skin-type specific moisturizer that boosts collagen and elastin production every day. Having properly hydrated skin can help make your skin firmer.
- And, even if your skin is oily, it may need a moisturizer. Choose an oil-free and non-comedogenic product.
- Furthermore, seek the advice of a dermatologist or skincare professional to help assess what type of skin you have. You can buy products specifically formulated for your skin type and needs at most retailers, including salons and spas.
- In addition, there are many products that can not only boost collagen and elastin production, but may also improve the appearance of your skin. It does this by plumping it up with products such as silicone and hyaluronic acid.
- Finally, using a moisturizer with a built in sunscreen may increase the skin firming benefits.
Undergo laser, light source or radiofrequency therapy. Using treatments derived from laser, light sources, or radiofrequency can stimulate the growth of new collagen in your skin. Undergo one of these laser skin tightening treatments to help firm your skin.
- Laser skin tightening and light source treatments destroy the outer layer of the skin. This heats the underlying layer to stimulate collagen growth. As your wounded skin heals, it forms smoother and tighter skin.
- It can take several months to fully heal from light source or laser resurfacing. And it runs risks such as scarring, or lightening or darkening of your skin.
- So, consider nonablative laser skin tightening treatments for skin that is less saggy.
- Radiofrequency skin tightening treatments are also nonablative to consider. Although you won’t achieve the same results as with laser skin tightening or light source therapy, you may still notice mild to moderate skin tightening.
- So, be aware that most insurance companies will not cover these laser skin tightening treatments for cosmetic purposes.
Peel away layers of skin. There are less invasive treatments that can peel away layers of the skin such as Chemical peels, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion. Therefore, they remove the outer layer of your skin and may help not only improve elasticity, but also the appearance.
- While a chemical peel requires that your doctor apply an acid to the top layer of your skin. This will burn away the skin on the affected area along with some wrinkles, fine lines, and freckles. It can take several weeks to heal from a chemical peel and may require several treatments to see results.
- Where dermabrasion will sand away the surface layer of your skin with a rotating brush. This will stimulate the production of a new layer of skin, which may make your skin firmer. It can take months to see results and fully heal from the procedure.
- While, Microdermabrasion is similar to dermabrasion, it only removes a small layer of skin. In addition, it may take several treatments to see results with microdermabrasion, Therefore, your overall healing time will be lower than with laser skin tightening. Consequently, Microdermabrasion also only produces modest results.
- Most of all, be aware that most insurance companies will not cover these microdermabrasion treatments for cosmetic purposes.