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Skin Tightening Treatment

Laser skin tightening Procedures and treatments

 

Laser skin tightening treatments can reverse the body’s natural aging process.

Laser skin tightening treatments are About Face Brisbane’s high-powered weapon in your fight against sagging and stretching skin. The natural aging process along with gravity and the environmental conditions we’re exposed to on a daily basis (including sunlight) cause damage to the collagen and elastin in our skin. As a result, the skin all over our bodies will stretch and sag over time, especially facial skin.

If you’ve noticed your skin is starting to stretch and not bounce back like it used to, your arm skin is looking thinner and doesn’t contract like it did when you were young, or if you are developing a saggy bottom or loose belly skin, our laser skin tightening treatments are the solution. We can safely and effectively reverse the effects of time and collagen loss. Laser skin tightening treatments are fast, convenient (no downtime), affordable and effective for skin all over the body.

 

Skin tightening treatments: Key Facts

Skin tightening treatments – why does skin become loose in the first place?

Laser skin tightening treatments are needed to correct sagging and stretching skin. Skin starts to sag and stretch as collagen and elastin (which form the skin’s support system) starts to break down and wear out. This is part of the normal ageing process, but can also be caused by smoking, frowning, smiling, and sun exposure.

How can About Face Brisbane help me achieve tighter skin without surgery?

Skin tightening treatments are performed using ourNd:YAGlong-pulsed Laser or the Nd:YAG Q switch Laser. This laser beams energy deep into the skin and subcutaneous cells. This stimulates formation of fresh collagen deep in the skin resulting in tighter, more youthful looking skin.

If you would like to know more, our friendly and experienced staff can answer all your questions about skin tightening treatments. Call us on (07) 3482 2999 or email info@aboutfacebrisbane.com.au.

Laser skin tightening – what is it?

Laser skin tightening is a treatment performed using a specific laser beam – a long pulsed Nd:YAG. This laser beams energy into the deeper layers of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. This influences new collagen production to be stimulated by the application of various forms of energy (light). Particularly effective is the deeply penetrating heat of the Nd:YAG long pulse laser or Q Switch.

Of critical importance when using these powerful laser energies is the knowledge and experience required of the laser technician to achieve an effective result in a very safe way.  Our laser technicians know exactly how to get the most from our laser machines and use advanced techniques to deliver the right amount of energy to achieve optimal results for your skin.

How do skin tightening treatments work?

Laser skin tightening treatments help to combat the ageing process by firming and tightening the skin. The Nd:YAG long pulsed laser creates an intense beam of light that delivers therapeutic heat in a targeted, controlled way deep into the skin tissue. The heat is absorbed by the collagen cells, leading to collagen contraction. During the two to three months following the treatment, the collagen matures, which leads to lifting, tightening and firming of the overlying skin.

What is involved with skin tightening treatment?

Before treatment:

If you have never had a laser skin tightening treatment before, or if you are treating an area of skin that hasn’t previously been assessed, you’ll first meet with Dr Colin Campey for a skin tightening assessment at our North Lakes clinic. Dr Campey will advise you of the best type of laser skin tightening treatment regime for your skin.

The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight during the three week period before treatment, so please ensure you protect your skin in the lead-up to your appointment. An important note is that we cannot treat any area that has self-tanning solution applied.  This must be fully removed before a treatment.

During treatment:

You will sit in a comfortable position on a treatment table in a private treatment room.

You’ll wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from the light generated by the laser. Anaesthetic or numbing creams are not needed as there is very minimal discomfort involved with laser skin tightening treatments. As Dr Campey or Karen Campey guides the laser light across your skin, you will feel laser pulses, and at the same time, you’ll feel mild pulses of heat on the skin.

One treatment session could be five minutes, or thirty minutes, or one hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. We will let you know how long your treatment will take at your initial consultation.

After treatment:

After treatment, apart from mild redness, which is temporary and lasts from ten to thirty minutes, there is no downtime and no complications.

Laser skin tightening is a simple walk in, walk out procedure and you can get back to your usual daily routine right away. Make sure you stay out of the sun to avoid direct sun exposure for a couple of weeks following treatment. This is because the skin heating that occurs during the procedure will temporarily make you more prone to getting sunburnt.

This information will be explained to you during your initial consultation.

How much does skin tightening treatment cost?

One session of skin tightening costs $200 plus depending on the size of area. With zipPay being offered by About Face Brisbane, you can enjoy tighter, smoother skin now, and pay later (we are not registered for zipMoney payment plans).

Medicare rebates are available for this treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

We usually recommend an initial series of five to six treatments spaced one month apart.

A good skin care routine that includes good quality skin care products, prevention from damage by environmental factors (such as UV rays and smoking) and maintenance (including in-clinic treatments such as laser skin tightening) is the secret to holding back the ageing process. About Face Brisbane provides a range of solutions specially designed for your skin type and problem area or areas. Laser skin treatments are very popular for treating a wide range of skin concerns and for maintaining fresh-looking, smooth and healthy skin.

At About Face Brisbane, we deliver superior results from our quality Fotona laser and reliable, professional expert advice from Dr Campey and Karen Campey. Your comfort and satisfaction is our number one priority. Call us on (07) 3482 2999 or email us at info@aboutfacebrisbane.com.au to book an appointment or find out more information.

 

Other useful information about laser skin tightening treatments

What areas can be treated?

The short answer is every part of the body can be treated with skin tightening treatments. However, this treatment is unable to correct severe skin sagging. For example, in the case of an apron of abdominal skin after a large amount of weight loss in a short period of time, a surgical tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) would need to be considered.

Skin with mild to moderate sagging is likely to respond well to laser skin tightening.

Although the face and neck are the most popular areas, About Face Brisbane often treats loose skin under the arms, on the bottom and thighs, and belly.

Do skin tightening treatments hurt?

There is only mild discomfort with laser skin tightening treatments. Different patients tell us they feel either no discomfort or mild discomfort during the treatment. It is a highly tolerable treatment.

Are there any risks with skin tightening treatments?

Laser skin tightening treatments are non-ablative, which means they don’t burn the surface of the skin. They cause the selective and controlled heating of the skin to achieve the desired result. Therefore, laser skin tightening treatments are very safe, and there is no risk of side effects or complications.

What is the science behind skin tightening treatments?

A 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser beam stimulates collagen synthesis in the cells that make collagen (skin fibroblasts), which scientists believe is due to improved antioxidant capacity which reduces oxidative stress.