No one likes to have wrinkles, and most people rely on dermal fillers and injectables as an alternative to surgery. You may get better results with laser skin tightening. Dr. Keith Llewellyn offers laser skin tightening for men and women in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Solvang and the surrounding areas of California.
What is Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening helps with wrinkles that are caused by lax skin. As you age, your skin has less collagen and elastin to hold its shape, so it succumbs to gravity and sags. This sagging is why you may have wrinkles around your mouth, nose, jawline, and other areas of the lower face. Laser skin tightening works by stimulating the production of new collagen to firm up the skin.
How Much Does Laser Skin Tightening Cost?
At Aloe Dermatology, we base our pricing on the individual needs of each patient. As such, we cannot provide you with the cost of your laser skin tightening treatments until you have had a consultation. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation. Our payment options are cash and major credit cards, and we have more information on our financing page.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Skin Tightening?
- Recommended for men and women with lax skin who do not need surgery to look younger
- Treatment takes less than 60 minutes
- Gradually improves collagen levels in the skin for a natural anti-aging effect
- Can be performed on patients when the first signs of aging start to appear
- May be combined with dermal fillers and injectables
How Does Lumenis® UltraPulse® CO2 Laser Skin Tightening Work?
Lumenis® UltraPulse® CO2 fractionated laser skin resurfacing works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin which stimulate collagen and elastin fiber production. Because the skin between these perforations is unaffected, healing time is accelerated. Collagen and elastin production leads to skin tightening and improvement in fine lines, deep wrinkles, and skin tone. Skin texture and brown spots are also dramatically improved by the UltraPulse® laser
Am I a Candidate for Laser Skin Tightening?
You may be a candidate for our laser skin tightening treatments if you have wrinkles that are linked to inadequate levels of collagen in your skin. Another consideration is the severity of your wrinkles. If you have severe creases and folds, laser skin tightening may not be the best option for you. During your consultation, Dr. Llewellyn will make recommendations on how you may be able to improve the appearance of your skin.
What Should I Expect from Laser Skin Tightening?
Laser skin tightening sounds intimidating to patients who have not had laser treatments in the past, but these treatments are designed to be effective and comfortable. A handpiece is placed on the area, and we deliver the laser energy in short pulses. Each pulse may cause a slight sting to your skin, but the sensation goes away very quickly. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, we can take a break or adjust the settings on the system. Healing time will vary depending on the treatment modality selected to address your concerns.
Laser skin tightening is a way to reduce wrinkles that are caused by sagging skin. Aloe Dermatology offers laser skin tightening for men and women in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Solvang and the surrounding areas of California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.