Laser Skin Tightening

Posted on: August 11th, 2012 by webster No Comments

The ageing process, sunlight, smoking, environmental pollution and even excessive frowning or smiling damages the skin – inevitably resulting in lines and wrinkles. Most people would prefer more youthful looking skin.

With surgical treatments such as facelifts quickly becoming a thing of the past, new non-invasive alternatives to achieve younger and smoother skin are available. At Bedford Skin Clinic we use various treatments for face, neck, décolletage and hand skin tightening. These include Laser skin tightening and use of Sculptra, Dermal Fillers, Skin Products like Obagi and Neostrata, Chemical Peels, Dermaroller and other treatments.

Laser Skin Tightening

Laser skin tightening is an effective method of skin tightening of the face, neck and other body areas.

How does laser skin tightening work?

Bedford Skin Clinic uses the GentleYAG system. The system “tightens” by heating the underlying layers in the skin and forming new collagen resulting in smoother, younger looking skin. The GentleYAG’s patented epidermal cooling system, the Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD(TM)), protects the skin with every laser pulse allowing for quick results and your comfort.

What happens during treatment?

The practitioner guides the laser to the treatment areas with a small handpiece. Each laser pulse is preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray to maintain comfort throughout and a treatment could take as little as a few minutes to 30 minutes depending on the area and condition being treated.

To prepare for the treatment your skin should be thoroughly cleansed and dried, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anaesthetics or self-tanning products before laser treatment. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for seven days prior to treatment. Treatment is given every month. We recommend a course of six treatments.

What does it feel like?

Some clients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin, or warmth. This discomfort resolves in several seconds and is minimised by the cooling device.

Are there any side effects?

Any risks are minimal with this treatment and would be fully covered at the consultation stage