Laser Skin Firming Treatment in San Diego
Firmer, Healthier-Looking Skin
Surgical intervention is not the only solution for loose, sagging skin. Skin laxity can be improved with non-surgical laser treatment at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center, the practice of Dr. Dennis Bucko. Laser treatment is ideal for individuals with mild skin laxity that do not yet require surgical treatment, or individuals who do not have the time to devote to extensive post-surgical recovery from facelift. Treatment with the Harmony XL laser produces noticeable skin-firming improvements with little downtime and very few risks using near-infrared energy.
What the Harmony Laser Can Improve
The Harmony laser does what creams and lotions claim to do but cannot: causes the skin to contract and tighten for more youthful-looking contours. Treatment with the Harmony laser is also preferable to ablative laser resurfacing, which has more dramatic skin firming results but is more invasive, requires a few days of recovery time, and can cause post-treatment side effects and discomfort. The Harmony laser is able to deliver results without affecting the surface of the skin and causing unpleasant side effects.
In addition to the face, laser skin firming can also work on the neck, arms and abdomen. Deb Prescott, R.N., Dr. Bucko’s registered nurse for over 20 years, consults with each patient individually to identify the problematic area(s) and determine whether laser treatment is a suitable option. If not, she can recommend an alternative plan of correction.
More about Skin Firming Treatment
During a laser skin firming treatment session, the Harmony handpiece is placed over the area of loose skin. The handpiece emits pulses of near-infrared light that penetrate the surface of the skin to the deeper layers of the dermis. The laser energy heats the deep soft tissue without harming the surface area. The targeted heating causes soft tissue coagulation and collagen contraction. The skin gradually takes on a firmer, more youthful-looking appearance.
The treatment is not painful. The tip of the device keeps the surface of the skin cool and prevents overheating. Patients may feel a slight warming sensation as the laser works, but it is not uncomfortable. Afterward, they may return to their normal activities immediately without recovery downtime.
The contraction of collagen doesn’t happen all at once. Patients generally see some improvement in the firmness of the skin soon after treatment, with results continuing to amplify over a period of several months. Deb may recommend a series of at least three treatments for optimal results, depending on the target area and severity of the skin laxity.
Schedule a Skin Firming Consultation
To learn more about skin firming treatment with the Harmony laser, please schedule an informational consultation at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center. Call us today to make an appointment.