Houston, TX area dermatologist describes laser skin tightening
What is laser skin tightening?
As the skin ages, it begins to lose its natural stores of collagen and elastin. These proteins are present in the skin and give it the elasticity it has when patients are in their more youthful years. However, after the age of 30, the natural depletion of collagen and elastin occur and can result in unwanted skin laxity and the development of fine lines and wrinkles. The signs of aging are unwelcome, and therefore, patients in and around the areas of Katy and Houston, TX may want to speak to the team of Dr. W Dermatology to learn about ways of tightening and firming the skin without invasive plastic surgery.
The first line of defense for many patients is laser skin tightening. Laser skin tightening is a treatment that can help in remodeling the collagen and elastin in the skin while also stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin. This can help firm the skin while reducing the depth of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is done with a device that emits infrared frequency waves deep into the dermis to tighten and stimulate the proteins within the skin for better appearance, texture, and tone.
Dr. Seymour Weaver and his team at Dr. W Dermatology first determine if patients are appropriate candidates for laser skin tightening. The procedure cannot be done on patients who are pregnant, have broken skin, specific skin sensitivities, or for patients who have recently been on certain medications such as Accutane. The initial evaluation is the perfect time for our team of professionals to examine the skin and the patient’s medical history to make an educated decision regarding the ability to undergo this procedure.
Patients are urged to consider several sessions for optimum results, and may want to schedule anywhere from three to six laser skin-tightening treatments at one of our conveniently located practices in Houston and Katy. Patients can assess how their skin is reacting to treatment and determine when they want to cease treatments, though regular annual or biannual treatments may be suggested for those who want to maintain the firmness of their skin over the course of time.Back to Laser Skin Tightening Page