Deciding Whether or Not to Have laser Skin Tightening

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The decision to have or not have laser skin tightening done is not one that should be taken lightly. If you are thinking of possibly having the procedure, there are a lot of factors that you need to think about. Until you examine all of the angles, you can't possibly see the big picture and determine whether or not the procedure is reasonable for you.

Laser Procedures Are Not a One-Time Thing
The first thing you need to know is that you can't just have one laser treatment and be rid of crow's feet, wrinkles, or skin sags forever. In fact, a single treatment is unlikely to even resolve those issues temporarily.

You see, aesthetic skincare tools that use lasers are not quick fixes. Many of them actually trigger certain processes within the body, like increased collagen production. Once those  collagen levels rise, skin should start to look tighter and smoother. But that process can take months or weeks, and it will definitely take multiple treatments.

Basically, that all means that you have to carefully consider both the cost and the time involved in the treatment process. It's also worth remembering that you might want to have another series of treatments at some point in the future, or possibly several. Those costs and the time spent can quickly add up.

Your Candidacy for Laser Treatment Might be Questionable
Not everyone can have laser treatment done successfully. Skin tightening with lasers is generally best done on those under 60 years old who have mild to moderate skin sags or wrinkles. Anyone who is older or has more severe skin problems may not see the results that they want.

Also, people with certain skin types and conditions may not be able to have specific laser treatments. For instance, if your skin is a darker tone, it may take you longer to find a laser clinic that has the right equipment to treat you. Similarly, those with extra oily skin may not be candidates for the procedure at all, regardless of the specific brand or model of machine.

The Side Effects of Laser Treatment Are Usually Mild
One reason that many people have laser procedures done is that they typically only have mild side effects. First of all, the skin is numbed or cooled during the procedure itself. So, you shouldn't have a lot of pain during your appointment. Although, your skin might feel warm and you might feel a sensation similar to a mild static electricity shock. '

After your appointment, you may notice that your skin is a bit red for a day or two. It could also appear bruised. Those should subside in a day or two, but your skin will still be very sensitive to heat or light for a while after the procedure. So, you will need to stay out of the sun and away from tanning beds.

Choosing the Right Laser Treatment for Your Skin
It's worth noting that no two lasers or laser treatments are exactly alike. In particular, there is a huge difference between laser skin resurfacing and laser skin tightening. Although, both can make your skin look tighter and healthier. Only a skincare expert can explain the differences between laser procedures in detail. Once you have that explanation, you can decide which method to try.

Until next time.

Cheerios!
***Hollie***

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