Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a one-off treatment that can have drastic impact on skin quality, with lasting results.
As we age, our skin naturally develops signs of ageing in the form of unwanted lines, wrinkles, blemishes and scarring.
At Zen Medispa, we use the ICON laser system, which works by delivering precise energy pulses through the top two layers of the skin, making tiny holes. This energy stimulates the body to produce more collagen so healthy new skin can grow and replace the old, ageing skin. This treatment can make skin firmer and smoother, and gives it a lovely, healthy glow.
How to prevent anti-ageing skin
Laser Skin Rejuvenation is a unique treatment, that can help to prevent signs of ageing. Any patients with the following can benefit from the ICON laser system:
- Surgical scars
- Acne scars
- Brown spots
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines
- Leg veins
How does the laser work?
For some patients, this procedure can be an uncomfortable process. At Zen Medispa, we try to ensure your comfort by applying a combination of topical and oral analgesics one hour before the procedure. The ICON laser in then gently glided across the skin, heated up the collagen as needed. The skin will gradually tighten, as it undergoes the recovery process, creating a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance over time. Despite this, patients sometimes describe a sunburn like sensation which can last for several hours. A moisturising wrap is applied afterwards to ease any discomfort. The length of the procedure depends on the treatment areas, but on average, a full-face treatment takes about two hours, while particular areas of the face take less time.
What are the results from the laser?
With laser skin rejuvenation, you usually see results within 3-4 days but will be able to see an immediate difference to the skin. Over time results will be most noticeable after the second or third treatment. The results are generally permanent but cannot stop the signs of ageing. In case of deep lines, a touch up treatment may be required at 3 to 6 months.
Is laser skin tightening for you?
Zen Medispa recommends laser treatment is for anyone who wants youthful and flawless skin. However, it may not be ideal for people with a dark complexion, a history of scarring from burns, or exposure to radiation of the desired treatment area.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does a skin tightening treatment do?
As we get older, so our skin starts to lose some of its elasticity, resulting in saggy skin, particularly around the face, jaw and neck. Different treatments use different techniques to treat this problem, with some removing excess fat and others focussing on the collagen beneath the surface of the skin. As the collagen heats up, so it is stimulating into regenerating new skin, cells thereby boosting the condition of the skin.
How effective is radiofrequency treatment?
Radiofrequency (RF) is proving to be one of the most effective treatments for skin tightening. RF energy warms the collagen within the skin, encouraging it to produce more. Collagen is a fibre that supports the skin structure and, as it heats up, so it causes the skin to tighten. Collagen is naturally present in the skin and muscles and provides the foundation for healthy skin.
How does laser therapy work to tighten skin?
Like radiofrequency treatment, laser therapy focuses on stimulating the production of collagen to create more youthful looking skin. The laser treatment gently warms the collagen, encouraging its natural production. The infra-red beam is passed over the skin, heating the collagen as it goes. This non-invasive treatment may not have the dramatic results of surgery, but moderate results can be expected.
Is cosmetic surgery effective for tightening skin?
By far the most effective approach to skin tightening, cosmetic surgery can produce dramatic results in a short space of time. Of course, there are more risks involved with invasive treatments and you will need to commit to a recovery period after the treatment but, if you’re serious about looking and feeling younger, this technique produces the most noticeable results.
How do I choose the best skin tightening treatment?
Different treatments are effective for different people and not everyone necessarily benefits from RF or laser therapy. Alternatives such as skin needling therapy may be a better option. The best way to decide on the right treatment for you is to speak to an expert at Zen Medispa, who can assess your skin type and condition and recommend the most effective way to get younger looking skin.