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Frequently asked questions
HOW DOES TREATMENT FOR SKIN TIGHTENING WORK?
The GentleMax laser treatment tightens the skin by transferring heat to the deepest layers of the skin. The non-ablative (non invasive) laser gently heats the dermis (deep layer of skin) resulting in a gradual, no downtime, healing response. This process then causes fibroblasts to stimulate the precursors of collagen, elastin, and other proteins. By activating enough of your own collagen source, wrinkles and sagging skin can diminish within weeks after the treatment. Think of the process as rebuilding the foundation of the building. New collagen results in smoother, younger looking skin. Treatments which work on just the skin’s surface (creams and lotions) do not do anything to restore the collagen in the layers beneath.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS AFTER MY SKIN TIGHTENING PROCEDURE?
Some patients have reported that they can see results in just a few days after treatment; however, the optimum results occur anywhere from 4-6 months after the treatment. If recommended, a second or third treatment may be done approximately 3-4 weeks apart. As gravity and the aging process naturally take place, the skin looses its youthful appearance, but this treatment is a great alternative to a surgical facelift.
HOW MANY SKIN TIGHTENING TREATMENTS WOULD I NEED?
Although you will notice an improvement with just one treatment, We recommend a minimum of four treatments for more significant results.
DO LASER TREATMENTS FOR AGE SPOTS HURT?
Most patients describe the sensation to feel like the snap of a rubber band on the skin as the laser pulses are delivered to the skin. Following treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED TO REMOVE AGE SPOTS?
Typically one to four or more treatment sessions are necessary to completely remove the spots depending on how many there are and on which area of the body. Occasionally, darker and larger lesions may require additional treatment to obtain optimal results.
WILL THE SPOTS RETURN?
Not usually. In general, we find that laser removal of age spots are permanent, however people do sometimes see new spots appear as they go back out into the sun. These are new spots forming, not a recurrence of the old, removed spots. Optimal results can be maintained only if you apply sunscreen diligently on the treated area and avoid future sun exposure.