Skin Tightening Treatment in the Minneapolis, MN Area
None of us want to see the signs of aging, but at some point it’s inevitable. But at our medical spa there is a simple, quick and non-invasive alternative to temporarily treat skin laxity, which helps you look younger and healthier.
Our board-certified physician, Dr. Alia Sharif, uses pulsed light technology to safely and painlessly tighten loose skin on the face, neck, arms and abdomen.
How does pulsed light technology work?
Without damaging the skin’s surface, pulsed light safely and effectively heats the inner layer – or dermis – of the skin, encouraging the formation of collagen, which is essential for a firm, younger look.
What to should I expect?
Results depend on factors that include age, lifestyle, area to be treated and severity of skin laxity. Patients may notice improvement soon after treatment, while others witness results gradually. Pictures are recommended prior to beginning treatments and at the end of the treatment series.
Is it safe?
Light pulses precisely heat their intended targets, causing little or no skin damage or discomfort while remaining effective.
Does it hurt?
Most people describe it as a warm to hot massage of the treatment area. Some patients even find it relaxing.
What are the advantages?
Pulsed light penetrates and heals your skin’s inner layer without harming its surface. The light tightens and tones your skin. The result is improved overall skin appearance without injury.
By contrast, superficial emulsions cannot fully restore collagen in the skin’s inner layer, and they may have limited value if not used in combination with other treatments. Ablative resurfacing, while more effective, may cause swelling and redness. In any case, the prolonged recovery time that often accompanies more dramatic resurfacing may not suit those patients who seek effective skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime and risk.