Skin Tightening

•  Tightens Skin Laxity                                  •  Reverses Skin Sagging

•  Smooths Lines/Wrinkles

Alma’s Skin Tightening (ST)

What is Skin Tightening?

Laser Skin Tightening (ST) uses near-infrared pulsed light technology to treat wrinkles and lax and sagging skin through deep dermal heating that selectively targets collagen, protein and fat without damage to the epidermis (top layer of the skin). It heats the inner layer or dermis of the skin, inducing the formation of collagen, causing the skin to be tighter, have more elasticity and more radiant.  The technician moves the ST hand piece over the lax or sagging area and allows the heat to build up (but not to the point of any discomfort) until the skin reaches between 40 and 43 degrees Celsius.

How does Alma’s Skin Tightening compare to other skin tightening treatments like Thermage or Titan?

Other Skin Tightening technologies do not filter out the high water absorption wavelengths that cause pain. Alma’s ST only selectively targets what really matters in tissue remodeling – collagen, protein and fat. As a result, you will experience very little or no pain with the treatment, and can return to your normal activities immediately. 

Will I see immediate results after the treatment?

You can see immediate improvement but there will be progressive improvement for up to six months. Since collagen growth involves making a new substance by the cells, collagen stimulation can take some months to become apparent. However, ST also reaches the deeper layers of the skin causing some immediate wrinkle reduction and skin tightening.

Where are the most common areas treated?

These include the face, neck, chest, thighs, knees, hands and arms. Again 3-5 treatments may be needed spaced a couple of weeks apart to see progressive results.

Will it hurt or will I have any side effects?

Like AFT or IPL therapies, Skin Tightening treatments have minimal discomfort, which is quite transient. No long term red face is produced (usually only pink for a few minutes) and there is no downtime. Clients can return to their normal routine immediately after treatment. These treatments can be done at the same time as the other treatments.

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