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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
October 21, 2018
Category: Services

laser skin tightening neck before and afterDo you have loose skin or wrinkles on your neck that concern you? With laser skin tightening you can get rid of those wrinkles to have a youthful and smooth neck.

How to wrinkles form on the neck?

As we age there are many changes that occur in our body and on the skin. The body slowly decreases the amount of collagen that it produces. Collagen is the protein in the skin that keeps it firm, tight, and youthful in appearance. When collagen levels decrease the skin becomes loose and wrinkles are seen. There are other factors that can contribute to this appearance as well. Sunlight damages the skin and destroys the collagen. Therefore, it is important to protect the skin on the face, neck, and entire body with sunscreen every day. Dr. Alex recommends using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 with UVA and UVB protection. Smoking also affects the skin in the same way, leading to wrinkles. It is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle by drinking enough water every day, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly. These activities will prevent wrinkle formation.

How can I treat wrinkles on my neck?

Laser skin tightening is an easy, non-invasive, and no down-time way to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles on the neck (and in other places) without surgery, incisions, or anesthesia. Laser skin tightening works by using gentle micro-pulses of infrared light to slowly warm up the deeper layers of the skin. This tells your body to form its own natural, new, fresh, and healthy collagen. As a result, the skin will appear smoother and more youthful. The laser skin tightening treatment is very easy. You don’t even need any numbing cream. The skin is first cleaned and gel is applied to transmit the light. You will be given protective goggles or glasses for your eyes. The laser skin tightening treatment takes about ten minutes and is very comfortable. Dr. Alex recommends an initial series of six to eight laser skin tightening treatments. The laser skin tightening are performed every one to two weeks.

When will I see results and how long will they last?

The laser skin tightening leads to the formation of collagen. But collagen does not grow overnight. Just like the wrinkles did not appear right away, they will not go away right away. Results are seen slowly over the course of the laser skin tightening sessions. You will see full results approximately three months after you last laser skin tightening treatment. After the initial series of six to eight laser skin tightening sessions, Dr. Alex recommends a single laser skin tightening treatment every three months to maintain your results and to protect your investment. The patient shown here had five laser skin tightening treatment sessions.

Laser Skin Tightening Demonstration

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By Dr. Alex Eshaghian, MD, PhD
March 18, 2018
Category: Services

laser skin tightening before and afterAs the winter is ending and the spring is beginning, it’s time to think about shaping up your body for the summer. Here we talk about laser skin tightening and how it can help you get in shape to wear a bikini in a few months.

Why does the skin become loose?

In youth we have an abundance of collagen in the skin. Collagen is the protein that keeps the skin firm, tight, and youthful in appearance. As we mature the amount of collagen decreases naturally and with sun damage. This leads to loose skin, sagging, and wrinkles and can occur anywhere on the body. The area on the body that concerns most patients is the face. However, the appearance of the rest of the body is very important, especially as the warmer months are upcoming and more skin is exposed.

How does laser skin tightening work?

With laser skin tightening we can tighten the skin and decrease the appearance of wrinkles. Laser skin tightening works by using gentle micro-pulses of infrared light to slowly warm up the deeper layers of the skin. This triggers the skin to form its own natural, new, fresh, and healthy collagen. As a result, wrinkles will be decreased and the skin will appear tighter as seen in the before and after picture shown here.

What is the laser skin tightening treatment like?

The laser skin tightening treatment is very easy. Numbing cream is not necessary because the laser skin tightening treatment itself is completely painless. After photographs are taken the area is cleansed and gel is applied to the skin. The laser is passed back and forth on the area to warm the skin to a specific target temperature and is kept at that temperature for a few minutes. The laser skin tightening treatment takes anywhere from ten to 30 minutes depending on the size of the area. The laser skin tightening treatment is repeated six to eight times every week and improvement is seen slowly over the course of this time. After the initial series a single laser skin tightening treatment is recommended once every three months. This will keep the collagen stimulated and thereby keep the skin tight.

Laser Skin Tightening Demonstration

There is no recovery time after a laser skin tightening treatment. The area may be red and/or swollen for a few hours. But most people resume their normal activities right away.

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Dr. Alex has performed over 10,000 cosmetic treatments with many satisfied patients. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with Dr. Alex in our Encino, CA office.



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