A Nd:YAG laser is used by our board-certified plastic surgeons at Prima Center for Plastic Surgery in Duluth for deep dermal skin tightening. Laser Skin Tightening is a common treatment used to help contour the body and tighten the skin after it has lost its elasticity due to natural factors such aging, pregnancy, or weight loss. Our surgeons will work with you to discuss the pros and cons of undergoing laser skin tightening treatment, as well as provide you with a professional recommendation in regards to your treatment options. Contact our Atlanta area office to discover if this procedure will help you to achieve your cosmetic goals. We will provide a personalized treatment plan along with a cost estimate for laser skin tightening.
Laser Skin Tightening Reviews
"Consultation - tummy tuck & breast lift with removal of axillary tissue. - Had the privilege to consult with Dr. Song this afternoon for a plethora of issues that need reconstruction: botched extended tummy tuck redo, botched breast lift redo w/ axillary tissue removal, correct asymmetry of botched back lipo, and additional arm & thigh lift.Due to the severity of the complications I had with the procedures performed overseas, Dr. Song advised to begin my reconstruction journey by attacking my anterior body; tummy tuck & breast lift with removal of axillary tissue. He emphasized that he would not be flipping over (face down), in other words, he would not perform lipo or excise skin from my back during my 1st surgery. This would potentially fall in phase 2/3, contingent upon successful healing of my abdominal & breast redos. Due to my sleep apnea my surgeries would need to be performed at the hospital.Unfortunately, I currently do not have a belly button due to my previous botched experience and Dr. Song explained that we would not even attempt to create a new belly button (neo umbilicus) at this point in order to curtail potential blood circulation/infection issues. This one was a hard pill to swallow because I've been waiting for a new belly button since I got botched in mid-2000's. Also, he advised against me getting implants along with my breast lift redo (due to potential rejection of foreign object). Doc urged me to "trust his plan" and honestly, I know his plan is conservative in comparison to all the TikTok surgeons however, my now wiser & mature self & intuition tell me that I have found my symmetry Angel.I've been battling with shame, depression and fear from my "botched" experience in Bogotá.I nearly died and was left severely disfigured to the point that I no longer have a belly button, I have a hard mass in my stomach which is causing me to have back & mobility issues, my back skin sags, and my husband & father of my children abandoned US because of how "hideous my turned out" - his words exactly. So you see, if Dr. Song can work his magic slowly but surely - I'M DOWN!I've done enough spiritual, mental and emotional healing. Recently underwent VSG surgery to lose the excessive weight I've packed on these past 17 years drowning in my own self-pity. It's time to heal my exterior! 2023 is my come back year!PSDoc has excellent bedside manners and is very attentive. He was not dismissive, yet firm on his plan on how to approach my situation with what I'm currently working with: a botched canvas. I respect that! It shows that he can't be lured with money by stacking procedure over procedure to rack up a bill. He is invested in his patient's safety & FINAL outcome.One thing I totally forgot to ask him is if he does J-Plasma for skin tightening during his procedures. I'll email his team to find out.Looking forward to completing my with round with Song mid 2023, as I expect to be closer to my goal weight of 130-150lbs by then. I'm currently at 225lbs."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 12, 2022
Laser skin tightening is a state of the art procedure that combines the use of a laser to heat the skin from below while measuring the skin temperature using a thermal camera. The end point is to heat the skin to a temperature between 42°C to 43°C (107°F to 109°F). This deep dermal heating causes a contraction of existing collagen and a stimulation of new collagen and elastic formation. A Nd:YAG laser is used to create the necessary heat. This is an outpatient procedure that may be performed either under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the number of areas treated and the overall size of the area. Typical zones treated include the face and lower neck, upper arms, inner thighs, upper back (bra rolls) and lower abdomen. It can be done in our office operating room. The laser probe is 2 mm in diameter and very small incisions are used to access each area. Pain and discomfort is limited compared to other laser treatments. In some cases, several treatments may be required for optimal results.
What to Expect
The changes in the treated areas can take 8 to 10 weeks to be fully evident but most patients begin to notice a change in 2 to 3 weeks. The actual results will be gradual as collagen multiplies, enhancing the skin structure. There may be slight redness or swelling after treatment which subsides after a few hours. The patient will experience no downtime, and will be able to go back to normal activities in a few days. It is important to set realistic expectations with this approach as it cannot produce the same results as a surgical procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
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Laser Skin Tightening FAQs
Who Should Get It?
This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. The results will be gradual, but the quality of improvement is significant as the healing starts within the skin. It is the perfect treatment for those who still have a good skin tone but begin to see signs of skin laxity. Most commonly, those who are aged 30 to 40 seek this treatment to slow down aging effects.
Optimal results become more noticeable after a few months. The treatment is safe to be repeated especially after 1 year as the positive effects subside.
The number of sessions depends on the patient’s skin condition and aesthetic goals. Most patients who still have a good skin tone can have significant results with a single treatment. For those who show more symptoms of skin aging, several treatments may be needed to produce the wanted results.
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