Laser Skin Tightening in Greenwich, CT – Dr. Margoles
Tighter skin is possible, and surgery isn’t the only way to achieve it. Dr. Sandra Margoles is delighted to bring state-of-the-art laser treatments to her patients in Greenwich, CT including highly effective laser skin tightening.
If you’re experiencing skin laxity on the face or body, contact Dr. Margoles to explore your options for skin tightening. Our nonsurgical approach uses powerful lasers to rebuild collagen levels in the skin, induce tissue remodeling, and improve the skin’s texture and appearance. Patients can explore their options during a consultation at either of our office locations. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a visit to our practice.
How Do Lasers Tighten the Skin?
Skin laxity is a typical problem. As the skin ages, collagen levels decline. Since collagen is one of the skin’s primary structural components, less collagen means less structure for the skin and more skin laxity.
Lasers tighten the skin by heating the collagen under its surface. The heat causes the skin to contract, boosts collagen production, and encourages tissue remodeling. Patients notice that their skin appears smoother, tighter, and more resilient after treatment. Since the collagen-boosting effects of laser skin resurfacing can take time to appear, results are progressive, improving for several months after your procedure.
Laser skin tightening is an excellent stand-alone procedure, but you may choose to pair it with other treatments for the face and body. Adding laser tightening to a surgical facelift can have a synergistic effect. Tightening the skin after liposuction will result in a smoother skin appearance in patients with skin laxity.
On its own, laser skin tightening helps many patients minimize downtime or avoid surgery. While laser tightening won’t create the same dramatic transformation as a surgical facelift, it can noticeably tighten the skin, allowing patients to delay more invasive procedures and retain a natural-looking, youthful appearance.
What to Expect From a Laser Skin Tightening Treatment With Dr. Margoles
Laser skin tightening takes place in our office, typically in one of our comfortable treatment rooms. As this procedure is nonsurgical and noninvasive, no anesthesia or sedation is necessary.
Before skin tightening, your provider will clean your skin to remove makeup, dirt, and moisturizer. They apply a topical anesthetic cream to your skin and give you protective eyewear. In performing this treatment, your provider will gently move a specialized handpiece across your skin. Most patients report feeling a mild zapping or snapping sensation as energy pulses into the skin.
To receive the full effects, you may need multiple passes with the handpiece. A typical session lasts between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
After your appointment, you can immediately leave our office and return to your daily activities, with no downtime required.
Dr. Sandra Margoles is a board-certified female plastic surgeon operating a private practice in Greenwich, CT. Dr. Margoles’s specialties include breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, facelift, eyelid surgery, and more. Having trained extensively at some of the world’s most esteemed institutions, including Harvard Medical School and Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Margoles is well-equipped to provide her patients with outstanding plastic surgery results. Above all, Dr. Margoles values her patients’ safety, well-being, and happiness. Learn more about Dr. Margoles’s philosophy, training, and qualifications here.
Recovery After Laser Skin Tightening
Most patients find recovery after laser skin tightening is brief. Since this procedure is nonsurgical and does not use any incisions, the skin heals quickly. Many patients will not need to set aside time for healing, and will be able to immediately return to work and other daily activities.
Initially, your skin may be flushed, warm, or slightly swollen. These side effects of treatment are typical and temporary. Post-treatment effects often fade within a few hours and almost always within a day or two.
After your laser appointment, you’ll want to be diligent about keeping your skin moisturized and using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
While there may be an immediate initial improvement in the skin’s appearance, full results are not visible for several weeks after treatment. As collagen levels in the skin increase over time, you’ll notice ongoing improvements and refinements.
Take the Step Toward Tighter Skin Today
Improve your skin without surgery with laser skin tightening. This nonsurgical, noninvasive treatment option helps many of our patients slow and reverse the skin laxity that is typical throughout the aging process. To learn more about your options, contact Dr. Margoles and schedule your first visit to our plastic surgery practice.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Skin Tightening in Greenwich, CT
While patients may experience slight discomfort during some aspects of laser skin tightening, the treatment should not be painful. We use a topical numbing cream before treatment, and the laser device we use provides cooling to the skin during treatment. If you feel pain, let us know so we can take steps to provide a more comfortable treatment experience.
Laser skin tightening provides long-lasting results, often visible up to two years after the initial treatment series. For longer-lasting results, occasional touch-up treatments can extend laser treatment benefits.
The price of laser skin tightening can vary depending on the size of the treated area and the number of expected sessions. We’ll provide a comprehensive estimate of your costs during an initial consultation.
We can perform laser skin tightening from head to toe. Common areas for treatment include the face, neck, abdomen, arms, legs, and buttocks. If laser tightening isn’t the right treatment option for a specific area of your body, Dr. Margoles can recommend other treatment options, including surgical and nonsurgical solutions for skin laxity.
While patients typically see results after their first session, Dr. Margoles typically recommends an initial treatment series to achieve full results. The number of needed appointments may vary, but typically ranges from three to six treatments.
Laser treatments are a powerful option for nonsurgical skin tightening, but they are not a replacement for surgical treatments. Only a surgical facelift can restructure facial tissues, redrape the skin, and remove excess skin. Laser treatments induce tissue remodeling. These treatments can complement surgical results and help delay more invasive procedures. There is a place in aesthetic medicine for lasers and surgery, and Dr. Margoles can provide her patients with both options.