Smoother, firmer skin no longer needs to be a distant memory!
The Cynosure Elite laser skin treatment tightens and firm the skin while improving overall texture. Much like IPL treatments, the Cynosure laser works by directing a beam of light directly into the skin and stimulating mass amounts of collagen. This increase in collagen helps in reducing the signs symptoms of aging skin. The Cynosure Elite laser is the newest skin tightening treatment available, its power far more outweighs that of intense pulse light therapy (IPL), making it the treatment of choice for skin tightening especially on the areas of the face, neck, and chest. IPL is still however used to treat mild skin irregularities.
How does the treatment differ from chemical peels and dermabrasion?
Unlike other treatments that remove an outer layer of skin and require significant healing time, laser treatment works by gently penetrating the skin. The outer skin itself is not damaged.
Is the treatment painful, how many treatments are required?
The treatment causes only minimal discomfort and initial soreness may resemble that of a mild sunburn or feeling of heat to the area. Typically, several sessions are required for full-face, neck, and chest treatment. The average treatment takes about 30 minutes. Results may be seen after the first few treatments. Suggested treatment parameters are 3-6 treatments at 2-week intervals.
Is there pain after the procedure, in the next week?
What kind of improvement will occur and when?
Surface skin changes occur rapidly. Skin will be tighter, smoother and firmer within a month. Sun damaged areas will have more even color quickly. However, tightening will continue to improve over a period of about 9 months as new collagen forms.
How long does the skin tightening last?
Most experts feel the tightening is permanent due to the collagen remodeling that occurs.
How much younger will I look?
This is different for each client. A typical result is an 8-10 year reduction in age appearance when laser treatment on the face is done on a highly effective setting so that a 55 year old may look 46 after treatment and healing is complete. Milder treatments can be done, but are not as effective. Healing is fastest, however, with milder treatments. Non-smokers get slightly better results with this than smokers, which is also true of other laser therapies.