Can Lasers Be Used to Tighten and Rejuvenate Skin?


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Doctors can use lasers to tighten and rejuvenate skin. Laser skin tightening and rejuvenating procedures apply to any part of the body, and the effects are noticeable soon thereafter.

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Laser skin tightening and rejuvenation involves the use of an infrared light source to heat the collagen under the skin surface, causing the skin to tighten. It promotes the growth of new skin cells in the dermis and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Ablative lasers correct lines and scars and remove discoloration resulting from sun exposure. Fractional lasers burn millions of microscopic columns into the skin to make it tighter, while non-ablative lasers promote the growth of new cells, improve the skin tone and treat light scars and wrinkles.

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