Providing a more comfortable way to tone and tighten your skin
Tight skin can dramatically improve your appearance. You’ll look younger, more aesthetic, and healthier. We offer a non-invasive alternative to surgery to treat wrinkles, sagging jowls, and any other loose folds of skin. At CaTara Medical Spa, a respected med spa serving the Greater Chicago area, we are highly-qualified and experienced to provide skin tightening treatments.
The best part? Our skin tightening treatment is completely non-invasive and extremely safe. We use a special laser, the GentleMax Pro® by Candela, to provide laser skin tightening. The laser skin tightening treatment focuses on strengthening the collagen fibers in the skin. It is this collagen that gives the skin its firmness. Age, pollution, and illness can weaken these collagen bonds. Over the course of a few sessions, your skin will start to contract and get visibly firmer, until you stop seeing any sagging skin on your body.
No more incisions and stitches in your quest for firmer skin
Firm and supple skin doesn’t need to come at the price of surgical scars. Today, you have the option of choosing a 100% non-invasive procedure that has minimal recovery time and which can give you lasting, scar-free results. Our CaTara Medical Spa is one of the most respected clinics in both Illinois and Chicago for laser skin tightening.
Our state-of-the-art GentleMax Pro® laser offers the best of both worlds with a dual wavelength laser to quickly and effectively tighten sagging skin, including the contours of the face, neck, arms, hands and legs.
The laser waves will be directed towards your treatment area, where the intense heat produced by the laser will repair damaged collagen, change the way the collagen is bonding, tighten the collagen bonds and stimulate the production of new collagen.
Why is laser skin tightening a good choice?
As an alternative to surgery, laser skin tightening offers a safe and efficient method for addressing sagging skin, unwanted folds and wrinkles. Whether you are seeking to address areas of your face, the lower jawline, under arms, abdomen or thighs, laser skin tightening is a powerful, non-invasive alternative to undergoing a surgical procedure. As a result, this procedure does not require any sedation nor does it have any downtime.
Lasers provide more extensive and long-lasting results. They stimulate the production of collagen across a wide surface of the body and repair & tighten existing collagen fiber bonds.
What areas of the body can be tightened with laser skin tightening?
- Abdominal region
Who can undergo the laser skin tightening procedure?
The laser skin tightening is the perfect option if:
- You are between the ages of 30 and 60
- You are in excellent health and without any medical complications
- You have lost a small to moderate amount of weight and have sagging skin
- You have minor loose skin as a result of aging
- You have undergone surgery in the past and need skin tightening
People with all skin tones can undergo the laser skin tightening procedure.
The laser skin tightening procedure
During the initial consultation, our practitioners will evaluate the health of your skin and study your medical history. This will enable them to customize the treatment for you.
There are numerous types of lasers that can be used to provide laser skin tightening treatment. At CaTara Medical Spa, we are proud to offer laser skin tightening using the GentleMax Pro® laser system. This unique system supplies a cooling air as the laser is delivered giving greater comfort to the patient. With a larger spot area than other lasers on the market, the GentleMax Pro® can cover larger areas with less pulses.
On the day of the treatment, you will be asked to come without any make-up, tan, creams or serums. Next, you will be asked to lie down on the treatment table. Your provider will map out the exact area to be treated and will then set the laser according to exact protocols to achieve the best possible results. Next, the laser works to deliver intense heat to the deepest layers of the skin. As a result, your body’s collagen contracts and thickens creating a wound. The body then responds by creating new collagen leading to tighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin. The entire process generally lasts between 30 to 60 minutes.
After the treatment, the site will be cleaned and treated with ice. This will reduce the inflammation that occurs because of the laser’s heat. Depending on your requirements, you may also be given moisturizers and soothing lotions to apply to the skin.
Who is not a candidate for laser skin tightening?
People who are advised against this treatment are:
- Those with extreme skin laxity
- People who have lost a lot of weight and have large folds of loose skin
- Those who have skin sensitivities, allergies or conditions
- People on certain medication or serums which may affect the outcome of the treatment
- Expecting mothers or lactating women
Post-treatment downtime and recovery
The great thing about the laser skin tightening procedure is that it has zero downtime. You can immediately get up and move around.
Your skin will be red after the treatment. You may also feel the skin on the treated area is warmer than normal, but this will subside. Since the procedure is non-invasive, you won’t have any incisions, stitches, and surgical scars.
After the first session, you will feel a distinct skin tightening. Overall, it is recommended that you undergo 6 to 8 sessions of laser skin tightening to get the best results. Soon after, you will notice more youthful and rejuvenated skin.
Our clinic in the Chicago Gold Coast neighborhood provides laser treatments in our state-of-the-art facilities with best-in-class technology. We are fully-equipped to help you with anything you need. Our staff is very empathetic and professional. They can help you regain the youthful appearance of your skin.