A Helpful Guide To Laser Skin Treatments

For those seeking an effective treatment to improve the look of aging, sagging, wrinkled skin or remove stubborn fat; laser skin treatments are worth a closer look. We’ve pulled together some of the most popular options below.

 
Thermage: A non-invasive radiofrequency (RF) treatment that gently heats skin deep in the dermis and stimulates the skin’s natural collagen. This helps tighten, lift, smooth and contour skin on the face, neck, arms, thighs and abdomen. Thermage benefits include the smoothing of wrinkly or uneven skin, better definition of facial features around the eyes, jaw and neckline, and even the smoothing and toning of unsightly bulges, dimples and wrinkles on the face and body. It’s an ideal choice for those that want relatively quick results (often with the first treatment) with minimal recovery time. Average Cost: Cost varies. $1800 and up

Fraxel: As the original fractional laser treatment, Fraxel is an effective way to improve the look of dull, aging, sun-damaged, scarred and wrinkled skin. The Fraxel laser penetrates the skin layers to stimulate collagen and resurface the top skin layer. The skin’s natural rejuvenation process will lead to smoother, better looking skin. Imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and age spots will have an improved appearance. Average Cost: Cost varies, common range $900 – $1400 (multiple treatments are common)

Clear + Brilliant: A laser treatment that addresses early signs of aging. Clear + Brilliant helps improve skin tone/texture, reduce scars/hyperpigmentation, pore size and fine lines. The laser burns microscopic holes in the upper layers of the skin which the body then starts to try to repair them, producing collagen. Average Cost: Cost varies. $500 per treatment (multiple treatments are common).

SculpSure: A non-invasive laser procedure used to target and reduce or eliminate fat in the upper and lower abdominal areas and flanks. The SculpSure heat laser raises the temperature in the fat, causing destruction of fat cells and tightening of the skin. Then, over time, the damaged fat cells are naturally absorbed and removed from the body. Results are seen in 6 – 12 weeks. Average Cost: Cost varies, common range $1200 – $1800

Smartlipo: This minimally invasive, laser-assisted procedure can improve the appearance of targeted areas of the body including the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and neck by permanently eliminating fat. Using a small tube, the Smartlipo laser fiber is inserted in the body and ruptures the fat cell membranes and the fat cells are permanently destroyed. The liquefied fat is gently suctioned out. Because Smartlipo actually tightens the skin through coagulation, you don’t have to worry about dimpling and sagging skin. Results are fully seen between 3 – 4 months. Average Cost: Cost varies, common range $2000 – $6000