Laser Skin TighteningIt's bound to happen to everyone. With age, the skin becomes loose, creating folds and creases that only get worse with time. Coupled with the formation of wrinkles, you have no choice but to succumb to the signs of aging.But you can defy time. At Toronto Cosmetic Clinic, the revolutionary new way of getting rid of wrinkles and tightening lax skin is now available. Experience the power of laser skin tightening.Once problematic to eliminate, the appearance of stretchmarks can also be treated with laser skin tightening.More information about Laser Stretch Mark Removal.photos courtesy of Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc.Fractional Laser Skin TighteningThe StarLux® 500 uses the power of pulsed light at a specific wavelength (850 – 1350 nm) to gently coagulate fractional areas of the tissue in the dermis and hypodermis, the layers of the skin beneath the top layer known as the epidermis. The infrared light emitted by the device is in the shape of columns which allow to deeply heat the targeted soft tissue, thereby initiating the body to generate new tissue. It is this process, known as soft tissue coagulation, that results in the tightening of lax skin in any area of the body and face. The depth at which the light extends can be modified according to the targeted site, measuring up to 6mm.During the procedure, patients generally experience little discomfort because a cooling system is attached to the device that protects the skin from the heat of the pulsed light before, during and after each exposure. This Advanced Contact Cooling system keeps the epidermis and upper dermis unscathed. You may, however, experience some degree of warmth in the area that was treated. There may also be tightness and redness. All of these side effects will fade in the hours following the laser skin tightening procedure.To achieve optimum results from fractional laser skin tightening, it is recommended that you undergo a series of sessions with treatments spaced several weeks apart. The body's response to treatment is to generate fresh, new tissue that is tighter and firmer, however this is a natural and gradual process therefore results will appear with time.The StarLux® 500 For Laser Skin TighteningThe StarLux® 500 is multifunctional. This revolutionary laser and pulsed light platform has a number of different handpieces that each target a specific problem afflicting the skin. The LuxDeepIR™ Fractional Infrared Handpiece is designed to specifically correct lax skin. It is unique when compared to traditional laser skin tightening devices because it emits several small beams of infrared light rather than a single large beam. As a result, faster healing typically occurs. The short recovery time makes the StarLux® 500 the current leader in laser skin tightening, a great alternative to more invasive surgical methods.