Kathleen F. Farrell, M.D.
Internal Medicine Physician & Internal Medicine located in Gaithersburg, MD
As you age, your skin can become rough and fine lines, and wrinkles begin to form, which can affect your self-confidence. Dr. Kathleen Farrell and her team at Laser Lisse in Gaithersburg, Maryland, offer the latest in laser treatments to rejuvenate your skin. If you want youthful skin, call Laser Lisse or book an appointment online today.
Skin Smoothing and Tightening Q & A
Why does skin change with age?
When you’re young, your skin is resilient, full, and firm because your body produces proteins called collagen and elastin in larger amounts. These proteins provide structure, volume, and elasticity to your skin.
As you age, your body begins to shut down the production of collagen and elastin, and ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun also degrade the collagen and elastin fibers. Over time, this causes your skin to develop lines are wrinkles, sag and even become rougher.
How can I restore my youthful skin?
Dr. Farrell and her Laser Lisse team use GentleMax Pro®, a state of the art laser system, to gently heat your skin, causing it to contract, giving you smoother, tighter skin.
The laser heat also penetrates deep into your skin to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. The new collagen and elastin fill in lines and wrinkles and enable repair of your skin so that it becomes less coarse.
What can I expect from laser skin treatment?
The GentleMax Pro laser offers pain-free treatment. During your sessions, you may feel some heat and have some redness in the treated areas, but these mild effects will go away within a couple of hours — sometimes, after only a few minutes.
Since the GentleMax Pro laser is minimally invasive and has no significant side effects, you’ll be able to get back your normal activities right away.
You will typically need at least 3-6 treatments to see optimal results, and within just a few weeks, your skin will start to look tighter and smoother. Over the next several months to a year, your skin will continue to look younger, smoother, and more toned.
How does the GentleMax Pro laser compare to other methods?
Compared to treatments like dermal fillers or Botox, GentleMax Pro lasers have several advantages, including:
No needles or incisions
No risk of swelling or bruising
GentleMax Pro uses your body’s natural repair processes, and there is no risk of infection, scarring, or pigment changes that can result from more invasive cosmetic treatments.
If you’re ready for smoother, tighter, more vibrant skin, call Laser Lisse or book a consultation online today.