As you age and develop loose skin and wrinkles, you may feel unhappy with your appearance. At Amaro Integrative Medicine in Amarillo, Texas, Justin Amaro, DO, and his experienced staff offer nonsurgical skin tightening services using the innovative Fractora™ fractional laser system. You can enjoy a rejuvenation of your skin and an improvement in your overall complexion. Find out if skin tightening is right for you by calling the Amarillo office directly or booking an appointment online.

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What causes wrinkles and loose skin?

As part of the natural aging process, your body produces less collagen, an important building block of healthy skin. With a reduction in collagen, your skin becomes less elastic and appears thinner and drier. Loose, slack skin results in noticeable wrinkles and creases around your face, elbows, and knees.

In addition to aging, wrinkles and lines can develop due to other factors, including:

  • Heredity
  • Smoking
  • Dehydration
  • Use of certain medications

You can also develop wrinkles on your face, neck, and hands due to frequent exposure to the sun.

What’s involved in laser skin tightening?

Laser skin tightening using the Fractora radiofrequency laser energy effectively removes the surface layer of your skin, prompting your body to produce new, healthy collagen cells. As your skin heals, new collagen continues to grow, plumping your skin, smoothing out wrinkles, and giving your complexion a healthier, more youthful glow.

The Fractora laser system is nonsurgical and treatment doesn’t require any anesthesia. The laser energy is safe and effective, even on the delicate skin on your face and neck, and Dr. Amaro and his staff ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.

What can laser skin resurfacing treat?

In addition to reducing the appearance of wrinkles and tightening sagging skin, the Fractora fractional laser can treat:

  • Skin redness
  • Deep lines
  • Uneven complexions
  • Skin discolorations
  • Visible blood vessels

Dr. Amaro and his staff can determine if you’re a good candidate for skin tightening and resurfacing treatments based on your specific needs. He reviews your medical history and evaluates the health of your skin to create a custom treatment plan.

What can I expect after a skin tightening treatment?

Following your treatment, your skin may appear red and feel more sensitive than usual for up to a week. Dr. Amaro provides you with an aftercare plan to ensure your skin is well protected as it heals. You should moisturize daily and always wear a high-quality sunscreen.

You may wish to postpone social occasions for one to two days after treatment, but otherwise, you can expect to return to your usual activities without restriction.

To find out if Fractora skin tightening is right for you, schedule an appointment online or call the Amarillo office.