Skin Tightening Specialist

Coimbra Family Medical Center

Maria Coimbra, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in McAllen, TX

Would you like to achieve a more youthful and radiant complexion without going under the knife? Maria Coimbra, MD, in McAllen, Texas offers an innovative skin tightening procedure that effectively reduces the appearance of unwanted wrinkles and sagging skin. Correcting signs of aging as they appear is the most effective way to prevent further age-related skin damage. To schedule an appointment at Coimbra Family Medical Center, call or go online and take the first step towards healthier skin.

Skin Tightening

What is laser skin tightening?

Laser skin tightening is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of an infrared light source to tighten your skin. The infrared light heats the collagen beneath the surface of your skin, which causes your skin to contract.

This innovative procedure is FDA approved and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity after only one treatment.

How does laser skin tightening work?

Dr. Coimbra uses the Cynosure TempSure Laser to improve the appearance of your skin. The laser functions as a heating device, emitting infrared light below the surface of your skin and into a deeper layer called the dermis.

The heat causes your skin to contract and stimulates the production of new collagen. The laser does this without causing damage to nearby tissues or nerves. The new collagen leads to firmer and younger looking skin.

The Cynosure TempSure Laser is notable in that it allows Dr. Coimbra to use a higher temperature without causing damage to your nerves. This allows for a quicker and more effective option than other lasers.

How long does a skin tightening session last?

Typically, one session takes about 20 minutes to complete; however, the total time varies depending on the size of your chosen treatment area.

Dr. Coimbra will ask that you arrive without makeup or other substances on the area being treated. She will then cleanse the area and apply a topical anesthetic to ensure the process is completely comfortable for you.

Laser skin tightening is so simple that Dr. Coimbra can treat you during your lunch break. During the treatment itself, you can expect to feel a warming sensation on your skin. Most patients describe their session as comfortable or even relaxing.

What results should I expect?

You may notice improvements in your skin immediately after your session. However, the most dramatic results appear in about four to six weeks as your skin starts to produce more collagen. At this point, you will see a significant reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.

In order to achieve optimal results, Dr. Coimbra recommends having four total sessions, each spaced out by about four to six weeks. You will notice further improvements in your skin’s appearance after each subsequent treatment.

If you’re looking for a non-surgical and painless facelift, call Dr. Coimbra today or request an appointment online.

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