Spring is just around the corner, and with it, a call to ditch jeans and tights for sundresses and short shorts. Feeling a little less confident than normal donning your spring wear from last year? You’re not alone. At the Key Laser Institute of Portland, our expert specialist offers a wide array of treatments that are designed to help you feel great about flaunting your legs.
Say Goodbye to Cellulite
For countless women (and men), the confidence to proudly wear shorts is often stifled by unwanted, unflattering cellulite. Caused by a build-up of fat in between the collagen tissue compartments below the skin, cellulite can create lumpy-looking skin across the hips, thighs and buttocks. Perhaps even more frustrating than its appearance is its stubborn persistence – cellulite is difficult to remove through exercise and diet alone. That’s where Cellfina comes in.
Cellfina is the first FDA-approved treatment made to get rid of stubborn cellulite dimples for up to three years. During the procedure, an applicator is used to grab onto the treatment area and a local numbing medication is then administered to the treatment area. Once numb, a small needle-sized device is inserted through the skin near each cellulite dimple. The device then severs the constraining collagen bands, thereby releasing the tension between each compartment and allowing the dimples to smooth out. Best of all, as this treatment is only minimally invasive, many patents are able to return to work within a matter of days and enjoy their newly smoothed skin within a few weeks.
Opt for Fraxel to Smooth Out Stretchmarks
What about stretch marks?
For many other patients, stretch marks can be an unwelcome distraction from otherwise smooth, toned legs. Caused by weight gain, muscle growth or even pregnancy, stretch marks can be very noticeable as they transition from pink or red lines to white or silver scars. While some may disappear, most stay in place unless treated. In recent years, laser treatments using the state-of-the-art Fraxel laser have become a popular and effective solution.
Like other laser therapies, Fraxel relies on targeted light energy to stimulate collagen production deep within the skin’s layers. This allows skin to rejuvenate from the inside out, replacing the scar tissue left by stretch marks with healthy new cells and connective tissue. For the best results, our Portland laser specialist recommends undergoing at least three treatment sessions with three to four weeks between each appointment.
Tighten Loose Skin with ThermiTight
While diet and exercise are critical pillars to achieve a slim physique, they sometimes are not enough. Excess skin left behind after months of hard work to lose weight can keep patients from enjoying the toned silhouette they’ve been working toward. While traditional surgery is one option, more and more patients are turning to non-invasive solutions for tightening loose skin. At Key Laser Institute, we’ve found ThermiTight to be an excellent and effective alternative.
Developed by our own Dr. Douglas Key, ThermiTight relies on radiofrequency heat energy to stimulate collagen generation deep within the skin. The resulting production of this important protein helps tighten skin from within, ultimately creating smoother skin on the surface. As the procedure triggers the body’s natural collagen production, patients enjoy results that continue to improve during the months after treatment. When combined with a consistent exercise routine, ThermiTight is an excellent way for patients to tone their legs and boost their confidence.
Get Smooth Skin Starting Today
For over 20 years, the Key Laser Institute has served as Portland’s trusted center for innovative laser therapy. By offering solutions like Cellfina, Fraxel and ThermiTight all in one office, patient have access to some of the latest treatment solutions and world-class care tailored to their needs. Learn more about how these popular laser solutions and many others that we offer can help transform your appearance and boost your confidence in just a few short visits. Call 503-291-1953 or book your next appointment online today!