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Gravity can take its toll on skin, maybe it’s time for a little lift.
As the aging process naturally takes place, skin loses its youthful appearance, but this treatment is a great way to delay the effects of aging skin without the use of invasive or surgical facelifts. Using state of the art laser technology, GentleYag by Candela promises high performance skin tightening results at minimal discomfort. Providing multiple benefits such as decrease in fine lines, smoother skin texture and decreased pore size.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
Surface and topical products simply cannot induce collagen formation for the true tightening of sagging or drooping skin the way that laser treatments can. While some products may give the appearance of tightening, truly efficient treatment can only occur when a laser reaches the collagen-rich dermal layer and creates subsurface heat.
The GentleYAG “tightens” by heating the underlying layers in the skin and forming new collagen, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. Once collagen in the skin is heated above 60 degrees centigrade, it will contract and tighten the aging collagen strands which are looser and sparser than “young” collagen. Treatment causes an immediate tightening and improved tone and texture. New collagen growth continues over the course of four to six months post treatment.
The face and neck are the most popular area for this treatment however batwing-like underarm areas and targeted skin conditions like stretch marks are also treatable.
Is Skin Tightening Painful?
With beauty comes a little pain but good thing for technology. The GentleYAG’s patented epidermal cooling system protects the skin with every laser pulse, cooling the skin throughout the procedure and helping to reduce the heat sensation that patients may often experience during application of the laser. Though minor pain or sensitivities are encountered, this method is sure to deliver the results you are looking for without the invasive treatment routes.
How many treatments are needed?
Although you will notice an improvement with just one treatment, at Deify we recommend a minimum of four treatments for significant results. The number of treatments loosely follows the general rule of one treatment for every decade of life. Ready? Set? Count those decades!
How long do treatments take?
Treatments typically take about 30 minutes for each area.
How will my skin look right after Skin Tightening?
Immediately after treatment a patients’ skin is expected to be red and in some cases tighter than usual for approximately two days. Mild swelling is also normal. After the first two days, patients can expect light peeling and if targeted area is the face, mild lip dryness. Most patients can apply makeup later that day or the following day. The downtime is very minimal.
When will I see results?
Some clients have reported seeing results in just a few days after treatment; however, the optimum results occur anywhere from 4-6 months after the treatment. If recommended by specialist, a second or third treatment may be scheduled approximately 2 to 3 weeks apart.
How much does it cost compared to other treatments?
Treatments are about half the cost of Thermage and thousands of dollars less than a surgical face lift. What’s better than tighter skin and dinner with a friend to celebrate?!