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Skin Tightening Procedure
Fight Wrinkles and Provide Younger Looking Skin without Surgery
Skin Tightening with Laser Technology
New Study Shows Laser Technology May Be the Most Effective Way to Tighten Skin!New Study Shows Laser Technology May Be the Most Effective Way to Tighten Skin! Nearly 12 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2005. Of those 12 million, more then eighty percent were non-surgical. With surgical treatments such as facelifts quickly becoming a thing of the past, new non-invasive alternatives to achieve younger, smoother skin is now just a laser treatment away. "Non-invasive treatments are becoming the fastest growing trend in cosmetic surgery today".
The Candela Corporation announced that its GentleYAG®
laser now offers consumers "skin tightening" treatments adding
to the laser's current applications; leg and facial vein removal. The
GentleYAG "tightens" by heating the underlying layers in the
skin and forming new collagen resulting in smoother, younger looking skin.
The GentleYAG's patented epidermal cooling system, the Dynamic Cooling
Device (DCD), protects the skin with every laser pulse allowing
for quick results.
Dr. Mark Taylor, a dermatologist at the Gateway Aesthetic Institute and Laser Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, conducted a new clinical study comparing skin tightening results of the GentleYAG versus a commonly used radiofrequency device (Thermage). The study found the GentleYAG to be more effective than Thermage. Additionally, GentleYAG treatments proved to be faster, less painful and more economical for the patient and practitioner. The results of Dr. Taylor's study were presented at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) 25th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
"Candela's GentleYAG Skin Tightening laser is an exceptional new way to get rid of wrinkles and tighten skin", said Dr. Taylor. "The patients I have treated with the GentleYAG are overwhelmingly happy with the results." Taylor continued, "Because it is so quick and results in little redness, patients can receive a skin tightening treatment during their lunch break and their co-workers wouldn't even notice."
How does the Laser Skin Tightening treatment work?
The laser creates a beam of high intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. Candelas Patented Dyanamed Cooling Device technology protects the upper layers of the skin with a cooling burst of cryogen.
How do I prepare for the Laser Skin Tightening treatment?
Your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self tanning products before laser treatment. The intended treatment area should not be exposed to sunlight or tanning booth light for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Does the Skin Tightening laser treatment hurt?
There is some discomfort with each laser pulse, best described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. The discomfort resolves in several seconds. Topical anesthetics are available which are applied to the skin prior to the skin tightening procedure.
How many Skin Tightening Laser treatments will I need?
The number of the Collagen Stimulating treatments can vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated. The number of treatment usually recommended is 4-6. You will begin to see results prior to finishing the series of treatments.
Are there any side effects from the Skin Tightening Procedure?
Normal side effects may include redness and swelling which will last for 24-48 hours. Rare side effects include pigmentation changes, blistering and bruising. These are very, very rare and generally only last a few days.
What can I expect after the Skin Tightening Laser treatment?
Cool compress and ice will be applied during and after your treatment. You can expect some redness and swelling which will dissipate in a few hours to 48 hours. Your face may feel warm or feel like you have a sunburn for a few hours.
What precautions should I take after the Skin Tightening Laser Treatment?
You should prevent sun exposure for a week following treatment. Apply a sunblock (SPF 30 or above) is recommended. Do not scrub the face in the first few days following treatment. Do not use any glycolic or alpha-hydroxy acid products following treatment. Treat your skin gently as if you had sunburn.