The Candela Mini GentleYAG gives a non-surgical option to actively turn back the clock on aging skin. Candela Mini GentleYAG uses light energy to stimulate new collagen growth deep beneath your skin's surface.
How does the Mini GentleYAG work?
The Mini GentleYAG utilizes a safe, longer wavelength light to heat the dermis well below the skin's surface. This heating can cause immediate collagen contraction. During the procedure, the skin's surface (epidermis) is protected with a cooling cryogen spray. After the procedure, new collagen growth results in further tightening and the development of a more youthful complexion with less lines, folds or looseness of the skin.
What areas can be treated?
Patients have been successfully treated on many areas of the body where skin is lax. Loose skin on the face, abdomen, back of the upper arms, inner thighs and under the chin have responded particularly well to the procedure.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies according to the precise condition and responsiveness of your skin, but it typically ranges from one to three treatments over a few months. At the time of the consultation, we will advise you as to the number and frequency of treatments recommended for optimal results.
How long does each treatment take?
The time will vary according to whether you are treating a full face, a neck or both. A safe estimate is 60 minutes.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following the treatment, you may notice some redness and mild swelling in the treated area. Both should dissipate within a few hours.
When will I see results and how long will the results last?
Some patients see results immediately. However, for most patients, the results are gradual over a three to six month period as new collagen is formed and the skin tightens. Our patients are still enjoying the benefits of Laser Skin Tightening after one to two years, but because the skin will continue to age, they may opt for a yearly maintenance treatment.
What do treatments feel like?
Laser Skin Tightening can be a little uncomfortable and is therefore preceded by application of a topical anesthetic cream. With the topical anesthetic, patients might feel the cooling cryogen spray followed by a mild heating sensation. Most patients have no problem tolerating the procedure, but some are more comfortable taking a mild pain reliever beforehand.
Can anyone have it done?
Typically any adult who wants to have more fit skin, and who understands that this isn’t a replacement for surgery, can be a candidate for Laser Skin Tightening. Patients of any skin type can be good candidates for Laser Skin Tightening.