Gentle YAG laser treatment for skin tightening, wrinkles , and stretch marks.
Laser Skin Tightening
The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deeply into the skin tissue, where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. This heat stimulates the elastin and collagen underneath the surface to rebuild and repair itself, creating tighter and smoother looking skin. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.
Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, and hypopigmentation in the treated area – these usually do not last more than a few days.
The laser treatment is often performed 4-5 times at monthly intervals for best results. The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin.
Safety eyewear will be given to you to protect your eyes from the laser light and must be worn at all times unless told otherwise. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of the cooling spray (DCD). A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated. Some patients may feel a slight discomfort, but it will resolve in several seconds and is minimized by Candela’s DCD cooling spray.
Immediately after treatment, there should be mild erythema (redness) and mild edema (swelling) in the treatment areas, which may last up to 2 hours, or longer. The erythema (redness) may last up to 2-3 days. The treated area will feel like a sunburn for a few hours after treatment. Some patients note that their skin will feel pleasantly warm after treatment.
Here are a few before and after images: