What is Skin Tightening with the YAG?
Skin tightening is a procedure by which you can have firmer, smoother skin on the face, chest, arms, and stomach. By using the deep penetrating, yet safe wavelengths of light from the YAG laser to heat the dermis of the skin causing collagen shrinkage. Your skin can begin to see improvement after just one or two treatments.
What areas are suitable?
It is suitable for full face or partial face or neck areas, stomach and upper arms.
How Are Treatments Performed?
Generally, we will do three to five 20 minute sessions with the laser spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Each treatment covers the entire area with multiple invisible, yet powerful laser pulses. Generally, the treatment produces a warming sensation within the skin and is fairly comfortable.
How many treatments necessary?
3 – 6 treatments are normally recommended. Intervals between treatments is 4 weeks.
When Will I See Results?
Results with the YAG are more predictable than with radiofrequency treatments. Optimal results are usually seen about 3 to 6 months after finishing a course of treatments, but may be seen in as little as 1-2 weeks after the second treatment. The laser produces tightening of the skin, reduces wrinkles & pore size, while also improving elasticity, skin texture, and skin smoothness. While skin tightening with the YAG is not a substitute for a face lift, it is an alternative to one. Clients who are not ready for face lift surgery or do not desire it, may find this is just what they are looking for. If you plan on having a face lift, YAG treatments can be used in conjunction with to improve the quality of the skin, something face lift surgery cannot do.
Am I a Good Candidate for YAG Skin Tightening?
The YAG may be used as a stand-alone procedure or combined with our other advanced skin rejuvenation procedures such as fillers and anti-wrinkle injections or Photofacial or Pearl Laser Resurfacing. The YAG can treat all skin types. There is no specific age limit for skin tightening in adults. If you feel you have excess, loose or sagging skin, you will likely benefit from this procedure. Also effective for acne scars, surgical scars and loose skin on the stomach, legs or arms, this procedure can be easily customized to address your problem areas
Is There Any Downtime with Skin Tightening?
There is no downtime, except for some mild redness and occasional temporary swelling of the skin in the first 1-2 days after the procedure.
What has Client Feedback been like?
Clients like how their skin feels smoother after treatment with the YAG. They report decreased pore size, decreased lines around the eyes, even lines in the treated areas and improved skin texture. Clients who have responded poorly to other tightening treatments like infra-red light and radiofrequency treatments have seen substantial benefit with the YAG. Clients love it, our staff loves it. The key advantage to this procedure is no downtime, and one can have the treatment done in 20 minutes and be back to work or play.
How long does a treatment take?
Full face & neck treatment takes only 20-30 minutes. Stomach areas also take 20-30 minutes.
Who is suitable?
Anyone with loose skin, typically 35-40 years upwards.
How many treatments necessary?
3 treatments are normally recommended. Some clients may require 6 sessions for extra tightening. Intervals between treatments in 4 weeks.