Yag Laser Skin Tightening
Yag Skin tightening is a procedure that helps strengthen the collagen bond, inducing firmer, smoother skin on the face, chest, arms, stomach or other areas such as scars. By using the deep penetrating, yet safe wavelengths of light from the Quanta Light Star YAG laser, your skin can begin to see some improvement after just one or two treatments, although 4-5 are typically recommended.
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old-George Burns
Who is a good candidate for skin tightening?
Most skin types can be treated safely. Anyone with mild to moderate skin laxity who is not yet ready for the expense or the down time of surgery is a good candidate.
How does Yag Skin Tightening work?
Our Quanta Yag skin tightening uses an intense laser that wakes up the collagen deep under the skin’s surface; the outer layer of skin is not affected. other than some slight warming and pinkness to the skin. The laser enables the body's own healing response and triggers to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is what makes our skin tight, plump, juicy, and rosy. Gorgeous! The most significant results usually require four to five treatments about a month apart. With optimal results being seen 90-120 days after last treatment, when restructuring of collagen has taken place.
Is there downtime or recovery after treatment?
The best part of Yag Skin Tightening is, there is no downtime or surface injury to the skin. A person can return to work or reapply makeup immediately following the procedure. The full face or neck can be treated in about 45 minutes. There is an immediate pinking effect that subsides with the first hour after treatment there can be mild swelling that typically subsides within a few hours to a day.
What are the treatments like?
Although the treatment is fairly comfortable on it's own, we use a zimmer chiller to help cool the skin and make the treatment virtually painless! We have two different settings, one that gently heats up the skin-and is found to be very relaxing! As we progress in treatment sessions, we tend to be more aggressive to intensify maximum results. This is when the skin cooling is applied most often. Clients will feel a gradual heating of the treated area, then cooling is applied again. This protects the surface of the skin and also allows more effective penetration of the infrared light.
When will I see results?
With Quanta Yag Skin Tightening, results will be seen in 2 phases. The initial phase consists of tightening of the collagen that is already present. These subtle, yet visible results can usually be seen immediately! The second phase occurs more slowly as the body initiates a natural wound-healing response and creates new collagen which provides long term tightening. Tightening will continue to improve for four to six months after the last treatment, then will stabilize.
How many treatments are needed?
Many patients see some results after one treatment, however four to six treatments are generally recommended for best results. We recommend these treatments be performed 4-5 weeks apart.
When can I resume my normal activities?
There is absolutely no down time associated with this procedure! A few people may have mild redness but this usually subsides in a few hours. You can return to your normal activities immediately, although the use of broad spectrum sunscreen is mandatory to protect your treated skin. You can apply makeup immediately after the procedure to hide the redness, if necessary.