About Face offers laser hair removal, laser wrinkle reduction and laser skin tightening at our Bristol, Tennessee location.
About Face, combining the skills of our licensed esthetician and the GentleYAG® laser, now offers “skin tightening” treatments adding to the laser’s current applications of hair removal and wrinkle reduction.
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 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.
The Candela GentleYAG®
Candela’s GentleYAG® Skin Tightening laser is an exceptional new way to get rid of wrinkles and tighten skin. Because it is quick and results in little redness, clients may receive a skin tightening treatment during their lunch break and their co-workers wouldn’t even notice.”
Q: How does the Laser Skin Tightening treatment work?
A: 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. Candela’s Patented Dynamic Cooling Device technology protects the upper layers of the skin with a cooling burst of cryogen.
Q: Is the Skin Tightening laser treatment painful?
A: 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 procedure.
Q: How do I prepare for the Laser Skin Tightening treatment?
A: 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.
Q: How many Skin Tightening Laser treatments will I need?
A: The number of the treatments depends on the condition of your skin. Many factors are taken into consideration regarding the efficacy of individual laser treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated. The number of treatments usually recommended is 6. You will begin to see results prior to finishing the series.
Q: Are there any side effects from the Skin Tightening Procedure?
A: Risks are minimal. 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.
Q: What can I expect after the Skin Tightening Laser treatment?
A: 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 sun burn for a few hours.
Q: What precautions should I take after the Skin Tightening Laser Treatment?
A: Avoid sun exposure by applying sun block (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated area with abrasive skin cleansers. Do not use any glycolic or alpha-hydroxyl acid products following treatment. Treat your skin gently as if you had sunburn.
To schedule a free consultation, please call (423) 989.3223.
We’ve included our March specials which include introductory pricing for laser services.