Plastic surgery not right for you? Our non-invasive alternative to the facelift could be the fast and easy treatment you have been looking for.
We provide the Smooth Beam and GentleYAG™ laser system for optimal results. These lasers create a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into your skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of targeted therapeutic heat. The heat causes a new collagen layer to form resulting in younger, smoother skin. Candela brand’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen, which when coupled with the long-pulse laser offer outstanding treatment with minimal side effects.
Our skin-tightening process is so quick, you can even receive a treatment during your lunch break!
Avoid the sun 2 – 4 weeks before and after treatment. Patients should discontinue use of any topical medications (retin-A) or other skin care products 3 – 5 days prior to treatment. Your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, cream, oils, topical anesthetics, or self-tanning products before treatment. RECENTLY TANNED SKIN SHOULD NOT BE TREATED! Treatment within 2 weeks of active tanning (natural sunlight or tanning booth) may result in hypopigmentation which may not clear for several months.
DURING YOUR PROCEDURE
Treatment takes place in our comfortable setting. Skin must be “squeaky clean!” proper to treatment, and you will wear protective eyewear to protect you from the laser’s light. Also, when treating the upper lip, your teeth will be protected by placing white moist gauze between your lip and gums, also serving as support for your lip. Our technician will use a small handpiece to guide the laser, and each laser pulse may be preceded/followed by a short pulse for cooling spray. Your treatment may take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.
Immediately after treatment, there is often mild redness and mild swelling in the treatment areas, which may last up to 2 hours or more. Some patients report the treated area to feel like a sunburn for a few hours, whereas others note that their skin feels pleasantly warm. We provide an optional cooling method after treatment to ensure your comfort. It is important to avoid sun exposure, picking, or scratching the treated skin, and scrubbing or rinsing with abrasive skin cleansers. Use sunblock SPF 30+ at all times throughout the course of treatment. Lastly, there are no restrictions on bathing aside from treating your skin gently, and you can call our office with any questions or concerns.