Skin Tightening/Laser Resurfacing

You’ve probably heard of the “non surgical facelift.” Today, non-invasive Skin Tightening is a reality with the use of lasers. The Laufer Institute has selected Candela’s GentleYag Laser over other skin tightening systems, both for its performance and its comfort.

Firmer Tighter Skin with Minimal Discomfort

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(TM)), protects the skin surface with every laser pulse allowing for quick results and patient comfort. Only the skin beneath the surface is affected by the laser. The final result is firmer skin, more defined facial contours and a more youthful appearance.

Unlike other treatments, which use radio frequency and typically requires narcotic pain medication, the GentleYag can be used with no medication at all. Tolerance may vary with each patient so rest assure, we will accommodate your individual needs.

Candela’s GentleYAG laser is the gold standard when it comes to less wrinkles, younger looking, tighter skin. Patients who have been treated with the GentleYAG are overwhelmingly happy with the results because it is a quick effective procedure. It is not sun sensitive like many other ablative treatments. Patients are able receive a skin tightening treatment during their lunch break and their co-workers will not even notice.

Laser Skin Tightening provides multiple benefits; your GentleYag treatment will:

  • tighten your skin
  • decreases fine lines
  • provide a smoother texture
  • decrease pore size
  • create healthier, stronger skin
  • look refreshed, revitalized and renewed


How GentleYag Tightens Skin

Surface and topical products cannot induce collagen formation for true tightening of sagging or drooping skin as laser treatments can. Laser treatments result in skin tightening when subsurface heat is created in the collagen-rich dermal layer.

Once the collagen in the skin is heated to a temperature above 60 degrees centigrade, it will contract and tighten. Aging collagen strands are looser and more sparse than “young” collagen. Your GentleYag treatment causes an immediate tightening as well as improved tone and texture. New collagen growth will continue for four to six months post treatment.

With Laser Skin Tightening, a series of 3 to 6 treatments approximately a month apart are recommended for optimum results. Maximum results are seen about 6-8 weeks after each treatment.

Pixel Erbium Laser

The Pixel Perfect Laser aesthetic treatment is a fractional ablative laser that works by creating thousands of microscopic perforations, but the skin around each of these remains intact. Not only is healing time shortened considerably, but Pixel Perfect also comes with a lower risk of complications as compared to traditional laser resurfacing.

Pixel Erbium Laser Treatments

The Pixel Laser is a fractional ablative laser that represents the best of both worlds for skin resurfacing: it combines the proven effectiveness of an ablative approach with the patient comfort level and convenience of a non-ablative approach. The new Pixel Laser allows you to go right back to work the same or next day.

The Pixel Laser can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands – a much wider scope than traditional ablative technologies. Designed to treat aged and photo-damaged skin, the Pixel improves the quality and texture of the dermis while it stimulates collagen regeneration.

Don’t wait! The sooner you start the sooner you will turn back the hands of time. Call Terri at the Laufer institute of Plastic Surgery today. 727-888-5622