LEGEND Microneedling RF Skin Tightening

LEGEND Microneedling RF Skin Tightening Specialist

Skin tightening can be approached in several different ways today. Some of the most effective skin tightening treatments include the OxyGeneo™ treatments and the Candela GentleYAG® Laser, both of which are available at SoCal Lazer & Medi-Spa in Huntington Beach, California. These treatment options can be used in multiple areas, and they're especially effective for winning the battle against the visible signs of aging.

LEGEND Microneedling RF Skin Tightening Q & A

SoCal Lazer & Medi-Spa

What is the Candela GentleYAG?

The Candela GentleYAG laser uses deeply penetrating, but safe, wavelengths of light to correct skin problems like poor skin texture, poor skin elasticity, and more. This treatment can improve skin issues very quickly and efficiently.

What areas can the Candela GentleYAG laser be used on?

The Candela GentleYAG laser can be used on nearly any part of the body where you struggle with skin problems. This includes:

  • The face
  • The chest
  • The arms
  • The tummy
  • Any other area where there are skin issues

How does the Candela GentleYAG laser work?

As you relax, the SoCal Lazer & Medi-Spa provider will use the Candela GentleYAG treatment device to deliver several invisible laser pulses move through the skin, down to the deeper layers of the dermis. You may experience a warming sensation during the treatment, which may be interspersed with a feeling of mild snapping. Most patients don’t find the treatment uncomfortable, and the treatments are usually very well tolerated.

Generally, we will do three to five 45 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 sometimes it feels more like a rubber band snapped gently on the skin and is very comfortable and tolerable.

How many Candela GentleYAG laser treatments are needed?

The number of treatments needed varies by patient and specific skin issues. Most patients need three to five sessions, each of which lasts for around 45 minutes. The treatments are generally spaced about a month apart.

Most patients see optimal results three to six months after their final treatment. However, you’re likely to see great improvements as early as one or two weeks after your second treatment.

What is OxyGeneo™?

OxyGeneo™ is a specialized approach to skincare that delivers three essential treatments to your skin at once. OxyGeneo is inspired by natural hot springs, which are well known for skin oxygenation. The OxyGeneo process exfoliates dead skin and then infuses your skin with the nutrients it needs to look its very best.

What is the OxyGeneo treatment process like?

The OxyGeneo treatment is easy to use and is quick. The OxyGeneo treatment is done as a “walk in, walk out” treatment that takes just minutes in most cases. Single-use, disposable consumables are used to maintain the cleanest and most hygienic treatment process. There’s also no pain involved in the treatment process. You can combine the OxyGeneo treatment with other aesthetic treatments like the Candela GentleYAG laser for even greater skin benefits if desired.

When Will I See Results?

Results with the GentleYAG are more predictable than with radio-frequency treatments such as Thermage. Optimal results are usually seen about 90 days to 6 months after the fourth treatment, but may be seen in as little as 1-2 weeks after the second treatment. The laser produces tightening of the skin, reduced wrinkles, improvement in elasticity, improvement in skin texture, pore size and skin smoothness. While skin tightening with the GentleYAG is not a substitute for a face lift, it is an alternative to one.

Patients who are not ready for face lift surgery or do not desire it may find this just what they are looking for. If you plan on having a face lift, GentleYAG treatments can be used in conjunction to improve the quality of the skin, something face lift surgery cannot do.

Am I a Good Candidate for GentleYAG Skin Tightening?

The GentleYAG may be used as a stand-alone procedure or combined with our other advanced skin rejuvenation procedures such as fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic. The GentleYAG 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.

What Has Been the Feedback From Patients You Have Treated?

Patients like how their skin feels smoother after treatment with the GentleYAG. They report decreased pore size, decreased lines around the eyes, even lines in the treated areas and improved skin texture.

Patients who have responded poorly to radio-frequency treatments have seen substantial benefit with the GentleYAG. Patients love it, our staff loves it. The key advantage to this procedure is no downtime, and one can have the treatment done in an hour and be back to work or play.