What is longer lasting effects and does a better job, the scion laser used in Skintyte or Candela Gentle Yag laser?? Which is less painful?
Which is the Best Skin Tightner -Skintyte by Scion or Candela Gentle Yag Laser?
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GentleYag Great for Skin Tightening
We use Candela's GentleYag in our office for skin tightening and the patients are very pleased with the results. We have settings that make the treatment virtually painless while still achieving excellent results. In general, patients do a series of a few treatments (spaced 2-4 weeks apart) for optimal results. This treatment is not for everyone and so it is important to consult with a board-certified dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon who has experience with laser skin tightening. Click on the link below to watch a video demonstration of the Candela GentleYag.
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Best Skin Tightening Laser - my opinion
The SkinTyte system is the most advanced tissue tightening device available on the market today. A tightening effect will be visible immediately and skin will continue to firm throughout the month. A series of three to five treatments at four to six week intervals will deliver the most noticeable results of smoother, tighter skin. Improvements in the skin’s elasticity will continue over the next six months.
One of the advantages of the Sciton Laser is the ability to also treat using their BBL "forever young" settings. Forever Young BBL (Broad Band Light) Optimally delivers and visible light of many wavelengths to the epidermis and dermis. This increases the lifespan and ability of skin cells to produce more collagen and elasticity similar to a more youthful cell by making changes at the DNA level. A Stanford University Groundbreaking Research Study, the first of its kind , demonstrated that BBL treatments can restore gene expression pattern of aged human skin to resemble young skin. Results: Over 1,000 gene expressions became “rejuvenated” to be more like youthful skin resulting in more elasticity and more uniform collagen deposition; leading to improvements in fine wrinkles and pigmentation. – This increases the lifespan and ability of skin cells to produce more collagen and elasticity similar to a more youthful cell by making changes at the DNA level. Clinically the skin looks and feels smoother and more youthful.
In addition to the BBL using the SkinTyte settings also Optimally delivers Infrared and visible light to the epidermis and dermis. Infrared light is used to heat the dermal collagen which responds by becomes thicker. This in turn reduces wrinkles and causes skin firming. Typically a series of treatments weeks apart give the best results and maintained with yearly treatments. The best news is that there is no down time and easily tolerated with by itself or with topical anesthetics. See below link for more information.
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