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Which is the Best Skin Tightner -Skintyte by Scion or Candela Gentle Yag Laser?

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?

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GentleYag Great for Skin Tightening

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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. 


New York Dermatologist
4.5 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Best Skin Tightening Laser - my opinion

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After researching  both of these devices we decided on the Sciton SkinTyte device and have had excellent results from most treated. Since the SkinTyte procedure is noninvasive, you can resume your normal activities immediately following treatment. There will be minimal discomfort during the SkinTyte laser procedure and topical anesthetics and local cooling will minimize any discomfort. The Sciton BBL hand piece has a large cooling sapphire crystal that keeps the skin cool and protects against discomfort. In addition, a range of energy and adjustments can be made to your comfort. The more energy you can tolerate, the better the results will be. During your treatment, there will be heat applied specifically to the dermal skin layer and you may feel a slight sunburn effect. Immediately afterwards, a tight feeling may be noticeable but no significant discomfort will be felt.
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.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

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