ND:Yag Skin Tightening

ND:Yag Skin Tightening at a Glance

Best Results 2-6 Treatments
Duration of Results 6 - 12 months
Treatment Recovery Same Day
Risks & Complications Minimal
Anaesthetic None
Procedure Time 15-30 Minutes
Skin Specialist Therapist
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The natural ageing process, along with sun damage, causes collagen fibres to stretch and degrade like worn rubber bands, resulting in less elastic, weaker skin that eventually droops and sags. ND: YAG Skin Tightening addresses this problem by delivering light energy which is then converted to thermal energy, deep into the dermis. This deep layer of skin where collagen resides is then impacted in 2 ways;

  1. The existing collagen fibres in the treated area start to contract and plump up, which is what gives the immediate tightening effect,
  2. The skin cells that produce new collages are stimulated to switch on the production of new collagen, which will then mature over the next 90 days, causing the results to improve over the next few months. The result is a smoother, tighter, more toned look that occurs naturally.

Frequently Asked Questions

ND:Yag Skin Tightening treatments are available in Johannesburg at FourwaysParkhurstMorningside, BedfordviewWest Rand, Waterfall and Illovo as well as in Pretoria at Brooklyn and Irene and in the Western Cape at Cape QuarterClaremontConstantiaStellenboschWillowbridgePaarl, and in KwaZulu-Natal at BallitoDurban & Umhlanga.

The ND: Yag utilizes a 1064nm wavelength that is able to penetrate deep into the skin tissue, reaching the dermis. The tightening effects are immediate but the best results come down the line when the effects of collagen production become evident. The ND: Yag Laser provides a uniform distribution of energy for heating the deep dermis ensuring a uniform tightening over the treated area. One can see an immediate tightening effect after one treatment but the best results are seen after three treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart. ND: Yag Skin Tightening is safely performed on all skin types.

Some of the biggest advantages of ND: Yag Skin tightening are the following:

  • It is relatively painless.
  • The Laser contains a cooling device within the handpiece that continuously controls the temperature of the skin's surface.
  • It can be performed on all skin types.
  • There are no expensive disposables required for the treatment, making it quite affordable as compared to other Skin Tightening Treatments (such as many RF devices on the market).
  • There is no risk of skin irregularity because the treatment does not penetrate deeper than the dermis.
  • It can be combined with other treatments such as Carboxytherapy, Microdermabrasion, Transdermal Mesotherapy, HydraTouch Facial and Laser Genesis to achieve even more superior results.

The treatment is multi-functional as the Laser energy addresses most of the problems that ageing skin has, such as:

  • skin laxity and thinning skin
  • fine lines,
  • deeper wrinkles,
  • pores,
  • texture,
  • sallowness,
  • brown age spots

At Skin Renewal we have recognized this problem and have come up with customized solutions to make it more affordable by combining various treatment modalities in an affordable package over a period of 6 to 12 months. The beauty is that each treatment is accumulative.

With the advent of skin tightening devices, virtually any patient in their thirties or above can be a candidate for a little tightening and firming, and the younger the patient the better the result. Eight out of ten patients get noticeable improvement in skin laxity after their first treatment, and ten out of ten will be putting collagen "in the bank" for the future.

Perhaps even more promising is the idea that treating skin with lasers earlier on in the aging process - actually slow or prevent the skin from breaking down and appearing wrinkled and saggy later on in life.

Patients often complain of looking "old" and "jowly", largely because they have lost significant volume in and around the cheeks and jowls, causing them to "sink and sag." Sagging skin is one of the most significant contributors to facial aging. When the lower parts of the face start dropping, defy gravity, by having a skin tightening treatment with ND: Yag Skin Tightening, which heats up the collagen in the deep dermis and causes a tightening and lifting effect, enough to make a difference and restore the youthful contours to the face.

If one can keep one's skin firm and taught with collagen, then the sagging that takes place over time can be contained as tighter skin supports the face. The new concept today is to start with tightening rejuvenation treatments early so as to avoid or postpone surgical solutions for as long as possible.

Maintaining a young face isn't a sprint - it's a marathon. Rather than waiting until their problems are bothersome again, patients must appreciate that maintenance goes a long way, and treatments should be repeated for maintenance about 4 times a year after the initial result has been achieved.

The protocol methods for performing tissue tightening treatments have changed since the release of these devices and the results are very dependent on the number of treatments done.

Skin Renewal therapists have performed thousands of ND: Yag treatments for our patients with great results, and virtually no side effects. To evaluate results, we have patients come in for follow-up evaluations six months following the treatments.

Yes, all skin types including skin of colour can be safely treated.

Sharon Izak Elaine Chat staff ) WhatsApp