The 1064 nm GentleYAG can be used to treat the side effects of collagen loss in the face and body and is well complemented by common methods for removal of light-induced skin aging in aesthetic dermatology, thereby producing a synergistic effect. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that an equivalent result can be achieved by reducing the treatment intervals from four weeks to one week, as described in previous case studies.
Laser-based skin-tightening procedures have recently gained in popularity. Noninvasive skin tightening is characterized as an efficient, low-risk procedure that enables patients to spend only limited time away from their professional and social life and therefore also decreases indirect costs. The decisive factor for patients, however, is the possibility of undergoing a face-lift without the need for a scalpel. Selective heating of the collagen coating results in the contraction of the skin followed by collagen neogenesis—an effect that may be visible as early as eight weeks to four to six months after the treatment. Combination therapy may be used to help further improve and accelerate the results, thereby increasing the compliance and satisfaction of the patients.
Eva Messeritsch, M.D.
Dermatology and Venerology
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