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Does the "Candela's GentleYag Laser" or the Candela and V-beam work for wrinkles and skin tightening?
Yes, both these products can be effective in the ablation of fine lines or wrinkles. However, you may require more than one treatment/setting. Consider a second opinion regarding your concerns with one of the many members of the ASAPS. They are experts at skin care and rejuvenation.
Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS
The Candela GentleYag laser provides wonderful skin tightening of the face and body in the appropriate candidate. The V-beam is a pulsed dye laser. It is wonderful for treating rosacea and spider veins, and in my practice we use it on surgical scars to speed healing. However, the V-Beam is not an ideal laser for skin tightening.
M.M. Law, MD