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Does the "Candela's GentleYag Laser" or the Candela and V-beam work for wrinkles and skin tightening?


I would like to get rid of facial fine lines.  One doctor's office uses the "Candela's GentleYag Laser" or the Candela and V-beam. Do either of these products 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

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