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Are there any side effects or concerns with Candela’s GentleYag Laser?

Q:

I am thinking of trying the Candela's GentleYag Laser treatments, but I cannot find any documentation in regards to side effects or warnings.  Please advise.  

A:

The side effects of the Candela's GentleYag Laser are minimal and infrequent with proper patient selection and utilization. Please consider having your procedure done by one of the many Laser experts that are members of the ASAPS. They should easily be able to address your concerns and answer your questions.

Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

In my spa we use Candela's GentleYag laser for both laser skin tightening and laser hair removal for people with darker skin types. We have found the laser to be quite safe when used appropriately by trained technicians. The GentleYag is a wonderful laser, but like all lasers it has limitations. Be sure to visit a plastic surgeon-owned and operated medical spa/laser center with multiple lasers for the best results.

M.M. Law, MD

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