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GentleYAG – Laser Skin Tightening in Orange County

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GentleYag Laser for Skin TighteningThe GentleYAG laser is an Nd:YAG laser that can successfully tighten skin and stimulate collagen production in the skin with No Down Time!

It can even safely treat tan* and dark skin.

Treatments take as little as 10-20 minutes but may be longer depending on the area treated. You can even have a treatment during your lunch break and return to work looking fine.

The GentleYAG tightens by heating the underlying layers in the skin and stimulating the formation of new collagen, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. Six (6) treatments are recommended.

Skin Tightening & Rejuvenation with GentleYAG

The GentleYAG's patented epidermal cooling system protects the skin surface with every laser pulse allowing for quick results and patient comfort. Only the skin beneath the surface is affected by the laser. This results in firmer, tighter skin and a more youthful appearance.

A Nationally Recognized Leader

Dr. Lorrie Klein's rare combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility puts her at the forefront of dermatologists nationwide. Dr. Klein's reputation for providing natural-looking results is why she's the choice of women and men from throughout Southern California and beyond.

Dr. Lorrie Klein

Dr. Klein prefers the GentleYAG Laser to Thermage® for the following reasons:

Thermage® GentleYAG®
Radiofrequency   ND-YAG laser
Requires narcotic painkillers   Does not require pain medication
1 hour or longer   Time to treat face: 20-30 minutes
May cause fat atrophy, resulting in dents in skin   Does not affect the fat layer of the skin
Results are often not noticed and mediocre at best   Expect 20-80% tightening after 6 treatments

When GentleYAG is combined with Fraxel Laser Treatment or Photo Facials, results become additive and go beyond what either laser can do individually. We recommend combining a package of each for optimal rejuvenation (see reverse side.) Another advantage of combining these treatments is that during the summer months and at times when no down time is especially important, the GentleYAG treatments can be done.

GentleYAG for Skin Tightening

Before & After Photos
Before & After Photo Gallery
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Preparation and during your procedure

A topical anesthetic gel may be recommended prior to your treatment. Treatments are well tolerated. The feeling has been described as being snapped by a rubber band or as a slight stinging sensation. Following treatment the area may feel warm or sting slightly, like a sunburn.


Use sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher on the treated areas for at least 2 weeks. Makeup may be worn immediately after treatment. Use gentle cleansers for several days.

Real Patients. Real Results.

We provide photos of our patients because we think the results speak for themselves. Browse our digital photo gallery of real patients online to discover the possibilities.

Before & After Photo Gallery

Side Effects

Risks are minimal. Side effects may include redness, swelling and blistering, which may last several days. Other potential side effects include: hyperpigmentation (brown discoloration), hypopigmentation (loss of skin color), facial hair loss and purpura (bruise) in the treated area— which may last several days to weeks or longer. Permanent side effects are rare.

* Skin should not be recently tanned (do not tan for 2 weeks before or after treatment)

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