Skin Tightening

Nonablative (non-surgical) skin tightening is one of the latest, most cutting edge procedures in aesthetic medicine. A combination approach using multiple laser wavelengths provides an overall improvement in appearance and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.


  • How does the laser skin tightening/wrinkle reduction procedure work?

    Nonablative (non-surgical) skin tightening is one of the latest, most cutting edge procedures in aesthetic medicine.  A combination approach using multiple laser wavelengths provides an overall improvement in appearance and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.  The GentleYag "tightens" by heating the underlying layers in the skin and forming new collagen resulting in smoother, younger looking skin. The GentleYAG's patented epidermal cooling system allows a pre and post spray to cool and protect the skin with every laser pulse allowing the skin to contract on a permanent or semi-permanent basis.

  • Is it safe?

    Laser skin tightening is a safe and low-risk procedure.  However, there is an inherent risk with any laser procedure.  At Laser Enhanced Therapies, we maximize your safety and comfort by using the most advanced, state-of-the-art laser technology and procedure guidelines, as well as our professional experience as registered nurses.

  • How long does the procedure take?

    The actual skin tightening procedure takes between 20 and 30 minutes depending on the area being treated.  Most clients choose to numb the area with a topical numbing cream prior to treatment.  A typical skin tightening procedure involves the following regimen:  One of our technicians provides a complimentary mini-microdermabrasion to the treatment area.  The technician then applies a thick layer of numbing cream to the area.  The numbing cream is left on the skin for an hour in order to ensure that it is absorbed.  After that hour, the cream is removed and the skin is cleaned.  Finally, our experienced nurse and laser technician, Toni Dardeno, performs the treatment with our GentleYag laser.  The entire procedure with numbing takes approximately an hour and forty-five minutes.

  • What can I expect after my treatment?

    Laser skin tightening treatments result in little redness.  Because the redness is so mild, patients often choose to receive treatments during their lunch breaks.

  • How many treatments will I need before I start seeing results?

    A series of 4-6 treatments spaced one month apart is recommended. Oftentimes my clients will begin seeing subtle differences just before their third treatment.  Collagen remodeling is a slow process, however.  Clients will continue to see improvement up to 6 months after their final treatment.

  • Why use the GentleYag for skin tightening?

    The GentleYag is an Nd:Yag (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet) laser that has a 1064 nm wavelength.  The laser beam is able to penetrate deep enough into the skin to induce an effect in the dermis (where collagen production takes place) without harming the epidermis (the top layer of skin).  Unlike ablative lasers and non-ablative fractional lasers, there is no downtime with the Yag - so you can have your treatment during your lunch break.  In addition, the Yag is has a high safety profile.  There is minimal risk of complications with treatment.


We offer free consultations to anyone interested in our services.  During your consultation, you and your technician can discuss what you hope to accomplish and how our services can make you feel better and look great.  A consultation is not always necessary, and many clients choose to just begin treatment.  If getting to our office is a problem, we can schedule a phone consultation - although please keep in mind that it is often necessary to see the client in person.

*Option to Numb Prior to Treatment. For certain laser treatments, we offer the option to the numb the treatment area with Lidocaine 2.5% and Prilocaine 2.5% numbing cream.  This enables us to treat sensitive areas of the body without any discomfort for our clients.  Numbing for Wrinkle Reduction or Skin Tightening is done on-site after a microdermabrasion (visit our skin tightening/wrinkle reduction page for more information).  Numbing for laser hair removal can be done on-site by one of our technicians or off-site by the client before their appointment.  For more information about numbing prior to laser hair removal, visit our laser hair removal page.

Cancellation Policy: Your treatments are reserved especially for you.  We value your business and ask that you respect our clinic's scheduling policies.  Should you need to cancel or reschedule, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance.  Any cancellations with less than a 24 hour notice are subject to a cancellation fee of $25.  This includes free consultations.  We recognize that the time of our clients and staff is valuable, and we have implemented this policy for this reason.  When you book an appointment with us, you are agreeing to this policy.  All services require credit card or gift certificate information to guarantee a reservation.  You will not be billed unless you fail to provide sufficient notice of a cancellation.  Alternately, clients may provide a $25 deposit in the form of cash, check, or credit card which will be applied to their visit or refunded to them at check-out.

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