The GentleMax Pro Laser Treatment is a unique facial skin tightening and rejuvenation option that produces dramatic results. Laser skin tightening effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles, loose and sagging skin for a smoother and more youthful appearance. It’s a minimally invasive, non-surgical process so there’s absolutely no downtime!
The laser infrared light beam penetrates deep into skin tissues and a controlled amount of heat affects the collagen under the skin’s surface, causing it to tighten. Dr. Mylissa’s Medical Boutique in Delray Beach, Florida is proud to offer GentleMax Pro laser treatment to smooth and rejuvenate your facial skin. For more information call (561)-330-9444 or contact us by filling out our simple online form.
- 1 About GentleMax Pro
- 2 Fitzpatrick Skin Types
- 3 Benefits of Laser Skin Tightening
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Preparation
- 7 Procedure
- 8 Recovery & Results
- 9 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 10 Cost of Skin Tightening in Delray Beach, FL
- 11 References
About GentleMax Pro
Leading aesthetic device developer Candela brings us GentleMax Pro, a dual wavelength laser with a multitude of applications. The GentleMax Pro contains two separate laser heads (Alexandrite and Nd:YAG) that create a single, combined beam of high-intensity light. This beam penetrates deep into the skin tissue, delivering controlled heat energy. As well as skin tightening, the platform can be used to treat many other conditions, including the following.
- Hair Reduction
- Pigmented Lesions
- Facial Redness
- Vascular Lesions
- Port Wine Stains
At Dr. Mylissa’s Medical Boutique, we focus on providing the very best in facial skin tightening! Common areas of skin laxity in the face include the nasolabial folds (between the nose and the mouth), jowls, and so-called “double chin”. GentleMax Pro treatment is so effective because it uses two different wavelengths of laser energy, 755 nm and 1064 nm. These wavelengths are both commonly used in aesthetic procedures as they are non-ablative, meaning they don’t damage the outermost layer of the skin, or epidermis. What’s great about GentleMax Pro, is that the epidermis is actually protected by a built-in cooling system in the device!
How Does Laser Treatment Tighten Skin?
Laser energy creates heat, and skin heating is the key to the GentleMax Pro’s success! Focused laser energy narrows down the treatment area precisely, targeting looser skin. Because of its accuracy, the surrounding skin tissue is not affected. As the skin is heated, it causes a collagen response. Neocollagenesis (the process of making new collagen) helps to smooth, tighten, and support the skin from the inside out. This is because chemical proteins released by cells help the body to make new collagen and induce tissue remodeling. Studies show that combination laser treatments cause the body to continue to remodel the skin 6–12 months after treatment, and that regular treatments get even better results. (1)
With GentleMax Pro, the deeper dermis is reconfigured, but the protective outer layer of skin, the epidermis, is unaffected. This means patients can enjoy a comfortable procedure and a shorter, simpler recovery!
Fitzpatrick Skin Types
The Fitzpatrick Scale is a skin pigmentation classification system used by providers to optimize treatment. Interestingly, the creators of emoji characters use it, so you’ll also see its range if you use emojis on your phone! It’s important to differentiate skin tones because some aesthetic treatments are a better fit than others for certain skin types. For instance, certain skin treatments, such as microdermabrasion, are more likely to result in darker patches for patients with a darker skin type. The scale looks at skin coloration, and how the skin is affected by ultraviolet light from the sun. Find out your Fitzpatrick Skin Type below!
The Fitzpatrick Scale
- Type I: Always burns, never tans (palest skin type)
- Type II: Usually burns, tans minimally (light colored but darker than fair)
- Type III: Sometimes mild sunburn, tans uniformly (golden honey or olive)
- Type IV: Burns minimally, always tans well (moderate brown)
- Type V: Very rarely burns, tans very easily (dark brown, black)
Already know that laser skin tightening is right for you? Start by arranging your personal consultation with us!
Benefits of Laser Skin Tightening
With two wavelengths of laser energy, GentleMax Pro laser treatment benefits patients of all skin types. And as the scientists at Candela say themselves, with this platform, you really do get the best of both worlds! The 755 nm laser wavelength is optimal for skin types I-III, while the 1064 nm wavelength is ideal for skin types IV-VI, making it one of the most versatile aesthetic laser platforms available.
Amazing Results with GentleMaxPro
Many people want smoother, tighter skin without resorting to drastic, costly measures like a face lift. With GentleMax Pro, treatment is not only aesthetically effective, it’s cost-effective too! Targeted areas are customized and anatomically appropriate, ranging from 1.5-26 mm, and there are fewer laser pulses. What does this mean? Fewer pulses mean the job gets done faster, and you’ll be more comfortable compared to other laser treatments. What’s more, compared to other laser treatments, non-ablative lasers like GentleMax are not only less aggressive but also stimulate collagen and elastin to firm the skin. Over time, this stimulation makes the skin firmer. The high-performance system uses the latest in laser technology to tighten skin, clear imperfections, and help you feel more confident with your complexion. Plus, you can schedule a series of multiple treatments for the ultimate non-ablative facial rejuvenation!
Skin tightening treatments with GentleMax Pro are suitable for patients of all skin types. So, if you’re looking for a non-surgical way to achieve smoother, rejuvenated skin, this could be the right choice. Similarly, the GentleMax Pro is also very effective for hair removal, and the treatment of age spots, sun spots, benign pigmented lesions, and uneven skin tone. Laser therapy may not be suitable in the following circumstances.
- If you have an active infection in the area
- If you have a skin disorder
- If you have a serious medical condition
- If you are pregnant
To find out if laser skin tightening is a good fit for your needs, please contact us to book a personal consultation.
Dr. Mylissa’s dedicated team wants you to receive the most effective skin-tightening treatment. And the first stage of any beauty treatment is a thorough skin assessment at a personal consultation. We invite you to book a one-on-one consultation at our Delray beach location. At that time, we’ll take down some of your relevant health details and medical history and thoroughly examine the areas of your skin. We will note any facial skin laxity and examine the places where wrinkles have developed on your face. Once this is complete, we will schedule your appointment.
Before your treatment session, it’s important to follow our directions closely to ensure you maximize your results.
- Avoid the sun as much as possible.
- Use broad-spectrum SPF sunscreen while outside.
- Don’t use sunbeds, sun showers, or other tanning methods.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing as the treatment may get warm.
- Cleanse your face before your treatment, but come to your session makeup- and product-free.
If you take anti-inflammatory medications (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) or blood thinners, please tell us. We may ask you to stop using these before coming to see us for your treatment, as they can interfere with its effectiveness.
Every laser skin tightening procedure will look slightly different, depending on the area(a) of your face you want to address. Most sessions are less than an hour long from start to finish. You will sit comfortably on our treatment chair and we will provide eye protection for you to wear for the duration of the procedure. Then, your provider will make passes over the problem areas with the GentleMax Pro handpiece to saturate the target area with varying levels of high-intensity light. Once your session is complete, you will be able to leave immediately afterward!
Recovery & Results
Recovery from non-ablative laser skin tightening is very easy! At first, you can expect your skin to feel slightly tender, which is a similar feeling to having a sunburn. Discomfort is minimized by the use of the device’s built-in cooling system, which protects the uppermost layer of the skin from damage. The time you wait to get noticeable results will depend on the reason for your treatment and the number of treatments you receive. And with skin tightening, collagen and elastin production is not immediate. However, over the coming days and weeks your body will start to produce more of these molecules to help firm, tighten, and tone your skin!
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Fibroblast Skin Tightening
Fibroblasts are connective tissue-forming cells. And with plasma fibroblast skin tightening, patients can target a variety of skin conditions including sagging, wrinkles, and poor skin elasticity. Using a special pen-like device, your provider induces tiny micro-injuries to stimulate the release of fibroblasts that remodel the surface of the skin, making it tighter and smoother. The procedure is minimally-invasive and does not involve any long skin incisions or stitches.
BTL Exilis Ultra Skin Tightening
The Exilis Ultra is another skin-tightening device, but unlike the GentleMax Pro, it uses fat-burning radiofrequency and ultrasound to lift and tighten many areas throughout the body. With a 30-60 minute treatment session, patients can enjoy a treatment that encourages new collagen production and enhanced tissue remodeling, for tighter, smoother skin. And best of all, there’s absolutely no downtime required! Common treatment areas include under the chin, the upper arms, the lower back, and the buttocks.
Botox & Dermal Fillers
Botox is the go-to treatment for dynamic wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, and is a great compliment to many of our services. As well as the classic Botox beauty treatment, we also offer dermal fillers. If your face has lost its youthful volume, and you’re seeing one too many wrinkles around your nose and mouth, consider treatment with hyaluronic acid-based filler Juvéderm. And if submental fat is causing a double chin, ask about effective fat-melting treatment with deoxycholic acid-based filler Kybella.
Cost of Skin Tightening in Delray Beach, FL
The cost of your customized treatment with GentleMax Pro will depend on the areas you want to treat. We will be happy to provide a quote at your consultation. Book your appointment with us in beautiful Delray Beach by calling (561)-330-9444, and experience smoother, tighter skin you can be proud of!
To read more about skin tightening and our other face and body services, please visit Dr. Mylissa’s blog!
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- Heidari Beigvand H, Razzaghi M, Rostami-Nejad M, et al. Assessment of Laser Effects on Skin Rejuvenation. Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences. 2020;11(2):212-219. doi:10.34172/jlms.2020.35