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Skin Tightening

skin tightening

The Skin Tightening YAG Laser is performed using intense light technology to penetrate the layers of the skin. When the laser heat hits the deeper layers of the skin it causes it to contract, this allows collagen production to be boosted, resulting in the excess collagen to create tighter, firmer skin in the treated areas. This treatment can be used on the body such as the buttock, legs, arms, abdomen, neck, and the face. Central Wellness uses Skin Tightening with YAG Laser to help minimize signs of aging and tightens sagging or loose skin. This helps clients to have smoother, more taut skin while mitigating the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re noticing wrinkles form due to sagging skin, a Skin Tightening treatment with the YAG Laser is an amazing procedure to consider. This treatment works on men and women of all ages with a variety of skin types and tones and all areas of the body.
Each are that is treated takes anywhere from 30-45 minutes.
This is a laser and is attracted to melanin. No sun exposure to areas of treatment for 2 weeks prior and post.

The most common side effects of laser skin tightening treatment are swelling and redness of the skin at the treatment site, which typically lasts up to 24 hours. The skin in the area is also likely to feel warm, much like the feeling that is experienced when the skin has a minor sunburn.

Depending on the severity of the condition being treated, patients may require a series of 4 – 6 treatments to achieve optimal results. The treatment will stimulate new collagen production, but as the aging process continues, collagen will continue to break down. For this reason, it is recommended that patients schedule periodical maintenance treatments every quarter to maintain desired results.

Botox on board 14 days prior the skin tightening treatment as well chemical peels, and MicroNeedling, and fillers are for after the series treatment

Day of appointment, you’ll want to bathe having clean skin free of lotions, oils, serums, and products. If you’re treating an area that has a lot of hair, you will be asked to shave before your appointment, as the laser works with high levels of heat. Three days pre-treatment you should stop using products that cause photosensitivity such as retinoid, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide.

Your treatment will begin with a consultation, review of your medical history to determine if you’re a candidate for Skin Tightening with YAG Laser, and photo’s. The treatment plan will be review for future appointments and products to use post care.

The area being lasered will be cleaned and prepped using alcohol so that the laser can penetrate the deeper layers of skin. Although you may see flashes of light, your eyes will be protected during the Skin Tightening treatment with protective eyewear.

Post-treatment you may experience some swelling or mild redness of the area, however, it subsides after several hours and doesn’t require downtime for recovery. Clients report a feeling similar to sunburn or razor burn for the few hours following the skin tightening treatment. Multiple treatments are required to see the optimal effects of skin tightening and dramatic results.

Pre & Post Care

Before scheduling your appointment check list.

Schedule your injectable appointment at least 3 weeks before a special event.

It is recommended to discontinue the use of Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Please consult with your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.

Avoid alcohol and caffeine 24 hours before your appointment.

It is recommended that you wait a minimum of 2 weeks post any facial aesthetic treatments with laser, ultrasound, peels, radio frequency, and microneedle.

All Vaccinations play a role in facial aesthetics. Please make sure you are 3 weeks pre and or post on all vaccinations.

It is important not to have a cold/flu, bacterial, or fungal infection, or be taking any antibiotics. If you have a cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you please reschedule your appointment until it resolves, for the very best results.

We recommend eating a healthy meal and water before treatment to prevent feeling lightheaded.

Unfortunately, we can’t consider you for Botox™ if you’re pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding. Botox™ is not for anyone with any autoimmune disorders, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or Muscular Dystrophy.

You’ll receive a complete list of Pre-Care instructions during your consultation!

You can start to enjoy your Botox™  results as soon as 3 days, but indication is 14 days for maximum results.

While temporary redness, swelling, and minor bruising are expected, they can be relieved by applying ice to the affected area.

In the first six hours after treatment:

  • Do not touch or massage the injected area
  • Do not apply make up
  • Do not wear hats, wash, or blow-dry your hair
  • Do not shower
  • Avoid lying face down or leaning too far forward for any period of time.

Additional precautions:

  • Avoid air travel for 24 hours
  • Avoid exercise and excessive sweating for 3 days
  • Avoid laser or heated cosmetic treatments for at least 2 weeks
  • We’ll schedule a follow-up appointment 2 weeks after your treatment

You’ll receive a full list of Post-Care instructions before your Botox™ treatment. Our team is available 24/7 if you have a concern about any side effects, so please don’t hesitate to call!


The best time to give your skin the best care is now! Call 406.869.1066 or book your consultation online. Our experienced and friendly staff are waiting to help you reach your skin care goals!