As we continue our journey through the aging process, one of the most prominent characteristics of getting old is sagging skin. There are quite a few procedures that can be used to tighten this skin, but can be invasive and cost thousands of dollars. A more affordable and non-invasive way way to see similar results is the Sciton SkinTyte laser.
What can SkinTyte do?
- Improve skin texture and smoothness
- Plump the skin
- Reduce and soften fine lines and wrinkles around the lips, mouth and eyes
- Increase jawline definition, improve jowls
- Create a more youthful looking face, neck and upper chest
- Improve skin laxity on the abdomen, thighs, arms, and knee
What is Skintyte?
The SkinTyte procedure uses infrared light technology to heat dermal collagen, causing partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. This process initiates the body’s natural healing process, which creates renewed collagen leading to increased skin firmness. Light energy is delivered to the skin in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses so topical anesthetic is not needed. The patient can look forward to firmer, tighter skin in the treatment area.
What is the treatment like?
The SkinTyte light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30 minutes, actual time will depend on the area treated.
What areas can be treated?
SkinTyte treatments are safe for all skin types and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin firmness is desired. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen, knees, thighs, and arms. We will be happy to consult with you regarding treatment options that are best for you.
How many treatments will I need?
A series of 3-6 treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart is typical of most patients. We will work with you to personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. We may also combine SkinTyte with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
Am I A Candidate?
SkinTyte is recommend in a series for patients with mild or moderate skin laxity who want to see improvement in the skin without surgery. As all skin is different, it is best to set up a consultation to decide what the best treatment plan is for your area of concern. This treatment can be performed on any area of the body and is safe for all skin types.
What aftercare do I need?
No special skincare regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use an appropriate sunscreen with a minimum of an SPF 30. We will also recommend an at home skincare regimen to compliment your treatment
What are the typical results of SkinTyte?
Most patients experience smoother, tighter, glowing skin after only one treatment, however marked improvement in skin texture and firmness are generally observed in approximately three to five sessions spaced one month apart. After the initial set of treatment sessions your skincare specialist may recommend follow-up visits to achieve optimal results. SkinTyte is a great standalone treatment, but can also be combined with other treatments such as CoolSculpting, BBL or Mirco-needling to offer amazing youthful results.