SkinTyte (used to achieve skin firming) is a non-invasive, no downtime, aesthetic procedure that uses light to heat the deep layer in the skin, activating the body's repair response to make and remodel collagen. Over time, this process reduces the appearance of loose, saggy, lax skin. The SkinTyte treatment is based on the principle of selective photothermolysis and utilizes pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. SkinTyte can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a more youthful appearance.
How does SkinTyte work?
As our skin ages, its base foundation known as the dermal matrix begins to lose its tight, interwoven structure as some of its elastin and collagen strands become stretched. There is also a decreased production of collagen and elastin. The SkinTyte procedure utilizes infrared thermal energy to deeply heat collagen in the dermis. The heat also initiates the body's natural healing or repair process, which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during, and after each pulse providing the patient a comfortable and safe procedure.
Who should consider SkinTyte?
The procedure is recommended for those who desire mild to moderate, noticeable skin improvement, without surgery.
What is the treatment like?
The SkinTyte light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. Typically, a topical anesthetic is not used. However, your clinician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure the best results. While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30-45 minutes, the actual time will depend on the volume of the area treated.
How much downtime will there be after treatment?
The SkinTyte treatment is non-invasive so there is no downtime. Patients are able to immediately resume their normal activities and even apply makeup or sunscreen after each session with no visible signs of treatment. You may experience some mild redness in the treated area, but this will fade away within minutes post treatment.
What areas can be treated?
SkinTyte treatments are safe for all skin colors 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, thighs, hands and arms. You should consult with your practitioner regarding the treatment options that are best for you.
How many treatments will I need before I begin to see results?
3-5 treatment sessions are often recommended to achieve maximum collagen rebuilding and skin firming, but your practitioner can work with you on a personalized treatment plan. Patients may see immediate firming results right after treatment, but the full effect of improvement is achieved several months after treatment as collagen continues to rebuild.
What aftercare do I need?
No special skin care regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. Your practitioner can also recommend a home skin care regimen if desired.
Am I able to have other laser or light treatments with SkinTyte?
Yes, there are many procedures that your practitioner may recommend to you to have in tandem with SkinTyte.