Time and gravity are not very kind to our looks. Sagging skin, wrinkles, and folds are some of the most common skin concerns. Surgery and other invasive procedures that require downtime and recovery are expensive and not possible for everyone. Luckily, SkinTyte™, a groundbreaking laser treatment, can improve the appearance of loose skin in unwanted areas throughout the body.
SkinTyte laser treatments utilize broadband infrared light technology from our Sciton Joule X laser to effectively reduce laxity within the skin. This innovative technology selectively heats the dermal collagen deep in your skin to tighten tissue and stimulate collagen growth while also continuously protecting the upper epidermis layer so that typically no pain is felt by the patient. It’s great for sagging skin around the jawline, neck, arms, and abdomen.
What can SkinTyte do?
What is the treatment like?
A gel will be applied over the treatment area before starting a SkinTyte treatment. Then the laser delivers light energy 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. If receiving treatment around the jawline and neck, men with facial hair should shave the day of treatment.
What should I expect after treatment?
Patients may experience some mild redness or look flushed immediately after a treatment, but this will resolve within a few hours. If desired, makeup can be worn right away. Patients may return to normal activity following the treatment but are advised to limit sun exposure.
It takes about two to four months for the collagen to renew itself and increase its production for more youthful-looking skin. A single session will produce tightness and firmness that you can see. Some patients, depending on their skin goals, may need multiple treatments over the course of a few months for best results.
SkinTyte is not recommended for those with autoimmune disorders, those who have taken Accutane in the past six months, women who are pregnant, or those who cannot limit sun exposure following the treatment.
Your results can last several years, but most providers will recommend an annual maintenance treatment to ensure lasting results. If you’d love to have tighter, firmer, more youthful skin but don’t want to deal with downtime or expensive surgery, SkinTyte may be the solution for you! Call The Aesthetic Center at 563-584-3444 to schedule your free consultation!