What is SkinTyte?
The SkinTyte treatment is based on the principle of selective thermolysis. It utilizes pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. SkinTyte is a nonsurgical treatment that can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance.
Am I a Candidate for SkinTyte?
The SkinTyte procedure is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. 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, and arms. You should consult with your physician regarding the treatment options that are best for you.
How Does SkinTyte Work?
SkinTyte laser treatments utilize infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. This process promotes partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. The heat also initiates the body’s natural healing 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 with a comfortable and safe procedure.
Skin Tightening Procedure
The SkinTyte light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your physician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas. 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, the actual time will depend on the area treated.
How Many Laser Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient. Your physician can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your physician may also combine SkinTyte with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
Recovery After Skin Tightening
You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after treatment and this should return to normal within minutes. Since the SkinTyte procedure is non-invasive there is no downtime. You can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.
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 physician can also recommend an at-home skin care regimen if desired.
SkinTyte procedure results may vary from patient to patient. Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information on SkinTyte laser treatments, contact Elite Plastic Surgery. Call us at (616) 459-1907 to schedule a consultation. Our practice serves Grand Rapids, Byron Center and surrounding areas in Michigan.