Improve Skin Laxity with SkinTyte™ by Sciton
Beautiful, firm, youthful skin with is the goal of many men and women. Changes in our skin due the aging process, health, or environmental factors can leave us with skin that begins to sag and become more lax over time. SkinTyte™ by Sciton is a non-invasive treatment used to address skin laxity and sagging.
SkinTyte™ is a non-invasive treatment used to address skin laxity and sagging. It can be used on any area of the body where increased firmness is desired, such as the face, neck, abdomen, arms, and thighs. A handheld device delivers infrared energy through a series of gentle pulses to heat the soft tissue deep below the surface of the skin. The process causes collagen to contract and the body to initiate its natural healing process. The treatment is typically performed three to six times over the course of several months.
How does SkinTyte™ work?
Through a handheld device, SkinTyte™ delivers infrared energy through a series of gentle pulses to heat the soft tissue deep below the surface of the skin. The process causes collage to contact and body to initiate its natural healing process and improving firmness.
What does the SkinTyte™ treatment feel like?
SkinTyte™ light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however you may use one on more sensitive areas. While the face and neck can typically be treated in 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the area treated.
Who performs the SkinTyte™ treatment?
Our highly experienced laser specialists; PA, Katie Goodwin, MSN, Dawn Borreson, and RN, Sarah Lane perform our SkinTyte™ treatments.
What should I expect after the SkinTyte™ treatment?
You may experience mild redness in the treated area immediate following your treatment, but this typically only last for several minutes. There is no downtime and you may resume your regular routine immediately following your appointment. Makeup and sunscreen may also be used immediately following your SkinTyte™ procedure.
What results should I expect from SkinTyte™?
Results may vary. The SkinTyte™ procedure is recommended for patients who want moderate, noticeable skin improvement without undergoing surgery. Full results can take up to 4 months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.
What areas can be treated with SkinTyte™?
SkinTyte™ is safe for all skin tones and can be performed on any area of the body where improvement in firmness is desired. Popular areas are the face, and neck. Consult with your laser specialist to determine which treatment options are best for you.
How many SkinTyte™ treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required varies by individual, and our laser specialists will personalize a treatment plan based on your own goals for your skin.
What aftercare do I need following SkinTyte™?
No special skin regimen is required after your treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from sun damage with a good sunscreen. Our skin care director, Lisa Perdue, will be happy to design an aftercare skin care program just for you.
Do you offer alternatives to SkinTyte™ for lifting and firming the skin?
We offer several different alternatives for lifting and tightening the skin depending on your specific needs. Ultherapy is another non-surgical alternative for lifting the skin of the face that uses ultra-sound technology; Exilis Ultra uses radio frequency technology to help firm and tighten skin that has become lax and is appropriate for all areas of the body. All of your options for improving the tone and texture of your skin will be discussed with you during your consultation.
For more information about SkinTyte™ or other options offered and the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, please contact Dr. Steven Ringler at 616.328.8800