The SkinTyte™ treatment is based on the principle of selective thermolysis and uses pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. SkinTyte™ can be administered quickly and comfortably with minimal downtime in most cases. The end result is a more youthful, tighter appearance for most patients. SkinTyte™ treatments are generally 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.
How It Works
The SkinTyte™ procedure utilizes 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 you with a more comfortable and safer procedure.
The SkinTyte™ light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses, usually without the need for a topical anesthetic. Most patients describe the treatment as feeling similar to a hot stone massage. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area until adequate temperature is achieved. The face and neck can typically be treated within 30 minutes while larger areas such as the abdomen may take longer.
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and the clinician can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. It is also possible to combine SkinTyte™ with other popular aesthetic procedures to further customize your treatment.
You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after and this normally subsides within a few minutes. Since the SkinTyte™ procedure is noninvasive, there is minimal downtime so most patients are able to resume regular activities, as well as apply topical products, makeup and sunscreen following their session.
No special skin care regimen is required following the treatment, however, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. SkinTyte™ procedure results vary from patient to patient with most people noticing skin improvement and tightening within 4-6 weeks*. Full results often take up to 6-9 months* as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.