Collagen is the most common protein in the human body. This abundant connective tissue holds the body together and is responsible for much of the natural volume of skin. Collagen also plays a key role in the process of replacing and restoring dead skin cells. Essentially, this protein helps to provide skin with its firm, youthful look.
As we age, the body naturally produces less collagen, and environmental factors like sun damage speed up this process. Postmenopausal women experience a particularly rapid loss of collagen, which leads to rapidly forming wrinkles and a loss of skin firmness. While it may be possible to slow this process through proper skincare, clinical procedures like SkinTyte are often the best option to reverse the loss of collagen.
What is SkinTyte?
SkinTyte uses pulsed light technology to deeply heat the skin. This helps to restore the body’s collagen, improving the skin’s firmness.
The SkinTyte procedure uses infrared energy to penetrate the upper layer of skin in a targeted trouble area. This infrared energy leads to the denaturation and contraction of collagen cells, essentially disrupting the collagen in your skin. This, combined with the heat produced by the procedure, triggers the body’s natural healing process, leading to improved collagen production.
Treatment also includes a cooling process which comfortably keeps the top layer of skin chilled while deeper layers of skin are heated.
Which Parts of the Body Can SkinTyte Treat?
While the most commonly treated areas are the neck, face, abdomen, and arms, SkinTyte can be used on any part of the body.
Unlike some treatments that can cause skin discoloration, SkinTyte is safe to use on patients of any skin tone.
How Many SkinTyte Treatments Are Needed?
Most patients require between two and five SkinTyte sessions for optimal results. However, the number of treatments required will vary depending upon a variety of factors.
Our team will be able to assess your situation and craft a treatment schedule tailored to your needs. We can also combine SkinTyte with other procedures to further improve your results.
What Is the Procedure Like?
During your SkinTyte session, light energy is delivered in quick pulses via a handheld tool operated by your doctor. Multiple pulses are sent to the targeted area over the course of the procedure.
While the length of your treatment will vary depending on factors such as the size of the targeted area, treatments of the face and neck typically take approximately half an hour.
Due to the cooling technology involved in the procedure, no topical anesthetic is required. However, your doctor may choose to apply an anesthetic when the procedure is performed in more sensitive areas.
What Is the Recovery Process Like?
SkinTyte is a non-invasive, zero downtime procedure. Regular activities can be resumed immediately following treatment. This includes applying makeup, sunscreen, or any other skincare product to the treated area.
While some patients can experience mild redness, it typically fades within a few minutes.
What Results Should Be Expected?
Results vary from patient to patient. The procedure is designed to rebuild and strengthen the skin’s collagen foundation. As a non-surgical treatment option, SkinTyte offers moderate but noticeable improvements in skin firmness.
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Call us today to learn about the SkinTyte treatment and get ready to enjoy life with your tighter, rejuvenated skin.