How to Tighten Skin Without Surgery
Over time, it’s normal for both men and women to see loose, sagging skin throughout the body. While common, this can be a source of self-consciousness or even discomfort due to chafing or other issues. Loose skin may occur due to weight fluctuation, sun damage, or the naturally lowered collagen production as you age. Today, new technology allows patients to tighten skin non-surgically, restoring a more youthful look with less downtime. In Gulfport, MS, Dr. Richardson offers SkinTyte for this purpose.
What is SkinTyte?
SkinTyte is an FDA-approved non-surgical skin tightening treatment which uses infrared broadband light, commonly referred to as BBL, to stimulate collagen production and speed the natural healing process. SkinTyte can be used for many treatment areas including the face, neck, chest, upper arms, hands, abdomen, hips, or thighs.
How Does the SkinTyte Procedure Work?
The SkinTyte procedure is completed through a short treatment in Dr. Richardson’s office. During the treatment, pulsed infrared energy is directed deep below the skin’s surface. This is completely comfortable and the treatment does not require anesthetic of any kind. As the light pulses and heats skin cells, the system also uses a cooling applicator to protect skin. SkinTyte treatment can be completed in 30 minutes or less for smaller treatment areas.
SkinTyte Recovery and Results
Immediately after your SkinTyte treatment, you can return to your normal routine without any major side effects. It’s normal to experience some redness or swelling, but this should quickly dissipate. Most patients see swelling and redness subside within a few hours of their SkinTyte treatment.
You should see firmer and tighter skin immediately after your treatment, with results continuing to improve for about two weeks after your SkinTyte appointment. For most, SkinTyte results last up to six months. A series of 3-6 treatment sessions are usually recommended to achieve the best possible results. SkinTyte can also be paired with other anti-aging treatment options. You can discuss all of your concerns and goals with Dr. Richardson during your consultation to develop a personalized treatment plan including SkinTyte.
Schedule an Appointment
To learn more about Skintyte, schedule an appointment with Dr. Richardson in Gulfport, MS. Call our office at (228)897-1400 or schedule your consultation online.