There are many reasons that the skin can become loose and saggy— weight loss, pregnancy, aging, or Liposuction procedures can leave behind excess skin that doesn’t seem to go away with diet and exercise. And, unfortunately, the skin becomes less effective at tightening and returning to its youthful shape as it ages. While loose skin can be corrected with surgical procedures, a SkinTyte procedure is an effective, non-surgical procedure for those who don’t want to or are unable to undergo surgery.
What is SkinTyte?
SkinTyte uses infrared broadband light to heat and stimulate collagen and speed up the healing process, leaving firm, natural-looking skin. While the light rapidly pulses and heats the skin cells, the upper layers of skin in contact with the tool are protected by a cooling applicator for comfort. This BBL technology can be tailored to any kind of skin, meaning it can be used on most parts of the body. The most common areas treated are those most subject to skin sagging, including the lower face and neck, chest, hands, upper arms, abdomen, hips, and thighs.
Who is a candidate for a SkinTyte treatment?
Because this BBL treatment is safe and effective for all skin types, anyone can benefit from SkinTyte. Everyone is a victim of sagging skin as they age, but may have limitations on undergoing surgery or seeking out other tightening procedures. Dr. Richardson can help you determine whether you will get best results with a SkinTyte regimen.
What happens during a SkinTyte procedure?
There is no anesthetic required for this procedure but can be provided if the area being treated is sensitive. Protective eyewear is provided, and it’s recommended that you keep your eyes closed during the procedure for further protection from the laser pulses. Because a cooling applicator protects your skin against uncomfortable heat during the process, the treatment is quick, easy, and relaxing.
Results and Recovery
There are little to no aftereffects of SkinTyte, with some redness and irritation possible. Your SkinTyte results will depend on the number of treatments you’ve already received. Generally, you will notice results within the first month, when the skin is firmer. After a few more months, the skin texture improves and tightens even more, as the collagen in your skin becomes stronger and more productive. During your consultation, Dr. Richardson can help determine your treatment plan with SkinTyte.
If you are considering laser skin tightening treatments and would like to learn more about SkinTyte, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richardson