What is SkinTyte™?
SkinTyte™ is a BBL treatment that actually tightens the skin by heating deeper layers of dermal collagen. The heat initiates the body’s natural healing process and creates new collagen for stronger, firmer skin.
The SkinTyte™ radiofrequency is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, your technician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas. While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the area treated and the degree of corrective care needed.
You may experience some mild redness and swelling in the treated area immediately after treatment and this should return to normal within an hour. Since the SkinTyte™ procedure is non-invasive, there is no downtime so you can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.
Who is a good candidate for SkinTyte™?
The SkinTyte™ procedure is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. Popular areas of treatment include the face, neck, abdomen, and arms. Results often take up to three months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.
SkinTyte™ treatments are safe for all skin colors and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin firmness is desired. For maximum skin enhancements, Dr. Wiener recommends 3 to 6 treatments spaced three weeks apart. Our Medical Aesthetician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. No special skincare regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a physical sunscreen.
What areas can be treated with SkinTyte?
Because it employs infrared light as its method for heating the dermis, SkinTyte™ treatments are safe for all skin colors, and they can be performed basically on any area of the body where you seek to have your skin tightened and firmed. At Dr. Weiner’s we find the most popular areas for SkinTyte™ to be the face, neck, abdomen, and upper arms.
What are the benefits of SkinTyte skin tightening?
SkinTyte™ uses infrared light to deeply heat dermal collagen while using the sapphire contact cooling of Sciton’s broadband laser platform to cool and protect the epidermis. With this advanced technology, the treatment initiates the body’s natural healing process, which leads to tightened skin and a more youthful appearance. All of this with no downtime and no need for topical anesthetic.
The combination of dermal heating and epidermal cooling in SkinTyte™ keeps you comfortable throughout the treatment while using rapid, gentle energy pulses to effectively heat soft tissue. This leads to significant skin tightening as the body produces new collagen as a reaction to sensing heat in the dermis layer of the skin.
SkinTyte™ also utilizes a large spot size on the handpiece, 15 x 45 mm, which allows us to treat large areas quickly and effectively.
Will I have recovery or downtime after my SkinTyte treatments?
SkinTyte™ delivers completely non-invasive skin tightening without any recovery time. This is because SkinTyte™ utilizes infrared energy rather than laser energy. Laser energy can burn the outer skin if not controlled precisely. SkinTyte™ combines the delivery of infrared energy in short bursts over a large spot size with sapphire contact cooling of the epidermis. This makes for fast, comfortable treatments without any downtime.
Are there risks with SkinTyte treatments?
This is a completely non-invasive procedure. The infrared energy in SkinTyte™ is applied externally with a series of short bursts and the outer skin is thoroughly cooled at the same time so there aren’t really any risks involved with these treatments.
What type of results can I expect with SkinTyte and how long will they last?
When SkinTyte’s infrared energy penetrates the epidermis and enters the dermis layer it converts to heat energy. When the body senses heat in the dermis layer it assumes there has been a wound, and it responds with a wound-healing mechanism. This involves the immediate remodeling of the existing collagen and elastin in the skin of the treatment area. More importantly, the body begins to produce new collagen to heal the perceived wounds, although there actually are none. As this new collagen arrives, it builds a new structural framework under the skin, tightening and firming it. These treatments initiate new collagen production that lasts up to four months.
These results are permanent. The new collagen isn’t going anywhere. The problem is as we age our bodies produce less and less collagen every year after our 20th birthday. So, while SkinTyte™ treatments initiate new collagen production, your body continues to naturally produce one percentage point less collagen each year. These treatments counter that, but when the wound response is complete after roughly four months, your skin can begin to sag again simply from the reduced collagen production. That’s why Dr. Weiner recommends the maintenance of SkinTyte™ treatments every six months.