Laser skin tightening is a noninvasive procedure designed to reverse signs of aging on the skin. It can be used on all areas of the face and body, but is typically used on the face and neck. It works by heating the underlying layers of skin to stimulate collagen production, which, in turn, causes the skin to look fuller and tighter. Wrinkles, fine lines, lax skin and other signs of aging are minimized, and skin looks healthier and more youthful.
The SkinTyte II™ laser skin tightening treatment utilizes advanced infrared light technology, and patient-tailored filters to deeply heat dermal collagen. This is done while continuously protecting the treated epidermis with sapphire contact cooling for your safety and comfort. The energy is delivered in rapid, gentle pulses to promote contraction and partial coagulation of the collagen, initiating the body’s natural healing process, leading to increased tissue firming. Safe and optimized for all skin types, SkinTyte II™ can predictably, effectively, and comfortably treat any area of the body where improvement is desired, giving patients a firmer and more youthful appearance.
The SkinTyte II™ 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 the patient a comfortable and safe procedure.
The SkinTyte II™ light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the area treated.
You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after treatment and this should return to normal within minutes. Since the SkinTyte II™ procedure is noninvasive, there is no downtime, so you can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your clinician can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire.
Subsequent treatments are based upon your clinician’s recommendation and are typically 2 to 4 weeks apart. The number of treatments needed will depend upon your individual condition and your body’s response to the light. The full effects of the SkinTyte II™ laser skin tightening treatment typically appear gradually. It can take 3 to 6 months for full results, although some patients do see them sooner. Full results have been known to last for up to 6 to 12 months, but recent studies have shown that some thermal collagen modifications have lasted up to several years, depending on the rate of the patients aging process. Generally, 4-6 treatments are recommended. Your clinician may also combine SkinTyte II™ with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
SkinTyte II™ laser skin tightening 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. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen and arms. You should consult with your physician regarding the treatment options that are best for you.
No special skin care regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. Your clinician can also recommend an at home skin care regimen if desired.
Because it is not invasive, many people choose to undergo laser skin tightening rather than facelifts, neck lifts, liposuction or “tummy tucks,” all of which are surgical procedures that require recovery time. After a laser skin tightening session, patients can resume their regular activities immediately.
There are no serious side effects associated with laser skin tightening. Mild side effects, which are temporary, include redness, swelling, bruising, skin sensitivity, and changes in skin color. Any discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
We are committed to work with you to develop a synergistic approach for enhancing your skin’s health and beauty. During your consultation we will address your specific needs and goals and answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. In addition, we will make recommendations as to the best treatment plan for achieving your desired results.
Our experienced staff at The Aesthetic Center proudly serves patients throughout the Darien & New Canaan, CT areas. Call (203) 656-9999 to schedule a consultation today and discuss which treatment option is best for you.
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