What is SkinTyte?
New advances in light energy have led to the development of a non-invasive treatment of skin laxity which is safer and more effective than ever before. Sciton ST Broad Band Light offers safe infrared light energy and advanced skin cooling technology to comfortably deliver heat below the skin’s surface for increased tissue tightening and reduced skin laxity.
This ground-breaking new technology is used to selectively heat the dermal collagen deep in your skin while at the same time cooling the epidermis (outer layer of skin) prior-to, during, and after treatment, reducing pain and minimizing internal thermal injury to adjacent skin structures. The result is partial coagulation and contraction of collagen which tightens the skin.
What can SkinTyte do for my skin?
SkinTyte treatment results in a much younger looking skin. The treatment uses a series of pulsed infrared light to improve the appearance of sun damaged and aged skin, as well as decrease patches of facial and neck redness and flushing.
SkinTyte Treatments were developed to consistently and predictably improve the visible appearance of the skin with no down time. SkinTyte treatments may be used over any area of the body that is aged or sun damaged.
Which Area of the Body Can be Treated with SkinTyte?
SkinTyte treatment is safe for all skin types 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.
How Does SkinTyte Work?
The SkinTyte process selectively photocoagulates soft tissue in combination with an integral thermo-electric cooler for use in cooling the epidermis at the treatment site prior to, during and after treatment to reduce pain and minimize heat injury to the adjacent skin structures.
By utilizing a broadband of light energy to heat dermal collagen, this process promotes the partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. The heat also stimulates the body’s natural healing process which generates a renewed, firmer collagen base that leads to skin tightening.
How Do I Prepare for My SkinTyte Treatment?
Prior to your appointment, all facial make-up, ointments or creams must be removed. Men will be asked to shave on the day of treatment prior to arrival at the office.
Any recent facial infection, including herpetic sores may lead to a delay in the treatment. All skin infections and other lesions must be completely healed before SkinTyte treatment can be done.
Prior to the procedure, eye shields/goggles will be placed around the eyes. For those who are very sensitive to pain, a soothing gel will be placed on the skin prior to treatment, which will help reduce discomfort.
How Many SkinTyte Treatments are Needed?
After the initial series of 3-5 treatments most individuals may require follow up treatment in 2 or more years. To maintain the newer cosmetic look, advice will be given for future skin care.
When Can I See the Results After SkinTyte?
The majority of patients feel that their skin is tighter after just one treatment, but visible improvements in skin laxity generally take place over three to six months.
Does SkinTyte Have Side Effects?
Most side effects are mild and of short duration. These can consist of short term discomfort during the actual treatment. There is usually additional redness immediately following treatment, lasting less than 24 hours in most people, on rare occasions it may last up to three days. Mild blistering and bruising is possible but occurs in less than 1% of patients and usually clears up very quickly.
Post treatment pigmentation has been noted on occasion, but is highly treatable and very rare. Even rarer is a decrease in pigmentation of the skin after treatments. This also clears in time as well. Scarring or infection of the skin after treatment is extremely rare, but it can occur. Swelling of the face for 3-5 days occasionally occurs and is most common in severely sun damaged skin due to reduced quality of connective tissue around the blood vessels.
How Much Improvement Will I See?
Typically 75-95% improvement has been reported after a set of treatments. While results vary from patient to patient, there have been reports of 50% improvement in redness and Rosacea, and between 30-40% improvements in pigmentation. Current studies indicate 90% Skin Tyte Rejuvenation patients have a high degree of overall satisfaction with the results.
Will I Need Additional Treatments?
After the initial series of 3-5 treatments, maintenance sessions are often needed. Proper caring for the skin will help diminish the likelihood of future treatments. Reports show patients return every six months for a follow-up treatment because they love the way the treatment improves their appearance.
Who Should NOT Have the Procedure?
A SkinTyte Rejuvenation is not recommended for patients with connective tissue disease or autoimmune disorders.
It is not advisable for pregnant women, nor is it safe for recently sun-tanned skin or in those who may receive excess sun exposure in the immediate weeks following treatment.
Those individuals who are taking Accutane should wait a minimum of 4-6 months before undergoing a Skin Tyte procedure. The procedure is also avoided in individuals who have an acute outbreak of acne, herpes blisters or who have active Rosacea.
Most photosensitive medications such as antibiotics, anti anxiety, sulfa drugs, birth control pills and anti-hypertensive medications are not a concern.