The first signs of aging are most noticeable on our skin. The skin loses elasticity and forms fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Sagging skin is especially prominent in the jowls and neck in both men and women. Such apparent signs of aging can affect a person’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as their overall appearance. As such, people look for treatments to rectify the effects of aging.
Finding safe and affordable solutions to sagging skin is a challenge that many people face. There are many different ways through which signs of aging can be reduced or eliminated and a more-youthful appearance can be achieved. One effective state-of-the-art solution is the Sciton SkinTyte skin-tightening treatment.
How Does This Treatment Work?
SkinTyte treatment involves tightening of the skin with a non-invasive procedure based on the scientific principal of selective thermolysis. It can be used on any area of the body, with popular treatment areas being the neck, face, arms, thighs, and abdomen. Selective thermolysis involves the use of a device to administer small pulses of infrared energy that penetrate the skin and heat the soft tissue lying deep underneath it. The heating causes collagen contraction and destruction, prompting the body’s natural healing process to be initiated. The infrared energy delivered deep into the tissue allows collagen to be remodeled through the controlled healing process. While the infrared rays target the specific areas to be treated, the area is protected with continuous sapphire contact cooling.
SkinTyte is able to create a youthful look by reducing fine lines and wrinkles, tightening the skin and reducing jowls, smoothing the texture of the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, and stimulating the natural production of collagen.
Preparation, the Procedure, and Your Results
Prior to a SkinTyte treatment, it is important for you to avoid exposure to harsh sunlight. For about two to four weeks before the treatment, make sure you keep your skin protected from the sun.
During the procedure, you will be given protective eyewear to protect your eyes from the bright pulses of energy that will be emitted by the device. The device will deliver rapid sequences of gentle infrared pulses over a period of 30 minutes (for face and neck) or more, depending on the area being treated.
The procedure is recommended to be performed three to six times over a period of a few months, with a few weeks between each sitting, for the treatment to produce the full effects. Immediately after the procedure, there may be mild redness in the treated area, which is normal. The redness will subside within a few minutes.
There is no downtime after the procedure, so regular activities can be immediately resumed. Since the SkinTyte procedure is non-invasive, results will not be drastic but moderate and will develop over a few months. Firmness of the skin and underlying tissue is noticeable within the first month of treatment, with full results becoming visible in about four months after treatment.
Making an Appointment
Doctor Bivik Shah is an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who provides Sciton SkinTyte treatments and a variety of other aesthetic solutions. Schedule your consultation – contact our office today and set up an appointment.