Skin Tightening with Sciton® SkinTyte 2017-08-16T12:40:16+00:00

Laser Skin Tightening Treatments with Sciton® SkinTyte

SkinTyte is the newest Sciton laser technology to tighten and firm skin without downtime. Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Laser Spa is the first spa in the Erie region to offer this exciting skin tightening treatment.

Common conditions that benefit from this therapy include:

  • Sagging skin face jowls

  • Smile lines

  • Sagging skin on the neck, arms, abdomen, legs, and knee

SkinTyte is safe for all skin types and can be performed on any area of the body.

FAQs Skin Tightening Laser Treatment

How does the Sciton SkinTyte system tighten my skin?

The Sciton SkinTyte system delivers infrared light deep into the dermis. The heat from the special light causes the collagen and elastic fibers to shrink and tighten (similar to shrinking a wool sweater in the dryer).

The SkinTyte system then stimulates the deeper tissues, which leads to remodeling of the collagen. The remodeled collagen helps to fill in wrinkles and restore elasticity to sagging skin. To make treatments comfortable and safe with little to no downtime, our powerful cooling system maintains the outer surface of the skin at cool temperatures before, during, and after each pulse.

What areas of skin can I use SkinTyte to improve the firmness?

The SkinTyte technology can be applied anywhere on loose skin, from your face to your legs. The best results come in the face and neck area, especially the cheeks, jowls, nasolabial folds.

SkinTyte laser treatment can also help tighten and improve the appearance of loose skin on the arms, breasts, abdomen, knees. It’s great for clients post pregnancy or after significant weight loss.

Are SkinTyte treatments safe? And are there any side effects?

The Sciton SkinTyte system technology is FDA-approved and documented to be safer and more comfortable than the bulk heating approach of other systems as it’s extremely accurate and more advanced in targeting collagen and elastic fibers in your loose skin.

Patients experience mild redness in the treated area immediately after treatment. This will last only a short time.

Since the SkinTyte procedure is noninvasive, you can resume your normal activities immediately following treatment.

Will the treatment be painful?

There will be minimal discomfort during the SkinTyte laser procedure. The feeling of the pulsed light can range from that of a warm stone to a small rubber band snapping.

The technician can use a range of energy and adjust to your comfort. The more energy you can tolerate, the better the results will be. The Sciton BBL handpiece has a large cooling sapphire crystal that keeps the skin cool and protects against discomfort.

Following treatment, there will be dermal heat in the skin and you may feel a similar sensation to having a sunburn. A tight feeling may be noticeable but no significant discomfort will be felt.

How many skin tightening treatments will I need before I see results?

The SkinTyte system is the most advanced tissue tightening device available on the market today. A tightening effect will be visible immediately and skin will continue to firm throughout the month.

A series of three to five treatments at four to six week intervals will deliver the most noticeable results of smoother, tighter skin. Improvements in the skin’s elasticity will continue over the next six months.

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