Skin Tightening Procedures

What is SkinTyte?

At Americas Cosmetic Surgery Centers, we offer a popular and effective treatment called SkinTyte for patients looking to improve the appearance of sagging skin. As an alternative to surgery, this non-invasive technique tightens and firms the skin, while enhancing its overall quality and texture. Like laser skin rejuvenation, SkinTyte uses the precision of laser technology to help turn back the clock and reduce the signs of age.

How Does it Work?

This treatment is based on the principle of “selective thermolysis.” Selective thermolysis refers to the ability to target specific areas of the skin with energy and heat, while leaving surrounding areas unaffected.

Broadband of Light (BBL) energy is used to heat the dermal collagen in the skin. This heating process promotes collagen retraction, which enhances the skin firmness and elasticity. Additionally, the deep heat initiates the body’s natural healing process which rebuilds the collagen foundation.

Procedure Behind Treatment

During treatment, the laser technology delivers a wavelength of pulsed light energy deep into the skin while still cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. These pulses are gentle and rapid, so generally there is no need for a topical anesthetic, but the physician may elect to use one for added comfort. The series of pulses will be repeated over a treatment area to ensure the best results.

The length of each session will depend on the extent of the areas being treated. Commonly, patients can expect it to last around 30-45 minutes for smaller areas, with larger areas requiring more time. In general, a series of 4-5 of these sessions is needed, spaced a month apart. However, individual consultations will determine what is right for you.

Which Areas Can be Treated?

SkinTyte is safe for all skin types and can be performed on any area of the body where there is loose skin and an improvement in skin firmness is desired. Popular areas for treatment include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Arms

What Should I Expect After Treatment?

Although initially there may be some mild redness, this should return to normal within minutes. The non-invasive nature of the skin tightening procedure allows patients to resume normal activities immediately following treatment. No special aftercare is required, although the use of a sunscreen is recommended.

What Results Can I Expect?

Just like with other cosmetic procedures and treatments, the results of SkinTyte vary from patient to patient. However, for those who are looking for noticeable skin improvement without surgery, this treatment can provide excellent results. Commonly, the maximum effect of the results can take up to several months, as the collagen in the skin is rebuilt and enhanced.

Get Firmer Skin Without Risky Surgery

If you are interested in achieving skin that is tighter and firmer, schedule a consultation at one of our surgery centers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Our skilled doctors and caring staff will make sure that all of your questions are clearly addressed. We will also evaluate your candidacy for SkinTyte treatments. By doing this, we can better ensure that it’s the optimal approach for getting you the look you long for and maximizing the beauty of your skin.