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What is Skin Tyte?
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 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.
Which area of the body can be treated with Skin Tyte?
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 is the procedure done?
The Skin Tyte procedure is a series of gentle and safe pulsed infrared light energy treatments. The treatments are done with a specially equipped light beam. Most individuals require at least 5 sessions. Each session is spaced at an interval of 3-4 weeks.
This treatment takes about 45 minutes per area, and is done in the office.
How will I look after a Skin Tyte Procedure?
There is minimal facial swelling the first day but one can wear make up immediately after treatment. Optimal results from dermal remodeling are seen over a three to six month period. Most patients require an average of 5 treatments spaced one month apart. However, because each patient’s skin is different, the treatment number can vary.
Who gets the best results from Skin Tyte?
The best results of Skin Tyte are seen on individual have light to moderate laxity of skin.
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. This technology is perfect for those who wish to tighten and firm up their skin, with virtually no down-time.
Can Skin Tyte be done on the eyelids or lips?
Yes, however, the procedure does cause moderate amount of swelling and bruising of the eyes and most individuals are not able to go out without dark glasses. The lips are painful for a few days.
What are the advantages of Skin Tyte?
You can have glowing, smooth, blush-free skin with finer lines and more youthful looking skin with no need to take time off from work or play.
Will I need additional treatments?
After the initial series of 3-5 treatments, maintenance sessions are will be needed. Reports show patients return every six months for a follow-up treatment because they love the way the treatment improves their appearance. It is great treatment before special occasions!
Who should not have the procedure?
Skin Tyte Rejuvenation is not recommended in 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, 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. In patients who have blister sores (herpes) on the face, an anti-herpes medication should be taken prior to treatment.
What are the skin conditions that are not helped by Skin Tyte Rejuvenation?
It will not improve the appearance of frown lines, which are the lines of expression on the face, especially the forehead and between the brows. These should be treated by wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Skin Tyte will not help baggy or sagging skin, puffiness around the eyes.
Can the same results be achieved with chemical peels or micro dermabrasion?
No, although Skin Tyte treatments are often used in alternate sessions with certain types of Peels.
Who Is Not a Good Candidate For Skin Tyte Rejuvenation?
For those who are prone to keloids, hyper or hypo pigmentation, are dark-skinned, darkly tanned or do not react well to burns, Skin Tyte is not a good option. For those with brown skin (Asian) the results are excellent.
If you are an insulin-dependent diabetic, you can not be treated.
You are also not a candidate if you have a blood clot-forming disorder (i.e. excessive bleeding).
What should be avoided prior to a Skin Tyte Treatment?
You should discontinue the use of any blood thinners such as Coumadin, Heparin, aspirin or other types of anti-platelet or anti-coagulant herbal remedies including Garlic, Ginger, Cayenne, Papaya and Bilberry Tablets/Supplements.