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SkinTyte

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Skin laxity may be a natural part of the aging process, but it can prove to be problematic on a variety of levels. Loose skin around the face and neck can make you look older than you feel and affect your self-confidence in your appearance. Loose skin on the body, which is common after weight loss or as a result of aging, can impact how you look as well as how your clothes fit.

Whether you are noticing the early development of jowls along the jawline or “bat wings” underneath the upper arms, there is a nonsurgical solution that can ward off those changes and help you maintain your youthful appearance for longer. At Levitt Medical Aesthetics, we now offer SkinTyte for our patients with these types of concerns, providing an option in skin tightening that does involve discomfort or require downtime.

What is SkinTyte?

SkinTyte is a revolutionary technology that works deep into the dermal structure to restructure collagen for results that are both natural and long-lasting. The secret behind SkinTyte’s effectiveness is controlled infrared energy, which heats the underlying tissue without damaging the outer dermis. The heating process causes the soft tissue to coagulate, leading to tightening and firming from the inside out. The treatment can be used on nearly any area of the face or body where loose skin is a problem.

SkinTyte treatments are quick and comfortable, and you don’t need to worry about scheduling downtime after your procedure. Topical numbing or anesthesia isn’t necessary before the procedures, and in most cases, you are in and out of our office in 30 minutes or less. Results develop over time, and most patients find a series of sessions at the beginning produce an optimal outcome.

Benefits of a SkinTyte Treatment

A SkinTyte treatment offers a variety of advantages, depending on the area you want to be addressed and the goals you hope to achieve:

  • Plump the skin to create a more youthful appearance
  • Improve skin texture, forming a smoother surface
  • Enhance mild to moderate skin laxity
  • Soften fine lines on the face and firm up the facial profile
  • Add definition to the chin and jawline
  • Reverse the effects of time on the neck and upper chest
  • Tighten and tone the upper underarms Reduce skin folds around the midsection, hips and thighs
  • Tighten and firm the buttocks for a more attractive backside

Dr. Levitt and his expert team will assess your concerns and discuss your cosmetic goals to determine whether SkinTyte is the best treatment for you.

Candidates for SkinTyte

SkinTyte is appropriate for any skin type and tone. It is recommended for patients that require more correction than a topical product can provide but are not ready for surgery. The primary goal of SkinTyte is to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance of the skin. If you have significant skin laxity, Dr. Levitt may recommend a surgical procedure to ensure your expectations are sufficiently met. SkinTyte can be used on nearly any area of the body, but the most common treatment areas include:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Upper
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Abdomen

While there are few contraindications for SkinTyte, the procedure is not recommended for patients with some autoimmune diseases, connective tissue disorders or those that are pregnant. If your skin is sun-tanned, it is best to wait until the color fades before undergoing this treatment to ensure the best possible results.

The SkinTyte Process

You won’t need any anesthetic before your SkinTyte procedure in most cases, but you will be given special goggles that will protect your eyes from the light used during treatment. If your pain tolerance is low or the procedure will be done on a sensitive area, topical numbing is available. A handpiece is used to deliver the light pulses, which will penetrate deep into the tissue without damaging the outer dermis. You might feel a snap as the light is administered, but the procedure should be very tolerable.

Most SkinTyte procedures take 30 minutes or less to complete, depending on the size and number of areas to address. In some cases, SkinTyte might be combined with additional cosmetic treatments, which could extend the amount of time you are in our office. If topical numbing cream is used, an extra 30 minutes will be required to allow the medication time to take effect as well.

After Your SkinTyte Treatment

As soon as your SkinTyte session is over, you should be able to apply makeup and return to your regular activities. Sunscreen is also essential immediately following your procedure and daily since treated skin will be especially vulnerable to damage while it is healing. The skin may be slightly red or tender after the process, but these side effects are generally minimal and subside within a matter of hours. There are no special instructions after your treatment, other than wearing sunscreen without fail.

While you may notice some initial tightening after your SkinTyte appointment, those results will continue to improve in the months following your treatment as the underlying tissue coagulates and restructures itself. In most cases, a series of treatment sessions will be needed to achieve optimal results. Depending on the level of correction you want, anywhere from three to six appointments, spaced about three weeks apart, will be advised. Dr. Levitt and his team will evaluate you at your initial consultation to determine how many treatments might be needed to give you the best possible results.

The duration of your results will depend on a variety of factors, including the quality of skincare formulations you use at home and your use of sunscreen. Over time, you may see some laxity begin to develop once again, and at that time, you can schedule another treatment session to maintain your rejuvenated look. Other treatments may also be added to your regimen over time to help you keep your youthful appearance and ward off the telltale signs of aging.

If you are ready to refresh your look, but you aren’t prepared to commit to surgical treatment, SkinTyte may be the right choice for you. Contact our office today at 541-500-3755 to schedule your consultation.