As the aging process continues, collagen production slows and our skin loses the firmness it once had. This results in loose, sagging skin and loss of definition of the facial contours. APT Medical Aesthetics is pleased to offer SkinTyte II™ for skin tightening and firming of the face and body. This no downtime treatment is safe, comfortable, and effective for all skin types. SkinTyte™ may be performed on those areas in which there is skin laxity including:
- Lower face/jawline
How does SkinTyte II work?
SkinTyte II utilizes advanced infrared light technology to safely heat collagen in the deep layers of the skin. Once the skin has been heated to a target temperature, the body’s natural healing process is initiated, leading to increased tissue firming in the treated area over time.
What is the treatment like?
SkinTyte is a comfortable treatment that takes approximately 20 minutes per area. No topical anaesthesia is required. A cool gel will be applied onto the skin which allows the handpiece to glide over the skin smoothly and comfortably. During the procedure you will feel rapid, gentle pulses of heat in the treated area which will build in intensity until the target temperature in the skin is reached. Once the handpiece is removed from the skin, the heat will immediately begin to dissipate.
Is there any downtime?
There is no downtime following a SkinTyte laser skin tightening treatment. Patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after the procedure. We do, however, recommend avoiding hot tubs, saunas, and hot yoga for the remainder of the day.
How many treatments will I need?
Best results are typically achieved with a series of five treatments spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. At APT, we offer SkinTyte packages for your convenience which also offer cost savings.
What will my results be like?
Results from SkinTyte are gradual, occurring over a period of up to 6 months. During this time you may notice gradual skin tightening in the treated area(s) which may be moderate or dramatic. Since every patient is unique, we can never predict what the final outcome may be. Results may also be affected by lifestyle, genetics, and by how well a person cares for their skin once the treatments have been completed.
How long will my results last?
Since every patient is unique, it is impossible to determine exactly how long individual results may last. Taking good care of your skin and wearing a sunblock of at least SPF30 every day is essential to protect your new collagen and firmer skin. Because the aging process continues, many patients opt to do a series of SkinTyte treatments every 12 to 18 months, to restimulate collagen production in the skin.