Loose skin is caused by a number of factors that affect the collagen and elastin production in skin tissue. Aging is the most natural cause, however, sun exposure and and drastic weight loss can also contribute to the looseness of skin. At Forever Young, we are able to treat this skin problem non-invasively by using infrared light to heat targeted areas, while the sapphire contact cooling on the hand piece protects the surrounding area. Smoothening adapters allow for even greater precision in targeting even the smallest areas. The heat penetrates deep into the dermis and coagulates the tissue and stimulates the collagen, leading to firmer, younger looking skin.
How does it work?
The SkinTyte procedure utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. This process promotes partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. The heat also initiates the body’s natural healing process, which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during, and after each pulse providing the patient a comfortable and safe procedure.
What is the treatment like?
The light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the area treated.
What areas can be treated?
Skin tightening is safe for all skin colors 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. You should consult with your physician regarding the treatment options that are best for you.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your physician can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your physician may also suggest combining the treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
What should I expect after treatment?
You may experience some mild redness and a tingling sensation in the treated area immediately after treatment and this should return to normal shortly. The skin tightening procedure carries no downtime.
What results should I expect?
Results may vary from patient to patient. The procedure is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.
What aftercare do I need?
No special skin care regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen.