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SkinTyte Promises to Correct Sagging Skin without Surgery

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on September 28, 2009

42-16546528The SkinTyte laser is designed to firm and tighten skin without surgery, and is starting to become available at several medical spas and aesthetic surgery centers around the country.

The SkinTyte treatment is designed by a company called Sciton and can be administered to the face, abdomen or neck area to firm up and tone loose skin – all without anesthetic or needles.

According to a recent report by The Plastic Surgery Channel, the surgeon uses the SkinTyte pulsing laser device to emit heat deep into the skin tissues which in turn, triggers collagen production. This produces a tightening and firming effect that can help to strengthen the skin tissues over time and make it more resilient. The SkinTyte operation uses both heat and a thermo-electric cooling system to prevent burning and injury to the skin tissues, and also to reduce discomfort during the procedure.

The average treatment takes just 45 minutes, and the patient can see results immediately, and over a period of a few weeks after surgery.

In addition to correcting sagging skin, SkinTyte can be used as a single treatment to reduce the appearance of acne scars, tighten up skin after face or neck lift surgery, or after Botox to enhance results of the anti-wrinkle treatment. It may also be used after microdermabrasion or chemical peels to enhance results and even out the skin tone and texture.

SkinTyte treatments have been deemed safe for all skin types and can be administered on the face, abdomen, arms and neck area. Since the procedure uses a broadband of light energy to heat up the skin, this also promotes the skin cell renewal process while increasing contraction of collagen. This helps create long-lasting, ongoing results that can be enhanced with regular treatments. Each session can be spaced out over a course of three to four weeks, and most people need at least two to five sessions to see significant results.

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