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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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SkinTyte Laser Treatments Help Fight the Signs of Aging

Posted by Cosmetic Surgery Review on November 14, 2008

antiagingThermage continues to be one of the most popular anti-aging procedures that tightens and firms up the skin, but many cosmetic surgeons encourage patients to pursue laser treatments and surgery to achieve a sculpted, youthful look.

Laser-based skin enhancing procedures such as Fraxel work by stimulating collagen production deep under the skin’s surface, allowing the skin to rebuild fresh and healthy cells and create a more youthful appearance.  SkinTyte has recently entered the market as an alternative to conventional facial rejuvenation procedures, a laser and light-based device that, the makers claim, will lift, tighten and tone the skin within minutes.

The procedure involves applying a small handpiece to the skin and delivering high-energy infrared light into the dermis. This helps break down cells and initiates the cell building process, which in turn results in healthier, toned and more sculpted appearance.

SkinTyte is designed especially for those who have loose skin under the chin and neck area, since these areas typically do not respond to topical creams and gels,  or to changes in the diet.   Many patients who have excess fat and skin in this area may soon be treated with the innovative SkinTyte laser and light energy treatment that delivers heat deep into the skin and stimulates the body’s cell production process.

Sciton, the company that has developed the SkinTyte treatment system, also suggests that the treatment can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, port wine stains, warts, acne, melasma and scars.

Each session of Skin-Tyte takes between 45-50 minutes, and most people can expect to see results after four sessions.

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