Loose, crepey skin caused by aging, sun damage or weight loss can be unsightly and harm your self-confidence. As skin ages, collagen begins to unwind and stretch, causing skin to lose its natural elasticity and firmness. Popular surgical procedures like tummy tucks and facelifts can manage sagging skin but require an invasive procedure and an often-lengthy recovery period. SkinTyte is a noninvasive skin tightening procedure that treats skin laxity on all skin types for firmer, more youthful skin with no downtime.
During your initial consultation, we will discuss which areas of your skin will need to be treated to meet your beauty goals. The duration of your appointment will vary depending on how many areas are being targeted. We will provide you with an estimate of the length of your SkinTyte appointment so you can plan your schedule accordingly. SkinTyte requires no downtime, so after completion of your in-office appointment you are free to return to work and resume regular activities.
SkinTyte uses infrared technology to deliver light energy in rapid, gentle pulses while sapphire contact cooling soothes the skin, ensuring a comfortable treatment. The heat delivered during a SkinTyte treatment promotes collagen to retract and tighten, while simultaneously triggering the body’s natural healing process. SkinTyte can be used anywhere on the body that is aged or sun damaged, but is commonly used on the abdomen, face, neck and arms.
As the infrared light warms collagen below the epidermis, it begins to contract, tightening skin and also initiating the body’s healing process. When used on the face, SkinTyte treatments can also treat irregular skin texture, redness, sun damage and mild acne scars, as well as reduce fine lines around the mouth, skin and eyes. You may experience mild facial swelling after a SkinTyte appointment, but it will fade within the first 24 hours post-procedure.
SkinTyte treatments take 30 to 45 minutes per treatment area and typically require no topical anesthetic, although it is available upon request. Tighter skin is noticeable after just one appointment. Final results develop three to six months after the procedure, with increased collagen production stimulated up to six months later for continuous results. Two to five in-office appointments spaced about one month apart provide the best skin tightening results. Once you have reached your optimal results, regular appointments about every two years will maintain your firm, smooth skin.
Side effects from SkinTyte treatments are very mild, rarely consisting of swelling or redness in the targeted areas that dissipate in less than 24 hours. No downtime is required after your procedure and you can immediately return to work, exercise and other regular activities.
At Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we can tailor a treatment plan that targets your aesthetic concerns through non-invasive procedures, so that you can receive the results you want without a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery. Dr. George Bitar is well-known for their expert customer service and dedication to patient safety and satisfaction. Call 703-206-0506 to reach our Fairfax location.