Skin Tyte is a procedure that utilizes light energy and cooling technology to deliver improved tissue tightening and reduced skin laxity. Skin Tyte works to selectively target the dermal collagen deep in the skin while at the same time cooling the epidermis. This results in the coagulation and contraction of the collagen for an improved appearance.
The procedure combines the photocoagulation of the soft tissue with the integral thermo-electric cooler that keeps the epidermis cool around the treatment area before, during and after treatment. This reduces any pain and minimizes the injury to the surrounding skin structures due to heating. The broadband light used during treatment heats the dermal collagen and promotes a partial denaturation and contraction of the collagen, while also stimulating the natural healing processes of the body to generate a firmer collagen base. The result is tighter skin.
Most patients require two to five sessions of Skin Tyte to reach optimal results. Maintenance sessions may then be recommended, although this is something patients should discuss with their specialist. The sessions are typically spaced about three to four weeks apart and each session requires about 45 minutes on each area. The most common treatment areas are the face, neck and upper chest. A topical cream used during treatment, which replaces a general or IV sedation for patient comfort. Those with sensitive skin may require other means to ensure comfort.
Skin Tyte is a versatile treatment that may be used to provide relief from a variety of conditions. Flushing, acne scarring, rosacea, fine lines and wrinkles, lentigines and Telangiectasia hyperpigmentation are examples of conditions treated with this procedure. Skin Tyte may also be used before or after laser resurfacing or neck or face lift surgery; after chemical peels, Botox or collagen injections; or in combination with microdermabrasion. The procedure may be performed on individuals of all skin types and may be performed on most areas of the body.
After the procedure, patients may experience minimal swelling. They may wear makeup soon afterwards, however. It may take three to six months before optimal results appear, although patients may notice their skin feels tighter after just one treatment. Patients may be required to ice the area after each treatment and should follow any instructions given to them by their doctor.
Those who have received the best results from Skin Tyte include patients with sun damage, signs of aging, irregular skin texture and patients with excessive pigmentation resulting from sun exposure. Age spots and other cosmetic blemishes have also been successfully treated with Skin Tyte.
On rare occasions, the redness present after treatment may last for up to three days, although most patients experience the redness for less than 24 hours. Other side effects may include blistering and bruising, although these are rare and typically resolve fairly quickly. Post-treatment pigmentation has also been reported, but is rare and very treatable. Decrease in pigmentation has also been reported, but clears up with time. Some patients may experience swelling of the face for three to five days, while infection and scarring are very rare.
Individuals interested in learning more about Skin Tyte are encouraged to seek consultation with a trained medical professional in their area, as this is the best resource for further information about Skin Tyte and other cosmetic treatments and procedures.
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