Do you avoid taking photos from certain angles because you’re self-conscious about loose skin along your jaw and neck? That’s where early signs of aging often appear first, thanks to gravity and the loss of collagen. SkinTyte skin tightening at our Chico, Yuba City, and Oroville, CA, med spas is a nonsurgical option for treating the face, neck, abdomen, arms, and other areas of the body.
What Is SkinTyte?
SkinTyte uses the same powerful light-based technology as BBL® PhotoFacial treatments, delivering advanced infrared light to heat the skin’s deeper layers while cooling the surface at the same time. Rapid, gentle pulses of light energy trigger the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin. These proteins are the building blocks of firmer, smoother skin.
Is SkinTyte Right for You?
Women and men concerned about mild to moderate loose skin and who want a gentle, non-invasive, no-downtime treatment can benefit from SkinTyte. It’s especially effective for patients who want to reduce jowls, have firmer abdominal skin, and tighten loose skin on the upper arms.
What Happens During a SkinTyte Treatment?
Most patients experience little to no discomfort during the treatment, unlike other nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that use ultrasound technology. Topical numbing cream isn’t necessary, although a provider may use it for more sensitive areas. Your provider applies a gel to the treatment area before the procedure and then glides the SkinTyte applicator across the skin. As it delivers pulses of light energy, a cooling tip ensures the skin’s surface never gets too warm. Treatments involving the face and neck typically take about 30 minutes, but each procedure is different and the treatment time depends on the size of the area or areas targeted.
What To Expect After the Treatment
You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after your treatment sessions, which should fade within minutes. Because the SkinTyte procedure is gentle and non-invasive, there is typically no downtime, so you can resume regular activities immediately following the treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.
When Will I See Results?
As with other nonsurgical skin tightening procedures, it takes time to see the results of treatments. You may see some changes within a month or so, but it typically takes about 4 months for the treatment to rebuild the skin’s collagen foundation. We recommend scheduling a series of 3 to 6 treatment sessions every other week to get the optimal results. Our aestheticians create personalized treatment plans after your initial consultation.