At LeBeau Clinic, we make it easier to improve the visible signs of aging with specialized aesthetic options and tailored treatment plans to fit your schedule. One way to achieve your desired results is through SkinTyte – a non-ablative approach to firmer skin using our state-of-the-art Sciton Laser. Here are some frequently asked questions about SkinTyte at LeBeau Clinic:
What is SkinTyte?
The SkinTyte treatment is based on the principle of selective thermolysis (ie using laser energy in special ways to selectively influence target tissue in a desired manner), and utilizes pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. SkinTyte can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime.
The end result is a progressive tightening of the skin resulting in a more youthful appearance.
How does SkinTyte work?
The SkinTyte procedure utilizes laser light energy to deeply heat dermal collagen, causing partial denaturation and contraction (tightening) of the collagen fibers, as well as stimulating the body’s natural healing process by attracting the body’s repair cells, the fibroblasts, to the area to lay down a new collagen foundation. Both these changes lead to increased skin firmness. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during, and after each pulse, protecting it while allowing the laser energy to do its work in the deeper dermis.
What is the treatment like?
The SkinTyte procedure utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. The SkinTyte light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, Dr. LeBeau may choose to use one on more sensitive areas. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the area treated.
What should I expect after treatment?
You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after treatment and this should return to normal within minutes. Since the SkinTyte procedure is noninvasive there is no downtime so you can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.
What results should I expect?
SkinTyte procedure results may vary from patient to patient. The SkinTyte procedure is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.
What areas can be treated?
SkinTyte treatments are safe for all skin types and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin firmness is desired. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen, and arms. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lebeau to discuss the treatment options that are best for you.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient, however a series of 3 treatments spaced a few weeks apart is typical of most patients. Dr. LeBeau will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire, and may also combine SkinTyte with other popular aesthetic laser procedures to further personalize your treatment.
What aftercare do I need?
Although no special skin care regimen is required following treatment, Dr. LeBeau recommends an at home skin care regimen to keep your skin looking clear and youthful. LeBeau Clinic has a full line of medical-grade skin care products that are clinically shown to address aging skin concerns and are safe and suitable for all skin types. In addition, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen.
To make an appointment for a non-surgical procedure at LeBeau Clinic like SkinTyte, please contact our office at (850) 308.1738.