Life happens, and, over time, it results in skin that is less taut and less firm. Skin laxity — or what most people call loose, sagging, or drooping skin — happens due to a breakdown of essential substances in your skin, such as collagen. SkinTyte II says no to skin laxity. This infrared light treatment helps strengthen and replenish your skin’s collagen supply to tighten and firm your skin.
You’re only as old as you feel. But the aging process can take a toll on your skin no matter how young you are on the inside. That’s because as you age, your body’s natural collagen production begins to slow down, causing your skin to lose its firmness and elasticity. Other factors like gravity and environmental stressors can also have a negative effect on your dermis, making you appear older than you really are, which could have an adverse effect on your confidence and self-esteem. But now you can match the outside with how you feel on the inside without the need for surgery or injections with SkinTyte II at Optimal U.
SkinTyte II is an innovative technology that works by utilizing infrared energy to penetrate the skin down to the deepest levels. This procedure selectively heats the underlying dermal collagen with quick bursts of powerful light in order to trigger the body’s own natural healing process. The restorative heat promotes the formation of new collagen stores, as well as strengthens existing collagen, all while sapphire contacts on the handpiece continuously cool the surface of the targeted area throughout the procedure to protect the surround tissues and minimize discomfort.
Treatment with SkinTyte II offers so many skin-revitalizing benefits. It’s the perfect solution for those who are interested in a non-surgical, non-invasive way of firming up loose, saggy, or drooping skin. It can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and stretch marks. Patients who suffer from pigment discolorations, age spots, and irregularities of skin texture caused by years of sun damage can take advantage of this therapy too. SkinTyte II can address loose skin on nearly any part the body with little to no downtime so you can get back to leading the life that you love right away. Some of the most popular areas are the:
SkinTyte II is best for addressing common concerns with skin laxity in areas such as the:
SkinTyte II is a safe and effective way for most people who want moderate, noticeable improvements in the appearance of their skin without the need for an invasive surgery. This procedure is appropriate for all skin types, and patients who experience the best outcomes tend to be experiencing aging skin that has lost its elasticity due to the effects of time, gravity, and sun damage. However, SkinTyte is not recommended for people who have recently tanned or who may be exposed to excessive sunlight in the weeks following treatment. Those who may be suffering from an acute outbreak of acne, blisters, sores, or rosacea are also advised against treatment until those symptoms clear up.
Dr. Tse is a board-certified physician who provides a relaxing and pleasant experience to all of her Northern California patients. Prior to your session, your eyes will be shielded with protective goggles. This skin-tightening procedure is so gentle that anesthesia is not necessary, but one may be used one on more sensitive areas. The SkinTyte II handpiece will be positioned over the selected regions and the therapeutic advanced light energy is then delivered in a series of rapid pulses. Depending on the desired results, the process can be repeated over the treatment area to provide the best possible outcome. The length of the treatment depends on the areas treated but the whole process usually takes under an hour.
Although individual experiences may vary, most people experience no downtime. Immediately following treatment, patients tend to have some mild redness and swelling on the areas that were targeted, but those symptoms usually subside shortly afterward. Makeup and sunscreen can be promptly be applied upon the completion of each session and you can resume your normal routine without delay. Your skin should always be protected from direct sun exposure and sunscreen with a minimum of an SPF 30 is recommended anytime you’re outdoors. You and Dr. Tse will discuss skin products that will help maintain your skin and provide the most effective results.
The majority of patients notice that their skin feels and looks tighter after just one treatment with SkinTyte II. Over the next several weeks, your skin will gradually start to look younger, healthier, and more refreshed as your body continues to produce new collagen. Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is strengthened and renewed. The number of required sessions will depend on an individual basis and your treatment plan will be customized in order to achieve optimal results. Dr. Tse may also recommend also combining SkinTyte II with another skin-rejuvenating procedure to personalize and enhance your experience even further.