The natural supply and production of elastin and collagen (the proteins that make the skin elastic and firm) begin to slow with age. This causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear on the face along with sagging skin in the body. For patients the Reno, Nevada area that have mild to moderate signs of aging on the body and face, Sciton SkinTyte II laser skin tightening system at Renovation Medical Spa can improve the appearance and health of the skin without surgery.
Performed by the highly skilled staff of board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Charles Virden, the SkinTyte treatment is fast, painless procedure that doesn’t need time for recovery. The SkinTyte heats the deep layers of skin with safe broadband light to re-start the natural production of elastin and collagen in the skin. SkinTyte laser skin tightening treatments at Renovation are best for patients who want to avoid surgery and injections, but are willing to wait for gradual, natural improvements.
Noninvasive laser skin tightening is best for patients who:
During the SkinTyte procedure, patients are treated in a private room. For added comfort and protection during the procedure, a cooling gel or numbing cream may be applied to the areas being treated. Most patients will feel a mild sensation during the treatment as the laser energy heats the skin. The length of the treatment will depend on the size of the treatment area, the condition of the skin, and the patient’s goals. For optimal results, the face should receive at least 4 treatments over several weeks, while the body will need up to 15 sessions over several weeks. Maintenance sessions can be performed as needed to maintain the patient’s results for several years.
Since no anesthesia is used, patients will be able to leave the office immediately after their treatment to resume their normal activities. Patients may notice the skin in the treated area is red or swollen, but this should subside in 2 – 3 weeks after the treatment. Some results may be visible right away, but full results will take several months to appear as the skin heals and re-builds itself. With proper post-treatment care, skin tightening results can last up to 2 years.
Renovation, Dr. Virden’s Medical Spa is pleased to offer SkinTyte laser skin tightening treatments to Reno area patients who aren’t ready for surgery or want more natural results without an invasive procedure. The advanced technology of SkinTyte allows patients to have firmer, tighter skin with lasting, natural-looking results without the time and expense of surgery. To learn more about SkinTyte and other skin rejuvenation procedures at Renovation, please schedule a consultation.
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