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Oral and Facial Surgeery of the Shoals



SkinTyte offers a non-ablative approach to firmer skin.

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 utilises the newest laser technology, the Sciton's BBL pulsed light technology, to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. This makes the SkinTyte procedure safe, quick and comfortable, and requires 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 utilises laser light energy to deeply heat dermal collagen, causing partial denaturation and contraction (tightening) of the collagen fibres, 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 light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, the doctor 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, 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 and this should return to normal within minutes. Since the SkinTyte procedure is non-invasive 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?

The SkinTyte procedure is not a substitute for a face-lift and 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. You should consult with the doctor regarding the treatment options that are best for you.

How many treatments will I need?

A series of 3 treatments spaced a month apart is typical of most patients. The doctor will personalise a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire, and may also combine SkinTyte with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalise your treatment.

What aftercare do I need?

No special skincare regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. .