Our skin and bodies gradually change as we age—most times in ways we aren’t too fond of. Men and women may notice the appearance of jowls starting to form, or loose skin and poor elasticity in the neck area, around the chin and jawline. As a result, more and more patients seek efficient, non-invasive methods that don’t necessarily take the place of cosmetic plastic surgery, however still provide safe and incredibly satisfying results addressing displeasing conditions such as lax skin which can add years, sometimes even decades, to a particular patient’s appearance. Fortunately, under the advisory and supervision of board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Adibfar, Elements Spa’s experienced medical estheticians offer Sciton-Skin Tyte—a laser treatment that delivers with no need for recovery. Let’s look at the treatment in more detail.
Skin Tyte is a laser like treatment used for skin firming. It utilizes a broadband light device, or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), that delivers beneficial infrared light to achieve astounding results over the patient’s face and other areas of the body. The device administers infrared light that heats deep layers of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and production of collagen. One of Elements Spa’s experienced laser technicians delivers the heat using a hand-piece that can be set at different frequencies, allowing for greater control over various treatment areas, especially around delicate areas such as the face and neck. Essentially, the IPL functions to partially denature the existing collagen which encourages the skin to rebuild more youthful, firmer collagen fibres. Simultaneously, the hand device also cools the top superficial layers of skin to protect them and make the treatment comfortable for the patient.
One of Elements Spa’s estheticians slowly passes the hand-piece over the treatment area multiple times to gently and safely increase the skin’s temperature while affecting collagen production. A treatment on the face and neck can typically take up to one hour, with slight visible improvement shown immediately (dependent on patient’s skin condition). Because Skin Tyte involves changing the molecular structure of the skin, full results will be more apparent weeks later as the collagen continues to reform. Patients are typically advised to undergo 4-6 treatments, spaced 3-4 weeks between each session, to make certain the collagen cells continue to rebuild and remodel. After completing the series, patients are usually advised to continue with maintenance treatments every 3-6 months (varying from patient to patient) to prolong their results.
Skin Tyte does not require anesthesia and is ideal for patients with busy lifestyles who can’t afford any downtime or recovery. Patients report feeling slight heat during treatment as the rapid gentle pulses heat up the skin, however will not experience any scarring, swelling, bruising or damage to the skin. Patients are immediately able to return to work or other commitments, and are able to apply sunscreen, makeup and/or facial creams immediately after treatment. At Elements Spa, Skin Tyte is safely performed on patients of all skin types and colours, and can be performed on any area of the body to improve skin firmness with more popular areas including the face, neck, hands, stomach and arms. Our estheticians will also personalize a treatment plan catered to your skin’s needs and desires for optimal results.
A safe laser treatment that promises to tighten sagging skin around the face and neck for a firmer, contoured and more youthful profile? Thanks to the Sciton-Skin Tyte system and Elements Spa, it does exist—and with no need to go under the knife!
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