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Skin Tightening

Skin Tightening in Austin


This skin tightening treatment utilizes infrared energy, causing the dermal collagen to heat up. This creates renewed collagen leading to increased skin firmness. All areas of the body can be treated, and patients experience no downtime.

How to Tighten Skin with SkinTyte

SkinTyte™ is a non-invasive aesthetic procedure that uses light to heat the deep layer in the skin, activating the body’s repair response to make and remodel collagen. Over time, this process reduces the appearance of loose, saggy, lax skin.

The SkinTyte skin tightening treatment is based on the principle of selective photothermolysis 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 with an end result of a more youthful appearance.

How Does SkinTyte Work?

As our skin ages, the base foundation known as the dermal matrix begins to lose its tight, interwoven structure as some of its elastin and collagen strands become stretched. There is also a decreased production of collagen and elastin, which skin tightening can help address.

The SkinTyte procedure utilizes infrared thermal energy to deeply heat collagen in the dermis. The heat also initiates the body’s natural healing or repair process, which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness. 

Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during, and after each pulse providing the patient a comfortable and safe procedure.

Who Can SkinTyte Best Help?

The skin tightening procedure is recommended for those who desire mild to moderate, noticeable skin improvement without surgery.

What is the SkinTyte Treatment Like?

The SkinTyte light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. Typically, a topical anesthetic is not used. However, your Vitalogy Medical Spa Aesthetician may recommend using one on more sensitive areas. 

A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure the best skin tightening results. While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30-45 minutes, the actual time necessary will depend on the volume of the area you’re treating.

What to Expect After SkinTyte Skin Tightening

The SkinTyte treatment is non-invasive so there is no downtime. Patients are able to immediately resume their normal activities and even apply makeup or sunscreen after each session with no visible signs of treatment. You may experience some mild redness in the treated area, but this will fade away within minutes post-treatment.

What Areas can be Treated With SkinTyte?

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 for skin tightening procedures include the face, neck, abdomen, thighs, hands, and arms. 

You should consult with your Aesthetician or Provider regarding the treatment options that are best for you.

How Many Skin Tightening Treatments Will You Need?

Usually, three to five treatment sessions are often recommended to achieve maximum collagen rebuilding and skin firming, but your Aesthetician or Provider can work with you on a personalized treatment plan. Patients may see firming results immediately after treatment, but the full effect of improvement is achieved several months after treatment as collagen continues to rebuild.

Caring for Your Skin After Skin Tightening Procedures

No special skin care regimen is required following a skin tightening treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. Your Aesthetician can also recommend a home skin care regimen if desired. There are also other procedures that your Aesthetician or Provider may recommend to you to have in tandem with SkinTyte skin tightening. 

Make an appointment to discuss SkinTyte skin tightening treatment options with a Vitalogy Medical Spa Aesthetician or Provider today in the Greater Austin area: Bastrop, Burnet, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Harker Heights, Marble Falls, Pflugerville, San Marcos, and Southwest Austin.