We often talk about the signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles, creases around the nose and mouth, and a droopy brow line. Over the years, numerous techniques have been developed to correct these complaints. Though they can be effective, many of the common treatments patients seek only address the end-result of aging, not the source.
As we age, most of the skin on the body loosens. It becomes a little less resilient and radiant, too. The reason this happens is that the body slacks off on its collagen-producing activity quite early during adulthood. Without sufficient collagen, tissues all throughout the body have a harder time sustaining strength and structure. By age 40, many people see this in the form of sagging jowls, flat cheeks, and, yes, lines and wrinkles on the face and neck. In our Denver office, we offer several ways to reduce the signs of aging. Additionally, we conduct treatments that are intended to draw more collagen to the skin. SkinTyte™ is one such treatment.
What is SkinTyte?
SkinTyte is a laser device developed by Sciton®, a leading manufacturer of laser devices. This particular laser platform utilizes both broadband light (BBL) and infrared energy to affect change at a cellular level. Energy is delivered in a sequence of gentle, rapid pulses as a small handpiece passes over the skin. The infrared and broadband light penetrate the uppermost layers of tissue to reach the dermis, where fibroblast cells that produce collagen have largely gone dormant.
In the dermis, these forms of light transfer to heat. The thermal energy causes immediate constriction in collagen strands in the upper, middle, and deep dermis. Coagulation in soft tissue within these upper layers of the skin also occurs, enhancing the collagen remodeling that will occur over several months after treatment.
Benefits of SkinTyte
Aside from addressing the core problem of aging, collagen loss, SkinTyte treatment offers benefits that are unmatched by many other skin-tightening treatments. Some of the improvements that patients see after just one treatment include:
- Softening of lines on the forehead, face, and neck.
- Additional volume in the mid-face area.
- Increased definition in the cheeks and jawline.
- Reduction in cellulite after body treatment.
- Reduction in stretch marks.
Historically, it has taken a combination of treatments to achieve this variety of improvements. SkinTyte is designed to achieve this in a single appointment.
Rejuvenate your appearance by targeting the source of aging. Contact our Denver office today to schedule your SkinTyte consultation.