Laser Skin Tightening by Melissa Johnson MD, FACS
SkinTyte™ Skin Tightening & Firming
As we age, our skin ages too, losing its natural collagen and elasticity. Loose skin can occur all over the body, but is especially common in the face, neck, abdomen and arms. Safe for all skin types, SkinTyte can effectively, and comfortably treat any area of the body where improvement is desired, giving patients a firmer, more youthful appearance.
SkinTyte™ vs. Laser Face Lift
Hi, I'm Dr. Melissa Johnson, founder of Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery. I am commonly asked by my patients about laser face lifts. While the results obtained from surgical facelift cannot be achieved with laser light, our Sciton SkinTyte™ treatments offer moderate, noticeable skin improvement without surgery. Please see the FAQs below to learn more or call our office at (413) 731-7877 to schedule a consultation.
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SkinTyte™ laser skin firming FAQs
What is SkinTyte™ skin firming?
The SkinTyte treatment is based on the principle of selective thermolysis 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. The end result is a more youthful appearance.
What areas can be treated?
SkinTyte treatments are safe for all skin colors 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.
How does SkinTyte skin tightening work?
The SkinTyte procedure utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. This process promotes partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. The heat also initiates the body’s natural healing 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 you a comfortable and safe procedure.
How many skin tightening treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and our staff can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Dr. Johnson may suggest combining SkinTyte with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
Where will my laser skin tightening treatments take place?
All laser treatments are performed in our plastic surgery office. There is no downtime needed for these treatments. You will feel mild discomfort during the procedure. You will have mild redness and swelling of your treated skin that will subside within hours.
What will happen during the laser treatment procedures? Will it be uncomfortable?
The SkinTyte light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, we 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, the actual time will depend on the area treated.
What should I expect after laser skin tightening treatment
You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after treatment and this should return to normal within minutes. Since the SkinTyte procedure is noninvasive, there is no downtime so you can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.
How long before I see results of skin tightening treatment?
SkinTyte procedure 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 aftercare do I need?
No special skin care regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. The physician can also recommend an at home skin care regimen if desired.
Can I finance my skin tightening treatments?
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, money orders, and certified bank checks, or you can finance through CareCredit.
Can I make payments online?
Yes. You can make credit card payments securely online.
Does my insurance cover skin tightening treatments?
Phototherapy treatments, like other cosmetic procedures, are not usually covered by your insurance company. If you have any questions, it is best to talk with your provider.
SkinTyte™ Skin Tightening in Springfield, MA
Non-ablative laser skin tightening just 8 minutes off I-91 at exit 11.