As we get older, our skin becomes loose and wrinkled. It is typically due to genetics, lifestyle choices, and diminished collagen production. Collagen is a structural protein inside of the skin that gives us a youthful, plump appearance. Over time, collagen production decreases, and we lose volume, which causes fine lines and wrinkles.
For those looking for a non-invasive way to rejuvenate the skin, infrared skin tightening is a life-changing option. Infrared skin tightening is a non-surgical method of stimulating collagen production. At Marin Medical Aesthetics, we use Skintyte, a brand of infrared skin tightening. It treats all skin tones and types.
SkinTyte uses pulses of infrared-light technology to heat deep dermal layers. This technology helps contract existing collagen and accelerates new collagen production. It treats the face, neck, abdomen, arms, and thighs, but it works on any area of sagging skin. The applicator delivers heat, and it has a cooling tip that keeps the skin’s surface from getting too hot, which helps make the treatment a comfortable experience, and there is no need for a topical numbing cream.
Since everyone’s skin is different, everyone’s needs are unique. We will work with you to customize a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle. To learn more and to get started on your journey to clear, rejuvenated skin, give us a call today at (415) 785-4604.
*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. While the face and neck can typically be done within 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the size of the area treated. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your clinician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas.
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 non-invasive there is typically no downtime so you can resume regular activities immediately following the treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.
SkinTyte procedure results may vary from patient to patient. SkinTyte is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. Full results often take up to four months.
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your clinician can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire.
No special skincare regimen is required following the treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. Your clinician will provide you with more information on what to expect as well as give you an aftercare plan to follow that will involve avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.