What is SkinTyte?
SkinTyte is a noninvasive skin-tightening treatment. It uses pulses of infrared-light technology to heat deep dermal layers, which contracts existing collagen and accelerates new collagen production. It’s frequently used on the face, neck, abdomen, arms, and thighs, but it works on any area of sagging skin. While the applicator delivers heat, its cooling tip keeps the skin’s surface from getting too warm. As a result, most patients say that the treatment is comfortable, with no need for a topical numbing cream, though some RealSelf members did experience pain.
“SkinTyte feels a bit like an ultrasound massage,” says Dr. Susan Buenaventura, a plastic surgeon in Alexandria, Virginia, in a RealSelf Q&A. “Gel will be on your skin to keep it cool, and the BBL [broadband light] will be flashing and in constant motion, to evenly heat your deep layer of skin and make it contract. If it feels too hot, speak up.”
It takes about 30 minutes to perform a SkinTyte procedure on the face and neck. However, the length of your session will depend on the size of the area you’re treating. There is no downtime, although skin may be slightly red or pink for up to 30 minutes after the procedure.
The tightening effects aren’t immediate, and doctors recommend committing to three to six treatments, every two weeks, to achieve optimal results, which usually take about four months to manifest.
SkinTyte results should last up to two years, depending on your age, diet, and exercise habits.