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With aging, we experience a loss of firmness in the skin. These early signs of aging usually affect the neck and jawline first and make you appear older than your years. Even though you can’t stop aging or escape the effects of gravity, SkinTyte™ can be a great way to rejuvenate your skin without downtime.
What is SkinTyte?
SkinTyte is a non-invasive procedure designed to help you achieve firmer skin. It uses broadband light energy that deeply heats the collagen in your skin, promoting its natural production. The uniform and targeted heat from the procedure also initiates the natural healing process of your body, which creates a renewed collagen foundation and increases the firmness of your skin.
SkinTyte is also unique in its ability to precisely cool your skin both before and during the procedure. This ensures that there is no damage to your skin due to overheating. The treatment also requires no downtime, allowing you to return to your normal activities immediately after treatment.
Some of the concerns SkinTyte address includes:
- Treats skin laxity and sagging
- Improves skin texture and smoothness
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Plumps the skin
- Promotes collagen production
- Tightens the neck area
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Before Your Procedure
Before your SkinTyte treatment, there are a few things you’ll want to do to ensure your skin is ready for treatment. You’ll want to stop any use of retinol five days beforehand. You can resume use once your skin is no longer sensitive after treatment.
You’ll also want to avoid excess sun exposure for two weeks before treatment. Additionally, stay away from self-tanning products. You’ll also want to wear SPF 30 or higher sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection.
Dr. Brian Lee
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Brian Lee has been in practice for over 2 decades, serving the Fort Wayne community for all their aesthetic and cosmetic needs. He is proud to work alongside his talented team and looks forward to seeing new and returning patients in his office.
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During Your Procedure
During the SkinTyte procedure, your provider will apply the broadband light to your skin. They will pass it over the treatment area four times. Each pass will deliver a gentle heat and stimulate collagen production, but it never gets hotter than is comfortable for your skin.
Powerful cooling maintains just the right temperature for your skin before, during, and after each pulse.
After Your Procedure
After the SkinTyte procedure, you may experience some redness and a slight sunburn sensation in and around the area. This is completely normal. It should resolve by itself within 1-4 hours after treatment.
You’ll want to avoid scratching or picking your skin and using scented lotions and soaps, exfoliants, acne creams, and scrubbing. You’ll also want to avoid hot or cold water. Only wash with lukewarm water.
Additionally, avoid shaving, swimming pools, and strenuous activities that cause excessive sweating. Stay out of the sun as much as possible for at least a week after treatment. Keep the area covered and use SPF 30 or more.
You can use a cold compress or ice pack for your comfort, but this is rarely needed. You can apply makeup immediately after as long as you don’t experience any blistering. If you do have blistering, antibiotic cream can be applied.
I can speak about someone whom I was in a romantic relationship with who went to see Dr. Lee for a consultation and then to have two fairly significant procedures done. From the very first meeting, all the way through her recovery from both procedures, Dr. Lee and his staff were nothing but the best they could be. I was just amazed how upbeat and positive Dr. Lee and his staff made her feel every step of the way. Dr. Lee is not just a gifted, board-certified plastic surgeon with 22 years of experience who has an amazing staff of caring people. He CHANGES PEOPLE’S LIVES!! He is gifted, he is talented, he is polite, friendly, articulate and, most of all, humble. He does not brag or boast or have an ego. He has a gift and love for what he does, and it shows in how he does it with every single patient every single day. The Fort Wayne medical community is blessed and fortunate to have Dr. Lee as one of its members, and we are fortunate to have him as a member of our community.
- Written by John R.
Dr. Lee is the best doctor I have ever encountered. He cares and explains everything thoroughly, and he especially takes the time to talk and listen to his patients. He is an outstanding doctor! He does a great job at what he does!
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I really appreciated the concern and personal touch of receiving a post-op phone call by both the nurse and Dr. Lee. It is comforting to know that Dr. Lee is a very talented artist whose skills tie in with his work. I absolutely love and enjoy seeing Dr. Lee’s photography displayed on the walls and in the books in his office.
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Understand The Risks
The only risks that come with the SkinTyte procedure are some mild redness, a sunburn-like sensation, and some possible blistering, but all of these tend to clear up very quickly. Scarring and infection can occur, but it’s extremely rare.
Results of SkinTyte
You’ll likely see the final results four months after treatment as collagen production starts and begins to buildup and strengthen your skin.
Your provider will let you know if you need more than one treatment. Those treatments will need to be 2-4 weeks apart, and the number of treatments you’ll need depend on the results you’re looking for.
Request a Consultation
SkinTyte is one of the premier options when it comes to non-surgical skin rejuvenation. To begin learning more and discussing your options with Dr. Lee, contact our Fort Wayne office by calling or filling out our online form.