Skin Tightening

Aging, sun exposure, hormonal changes, and other lifestyle factors all contribute to the degradation of collagen and elastin in our skin.

Over time, these changes result in volume loss and loose, sagging skin. If you’re looking to increase your skin’s firmness for a more youthful appearance, a series of gentle skin tightening treatments can safely and effectively correct loose skin on most areas of the body, including the face, neck, hands, abdomen and chest.

At Skin Science Dermatology in Toronto, we use a technology called SkinTyte™ to non-surgically treat all skin types with zero downtime.

How Skin Tightening Works

SkinTyte™ skin tightening treatments use infrared light to deeply heat your skin while continuously cooling the entire treated surface for added safety and comfort. The light energy is delivered in rapid, gentle pulses which immediately cause a contraction of the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. Longer-term, the body’s natural healing process is initiated, promoting the production of new collagen and improving skin’s firmness.

What does skin tightening treat?

Is skin tightening safe?

SkinTyte is a safe, non-surgical option for most skin types, provided you’re a good candidate for treatment. For most patients, skin tightening is painless, with no need for topical anesthesia. The SkinTyte system cools the skin’s surface throughout the treatment to provide a more comfortable and safe treatment experience; many patients even compare the treatment sensation to a hot stone massage.

How many skin tightening treatments are needed?

The number of skin tightening treatments will vary based on the areas being treated, level of skin laxity, and individual response to treatment, though we typically recommend a series of three to five treatments, two to four weeks apart. Results can last several years, but ongoing maintenance treatments may be recommended for best results.

Is skin tightening right for you?

Skin tightening treatments are recommended for men and women who desire noticeable improvements to loose skin without having to undergo surgery.

Benefits of Skin Tightening

  • Quick & easy treatments
  • Comfortable treatments
  • Non-invasive, non-surgical solution
  • No downtime
  • Safe & effective
  • Long-lasting results

Recovery & Results

How long does it take to see results from skin tightening?

Some patients may notice an immediate collagen contraction, causing the skin to appear more plump and supple. Full results often take up to four months to appear as new collagen is produced, and skin is tightened.

How long is the downtime after skin tightening?

Following a skin tightening treatment, you can immediately resume normal daily activities. Your skin may be slightly red or swollen, but this should subside quickly. No specific care is required.

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