At Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC, we are passionate about helping our clients achieve the beautiful aesthetic they desire without surgery. We are proud to offer numerous safe, effective aesthetic treatments, including anti-aging treatments. Today, we are focusing on the benefits of one of our most popular treatments, SkinTyte, and looking at everything else you need to know about the treatment.
What Are the Benefits of SkinTyte?
One of the most compelling benefits of SkinTyte is that it can help tighten loose or sagging skin. This highly versatile anti-aging treatment is usually used to reduce skin laxity in the face, jowls, and neck. However, it can also be used to help other areas with a lack of collagen, like the upper arms, thighs, and abdomen.
Another incredible benefit of this treatment is that it is highly convenient. Depending on the size of the areas being targeted and the number of areas that need to be treated, each treatment session may only take around 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Moreover, people love this treatment because it is safe for all skin types.
Will My Treatment Hurt?
No, you will not feel any pain during your non-invasive skin tightening treatment. Similarly, you should not expect to feel any discomfort during the treatment process. This treatment is so gentle that there is no need for the application of a topical anesthetic to the areas targeted for treatment, and you will not receive any strong analgesics. This is extremely beneficial because driving is not permissible after receiving such medications.
Is There Any Downtime Required After Treatment?
No, there is no downtime required after this non-invasive skin tightening treatment. However, there are some aftercare guidelines you will need to follow. For example, you should use a gentle moisturizer daily to help keep your treated areas hydrated. Furthermore, you should use a gentle body wash or facial cleanser and warm water to keep the treated areas clean.
Another important aftercare guideline you must follow is to avoid excessive heat exposure for three days following your treatment session. In addition to using warm rather than hot water when bathing to keep the treated areas clean, you need to avoid saunas, steam rooms, and extremely hot environments. Moreover, you need to protect the treated areas from sun damage and other sources of UV radiation, like tanning beds.
How Soon Will I Be Able to Enjoy My Desired Results?
You can generally expect to see your desired results four months after your first treatment session. Often, people require five skin tightening appointments spaced three to four weeks apart to achieve the skin elasticity they desire. During your initial evaluation, we will evaluate your areas of concern and let you know how many treatment sessions you can expect to need. Then, we will give you a better idea of how soon you can expect to achieve satisfactory results.
What Can I Do to See My Desired Results Faster?
To see your desired results as quickly as possible, you need to make maintaining your skin health a top priority. You should keep your skin moisturized, hydrated, and well-nourished. For your skin to produce collagen, it needs a lot of protein and micronutrients. To help ensure that your skin has all the fuel it needs to produce collagen efficiently, you should incorporate fruits, vegetables, and protein into every meal.
Another effective step you can take to see your optimal results faster is to not consume tobacco products. Nicotine has been shown to slow the rate of collagen production.
How Long Can I Expect the Results of My Treatment to Last?
The durability of SkinTyte results varies from person to person. However, you can feel extremely confident that your skin elasticity will be improved for at least a few months. You should keep in mind, though, that you may be able to enjoy your optimal results for a couple of years depending on how well you care for your skin after treatment and other diet and lifestyle choices you make.
What Can I Do to Extend the Longevity of My Results?
One of the most effective steps you can take to extend the longevity of your results is to keep your skin hydrated. If you have dry skin, you should moisturize your treated areas every day and night. If your skin is normal or oily, you should moisturize once per day. It is highly advisable that you use an occlusive moisturizer to help lock moisture into your skin, and you should strongly consider moisturizing after bathing, especially if you bathe with hot water.
You can also help to extend the longevity of your results by staying hydrated. Your individual hydration needs may vary based on your body mass, activity level, and other factors. Generally, though, drinking six to eight cups of hydrating fluids and eating lots of hydrating foods will keep you hydrated throughout the day. However, the most beneficial thing you can do for your skin is to protect it from UV damage.
Who Qualifies for This Treatment?
You should be considered a good candidate for this treatment if you are a relatively healthy adult with an interest in increasing the elasticity of your skin. However, we can’t advise you definitively on whether this skin tightening treatment is right for you until we have discussed your health, evaluated your areas of concern, and gained a thorough understanding of your aesthetic goals.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for This Treatment?
While this treatment is safe and effective for most people, there are some contraindications. For example, if you have an active inflammatory skin condition, like severe acne or chronic plaque psoriasis irritating the treatment site, your treatment must be postponed. Additionally, you will not be able to get this treatment if you have an open wound, active skin infection, or other irritating skin conditions.
Furthermore, you will be disqualified from treatment if you have a history of skin cancer. Additionally, this treatment is not generally recommended for people with a history of keloid scarring. Moreover, you will not qualify for this treatment if you cannot stop taking or using drugs that increase photosensitivity before your treatment.
What Preparation Steps Will I Need to Take Before Treatment?
Despite the non-invasive nature of this SkinTyte treatment, there are a few preparation guidelines you will need to follow before your appointment. For example, it is important to avoid excessive sun exposure and the use of indoor tanning in the weeks leading up to your treatment session. This mitigates the risk of skin irritation at the time of your appointment. You should also protect your skin from the sun by wearing adequate sunblock diligently.
Another very important preparation step you must take prior to treatment is to discontinue the use of blood-thinning drugs and supplements. Additionally, for two weeks prior to your treatment session, you should take preventative medication if you have a history of oral herpes and intend to treat your lower face. Moreover, you should carefully shave the targeted areas the day before your appointment.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This non-invasive aesthetic treatment helps you achieve beautiful skin by delivering pulses of infrared light energy to the foundational layer of your skin, stimulating collagen production. The extra localized collagen results in tighter, smoother, healthier skin.
What Other Anti-Aging Treatments May Help Me Improve My Appearance?
Dermal fillers are another type of aesthetic treatment we offer our clients to help them improve their appearance and self-confidence. Like SkinTyte, dermal fillers require minimal preparation and no downtime. Moreover, treatment can be completed during your lunch break.
We offer a wide variety of dermal fillers that can be used to address several cosmetic concerns. You may be a good candidate for dermal filler injections if you are fairly healthy and have concerns about chin wrinkles, marionette lines, or vertical lip lines. Furthermore, we offer injectable fillers that can treat forehead wrinkles and many more cosmetic concerns.
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There are many benefits of SkinTyte. One of the most compelling benefits of this treatment is its ability to tighten skin. Another benefit of this incredibly versatile treatment is that there is no downtime and few aftercare guidelines are required after treatment. To find out if this treatment is right for you, contact us today at Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC to schedule an initial evaluation.