Address Laxity with SkinTyte™ in Austin TX
Youthful skin is known for being tight, but over time it loses the collagen that provides both volume and structure. This problem is made worse by sun exposure and can be compounded by shifting fat that is pulled down by gravity. Over time, facial contours can go from being well defined and firm to soft and sagging, leading many people to seek a solution in the form of skin tightening. At the medspa at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, the team uses SkinTyte™ by Sciton as a non-surgical option for treating sagging skin. SkinTyte™ is a light-based treatment that uses infrared wavelengths to contract and partially coagulate existing collagen, causing skin to tighten. Rejuvenated collagen production in the following weeks will continue to improve the look of the skin.
Why You Should Consider Skin Tightening with SkinTyte™
If you are unhappy with the way your skin has become loose or lax on your face, chest, arms, or elsewhere but are not looking to undergo surgery to address this loose tissue, SkinTyte™ may be the ideal skin tightening solution. The medspa team is trained in the sophisticated device, which is based on the same BBL technology used for laser resurfacing, clearing acne, and hair reduction. One of the most advanced systems available, SkinTyte™ is calibrated to deliver skin-tightening energy as needed into deep tissues for a uniform, consistent look.
Your Skin Tightening Experience
After a consultation that explores your skin-tightening goals and the determination that SkinTyte™ is your best option, you can expect a treatment that lasts about 45 minutes to cover a single area. SkinTyte™ is designed to cool the skin's surface, even as it beams broadband light energy into the underlying tissues.
Collagen contraction and production gradually create a skin-tightening effect with results most visible after several months. Multiple skin-tightening treatments are necessary to achieve a patient's desired level of cosmetic correction.
The Medspa at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Known for advanced aesthetic skincare treatments that scientifically and safely create a natural-looking result.
- Treatments administered by Sandy Lanier, PA-C and Katie Bertling, RN, LE. Physician Assistant Sandy Lanier has 10+ years experience in cosmetic dermatology and vein treatments. Registered nurse and licensed aesthetician Katie Bertling also brings a decade of medical aesthetics experience to our medspa.
- Offers full range of medical-grade skincare products to improve skin quality and treat aging skin.
- 4.9-star average rating over hundreds of online reviews for non-surgical laser and injectable treatments.
Make the Most of Your Skin Tightening Treatment in Austin, TX
Facial aging associated with sagging skin is often accompanied by other signs of time's passage, including sun damage, facial redness, spots, and wrinkles. Laser resurfacing can correct many of these cosmetic problems while BOTOX® and dermal fillers are ideal for smoothing out lines and folds that form on the face. Microneedling is another treatment that stimulates collagen and natural healing processes for a tighter, more toned, and more even look.
For patients who want a more dramatic and lasting skin-tightening solution, surgery involves the physical removal of the sagging skin, as well as the placement of sutures to hold tissues in a more elevated and youthful position. Surgical options are available for just about any features that has skin that can sag, including facelift, neck lift, breast lift, tummy tuck, thigh lift, butt lift, and arm lift.
The Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery team is experienced in guiding patients toward the best solutions for them based on their current level of skin laxity and desired final look.
Download Our Skin Care & Non-Surgical Rejuvenation Post-Procedure Care Guides
We've compiled detailed post-operative care instructions to best equip our skincare & non-surgical rejuvenation patients throughout their recovery process. To ensure the best and safest recovery, your plan encompasses appropriate prescriptions and clear directions towards maintaining your comfort to get you back to normal life and activity as soon as possible. Individual patients respond uniquely, and the type of procedure may differ, but these basic guidelines will help you along your journey.