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Skin Tightening

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.

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Contact Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to set up a consultation to learn more about SkinTyte™ for skin tightening in Austin, TX. Call (512) 815-0123 or send a message online.

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.

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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.


How to Prepare For Your Consultation

Before anyone can get laser skin tightening, you must first be considered an ideal candidate for the procedure. During your consultation, one of our doctors will assess the quality of your skin. The amount of skin laxity you have does determine how many treatment sessions you need.

The doctor will also review your medical history to ensure there will not be any risks or complications. You may not be a good candidate for laser skin tightening if you have active acne, deep wrinkles, and a very dark skin tone. You could be disqualified as an ideal candidate if you have unrealistic expectations regarding the procedure. You will not be able to have laser skin tightening if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are not considered a good candidate, the doctor will offer safer alternatives.

What Are The Risks of Laser Skin Tightening?

Similar to most cosmetic procedures, laser skin tightening does have a few risks to be aware of.

The risks of laser skin tightening include the following:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Itching
  • Increased risk of developing acne
  • Changes in your pigmentation
  • Scarring

Is Laser Skin Tightening Covered By Insurance?

In most cases, laser skin tightening is not covered by insurance. This is because it is a cosmetic procedure, not medical. However, it completely depends on your insurance company. At Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we understand that the cost is a big concern. That is why we regularly offer our patients specials and a membership program to make it easier for them to look their best!

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in laser skin tightening in Austin, TX, and would like to know more, the doctors at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery are here to help. Contact us at 512-815-0123 to schedule a consultation today.

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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.

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To find out more about skin tightening in Austin, TX, send us a message or call our office at (512) 815-0123 to schedule a consultation.

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