I visited my daughter in college about two months ago for mom’s weekend. We had dinner plans so I was in the bathroom getting ready to shower. I looked down and saw the familiar stretch marks on my hips and belly and the little bit of loose skin I still have from my pregnancy 19 years ago (despite having had a partial tummy tuck 6 years ago). I have a certain resignation in seeing these things that are less than exactly what I want, but after all this time I just accept that there’s nothing to do about it. (But even as I was dwelling on that loose skin and stretch marks that evening, I also smiled because they are just evidence of my 5’10” amazing, funny, smart, beautiful 19-year old girl who is the light of my life)!!
As most of you know, we got our new Sciton JOULE laser about a month ago and one of its multiple capabilities is skin tightening. The before and afters from Sciton are many and impressive (I’ve included some at the bottom of this post). I have ALWAYS wanted to do skin tightening, so I made sure to let Kit and Leslie know I was up for it PRONTO. So far I’ve had two treatments two weeks apart. My third treatment will be this week.
My abdomen is my target area, but Skin Tyte can treat:
What Causes Skin to Sag?
Sagging skin is due to the degradation of collagen and elastin fibers that hold the skin together and keep it firm. When the skin loses its elasticity, wrinkles, dry skin, stretch marks, and dark pigmentation will occur and make you look older. There are many causes of sagging skin such as inappropriate skin care, incomplete nutrition, environmental and sun damage, weight loss, and normal aging.
How to Treat Sagging Skin
The Skin Tyte treatment uses selective thermolysis (heat treatment) and pulsed light technology to deeply heat the collagen in the skin, stimulating the body to begin healing itself by producing new collagen and elastin, which makes the treated skin area become firmer and smoother.
What is the Treatment Like?
The Skin Tyte treatment is delivered in a sequence of rapid pulsed light. Your aesthetician will continually glide the hand piece over the treatment area until the machine indicates the proper heat and energy levels have been reached to produce an optimal treatment result. The treatment feels warm but is not uncomfortable. A typical treatment will take about 30 minutes.
Skin Tyte Treatments Can:
Improve skin texture and smoothness
Plump the skin
Reduce and soften fine lines and wrinkles
Increase jawline definition, improve jowls
Create a more youthful looking face, neck and upper chest
Improve skin laxity on the abdomen, thighs, arms, knees and buttocks
Reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks
Rejuvenate by stimulating increased collagen production in the upper, middle, and deep dermis of your skin
Skin Tyte treatments have no downtime and are safe for all skin types.