Manuel A. Lopez, MD, FACS

Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

(210) 495-5771 (LPS1)
(210) 495-2367          
Lopez Plastic Surgery
1314 E. Sonterra Blvd, Suite 5104
San Antonio, Texas 78258

SkinTyte 2 Phototherapy with Sciton BBL technology

What is Sciton SkinTyte 2?

Sciton SkinTyte™ 2 is the 2nd generation SkinTyte Technology that uses Intense Pulsed Light and Infrared technology to deeply heat dermal collagen while protecting the entire treated area with sapphire contact cooling. This process promotes contraction of the collagen, initiating the body’s natural healing process. Following treatment, a new foundation of collagen is created leading to increased skin firmness.

 

How does Sciton Skintyte 2 work?

Sciton SkinTyte™ 2 utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen while protecting the entire treated area with sapphire contact cooling. This process promotes contraction of the collagen, initiating the body’s natural healing process. Following treatment, a new foundation of collagen is created leading to increased skin firmness.

 

What conditions can be treated with Sciton SkinTyte 2?

• Facial skin

• Neck skin

• Abdominal skin (especially after pregnancy or liposuction)

• Sagging arm skin


What will happen during the procedure?

A numbing cream will be applied to the areas to be treated, after which you will wait 20-30 minutes for the cream to take effect. Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses.  You will feel a warming sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. We will discuss all of your options with you.
What areas can be treated?

Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those that appear to be sagging and have lost the natural collagen and elastin fibers that keep the skin firm and resilient. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and abdomen.

 

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and we will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. We may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.  Typical patients need 4 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart, but most patients will see results of tightening right after the first treatment, but results can take up to 3 treatments to see.


Will it be uncomfortable?

The procedure is gentle, noninvasive and safe. The Sciton SkinTyte procedure has minimal discomfort associated with it.

 

What should I expect after the treatment?

You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours.

 

How long will it take to recover?

This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately.

 

What aftercare do I need?

It is important to follow your our instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.

 

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