SkinTyte™ laser treatment is a great non-surgical option for tightening the skin around the face and neck. SkinTyte™ utilizes advanced infrared technology to deeply heat dermal collagen while continuously protecting the treated epidermis with sapphire contact cooling for maximum safety and comfort. This is a completely painless procedure and there is no need for a topical anesthesia.
During treatment, the energy is delivered in rapid, gentle pulses to promote contraction and partial coagulation of collagen, initiating the body’s natural healing process. Following the treatment, a new foundation of collagen is created to increase skin firmness and reduce the look of aging skin. Five sessions are scheduled at one month intervals and the full effect takes four months to result after the final treatment for younger looking skin. Dr. Green will evaluate during consultation whether this procedure would be appropriate for you.
A new study recently published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology shows that Sciton Broad Band Light (BBL™) treatments can change the expression of genes associated with the aging process to more closely resemble young skin. The study supports the hypothesis that regulators of aging can be altered in human skin using BBL technology to provide a functional change, rather than just a cosmetic mimic of youthful appearance. The use of BroadBand Light (BBL) for the purpose of delaying skin aging is a unique and novel benefit. To date, BBL has been used with great success to correct aged or damaged skin, including photo-aging, vascular and pigmented lesions, erythema and flushing, scars, and acne.
With the Forever Young BBL treatment technique, the benefits of BBL can be expanded to include maintaining healthy skin once it has been corrected, and delaying the signs of skin aging. This new Forever Young BBL treatment technique expands treatment to the following patient categories:
i) Younger patients who do not yet need correction of damaged skin, but desire to maintain healthy skin and delay skin aging
ii) Patients who have had damaged skin previously corrected by BBL or laser treatments
iii) More mature patients who have better quality or healthier-appearing skin and may not yet require corrective treatments
iv)Patient’s who have previously undergone a facelift or other cosmetic procedures
v) Skin type IV and V patients who generally have healthier skin with little to no photo-damage, yet desire to maintain healthy skin and delay skin aging
The procedure is very popular and widely used, according to a recent American Society for Dermatologic Surgery survey, nearly 1,700,000 BBL type sessions were performed in 2012, making it one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in the United States. There is also recent evidence to show that the BBL can be effective for dark skin. Dark skin is reflected in texture, tone, and other factors, all of which can be greatly improved via a BBL treatment regimen. Previously, treatments with pulsed light devices for patients with darker skin types have been met with more challenges and greater risks of complications than treatments for lighter skin patients
Using Sciton’s BBL technology, the Forever Young BBL is the first and only treatment designed to delay the appearance of visible skin aging in all patients, including those with darker skin types. In addition to the proven clinical improvement in the appearance of photo-aged skin, compelling evidence supports regular long term BBL treatments will enhance the expression of longevity related genes in aged skin cells; essentially reversing the aging process and returning skin to a genetically youthful state.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 if you’re ready to learn more about the difference an individualized approach toward medical grade skin care can make. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board certified NYC dermatologist, practices the latest techniques at the forefront of skin care to give you the look that you deserve.