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What is Skin Tyte  and what does it treat?     


                                     Non-surgical skin tightening with no downtime


SkinTyte is a non-invasive procedure used to tighten and firm skin that has lost its elasticity.  It is relatively quick and comfortable treatment with no downtime. The treatment can be used on any area of the body where skin requires tightening.  Your skin will appear smooth and toned. SkinTyte can be used by itself or in combination with other laser or light therapies for optimized results.


How does it work?


  • SkinTyte utilizes infrared light energy which heats the skin quicker than other skin firming techniques using radio frequency. 
  • The light energy heats the deep dermal collagen in the skin while the surface of the skin is cooled and protected with sapphire contact cooling. This cooling during pulses provides a more comfortable and safe procedure.  
  • Based on selective thermolysis  the targeted heating causes soft tissue coagulation that tightens tissue as it heals, stimulating collagen contraction and remodeling. This process initiates the body’s natural healing process and a new foundation of thicker collagen is created, resulting in a firmer, more youthful skin appearance with fewer fine lines and wrinkles.
  • The full effect of skin firming treatments can be seen over several months



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What to expect during treatment?

  • Makeup will be removed and photos taken.
  • Treatments can take 30 – 60 minutes depending on the area treated.
  • Because of the sapphire cooling there is generally no need for topical anesthetic. 
  • You will be given dark glasses to protect your eyes and a gel will be applied to the area to be treated.  Light parameters will be adjusted for your particular skin needs.
  • A glass handpiece is placed on your skin and a sequence of rapid pulses of infrared light are emitted to bring your skin to the desired warmth.
  • A series of 15 passes over one area is generally required to reach the temperature needed  to treat the collagen.
  • The treatment is relatively painless.  Some clients describe a brief slightly uncomfortable sensation when the skin heats up to the targeted temperature.

How much downtime?

  • You may experience some mild redness in the treated area immediately after which should return to normal within minutes.
  • Since the SkinTyte procedure is non-invasive there is no downtime so you can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.


What areas can be treated?

  • SkinTyte treatments are safe for all skin types and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin firmness is desired.
  • Most commonly treated areas include the lower face, jowels, neck, abdomen, and arms.

How many treatments are required?

  • Number of treatments will vary from patient to patient, generally 4-6 treatments are recommended at 2-4 week intervals.
  • Results from each treatment are cumulative and each treatment will provide gradual improvement.
  • Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.   Results will continue to improve for as much as 6 months following the final treatment.

What is the required post care?

  • A good quality full spectrum sunscreen is always recommended.  Our esthetician can discuss with you skin care products and sunscreen that will best suit your needs.


A consultation with Dr. Andre Kirsten will determine how  Skin Tyte alone or in combination with other treatments can best help with your concerns.


Phone 250-354-2003 to book your confidential appointment.


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