About Laser Skin Tightening
As the body ages, the natural supply and production of collagen and elastin (the proteins that make the skin firm and elastic) slow down. This is when fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear on the face and the skin on the body starts to sag. For patients in the Tahoe and Truckee areas that have mild to moderate signs of aging on the face and body, laser skin tightening with the Sciton SkinTyte II at Bella Lago Aesthetics can improve the skin's health and appearance. Used by the skilled MedSpa staff of board-certified plastic surgeon Charles P. Virden, MD, the SkinTyte treatment is quick, comfortable, and requires no downtime. Using safe broadband light, SkinTyte heats the deep layers of skin to stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin. SkinTyte laser skin tightening treatments at Bella Lago are best for patients who are willing to wait for slower, gradual results to avoid surgery and injectables.
Noninvasive laser skin tightening may be a good procedure to try before attempting an invasive procedure where the skin would be excised off and sutured (face or body lift). The most effective treatment for loose skin is a surgical lift of the affected area. Laser skin tightening treatments will still boost collagen within your skin for long-term results.
What to Expect
During your treatment at our practice, you will be taken to one of our treatment rooms designated for your complete privacy. A numbing cream or cooling gel may be applied to the skin to act as a barrier for the skin's protection. The procedure is known to produce a mild sensation, and we can help eliminate the discomfort with topical anesthetics and cooling gels if needed. Using a targeted (radio frequency) heat, your the technician will implement your noninvasive skin tightening treatment in the area discussed at your consultation.
Your number of treatments will be dependent on the location of the treatment on your body, size of the area to be treated, and the extent severity of your skin's condition.
- A full face treatment generally takes a minimum of 4 treatments spread out for several weeks for optimal results.
- Larger areas on the body can require up to 15 sessions spaced out over a period of weeks.
- We do offer maintenance sessions for patients who would like to continue benefiting from the noninvasive skin tightening before switching to a more aggressive intervention.
Your treatment will not be painless, but we will offer numbing agents for your skin if needed. You may still experience redness and swelling in the treatment area, which will subside in a few, short weeks. The pay off in the end will be smoother, softer skin that looks tighter. The results from this treatment can last for more than 2 years as long as the patient follows all of the directives of the spa technician.
Plan Your Service
- Average Cost
- From $175
- Recovery Time
- 30 minutes
Tighten Up Your Skin!
We are so excited to offer our patients at our practice laser skin tightening as an alternative to painful, time-consuming, and expensive skin removal surgeries. We can help you tighten up mild to moderate loose skin with a heat energy that will not damage or open up your skin. If you would like to learn more about the different options we have available, please call and schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience.