A patient in a recent news story wanted plastic surgery to tone up her abdominal area. She also wanted to erase some of the unflattering lines that were forming on her face. “Being in my late thirties, things just aren’t the same as they used to be,” the patient explains. “Well, after 3 kids… gaining about 40 pounds, obviously per kid, it doesn’t really help it go back to normal”. Many patients complain of “trouble spots” that don’t seem to respond to diet and exercise.

Non-invasive technology can help through the use of a laser called Skin Tyte. Skin Tyte helps patients like this who may be looking for smoothing and tightening of the face, arms or lower abdomen, but who are reluctant to go under the knife. Skin Tyte utilizes heat energy to smooth out the skin and strengthen its collagen. Skin Tyte also has different frequencies, allowing for greater control by the physician or laser technician. For patients, the cooling sensation means less pain during the treatments. “The laser delivers the light… the next two flashes are just post treatment cooling. Then, we move on to the next spot and continue with the treatment,” the patient explains. “Just a little warmth and that was it, and after that I would feel maybe a tiny bit more, but nothing really.”

There are currently many different lasers on the market. Skin Tyte from Sciton is used primarily for skin tightening and contouring. Devices like Fraxel can remove severe acne scars or sun damage.
It is important to seek out a board-certified cosmetic surgeon whose practice has experience with several laser modalities to get the desired results. The experienced laser techs and aestheticians at The Medspa at the American Institute for Plastic Surgery can discuss the options that are right for you. Call us at (972) 543-2477 to schedule a consultation.