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Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery
Pioneer Valley
Plastic Surgery
Reconstructive & aesthetic plastic surgery

Laser Skin Tightening in our Springfield Office


SkinTyteTM skin tightening & firming

A noninvasive, non-ablative approach to firmer, younger looking skin that's fast, safe and economical.

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Dr. Melissa A. Johnson

Common questions about SkinTyte™ skin firming.

Hi, I'm Dr. Melissa Johnson, founder of Pioneer Valley Plastic Surgery. I am commonly asked by my patients about "laser face lift." While the results obtained from surgical facelift cannot be achieved with laser light, the Sciton SkinTyte™ offers moderate, noticeable skinimprovement without surgery. 

What is SkinTyte™ skin firming?

The SkinTyte treatment is based on the principle of selective thermolysis and utilizes pulsed light technology to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. SkinTyte can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a more youthful appearance.

What areas can be treated?

SkinTyte treatments are safe for all skin colors and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin firmness is desired. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen and arms.

How does SkinTyte skin tightening work?

The SkinTyte procedure utilizes infrared energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. This process promotes partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. The heat also initiates the body’s natural healing process, which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during, and after each pulse providing you a comfortable and safe procedure.

How many skin tightening treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and our staff can personalize a treatment
plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Dr. Johnson may suggest combining SkinTyte with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.

Where will my laser skin tightening treatments take place?

All laser treatments are performed in our plastic surgery office. There is no downtime needed for these treatments. You will feel mild discomfort during the procedure. You will have mild redness and swelling of your treated skin that will subside within hours.

What will happen during the laser treatment procedures? Will it be uncomfortable?

The SkinTyte light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, we may choose to use one on more sensitive areas. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. While the face and neck can typically be treated within 30 minutes, the actual time will depend on the area treated.

What should I expect after laser skin tightening treatment?

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

How long before I see results of skin tightening treatment?

SkinTyte procedure results may vary from patient to patient. The SkinTyte procedure is recommended for patients who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvement without having to undergo surgery. Full results often take up to four months as the collagen foundation of your skin is rebuilt and strengthened.

What aftercare do I need?

No special skin care regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. The physician can also recommend an at home skin care regimen if desired.

Can I finance my laser skin treatments?

financingYes. We offer patient financing through CareCredit, which is a part of GE Capital, one of the nation's most credible and trusted financial partners. You can apply securely online by filling out a CareCredit Online Credit Application, or by calling (800) 365-8295. A decision is usually made within minutes of receiving your application.

What forms of payment are accepted

We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, money orders, certified bank checks or you can finance through CareCredit.

Can I make payments online?

Yes. You can make credit card payments securely online.

Does my insurance cover skin tightening & firming phototherapy?

Phototherapy treatments, like other cosmetic procedures, are not usually covered by your insurance company. If you have any questions, it is best to talk with your provider.