Skintyte is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes infrared light to address skin laxity and sagging. Skintyte helps to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production for firmer, tighter skin.

Skintyte Overview - Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny

avg. recovery
5 days
$300 - $5000

About the Procedure

Last Updated: 08.03.2021

Aging skin can become loose and wrinkled over time due to the effects of genetics, lifestyle choices, and decreased collagen production. Collagen is a structural protein within the skin that provides a youthful, plump appearance to the skin. With time, collagen production slows, and fine lines appear as facial volume diminishes. For those who desire a noninvasive method of skin rejuvenation, infrared skin tightening is a potential option. Infrared skin tightening is a non-surgical method for stimulating collagen production over the course of several months to gradually improve the skin. Skintyte is a brand of infrared skin tightening which can be used to treat all skin tones and types. Skintyte can be used all over the body to treat loose skin but can also improve the appearance of other skin tone irregularities such as redness and broken capillaries. Before the procedure, a gel will be applied over the treatment area however no anesthesia will be needed. The Skintyte hand piece will be applied to the treatment area, delivering infrared energy to the skin in rapid pulses. The hand piece will either be moved in a circular motion over a treatment section or kept in a static position over the skin. Patients may experience a warming sensation during the treatment session but typically no pain is felt. The patient’s temperature will be closely monitored to ensure a comfortable session. To keep the skin from overheating, the device wand typically has a cooling feature to ensure optimal patient comfort. Desired results will take multiple treatments with upkeep sessions needed once yearly.

The goal of Skintyte is to address skin laxity and sagging all over the body.


Skintyte addresses concerns such as:

Recovery Notes

Patients experience mild to moderate discomfort following treatment which will dissipate over few days. Bruising and swelling goes away slowly over about 1 week.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for Skintyte has mid skin laxity concerns on the face, neck, and body. Skintyte can help candidates improve the appearance of fine lines, irregular pigmentation, and texture.

Not Recommended For

Skintyte is not recommended for patients with autoimmune disorders, pregnant women, or those who may receive excess sun exposure in the immediate weeks following treatment. Individuals taking Accutane should wait 4-6 months.

Side Effects

Side effects from skintyte may include short term discomfort, redness, swelling, mild blistering, and bruising.


  • noninvasive
  • FDA approved


  • temporary
  • multiple treatments
  • costly

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