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About SkinTyte


As people age, the skin ages too, losing its natural collagen and elasticity. Until recently, surgical procedures were the only option for truly relieving this concern. However, Sciton’s advanced technology allows for a new way to address sagging skin without the need for significant downtime associated with surgery. It’s called SkinTyte, and it can be used anywhere on the face, neck, or body!

— Frequently Asked Questions —

What is SkinTyte®?
Improve the appearance of sagging skin with quick and comfortable treatment. Powered by the BBL® HERO™️ platform, SkinTyte® is a non-invasive skin firming treatment that delivers uniform, targeted, and deep heating to provide a rejuvenated appearance anywhere on the body.

The Science Behind BBL Technology

  • Wavelength: 420–1400nm

  • Filters: 420nm, 515nm, 560nm, 590nm, 640nm, 695nm, 800nm

  • Output: Up to 30 J/cm2

  • Pulse Width: Up to 200ms

  • Repetition Rate: Up to 1 pulse-per-second

  • Cooling Method: Continuous thermoelectric sapphire plates

  • Skin Cooling: Adjustable from 0 – 30˚C

  • Spot Size: 15 x 45mm

  • Finesse Adapters: 15 x 15mm square, 11mm & 7mm round

How does it work?
SkinTyte® effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated, and youthful appearance.

By taking a proprietary, multi-pass approach to treating aging skin, SkinTyte®’s 4-pass treatment addresses the signs of aging on all levels of the skin. A single pass alone can address the overall appearance of the skin, while multiple passes with various other wavelengths of light can provide corrective qualities to pigmented lesions, skin flushing, and skin tightening.

Treatable Areas
Practitioners can use SkinTyte® on patients of most skin types anywhere on the body, including:

  • Face

  • Neck

  • Decollete

  • Arms

  • Legs

  • Back

  • Buttocks

  • Abdomen

What patients can expect and what are the benefits?
BroadBand Light is an innovative technology that uniquely delivers light therapy to target the signs of aging and sun damage. It effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated, and youthful appearance.

SkinTyte® is a skin firming technique that uses rapid, gentle pulses of BroadBand Light to heat soft tissue and lead to a more youthful appearance. During the treatment, a combination of dermal heating and epidermal cooling keeps patients comfortable and downtime low.

What is the difference between SkinTyte® and Ultherapy?
SkinTyte uses gentle infrared light to heat the dermis using an in-motion technique that maintains a comfortable and relatively quick procedure. Most patients find it soothing, especially when compared to Ultherapy.

What's the difference between BBL® HERO™ and SkinTyte®? Will my BBL device come automatically equipped with SkinTyte® capabilities?
BBL® HERO™️ and SkinTyte® are different techniques for using BroadBand Light technology contained in a single ergonomic handpiece. By passing over the treatment area a total of four times, the benefits of BroadBand Light can reach new depths and provide effective skin-tightening benefits.

Are there contraindications to the SkinTyte® treatment?
SkinTyte® is safe for a wide variety of patient types, although it is important for practitioners to educate patients on risk factors or contraindications that might affect the healing process. This includes patients who are sensitive to light; taking antibiotics known to increase sensitivity to sunlight; taking Accutane/isotretinoin; are pregnant; have an active infection or compromised immune system; or have a history of keloid scarring.

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