Services-Matthew Kienstra, MD

Laser Skin Treatments


Skin Firming/SkinTyte®

SkinTyte™ technology is used to selectively heat the dermal collagen deep in your skin while simultaneously cooling the epidermis (outer layer of skin) for comfort. This treatment provides a small degree of tightening for patients that see very early signs of aging. Most patients require an average of three treatments spaced one month apart. However, because each patient’s skin is different, the required treatment number may vary.

How does SkinTyte™ work?

The SkinTyte™ treatment is based on the principal 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.

What is the treatment like?

The SkinTyte™ light energy is delivered in a sequence of rapid, gentle pulses.  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 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, and you can resume regular activities immediately following treatment. You can also apply makeup and sunscreen after each session.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and Dr. Kienstra can personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Dr. Kienstra or your care provider may also combine SkinTyte™ with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.

What aftercare do I need?

No special skin care regimen is required following treatment. It is recommended that you always sunscreen with SPF 30-50 with zinc-oxide.   

No special skin care regimen is required following treatment. It is recommended that you always sunscreen with SPF 30-50 with zinc-oxide.