SkinTyte Laser Skin Tightening

Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, providing comprehensive and individualized treatment plans.

Our team of Facial Plastic Surgeons, clinic experts and licensed estheticians has more than 50 years of combined experience in helping you achieve your desired results. We provide you with the most innovative and technologically advanced surgical and non­surgical procedures and treatments to help you rediscover your natural beauty so you can look and feel your best.

What is SkinTyte?

SkinTyte™ by Sciton® lasers uses targeted infrared light energy to safely heat your skin to a therapeutic level that stimulates collagen production, contraction and remodeling deep in your skin’s dermis. Collagen is the component in our skin that keeps it tight, plump and smooth and its rate of production decreases in our late twenties. What’s unique about SkinTyte™ is that as it is heating the deeper layers of your skin, it is simultaneously cooling your skin’s surface to ensure a safe and comfortable treatment. This is all done without the need for topical numbing, surgery or downtime!

Your Consultation

Before your SkinTyte™ treatment, you and your provider will discuss whether or not you are an ideal candidate based on your skin’s degree of laxity and sagging. Your certified laser technician will be honest with you if she thinks that surgery is a better option, as laser skin tightening is not indicated for advanced facial sagging and is NOT a substitute for a surgical face or neck lift. SkinTyte™ is most appropriate for those just beginning to see a loss of firmness and tightness around their eyes, cheeks, jawline, and neckline.


We’ve been limited for years in non-surgical treatment options for the chin area,” says Dr. Christopher Tolan, an ENT & Facial Plastic Surgeon with Midwest Facial Plastics and a national physician trainer for Kybella. “We could, somewhat, downsize a double chin with tightening lasers, or mask the appearance by using dermal fillers along the jawline, but never consistently address it,” explains Dr. Tolan. “The addition of Kybella to our practice allows me to improve the appearance of the chin area for patients, and heighten their confidence.


  • Loss of firmness around eyes, cheeks, mouth, jawline, and neckline
  • Crepey skin on the neckline
  • Loss of definition along the jawline
  • Decreased collagen production


  • Improves skin’s firmness, tightness, and texture
  • Stimulates new collagen production and plumps skin
  • Reduction in fine lines around eyes and mouth
  • Increased definition along the jawline
  • More youthful appearance to face and neck

SkinTyte Treatment

During treatment, your eyes will be protected by goggles, as SkinTyte™ laser energy is administered with a series of rapid pulses of light. Your provider will apply a clear layer of gel to your cleansed skin to allow the laser handpiece to glide comfortably as it stays in motion over your skin’s surface. She will then focus the infrared energy on your chosen treatment area in a series of passes, each getting progressively warmer. Most patients find their 30-minute SkinTyte™ treatment very comfortable if not downright relaxing!

Recovery and Results

Immediately after your treatment, your skin will look flushed, alive and radiant because of enhanced circulation. Any redness will quickly subside, but the subtle glow can last for hours. You can wear makeup immediately after your treatment, and return to your normal skincare regimen. Your certified laser technician will apply sun protection after your treatment and may recommend specific homecare products that include growth factors and peptides to enhance your tightening results between treatments further.

Although you may see improvement with only one SkinTyte™ treatment, your results depend on your skin’s own ability to renew and remodel collagen. This response will vary from person to person. Our team recommends multiple treatments to create a new foundation of collagen and see optimal results. Best results are seen with a series of four to six treatments spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. Maximum results are noted four months after your last treatment, as it takes time for new collagen and elastin to grow and your skin to be rebuilt and strengthened. The effects of SkinTyte™ can last for up to several years, but periodic maintenance is recommended to sustain your skin’s firmness and level of tightness.

Save with MRewards

Because multiple SkinTyte™ treatments are needed to achieve maximum results and periodic maintenance is encouraged, consider joining our MRewards program to save on your treatments. You’ll also save on complementary services and products to further enhance your tightening results!

Learn More with a Consultation

Vadnais Heights, Eagan & Woodbury patients who are interested in learning more about the SkinTyte procedure can schedule a consultation by contacting Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery today.

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Before + After Results

View before and after photos of surgeries performed by facial plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher Tolan, Dr. Garrett Griffin, Dr. Zachary Farhood and Dr. Anna Bakeman in Minneapolis, MN.