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What is SkinTyte?

SkinTyte is an in-office, non-surgical solution that produces refreshed, younger-looking skin. The device delivers infrared light energy combined with skin cooling technology to heat the tissue beneath the skin’s surface – tightening the target area and reducing laxity. The skin cooling technology minimizes pain and avoids damage to the epidermis, resulting in a comfortable and highly-effective anti-aging treatment.

  • What can SkinTyte do for you?

    In addition to visibly improving skin laxity on the target area, SkinTyte can also result in:

    • Improved skin texture
    • Firmer skin
    • Minimized fine lines and wrinkles
    • Less prominent stretch marks
  • Common treatment areas

    SkinTyte can be applied on all areas of the face and body. Common treatment areas include:

    • Face and neck
    • Abdomen
    • Arms
  • Why choose Dr. Ringler’s office for SkinTyte treatments?

    Dr. Steven L. Ringler is a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Grand Rapids, MI. With over 35 years of experience, he is internationally recognized for his accomplishments in plastic surgery. Whether you require a surgical aesthetic procedure or a non-invasive treatment, you can rest assured that you are in highly capable hands with Dr. Ringler.

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Your treatment experience

What to expect

Before your SkinTyte appointment, we will thoroughly cleanse your face so that all makeup and creams are removed. We will then place goggles over your eyes to protect them from the light of the device. Depending on your pain threshold, will also apply a soothing gel and topical cream to the treatment area, which can ensure a pleasant experience.

During the procedure, we will deliver gentle, pulsed light energy to the target area. The topical anesthetic will ensure that you don’t feel any pain – even if you have very sensitive skin. The entire session typically takes about 45 minutes per treatment area. Most of our patients require between two and five sessions every few weeks for ideal results.

Recovery and Results

You may experience some minor swelling after your treatment that can persist from two to four days. There is no downtime necessary and you will be free to return to work and your normal daily routine immediately. Temporary side effects include redness and mild bruising in the treatment area. Your skin will remodel itself over the next several months, at which point your full results will be apparent.

Am I a candidate?

SkinTyte is safe for all skin colors and types. It’s best for men and women who want to correct mild to moderate skin laxity. However, it is not appropriate for patients who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Recently sun-tanned
  • Taking Accutane


Is anesthesia required for SkinTyte?

There is no need for an anesthetic with SkinTyte. However, if you have a low tolerance for pain, we may apply a topical cream to ensure your comfort during your appointment.

How long will my results last?

SkinTyte results are very long-lasting. As long as you take care of your skin moving forward, your youthful new look can endure for many years.

How much does SkinTyte cost?

Rediscover your tight and youthful skin with SkinTyte. Contact Dr. Steven L. Ringler’s office today to learn more about this procedure and discover if non-invasive facial rejuvenation is right for you.

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Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS


Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Patients,

We look forward to seeing you and are open as of Friday, May 29th as approved by the governor. There are some temporary changes at the office due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Current requirements for guests for treatment at CAPS include the following:

  • You will be asked some basic screening questions when you make your appointment:
    • Do you have a fever, cough or headache today or within the past two weeks?
    • To the best of your knowledge, have you or anyone in your family been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks?
    • Have you traveled outside of the country in the past month?
  • Your temperature (touchless) will be taken upon arrival. A temperature above 100 degrees will necessitate rescheduling your appointment until a later date.
  • All of our guests will be required to wear a mask to enter the office.
  • No children in the reception area.
  • Extra visitors are limited to 1.

What we are doing to keep you and our team safe at CAPS:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided outside of the main entrance and throughout the office.
  • We will require social distancing in the office and our large reception area will be limited to 2-3 guests at a time.
  • All hard surfaces in the office will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day including: door handles, front desk, tables, desks, equipment and restrooms.
  • All team members will be wearing masks and will be screened every morning before work including temperature.
  • All treatment providers will be wearing masks and gloves.
  • As always, treatment providers will wash hands before and after each patient visit and change gloves between each patient.
  • All equipment in treatment rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between each patient visit.
  • We are installing an I-Wave ionization system to our HVAC system which continuously purifies the air killing bacteria and viruses as it circulates the air throughout the office.
  • Virtual consultations with Dr. Ringler and our treatment providers will remain available as well as in-person consultations.
  • Magazines and brochures will not be available in the office for the time being but are available virtually online.
  • Only bottled water is available for our guests at this time.

Thank you for your understanding. Our patient and team safety and well-being is our top concern.

Dr. Steven Ringler & the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Team

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