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When fine lines and wrinkles take a toll on the skin, even the most trusted serums and creams can’t stop the signs of aging. For many, the idea of enduring a surgical procedure such as a facelift can seem extensive and complicated. Dr. William Vinyard and the team at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery in Port St. Lucie, FL, have a solution. FaceTite is a minimally invasive treatment that targets visible creases and lines along with loose skin on the jowls, chin, and neck. 

The face and neck are usually the first areas to show signs of aging. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vinyard can improve the skin laxity in these areas using radiofrequency energy. The procedure works by reducing fat and contracting the skin at the same time, which can produce a smoother, younger-looking appearance. To learn more about FaceTite technology, we encourage you to read below and schedule a skin consultation at our Port St. Lucie practice. 

What does FaceTite treat? 

Plenty of topical creams promise skin tightening on the face and neck. However, these changes are subtle and can require weeks or even months of daily use. When you want to see a more substantial improvement in the mirror, most skin care experts turn to radiofrequency energy. As this energy heats the skin, it encourages the production of collagen, a building block of a healthy appearance. FaceTite is ideal for patients with: 

  • Sagging, loose skin on the face and neck
  • Deep lines and wrinkles on the face and neck
  • Stubborn pockets of fat on the face and neck
  • A double chin or loose jawline

One of the best aspects of FaceTite is that you can treat even the smallest of areas on the face and neck. Dr. Vinyard can precisely target problem areas for the best possible outcome. And since there’s less downtime from this procedure when compared to a facelift or neck lift, patients can see their end results much sooner. 

The FaceTite system 

Boost your self-confidence and get noticeable results without invasive surgery and a long recovery. FaceTite is a radiofrequency-based treatment that heats and eliminates fat cells, which causes the skin to tighten and promotes the production of collagen. Dr. Vinyard ensures the highest level of safety during the procedure by using the most advanced and state-of-the-art equipment in the industry. 

To begin, local anesthesia is administered to the treatment area. A cannula, or double-sided probe, delivers radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to the inner and outer layers of the skin. When the cannula is placed, we monitor the temperature to make sure it remains at comfortable levels. The radiofrequency energy allows patients to achieve a tighter contour while eliminating stubborn pockets of fat. 

FaceTite generally treats smaller or more delicate areas, such as the loose skin on the chin and neck. Ideal candidates for treatment are experiencing classic signs of aging and want to achieve tighter skin. Patients who are pregnant or have had cosmetic injections in the last 6 – 8 months do not qualify for FaceTite at this time. A consultation with Dr. Vinyard will help you learn if skin tightening with FaceTite is right for you. 

The recovery process

Patients in Port St. Lucie, FL, who are nervous or anxious about the potential complications of surgery can take advantage of FaceTite technology. Instead of long incisions around the hairline and ears to lift the skin, FaceTite only requires a small and inconspicuous incision that heals in far less time. We believe this is an excellent alternative to traditional facelift surgery. 

Following the procedure, patients can return home for the rest of the day with a compression garment to promote faster healing. While it takes a few days for the redness and swelling to subside, you can get back to your daily routine by the next day. Our staff at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery asks that you avoid strenuous exercise and activities for about 1 – 2 weeks so your body can rest appropriately. While some patients notice visible results right away, more gradual improvements can be seen 3 – 8 weeks after treatment, which is about how long it takes for new collagen to form. Your final outcome can be maintained if you continue to stay at a healthy weight through diet and exercise. Your primary care physician can help you find a program that works for you. 

Skin tightening made easy 

The Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery in Port St. Lucie, FL, makes it easy to get the skin tightening treatment you desire for a fresher, younger-looking appearance. Radiofrequency energy is a safe and trusted method to melt away unwanted fat and see dramatic improvements in the contour of the face and neck. FaceTite offers a range of benefits without long incisions, sutures, or scars. 

For even more dramatic results, Dr. Vinyard also offers dermal fillers and BOTOX® wrinkle relaxers to be used once you are healed from the FaceTite treatment. When Dr. Vinyard performs an assessment of your face, he can make suggestions based on your skin care goals. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. William Vinyard at the Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery in Port St. Lucie, FL. You can treat loose skin and deep facial lines with just one session of FaceTite. 

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