William Vinyard, MD, FACS

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon

RF Skin Tightening (Nonsurgical Laser Face or Body Lift with Forma™ by InMode) – Port St. Lucie, FL*

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About Skin Tightening

At birth, your body has a full supply of collagen and elastin that keeps your skin smooth, soft, healthy, and resilient. However, this supply of nutrients runs low and the skin of the face and body decreases in elasticity, leading to lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. If you want to improve the firmness and overall appearance of your skin without plastic surgery, consider nonsurgical skin tightening at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery in Port Saint Lucie, FL. With advanced technology, nonsurgical skin tightening encourages the production of collagen and elastin in the treated areas so you can have firmer, healthier skin. During the assessment and consultation, seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. William Vinyard will be pleased to offer nonsurgical skin tightening to his Port Saint Lucie, FL patients wishing to tone the skin on their face and body without the recovery time and expense of a surgical lift procedure. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Vinyard in Port Saint Lucie, FL to find out more about nonsurgical skin tightening.

Ideal Candidates

Surgery for skin tightening or “lift” procedures, like a face or body lift, remain the most effective option to improve sagging, loose skin. Nonsurgical skin tightening can help if you do not wish to undergo cosmetic surgery. Nonsurgical skin tightening procedures can be done on most areas of the face and body, including the neck, stomach, arms, and thighs. The best patients for this procedure:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Are at or near a healthy, stable weight
  • Have mild to moderate skin looseness on the face or body
  • Have lines or wrinkles on the face or body
  • Want to enhance the health and appearance of their skin

Procedure Technique

To start the session, the skin being treated will be sanitized to remove any oils, cosmetics, and lotions. Local anesthesia options can be considered if you would prefer, but most patients find that any mild discomfort during the treatment is temporary and manageable. As soon as you are ready, a handpiece with the laser will be passed evenly over the skin multiple times for the most effective treatment. The energy prompts the body’s natural healing properties to produce collagen and elastin, which tightens and firms the skin. The procedure can take about 30 – 90 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. After the session is complete, you will be able to leave and resume your daily activities.

What to Expect

After your nonsurgical skin tightening appointment, the treated areas may be mildly inflamed, numb, or red. This is expected and you should clear up on its own within several days. During your consult, Dr. Vinyard will talk about the best ways to care for your skin after your session, like keeping the skin moisturized and protected from sun and environmental damage. Most patients will not have visible results immediately after the session. Since the collagen and elastin stimulation and production is a gradual process, you can have the total results of your treatment around 2 – 6 months after the procedure. However, these results should be long-lasting and improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. You may require multiple treatments to get the ideal outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Vinyard will help you determine your personalized treatment plan based on your concerns and goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does nonsurgical skin tightening cost?
Depending on how many areas are being treated, the total costs for one treatment will vary. During your consultation, we will customize a treatment plan for your needs and talk about costs. We can also discuss payment options and where to apply for low-interest medical financing.

What is collagen?
Collagen is a protein-based tissue naturally produced by the body. Along with other functions, it works to help keep skin elastic, hydrated, and firm. However, with the normal process of aging, the natural levels of collagen become diminished. This then results in less elastic, thinner, and looser skin. Using nonsurgical skin tightening, collagen production is boosted to help your skin become healthier and firmer.

Is the procedure painful?
Throughout a nonsurgical skin tightening treatment, you may experience a slight heating sensation but no major discomfort. If necessary, a local anesthetic may be applied to the area prior to your session, but this is generally not needed. If you are nervous about your treatment, talk to your technician for more information about the procedure.

What can I expect after my treatment?
After a nonsurgical skin tightening procedure, you may experience temporary redness, inflammation, or numbness of the areas that received treatment. This should subside within a week. Your results will continue improving for a few months following your session as the increase in your natural collagen production firms and tones your skin. Many patients require several treatments to reach their optimal results.

Should I get nonsurgical or surgical skin tightening?
At your initial consultation, your technician will want to know your needs and goals. Your answers, as well as an examination of your skin to evaluate elasticity, will help us determine whether you should choose nonsurgical skin tightening. Typically, nonsurgical skin tightening is better for younger patients who have loose skin that needs a little extra tone. Large amounts of loose skin are typically better for a lift surgery to cut away the flaps of skin.

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If you're trying to keep your skin firm and tight as long as possible while avoiding going under the knife, schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Vinyard to hear more about nonsurgical skin tightening. An effective, noninvasive treatment that calls for no downtime after the appointment, nonsurgical skin tightening can help you improve the health and tone of your skin when you notice the earliest signs of lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Get a unique treatment plan for nonsurgical skin tightening during your appointment at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery in Port Saint Lucie, FL.

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