Hampton Roads Plastic Surgery Practice Debuts 3 New Minimally Invasive Solutions
Published: Jul 03, 2018
Radiofrequency-based treatments offer alternative to surgery for patients wishing to rejuvenate face, skin, or body
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Hampton Roads area residents who want to slim down, firm up, or take a few years off their appearance have new options to achieve their goals. The Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads (PSCHR) has added three minimally invasive treatments to its menu of cosmetic procedures: BodyTite, FaceTite, and Fractora.
"Many patients don't have the time or desire to undergo surgery, and we are happy to offer patients safe, effective new ways to look and feel great with minimal disruption to their busy lives," PSCHR plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Zwicklbauer explains. "We are excited to be the first plastic surgery practice in the Hampton Roads area to offer BodyTite, FaceTite, and Fractora, and we know our patients will love the quick treatment, short recovery time, and dramatic improvements they can offer."
Radiofrequency technology boosts skin tightening and contouring benefits
BodyTite, FaceTite, and Fractora all use radiofrequency (RF) technology to enhance patient benefits. Delivering RF energy through the skin heats its deeper layers; this heat improves tissue contraction and induces production of collagen and elastin to thicken and firm aging skin. BodyTite and FaceTite, which are radiofrequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) procedures, also melt subcutaneous fat for faster, more efficient contouring.
BodyTite: liposuction + skin tightening with less downtime
BodyTite allows a surgeon to sculpt away excess fat and tighten lax skin in an area in one procedure. It can be used nearly anywhere on the body. Benefits include a faster procedure that often requires only local anesthesia, less scarring, and a shorter downtime than traditional liposuction surgery. PSCHR plastic surgeon Dr. Randall Blanchard says BodyTite opens doors for many of his Hampton Roads fat reduction patients who previously were not considered good liposuction candidates:
"Liposuction is excellent for fat reduction and sculpting, but one drawback is that liposuction alone cannot tighten skin; in fact, removing fat can sometimes make skin laxity appear worse in patients with poor skin contraction. BodyTite addresses this deficiency by delivering RF energy into subcutaneous tissues, which helps the skin contract to the new, slimmer contours."
FaceTite: a non-surgical facelift alternative to treat early stages of skin sagging
FaceTite is a subdermal skin tightening and contouring treatment that is optimized for the face and neck. RFAL technology remodels the thin, fatty layer beneath the skin and contracts tissues for an immediately smoother, firmer skin texture. Collagen and elastin production continues for several weeks, helping lift and tighten modest skin sagging in the eyelids, jowls, cheeks or neck.
"FaceTite is a big hit with our Williamsburg facial rejuvenation patients," comments PSCHR plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Vonu. "They appreciate having an 'in-between' skin tightening option that works better than most skin resurfacing treatments, but doesn't require scars, anesthesia or the recovery time of facelift surgery."
Fractora: fractional RF + microneedling for dramatic skin rejuvenation
Fractora is a microneedling device that incorporates RF technology to achieve dramatic improvements in skin tone, texture and appearance in as little as one treatment. The device can be adjusted to target a number of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and large pore size, as well as firm, tone and tighten skin on the face, neck and body.
PSCHR is now booking treatments for BodyTite, FaceTite, and Fractora. Dr. Michael Lofgren recommends patients first schedule a complimentary consultation with one of the practice's plastic surgeons, who can help determine the most appropriate treatment: "the most important thing about any cosmetic procedure, tried-and-true or new, is that it fit your needs and goals," adding that "the best person to help you determine this is an experience, board certified plastic surgeon."
About Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads: Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads is a full-service plastic surgery and skin care center with office locations in Newport News and Williamsburg, VA: 895 City Center Boulevard Suite 300, Newport News, VA 23606 and 5424 Discovery Park Blvd, Building A, Suite 202, Williamsburg, VA 23188. For more information, visit www.pschr.com.
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SOURCE Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads