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AccuTite in San Antonio

Cosmetic technology is rapidly innovating new, transformative solutions for patients. AccuTite is a non-surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency to contract the skin, stimulate the production of collagen, contour the skin, and reduce unwanted fat. Dr. Hernandez is pleased to offer AccuTite treatment to Eterna Cosmetic Surgery patients in San Antonio.

What areas can be treated with AccuTite? 

Dr. Hernandez skillfully uses AccuTite to create dramatic results on the following areas:

Forehead

AccuTite treatment can be used to lift your eyebrows and create a more youthful appearance. This procedure is called a non-surgical brow lift.

 

Eyelids

When performed on the upper and lower eyelids, AccuTite is also referred to as a non-surgical blepharoplasty, or a non-surgical eyelid lift.

 

Smile Lines

AccuTite treatment can reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines).

 

Lower Face/Jawline

AccuTite can make you look years younger by treating your lower face, more specifically, improving jowls and defining your  jawline.

 

Neck

AccuTite can help firm loose skin on your neck. 

 

Axillae (armpits) 

Excess skin or fat around the armpits, also referred to as axillary puff, can be effectively treated using AccuTite. 

 

Hyperhidrosis of the Axillae

The powerful combination of AccuTite and Morpheus8 offers permanent, life-changing results for those suffering from hyperhidrosis of the underarms.

Upper Arms

If you’re avoiding tank tops due to loose skin on your upper arms, AccuTite can help restore your confidence.

 

Hands

AccuTite is a popular hand rejuvenation treatment to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin to reduce the “aged” look that can affect our hands. 

 

Abdomen

If you’ve achieved a healthy weight but still wish for more abdominal muscle definition, Dr. Hernandez uses AccuTite to perform abdominal etching to create the “six-pack” appearance with incredible results!

 

Inner Thighs

Many women struggle with their inner thighs. AccuTite can help restore more youthful contours and tighten skin in the area.

 

Knees

If you’re frustrated with saggy knees that give you an older appearance, AccuTite can restore a more youthful look.

 

Labia

AccuTite can restore a more youthful appearance to your labia. This is also referred to as  a scarless labiaplasty.

 

Calves

Dr. Hernandez can artfully showcase your calf muscles and firm your skin using AccuTite.

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Forehead

AccuTite treatment can be used to lift your eyebrows and create a more youthful appearance. This procedure is called a non-surgical brow lift.

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Eyelids

When performed on the upper and lower eyelids, AccuTite is also referred to as a non-surgical blepharoplasty, or a non-surgical eyelid lift.

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Smile Lines

AccuTite treatment can reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines).

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Lower Face/Jawline

AccuTite can make you look years younger by treating your lower face, more specifically, improving jowls and defining your jawline.

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Neck

AccuTite can help firm loose skin on your neck.

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Axillae (Armpits)

Excess skin or fat around the armpits also referred to as axillary puff, can be effectively treated using AccuTite.

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Hyperhidrosis of the Axillae

The powerful combination of AccuTite and Morpheus8 offers permanent, life-changing results for those suffering from hyperhidrosis of the underarms.

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Hands

AccuTite is a popular hand rejuvenation treatment to stimulate collagen and tighten the skin to reduce the “aged” look that can affect our hands.

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Upper Arms

If you’re avoiding tank tops due to loose skin on your upper arms, AccuTite can help restore your confidence.

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Abdomen

If you’ve achieved a healthy weight but still wish for more abdominal muscle definition, Dr. Hernandez uses AccuTite to perform abdominal etching to create the “six-pack” appearance with incredible results!

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Inner Thighs

Many women struggle with their inner thighs. AccuTite can help restore more youthful contours and tighten skin in the area.

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Knees

If you’re frustrated with saggy knees that give you an older appearance, AccuTite can restore a more youthful look.

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Labia

AccuTite can restore a more youthful appearance to your labia. This is also referred to as a scarless labiaplasty.

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Calves

Dr. Hernandez can artfully showcase your calf muscles and firm your skin using AccuTite.

What are the benefits of AccuTite?

AccuTite is an excellent option for patients who wish to avoid surgical procedures. Patients also avoid long recoveries, prolonged bruising and swelling, and the unwanted side effects of general anesthesia. Although it is not quite as powerful as formal surgery, it is an exceptional middle option with transformative results.

Combined with Dr. Hernandez’s exceptional skill and artful hand, the small size of the AccuTite handpiece allows her to deliver powerful radiofrequency energy underneath the skin with extreme precision and accuracy.

What happens during AccuTite?

During an AccuTite treatment in the Eterna Cosmetic Surgery office in San Antonio, Dr. Hernandez will use a local anesthetic to numb the skin on the area to be treated. She will then insert the thin AccuTite wand through a small needle puncture in the skin that was used previously for the application of the anesthetic. In most cases, treatment is completed in less than an hour.

Depending on your specific needs, you may elect to receive Pro-Nox treatment during AccuTite treatment. Pro-Nox is a patient-controlled inhaled analgesia that takes effect in seconds. It can provide you with immediate relief of any pain and anxiety while the anesthetic is applied (this is the only uncomfortable part of the procedure). Similar to “laughing gas” at the dentist, the effects wear off quickly, and you will be able to drive yourself home. If you choose a stronger anti-anxiety medication, you will need someone to drive you home.

How can I get even better results?

Those patients looking for even more transformative results can choose AccuTite treatment combined with Morpheus8 and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). These additional procedures are performed directly after your AccuTite treatment to maximize your results and time.

If your goals include significant lifting of the face and neck, AccuTite is often combined with a Suture Suspension Brow Lift, Suture Suspension Facelift and/or Suture Suspension Necklift for augmented results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hernandez will conduct a thorough examination and discuss your specific goals to help you determine which treatments will help you reach those goals.

What happens after AccuTite?

As your skin produces more collagen and elastin in response to your AccuTite treatment, you will notice some results during the first 2 to 3 weeks after treatment. Many patients report that their results continued to improve for up to 3 to 6 months after treatment. 

Dr. Hernandez recommends you rest for at least 24 hours after AccuTite treatment. The small needle punctures used during treatment will be covered with small dressings. You should keep the treated area(s) clean and dry to prevent infection. 

Minor amounts of swelling and bruising are normal for 1 to 2 weeks after your treatment. You may also notice small scabs over the small punctures created for treatment. While most patients do not require pain medication, some choose to take Tylenol (over the counter) for 1 to 2 days after AccuTite treatment. 

Renuvion J-Plasma Skin Tightening in San Antonio

Sometimes a new cosmetic enhancement technology or technique comes along that is so impressive it can be a real game-changer. Here in San Antonio, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez is well-known as a pioneer when it comes to adopting the latest innovations that can help her patients achieve their self-improvement goals most effectively. Now, Eterna Cosmetic Surgery introduces Renuvion J-Plasma treatment for skin tightening.

What Is Renuvion J-Plasma?

Renuvion J-Plasma is a minimally-invasive, in-office treatment that provides superior skin tightening results — 60% contraction with Renuvion vs 40-45% with other popular treatment options. The treatment is performed under local anesthesia and requires only a few, tiny incisions to insert the tip of the device under the skin.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Renuvion?

The best candidates for this treatment are adults with any degree of skin laxity. Unlike other treatments, Renuvion J-Plasma can firm the skin significantly, so many patients with moderate to severe skin laxity who have considered a surgical intervention can now opt for a minimally invasive alternative. It may not improve severe looseness in the skin 100%, but it can make tremendous improvement. 

How Does Renuvion J-Plasma Work?

The Renuvion device uses radiofrequency and helium gas to heat tissues to higher temperatures, so it can contract proteins, collagen in the skin, and the fibrous septal network of tissues under the skin to a greater degree. Though extremely effective for tightening and rejuvenating skin, the process is gentle on the body.

The technology uses radiofrequency energy to heat helium gas, forming something called “cold plasma.” This has nothing to do with the plasma we find in blood. It is a fourth state of matter, a type of super-heated gas that actually makes up 99% of our universe. Because cold plasma is actually cooler than energy produced by lasers, it is ideal for body contouring.

The radiofrequency and helium plasma arch provide very precise transfer of energy to the surrounding tissues (instead of bulk heating of tissues as other treatments do). That gives Dr. Hernandez more control, and it makes Renuvion safer than other options, with less risk of burns or other tissue damage.

What Can I Expect After Renuvion Treatment?

Amazingly, downtime required following a Renuvion J-Plasma treatment is just 2 days. Patients can resume all activities of daily living at this point and resume strenuous exercise after 1-2 weeks, once most of the swelling has subsided.

Renuvion can be a game-changer for almost anyone who is concerned about skin laxity anywhere on the body and wants to avoid surgery. The best way to learn more about this exceptional new treatment option is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Hernandez.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

It takes just one Renuvion treatment to achieve impressive results, whereas it may take multiple sessions to produce optimal results with other procedures. In addition, the Renuvion treatment itself takes less than half the time required for other treatments.

For example, on average, Renuvion treatment time for body areas is 30 minutes, depending on the size of the area. However, Dr. Hernandez often combines VASERlipo with Renuvion. This can add a little time, but it helps to achieve optimal contouring results for most patients.

Renuvion treatment time for areas of the face or neck average 15 minutes. However, to correct double chin, Dr. Hernandez typically also performs VASERlipo of the submental area. She sometimes also combines Renuvion with a Suture Suspension Facelift or Neck Lift in a single session to achieve more comprehensive and personally tailored results.

What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated with Renuvion?

Renuvion can be used to tighten skin anywhere on the face, neck and body. At Eterna Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Hernandez uses this treatment to tighten skin on the:

  • Forehead (non-surgical forehead lift)
  • Immediate eye area (non-surgical blepharoplasty)
  • Lower face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Axillas (underarms)
  • Back
  • Waist
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Legs (to slim the area between the calf muscles and the ankles)

Renuvion can also be used for skin resurfacing anywhere on the face, neck or body.

What about Results?

Renuvion can achieve outstanding skin tightening results, at a considerably lower cost than surgical facelift or body re-contouring procedures. Patients see results right away, and the skin continues to improve over time as healing continues. Results are permanent, as long as you maintain stable weight.

For patients who need only slight skin tightening, but want to improve the texture of their skin, reduce acne scars, and so on, Dr. Hernandez usually recommends Morpheus8 treatment. However, if skin laxity is more than slight, she can combine Morpheus8 with Renuvion J-Plasma treatment to address multiple issues in a single session.

BodyTite PRO in San Antonio

We all want to appear healthy and youthful, but as we get older, our skin becomes thin and loose in certain areas. Pouches of fat also tend to deposit themselves in the least appropriate places. Despite our best efforts with diet and in the gym, the fat pockets remain, and skin starts to sag.

This is fixable with BodyTite PRO.

BodyTite PRO is a RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) treatment by INMODE designed to put an end to these issues while minimizing both surgery and recovery time. Dr. Hernandez was the first practice in San Antonio to start offering BodyTite PRO, and is a leading provider with experience and expertise delivering exceptional results.

What is BodyTite PRO?

With so many advances in technology, many patients are looking for less-invasive alternatives to surgery. BodyTite PRO is a powerful treatment that firms the skin and reduces fat without leaving behind saggy, wrinkly skin. Patients are left with surgical-like results, yet have no large  scars, need less downtime and enjoy permanent, beautiful results.

How does BodyTite PRO work?

BodyTite PRO heats the targeted skin using precision radiofrequency energy to firm the skin and melt stubborn fat cells beneath the skin. Dr. Hernandez then uses a thin tube (cannula) to gently remove the melted fat from the body. This radiofrequency heating stimulates a natural skin tightening response from your body, leaving you with a slimmer, natural-looking contour.

With BodyTite PRO, small needle punctures are used and hidden well within the folds of the skin. Once you’ve healed, there will be no visible scarring. BodyTite PRO treatment is a more minimally invasive alternative to surgery, thus resulting in less downtime for patients.

Who is an ideal candidate for treatment with BodyTite PRO?

Are you feeling frustrated with problem spots of loose skin and excess fat across your body? Patients in their 40s and 50s tend to see the best results from BodyTite PRO, before skin becomes too loose and thin for these options.

BodyTite PRO is not a fit for those who suffer from certain skin diseases or infections, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, patients who suffer from some autoimmune diseases, and those who suffer from an intolerance to the local anesthetics used during treatment.

What areas of the body are treated with BodyTite PRO?

BodyTite PRO can be used just about anywhere you are struggling with localized areas of fat. This includes common problem areas like the stomach, arms, chest, knees, inner/outer thighs, and the hips (love handles/muffin top).

How many BodyTite PRO treatments will I need to reach my desired results?

In a vast majority of cases, only one BodyTite PRO session is necessary. Depending on your specific concerns, Dr. Hernandez can treat multiple areas in a single visit with each zone taking just 45 minutes.

How long do BodyTite PRO results last?

Results from BodyTite PRO are permanent, as long as the patient continues leading a healthy lifestyle.

What can I expect after BodyTite PRO treatment?

What Dr. Hernandez’s patients love most about BodyTite PRO is the immediate results. Following treatment, you will notice an instant change in the shape and firmness of the treated area. It’s important to note; however, that skin tightening and body contouring improve progressively due to collagen production and cellular metabolism. Optimal results are typically seen within 3 to 6 months after treatment.

Patients may experience mild side effects like tenderness and soreness in the treatment area(s) for several days. Keep the incisions clean and dry for several days post-procedure to help ensure your skin heals optimally. Your specific downtime will depend on your treatment area(s) with Dr. Hernandez. You could expect a recovery period of roughly 2 days. Dr. Hernandez will provide you with any necessary care instructions following your treatment. A compression garment is recommended to assist with the healing process and ensure optimal results.

Many patients choose to combine BodyTite PRO with Morpheus8 treatment in the same session to enhance their results and produce firmer skin in common problem areas including the stomach, arms, chest, knees, inner/outer thighs, and the hips (love handles/muffin top).

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