Dr. Garramone’s Favorite Treatment For Body Contouring And Skin Tightening

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Dr. Ralph R. Garramone is recognized as Southwest Florida’s leading Board-certified plastic surgeon, having been voted Best Plastic Surgeon & Best Breast Cosmetic Surgeon 6 years in a row and Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors 11 years in a row. Garramone Plastic Surgery has its own state-of-the-art facility, including a fully-accredited in-house surgery center and one of the broadest range of advanced aesthetic medical equipment.

Haute Beauty sits down with Dr. Garramone to learn more about his options for skin tightening on the body. 

HB: What treatment options do you offer for skin tightening on the body?

Garramone Plastic Surgery is excited to offer Inmode Evolve and Evoke for skin tightening of the body and face. We are also proud to offer Virtue RF Microneedling as a skin tightening solution that can be used anywhere on the face and body.

HB: What is the difference between the treatments?

Inmode features two sister modalities:

Evolve: for fat reduction, muscle toning, and skin tightening or the body
Evoke: for toning, contouring, and skin tightening of the face

The Virtue RF Microneedling Platform gives immediate results with minimal downtime. Innovative technology stimulates new collagen and triggers the production of skin-tightening hyaluronic acid, elastin, and fibroblasts.

HB: Who is the best candidate for each of the different types of skin tightening treatments you offer?

The best candidate for both Evolve and Evoke is a patient with mild to moderate skin laxity and diminished muscle tone.

The best candidate for Virtue RF is those individuals with mild to moderate skin aging, laxity, fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, dull skin, hyperpigmented/acne skin, scar tissue, stretch marks, can benefit from this treatment.

HB: Do you have a preferred method?

Each individual patient is assessed prior to choosing a treatment. The three modalities overviewed are different in their own ways – Inmode being non-invasive. Virtue RF being minimally invasive. The beauty of the Inmode is there is no need to choose! Whether the patient is looking to address areas of improvement for the body and/or face, there are available treatments to tailor patient care and optimal outcomes. The Virtue RF offers a detailed approach for targeting both large and precision areas such as behind the ears and neck, as well as various other treatment areas over the body and face.

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HB: What is the cost for each?

Both Evolve and Evoke by Inmode suggest a protocol of three treatments, one week apart, with results revealing themselves within 4-6 weeks after the final treatment.

Evolve: A series of 3 treatments for Evolve by Inmode begins at $1,500 for one area. Packages can combine multiple treatment areas. Pricing reflects the number of areas being treated.

Evoke: A series of 3 treatments for Evoke by Inmode begins at $1,799 for either lower face or chin. Packages can combine treatment of the lower face and chin together. Pricing reflects the number of areas being treated.

Virtue RF treatments are suggested in a package of three that begins at $2,100. One Singular area treatment begins at $800.