Laser Lipolysis Overview
Facelifts aren’t for everyone. Fortunately, ImageLift® offers non-surgical and minimally invasive facial treatments to give a boost to sagging skin on your face and neck. Laser lipolysis, also referred to as laser light tightening under the skin, is a highly effective treatment for the removal and tightening of unsightly fatty tissues.
This technology is one of the latest innovations in the field of facial plastic surgery. No stitches or scalpels are required! You can achieve impressive firming and tightening under the chin, neck, and jawline. Because it is minimally invasive, you can return to your activities the same day or the next day.
During the laser lipolysis procedure a small laser fiber is inserted under the skin. The fiber is then moved back and forth directing the laser’s energy on fatty cells, skin, and surrounding tissues. This targeted approach causes the fat cells to rupture and drain, collagen to shrink, and ultimately reduces fat and tightens the skin.
Is Laser Lipolysis Right for You?
At ImageLift, we understand that every patient is unique and as such, we will recommend different procedures based on your specific goals, anatomy, and budget. If you’re looking to remove fat under the skin and create a skin-tightening effect in the neck and jowl area, laser lipolysis may be right for you. In some cases, laser lipolysis may also be effectively used to reduce smile lines on the cheeks and around the mouth.
This procedure is minimally invasive, and only requires the use of local anesthesia. Laser lipolysis is less painful than more invasive procedures. The laser’s ability to coagulate small blood vessels causes less bleeding, swelling, and bruising. As a result, this procedure is very safe and effective, causing only minimal downtime, with only a few days of swelling and many years of results.
What Should You Expect With Laser Lipolysis?
Typically performed with oral relaxing medicine, you will be extremely comfortable during the laser lipolysis procedure. Afterwards, you should expect mild to moderate achiness and swelling. Depending on the extent of treatment, patients usually resume activities within one to two days, and swelling may last between four to seven days.
The skin tightening effect can take up to three to six months, and last for years to come. Medications such as Arnica Montana and Bromeline may be prescribed if you’re susceptible to bruising. Antibiotics and pain medications are made available as needed.
How Are the Results With Laser Lipolysis?
You can expect results for years to come following your laser lipolysis procedure. The goal is to sculpt and remove fatty tissues under the skin and create a thermal skin-tightening effect along the neck and jowl area. This highly effective laser energy technology is delivered under the skin, melting fat and stimulating collagen production. Though nothing replaces the results of an ImageLift, the results associated with laser lipolysis are very impressive considering you do not need stitches or cutting away of skin. Depending on your age and skin condition, additional laser tightening treatments may be used in the future to extend your results.
Remember, many providers offer laser lipolysis and skin-tightening treatments, and few are EXPERT at achieving artistic results. Don’t settle for less when it comes to your face. Our physicians are double board-certified facial plastic surgeons.
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