What is a laser facelift?
PrecisionTX is a powerful laser technology that’s capable of reversing signs of aging that previously could only be addressed by a surgical facelift – such as loose skin, jowls, a double chin and a “turkey wattle.”
The procedure works by melting fat underneath the surface and stimulating the body’s natural healing response. In this way, it tightens the skin, increases collagen production and continues to improve the skin’s texture and structure for several months after the treatment.
The laser facelift procedure
You can expect your minimally-invasive PrecisionTX procedure to be quick and painless. To begin, Dr. Scarpidis will administer a numbing medication to the treatment area, before making three incisions behind each ear and underneath the chin. These incisions are so small, they don’t even require a stitch to close them after the procedure. Through those openings, he will administer the laser energy, melting the underlying fat and tightening the skin to produce a firmer and more youthful facial appearance.
After your procedure, you will need to stay home from work for approximately five days. During this time, it’s normal to experience some minor bruising, swelling and pain, though it should be manageable with over-the-counter pain medication, such as Tylenol. In general, all of these effects will be minor, and they should resolve within two weeks. Because the laser relies on the body’s own healing response, the full effects of the treatment will take a few months to manifest. However, you’ll be able to see a significant improvement within the first few weeks.
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Are you a candidate for a laser facelift?
As long as you’re in good general health and want a minimally-invasive way to treat the precise signs of aging the PrecisionTX can address – including loose skin, jowls, a double chin or a “turkey wattle” neck – you may be considered a candidate for the laser facelift. However, if you have more advanced signs of aging, such as excessive sagging skin, the laser facelift won’t be in your best interest, as you’ll likely require a more significant surgical approach. With that said, the only way to know for sure if you are a candidate is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scarpidis today, so he can evaluate the condition of your skin and provide you with personalized guidance.