If you ever look in the mirror and feel that what you see doesn’t reflect the real you, you may wish to check out some new lasers that balance how you look with how you feel and empower you to look your best at any age.
The secret is a couple of new advances in technology, known as radiofrequency and ultrasound.
You may be familiar with radiofrequency treatments such as Thermage. Now, the next generation of rejuvenating lasers feature micro-focused ultrasound or an innovative combination of light beams with radiofrequency to lift and tighten your skin, smooth wrinkles, fade sun spots, scars and spider veins, remove unwanted hair – and even re-contour your body and face.
The results can be stunning, and may be better than with older lasers for many patients. Treatments are scar-free, often take only minutes and require little or no downtime.
The science behind this breakthrough technology is fascinating. Ulthera non-surgically lifts your face and re-contours your jaw line and neck with a precise ultrasound treatment that stimulates your skin beneath its surface to produce new collagen. Ulthera is FDA approved for non-surgical brow lifting and can even be used as a non-surgical alternative to chin liposuction in some patients. There is no recovery time, and usually only one session of treatment is needed. Now, Ulthera can also be used for lifting and shaping of the arms, buttocks, knees, thighs and elsewhere, to get you in great shape for the soon-approaching summer season.
The Triniti system can rejuvenate all three layers of the skin on your face, neck, chest, arms and other areas during the same session by targeting wrinkles, loose skin, skin discolorations and broken blood vessels. The advantage of combining light beams with radiofrequency is that treatment is faster and much more precise – and it is more comfortable, often not even requiring numbing cream.
All skin types, including darker skin, can be treated without risk of burning or scarring and you can usually return to regular activities immediately. Patients are often amazed at how young they look after a Triniti treatment: their skin is smoother and tighter and has a beautiful glow.
The eMatrix, the world’s first radiofrequency fractional laser, is used to treat deeper wrinkles and scars. It is precisely individualized to address your own unique pattern of aging more efficiently and with less down time. The CO2RE is a unique resurfacing laser that uses radiofrequency to stimulate your skin to form new collagen and elastic tissue, to non-surgically tighten and lift your skin and help fill in wrinkles, scars and hollows. The Accent laser can be used for skin tightening, body contouring and stretch marks.
LipoLite is a revolutionary laser-assisted fat removal system that removes stubborn fat deposits to re-contour your chin, stomach, thighs, arms and other areas with no downtime. For some patients, LipoLite can even give better, faster results than traditional liposuction and has the added benefit of tightening your skin and sometimes improving stretch marks. No anesthesia is needed other than local numbing.
Advanced body contouring is an expert technique that combines LipoLite with VelaShape, the only FDA approved device for temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite and for reduction in the circumference of areas such as your abdomen and thighs. Patients typically drop two or more dress sizes after advanced body contouring.
These treatments are not only more effective; they often last longer. They can also be more cost-effective. An expert cosmetic surgeon understands how to lift your face non-surgically by combining your Ulthera, Triniti, eMatrix, Accent and LipoLite treatments with Botox and natural fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra. When properly performed, these treatments look completely natural, prevent deepening of wrinkles and stimulate long-term collagen production.