Laser Facelift & Neck Contouring
Introducing SideLaze Lift, revolutionary FDA-approved minimally invasive laser facial sculpting procedure to achieve clinical benefit of jowl reduction, skin tightening of lower half of the face and the neck.* This procedure typically takes less than 90 minutes with downtime and post-op recovery much less than a traditional surgical mini-facelift or necklift.
Dr. Hensel, specialized in nonsurgical and minimally invasive facial and body contouring, is of the first Plastic surgeons in America performing SideLaze Lift with Cynosure's PrecisionTx™ (formerly known as SideLaze 800 laser handpiece attached to SmartLipo and Cellulaze Workstation). Dr. Hensel is the first in Charleston to offer this procedure. Dr. Hensel looks forward to reviewing all options including Sculptra liquid facelift, Madonna lift non-surgical eyelift and neck lifting, as well as the revolutionary SideLaze Lift.
PrecisionTX Laser Facial Contouring
PrecisionTx (formerly known as SideLaze800) is the latest technology in laser facial and neck contouring. The Cynosure PrecisionTx laser delivery system used with SmartLipo Triplex laser has been optimized for treatment of smaller areas such as lower half of face and neck. It is a tiny side-firing laser fiber with 1440nm wavelength, known to be most efficacious in melting of fat layers and tightening of subcutaneous tissue. Controlled laser energy is then applied along undersurface of lower half of face and neck. Therefore, significant improvement of facial and neck contouring is achieved via laser-assisted lipolysis and tissue tightening through tissue coagulation.*
• Immediate tightening of subcutaneous tissue
• Instant lipolysis of fat pads, particularly along jowls, chin, and neck
• Efficient stimulation of collagen production
• A more lifted look and contouring continue to progress through six months
A laser facelift procedure is performed using local, tumescent anesthesia, in the office operating room, preceded by oral and/or intramuscular sedation and pain medication. After prepping and draping, tiny 2 mm incisions are made beneath each earlobes and under the chin. Tumescent lidocaine with epinephrine is then infiltrated using a small, blunt infiltration cannula. The lower half of the face, jowls, and neck is marked in zones of 5 x 5 cm. Laser energy is delivered by SideLaze800 up against the skin with each zone treated to endpoints of pre-set energy with safeguard for the laser to terminate delivery of energy when certain temperature parameter is reached, typically 40-42 degrees Centigrade.
If there is significant fat pads on chin or jowls, Dr. Hensel may also perform gentle neck liposuction using a tiny liposuction cannula to aspirate melted fat.
The incision sites will not be sutured and are left open to faciliate drainage of melted fat and fluids as foam pads and head wrap will be applied and be worn 24/7 for 72 hours and to be continued at night for 2-3 additional weeks whenever possible, not to interfere work obligations or social functions.
Final clinical outcome of SideLaze Lift using PrecisionTx may not be fully appreciated until 6 months after the procedure as skin tightening and stimulation of collagen continues for at least half of a year. Due to cascade of inflammatory response of skin and subcutaneous tissues to the laser energy, it is normal to experience some tightness, firmness, and occasional post-op fibrous nodularity that eventually resolve. Manual massage of affected areas should be performed three times a day. Most patients will experience continual improvement of jawline and neck contouring as early as 4 weeks and continues to get better over 6 months.*
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary*