Many people like the anti-aging results of a facelift, but don’t necessarily want to go through the surgery and recovery process. Fortunately, modern cosmetic medicine now offers patients less invasive alternatives to traditional procedures that can offer many of the same benefits as a full surgical rejuvenation. One of these options is the Precision Tx Laser Lift, a minimally-invasive facelift alternative. This quick outpatient procedure uses laser energy to correct unwanted signs of aging on the face and neck. The treatment effectively tightens loose tissues and skin and melts away unwanted fat pockets to give patients a youthful and energized look. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Hudson Valley, NY, performs customized laser lift procedures to help patients look and feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
A Precision Tx Laser Lift with Dr. Rubinstein
A friendly staff member welcomes patients to the office and escorts them to Dr. Rubinstein’s private in-office procedure suite. Dr. Rubinstein helps the patient get comfortable and relaxed and answers any questions before the laser lift procedure begins.
When the patient is ready, three tiny incisions are made behind the ears and under the chin. Local anesthesia is administered through the incisions to ensure no pain or discomfort is felt during the procedure. A small fiber optic wire is inserted into the incisions and carefully guided into areas of the face and neck the patient wishes to improve. The wire is passed through the areas and delivers laser energy that melts fat and stimulates collagen production. A special ThermaGuide system provides tissue temperature feedback to ensure patient safety.
Once the unwanted fat is completely melted, a tiny cannula is inserted into the incisions to suction away liquefied fat. The tiny incisions are carefully closed and dressed. Total procedure time is approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the extent of the desired correction.
Precision Tx Laser Lift Recovery
Patients are able to return home shortly after their laser lift procedures. It is usually best for a family member or friend to drive the patient home. Compression bandages are gently wrapped around the lower face and neck to support the treated area and control swelling. The bandages remain in place for 48 hours. The patient may remove the bandages on their own; an appointment is not needed.
A lighter chin strap is worn at night for 4-6 weeks. Most patients are cleared to go back to work in 2-3 days, though strenuous work and exercise should be avoided for at least two weeks. Swelling subsides and minimal bruising is easily concealed with makeup, loose clothing or accessories three days after the procedure. Most patients find that over-the-counter pain medications sufficiently control any discomfort.
Precision Tx Laser Lift Results
Patients notice some skin tightening and fat removal results immediately and after their procedure. Skin texture and firmness improves over the course of 3-6 months until final results are seen. This is because the treatment encourages the body to create more collagen, a gradual process that gives the skin more support and a youthful glow. Final results include:
- A more refined and youthful contour of the neck and jawline
- A vibrant and energized appearance
- Reduction in signs of aging such as a double chin, jowls and/or a “turkey wattle”
In most cases, a single treatment is sufficient. Duration of results may vary from patient to patient depending on their age, habits, lifestyle, and genetics. Generally, results last about 3-5 years. Sun exposure and smoking reduce result duration, as these activities hasten collagen depletion. The procedure can be repeated if the patient wishes to maintain results. No visible scars should form after the procedure, as Dr. Rubinstein places them in discrete areas during the treatment.
*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.
Precision Tx Laser Lift Candidates
Precision Tx Laser Lift is an ideal procedure for men and women who would like to remove unwanted fat and tighten their face and/or neck. Patients considering the procedure may think of it as a minimally invasive laser tx facelift or laser neck lift that provides similar results to those of the same open incision procedures. Patients who have a double chin, jowls, or a “turkey wattle” are excellent candidates.
Laser tx facelift and laser neck lift candidates usually have no medical conditions or illnesses that could potentially affect their results or impact the safety of the treatment. The best candidates are those who have realistic expectations and a positive mindset. The definitive way for patients to find out if they are candidates is to schedule and attend an initial Precision Tx Laser Lift consultation in Newburgh, New York with Dr. Rubinstein.
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An Initial Precision Tx Laser Lift Consultation with Dr. Rubinstein
An initial Precision Tx Laser Lift consultation is centered around helping the patient reach their goals safely and look their absolute best. Each consultation will typically involve the following steps:
- The patient is invited to describe their concerns and aesthetic goals so that Dr. Rubinstein can determine if the Precision Tx Laser Lift procedure can help them get the results they want
- A detailed medical history including previous cosmetic surgery treatments is obtained to ensure that the patient is healthy enough for this minimally-invasive treatment
- A completely physical examination of the face and neck is performed and pictures are taken for comparative purposes
After looking over all the information and examining the patient’s face, Dr. Rubinstein recommends treatment options that will help the patient reach their goals. If a Precision Tx Laser Lift is recommended, Dr. Rubinstein explains every procedure and recovery step so the patient knows exactly what to expect.
Before the consultation ends, Dr. Rubinstein invites the patient to ask questions and state concerns so that he can give them all the information they need to make a treatment decision. Each question is answered and addressed so the patient feels completely comfortable and informed.
If the patient chooses to move forward with Precision Tx Laser Lift in New York, the procedure is scheduled at date and time most convenient for the patient. Dr. Rubinstein’s patient-focused initial consultation approach ensures patients go into their procedure excited and ready to see their new look.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Precision Tx Laser Lift painful?
Precision Tx Laser Lift has been designed with patient comfort in mind. Local anesthesia is administered before the procedure to ensure that there will be no pain or discomfort during the procedure. In some cases, an oral sedative may be used to help the patient completely relax. The overwhelming majority of patients find the procedure produces no pain or discomfort whatsoever.
Can Precision Tx Laser Lift replace facelift or neck lift surgery?
The laser can dramatically improve signs of aging on the face and neck; however, the procedures cannot produce the same results as a traditional facelift or neck lift. Laser procedures can be performed to provide similar to those of a traditional facelift or neck lift on patients who are not looking for a dramatic change. Laser procedures can also be used to delay the need for a more invasive treatment or to maintain facelift or neck lift results.
Can Precision Tx Laser Lift be performed in combination with other cosmetic treatments?
Loss of facial volume in the cheeks and jawline can contribute to skin sagging in the neck and jawline. Volume restoration treatments combined with Precision Tx Laser Lift can produce dramatic effects. Volume restoration procedures include fat injections, Sculptra injections, and Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft dermal fillers. Eye surgery and laser skin resurfacing are also commonly performed with Precision Tx Laser Lift.
What areas of the face can Precision Tx Laser Lift treat?
Precision Tx Laser Lift can be used to treat areas on the lower face, jawline (jowls), chin and neck where skin laxity and displaced fat are most noticeable.
What causes signs of aging that require Precision Tx Laser Lift treatment?
Aging, sun exposure, gravity, genetics and lifestyle choices change the appearance of the face. Tissues below the skin shift, fat is displaced and skin hangs as collagen production slows down. The lower third of the face becomes especially affected during the aging process because the mouth and jawline are especially vulnerable to age-related changes.
How can I maximize my results?
Patients who follow Dr. Rubinstein’s post-procedure instructions can look forward to receiving maximum results. Patients are advised to apply good skin care products and sunscreen during and after recovery. Patients who regularly exercise, eat a well-balanced diet, do not smoke and manage stress well receive the best results.
How do I know if Precision Tx Laser Lift is right for me?
Men and women who want to remove unwanted fat and tighten their skin can benefit from Precision Tx Laser Lift. Scheduling an initial consultation is the first step toward determining if the procedure is an appropriate treatment option.
Scheduling Your Initial Consultation
Dr. Ran Rubinstein is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Hudson Valley, NY who is dedicated to providing his patients with the very best results. When you are ready for your initial Precision Tx Laser Lift initial consultation, please call Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC at 845-863-1772 or visit our contact page.