We use laser and radiofrequency energy to both liquefy and heat the fat and skin around the jowls and neck through a very small nick under the chin. We follow this with taking some of the liquefied fat out depending on the shape of the region.
Quick Facts: it takes 1.5 hrs, is done completely with local numbing like a dentist office visit, with 72hrs of wearing a headband afterwards, no stiches, bruising is mild, with a quick recovery and uniformly excellent results over the past 7 years that we have done this procedure. Please see the Lumen Tight page for more details.
If you are seeing looseness or laxity of your jowls and/or neck region, you are likely a good candidate for this procedure. The procedure will redefine the jaw and neck line and tighten the skin of the midface. Sometimes it is done in conjunction with mild liposuction of the jowls and/or neck to achieve the best result. If you have tried non-invasive tissue tightening with less than stellar results, this is an excellent procedure to consider as we have had almost a 100% success rate with this procedure over the past 8 years as defined by patient satisfaction.
The procedure takes about 1.5 hours and is done completely with just local numbing medication like a dental procedure. Energy is introduced under the skin in a gentle fashion with precise temperature monitoring until threshold temperature is achieved. A bandaid is placed over the entry site and a compression garment is worn over the area for 48-72 hours.
Recovery is usually a long weekend. There is typically little pain afterwards and the bruising is quite mild if our homeopathic protocol is followed. Results will be seen even in the first week, although the tightening process will continue for 3-4 months.