Why Some Patients Prefer Laser Facelift
Most people wish they could look younger, but not everyone is willing to undergo surgery to make that happen. At Greenwald Plastic Surgery, Dr. Joshua Greenwald works with many patients who, for a variety of personal reasons, prefer not to go under the knife but still want the rejuvenating effects of a less invasive procedure. With new technology, he is now able to replicate many of the results of facelift surgery with laser technology.
How Does Laser Facelift Work?
Dr. Greenwald uses a Precision Tx YAG laser, which emits heat beneath the skin’s surface that causes the skin to tighten, thereby reducing wrinkles and creating a younger-looking texture for the skin. Just as importantly, though, the heat will prompt your face to produce extra collagen in the months following the treatment, so you can expect to see the rejuvenating effects gradually increase over time.
The laser’s heat also does a great job of emulsifying the stubborn fat that rests around the chin. Once these fat deposits have been treated, patients can expect to see a reduction of the jowls as well as a more defined jawline.
The Perks of a Laser Facelift
Choosing a less invasive procedure means none of the blood or visible scars that accompany traditional facelift surgery. Expect less swelling, too. With the help of local anesthesia, you will not feel any pain during the 60-90-minute procedure, and any discomfort post-treatment should be minimal.
Moreover, while patients typically need 10 to 14 days of downtime to recover from surgical facelift, most of Dr. Greenwald’s laser facelift patients return to work within a few days. By that point, the bruising has typically faded enough that it can be adequately hidden with cosmetics.
Select Dr. Greenwald for Laser Facelift
Be sure to choose a doctor who is an expert with laser facelift technology since there is an art to it. It’s called a Precision Tx laser because it targets very small areas, and you need someone who is skilled with the laser to get the maximum results in lieu of surgery. With laser surgery, too much heat can burn the skin, and too little heat will produce the dramatic results you are hoping for.
Dr. Greenwald is available to speak with you about laser facelift and other non-invasive rejuvenating procedures. Schedule a consultation today at one of his three New York locations in Harrison, Carmel or Manhattan.