Laser Facelift (Precision Tx) is a non-invasive surgical procedure using laser technology to tighten, smooth and tone the lower face and neck area and reduce wrinkles and sagging and other signs of aging without having to cut or remove any skin. This is an entirely new approach introduced for the first time in AFRICA by DR NEDRA GHARBI , plastic and cosmetic surgeon in TUNISIA.
The many benefits of a Laser Facelift include virtually no scarring, very little recovery time, no bleeding, no stitches, significantly less bruising, greatly reduced risk of post-operative complications and a shorter time spent in the operating room. An added benefit of the Laser Facelift that you will not get with a standard MACS facelift is an average 30% thickening of the skin due to stimulated collagen growth which adds strength and stability to the skin structure.
Three tiny holes are made and a solution containing a local anesthetic is administered into the area to be treated ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure. A fibre optic cable the size of a hypodermic needle is inserted. The SideLaze800 hand-piece transmits a beam of laser light down the fibre optic and the surgeon carefully guides this beam across the underside of the dermal layer of the skin . The heating effect of the laser causes tissue coagulation leading to an instant tightening of the skin as well as the underlying tissue. The cauterization of tissue caused by the heat of the laser also means greatly reduced bleeding, so less bruising and quicker healing for the patient.
This procedure Treats the cheek area tightens the jowls and lifts the skin below and treating the area below the jawline tighten the ‘turkey wattle’ and further enhances the over all effect. The results could be said to be close to a mini facelift (lower face lift) and you can expect 60-80% of the results of a full face lift.
The procedure will be done in the office under sedation and local anesthetic. You will be free to leave within an hour or two .
You will notice instant results from your Precision Tx Laser Facelift but the full results will not be visible for 3-6 months. An improvement rate of 80% has been reported 3 months post operation for symptoms of aging such as sagging skin, jowls, double chin, wrinkles and fine lines, excess fat of the neck and jaw line. Some swelling is normal following any procedure and this will take a while to fully subside. A facial compression garment is to be worn 24/7 for 2 weeks following your procedure, after that it can be removed for social interaction but should be used whenever possible to further enhance your improvement.
DR NEDRA GHARBI tells her patients to expect the results to last at least five years. The procedure can be repeated if needed. Recovery time for Lazerlift is three to four days, compared to a traditional facelift which can take weeks.
Due to the large number of laser based facial treatments available today it is important to make a clear distinction here.
The Laser Facelift being discussed is the Precision Tx system from Cynosure, and more specifically the SideLaze800 hand piece exclusive to the Cellulaze cellulite treatment system.
What makes the Laser Facelift unique is the Cellulaze/ SmartLipo Triplex/SideLaze800 equipment that is way ahead of the competition in providing minimally invasive facial rejuvenation that comes close to the results of a surgical facelift.
PrecisionTx coagulates and ablates soft tissue of the axillary glands to reduce sweat . A recent study on PrecisionTx showed: High patient satisfaction rate