Although results will vary from person to person, as with any medical procedure, the results from laser therapy treatments can be considerable—firming and tightening of the skin, and smoothing of fine lines and deep wrinkles.
A non-surgical laser facelift promotes new collagen growth in the face and the and the absorption of additional collagen from neighboring untreated areas. New collagen instantly feels like new skin, smooth and soft, and gives off a more youthful look.
Dr. Jacob Rispler will review what you can expect from your laser facelift treatment during your initial consultation where he will also evaluate you specific skin conditions. He can then make recommendations based on what you are trying to achieve.
Prior to the session, patients need to remove any make up, oils, sunscreens, or other substance on their skin.
The first step before actual procedure is underway is the anesthesiologist will administer some topical anesthetic cream to the face and the patient will be offered protective eyewear. Laser therapy is non-invasive such that patients rarely need any more than topical anesthetic!
Dr. Rispler will then make use of his highly-specialized and advanced therapy lasers, using pulses of laser energy to your skin. The laser incorporates an cooling system which blows cool air on your face to ensure the procedure is comfortable. A laser facelift session can last between 30 minutes to an hour.
After the procedure, you should be able to return to work right away or resume your normal routine. Side effects, if any, tend to be very mild such as redness or swelling. These conditions are usually resolved in a few hours.
The anesthetic cream reduces the risk of any discomfort during the procedure. In general, the only sensations during a laser facelift are a warming sensation, typically remedied by the blasts of cool air from the laser handpiece. In some cases, patients will experience a slight stinging from the laser, commonly described as akin to a rubber band snapping against the skin. This sensation usually disappears within minutes of the session.
The ideal candidates are men and women between 30 and 60 years of age who are in good health. Those with severe skin laxity should consider a traditional facelift. Any type of skin tone is suited for laser therapy.
Because the procedure is non-invasive, there are much fewer risks involved as opposed to tradition facelift surgery. Those prone to herpes breakouts or with skin cancers must speak with their doctor regarding added medical considerations. Women who are pregnant should refrain from any laser skin tightening procedures. Those who scar easily and develop keloids, or those on acne medication can have adverse skin reactions and should discuss this with their doctors before skin treatment.
At LDI, Dr. Jacob Rispler specializes in non-surgical facelifts and skin tightening in general using more than two dozen different types of lasers uniquely designed to smooth wrinkles and reduce the look of acne. Check out our main location in Covina.
Call LDI to set up a consultation: (888) 979-7660!