TX Laser Lift

TX-laser-lift-before-afterWhat is the TX Laser Lift?

The TX Laser Lift (PrecisionTx) is a non-invasive surgical procedure using laser technology to tighten, smooth and tone the lower face and neck area, reduce wrinkles and sagging and other signs of aging without having to cut or remove any skin, and treat Hyperhidrosis.

The benefits of a TX Laser Lift include:

  • Little to no scarring
  • Short recovery time
  • Reduced cost
  • No bleeding or stitches
  • Significantly less bruising
  • Reduced risk of post-operative complications
  • Shorter time spent in the operating room
  • Average 30% thickening of the skin due to stimulated collagen growth (this adds strength and stability to the skin structure)

Procedure Description

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, and the hand-piece transmits a beam of laser light down the fibre optic. Dr. Karen 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 dermal and epidermal layers 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. The ThermaGuide system monitors the working temperature of the tissue being treated and will shut down the laser if things get too hot.

The areas typically treated are the lower half of the cheeks from the ear to the corner of the mouth, below the jaw line, under the chin and down the neck. Treating 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 TX Laser Lift is done in our office under sedation and local anesthetic. You will be free to leave within an hour or two but will need someone to drive you home and may, or may not, need pain medication for a few days.

How long will it take to see results?

You will notice instant results from your TX Laser Lift, 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. We consistently notice that the more people use the compression garment the quicker and better their results tend to be.