San Francisco: Skin Tightening For Face, Neck With New “Two In One” Treatment
“Two of the most effective anti-aging facial treatments are Thermage for facial and eyelid rejuvenation and the “Inside-Out” Neck Lift,” says Dr. Sheena Kong. “Now the ultimate facial rejuvenation results can be achieved with ‘Two In One Skin Tightening’, which combines both treatments for excellent results for the entire face without any scalpels or stitches. Two In One Skin Tightening can improve virtually all signs of aging on the face for both women and men in just one treatment session,” says Dr. Kong.
Eyes By Thermage, or Eyelid Thermage is a procedure that tightens eyelid skin, smoothes the texture of the eyelids and reduces eyelid “hooding” without surgery or the need for repeated injections. “This is an excellent way to enhance the eyelid areas for women and men who have mild to moderate eyelid laxity,” says Dr. Kong. “Eyelid Thernage is a non-surgical treatment with little or no downtime, bruising, or swelling. My Patients who have had Thermage for the eyes say that their eyelid sagging is improved and both the upper and lower eyelids are tighter. Their eyes appear more open, and many women say that their skin is also smoother, which makes it easier for them to apply eye make-up,” says Dr. Kong.
Dr. Kong says that Thermage eye treatment ican be even more effective when combined with the Thermage CPT face treatment to eliminate forehead wrinkles by tightening skin and lifting the eyebrows. “A person may reduce wrinkles on his or her forehead by having Botox injections, but many people don’t realize that Botox actually relaxes the forehead muscle, which causes a flattened forehead and lowers the eyebrows,” says Dr. Kong. “Botox treatments done incorrectly can be very unnatural looking,” she says.
Thermage CPT face treatment uses radio frequency to reduce forehead wrinkles and restore youthful facial contours. “This is most advanced version of the Thermage procedure. CPT stands for ‘Comfort Pulse Technology’. Older generations of the device caused discomfort requiring patients to take pain medication during the treatment, but Thermage CPT is a painless procedure,” says Dr. Kong. “The Thermage CPT system has enhanced technology for better collagen stimulation which provides much more effective skin rejuvenation, with predictable results.”
“Step two of the process consists of the new ‘Inside-Out’ Neck Lift, recently featured on KGO 7 News in San Francisco,” says Dr. Kong. The “Inside-Out Neck Lift” is a new non-surgical laser treatment designed to restore youtful neck contours. “No scalpels or stitches are needed to achieve a more youthful neckline” says Dr. Kong. The Inside-Out Neck Lift is performed with a thin fiber-optic laser device which tightens skin safely and effectively. The treatment is done with the patient awake, without cutting or stitches.
Dr. Kong begins by making three tiny holes, less than 1mm in width, with one made under the chin and one behind each ear. A local anesthetic is introduced to numb the areas and a thin fiber optic wire is inserted through the three incisions. A beam of controlled laser energy heats the dermis (the deeper layer of the skin) while precisely melting fat. “This spurs collagen growth and promotes noticeable skin tightening,” says Dr. Kong. Then a thin tube, or “cannula” is used to remove small amounts of fat.
The Inside Out Neck Lift works in with just one treatment. There is very little bruising, discomfort or downtime. “The skin will continue to tighten over the next few months as collagen is formed, increasing the effects” says Dr. Kong. “It’s the ultimate way for women and men to look younger without going under the knife.”