New Laser Technology May Be First Real Alternative to Face Lift Surgery
New Laser Technology May Be First Real Alternative to Face Lift Surgery Dr. KeeLee Tan, an Australian physician specializing in non-invasive aesthetic procedures, operates one of the first clinics in Asia Pacific to use a new laser technology that he claims can remove years from one’s appearance in just 10-20 minutes.
Add in the fact that patients don’t feel discomfort and can go back to their normal routine immediately following treatment, and Dr. Tan believes this new laser technology may be the first real alternative to face lift surgery.
Dr. Tan invites a patient in her late-fifties into his Perth, Western Australia office, and listens as she points out areas of her face that haven’t withstood the test of time.
Nasolabial folds, wrinkles around the eyes and a saggy neck are the areas of concern which she wishes to treat. Once considering surgery, this lady has seen the results on other patients, and now she too wants to look younger without going under the knife. “The key to this treatment is an advanced laser called ClearLift with Pixel Q-Switched technology.
The heat of the laser reaches the deeper layer of the skin and results in an immediate improvement in skin appearance, with further skin enhancement continuing after the treatment. In addition to younger looking skin with fewer lines and wrinkles, the Q-Switched laser is an excellent tool for removing tattoos, nail fungus and vascular and pigmented lesions; as the nano-second bursts cause shock waves under the skin which break apart pigmentation and coagulates small blood cells,” explained Dr. KeeLee Tan as he pointed out some dark spots on his patient’s face that will be removed by the laser.
“There is definitely a growing trend among middle-aged individuals performing quick, alternative face lifts – with a significant majority mentioning the desire of looking younger for work.
I have patients coming into my clinic that in the past would have been candidates for eyebrow lifts, neck lifts and face lifts who now have the option of appearing 10 years younger for a fraction of the price with virtually no pain or downtime.
I tell them that I offer a lunchbreak facelift since the results are seen immediately after a 10-20 minute session,” said Dr. Tan. Manufactured by Alma Lasers, a leading developer of advanced medical aesthetic technologies, the new ClearLift Pixel Q-Switched laser is the first fractional non ablative Nd:YAG Q-Switched laser.
The advanced rapid-fire laser splits the laser beam into a series of miniature beams, thereby heating only a small portion of the skin. This technique speeds up and enhances the treatment results, provides a virtually painfree procedure that doesn’t require pre or post-treatment care and is very safe for all skin types.
Dr. Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, PhD, a board certified dermatologist practicing in New York, and respected expert in laser technologies explained the science behind the new laser on the Dr. Oz show (aired Feb. 2012). “The new laser is very different from every other laser in its category. The laser penetrates deep beneath the skin, but by bypassing the outer most layer of skin and not wounding it, it renders the treatment virtually painfree, with no downtime and extraordinarily safe. It is therefore the treatment of choice for sensitive body parts like around the eyes, mouth, neck and chest; areas which historically were very difficult to treat due to their association with an increased risk of burns and scars.
” Dr. Michael Gold, MD, a board certified dermatologist practicing in Nashville is a world renowned speaker on new aesthetic technologies who uses the new laser in his private clinic. ”
The laser industry has advanced considerably in the past few years, and I believe that Alma Lasers Q-Switched offers a solution that until now has been considered the work horse for everyone involved in medical aesthetics. This is a truly quick, virtually painfree, and low-cost treatment with the clinical data to back it up.
For more information on the ClearLift laser and local physicians who offer treatment, contact a regional Alma Lasers sales representative.