As we age, all of us gain some degree of jowls and loose skin around the mid to lower face and neck. It’s just part of the deal that comes with aging unfortunately. To address this, you could have a surgical facelift and neck lift, but many patients don’t want to have surgery. Now Dr. Smith offers an alternative that can achieve many of the same improvements. It’s called EmbraceRF and this minimally invasive treatment tightens skin and removes some of the fat in these areas.
What is EmbraceRF?
EmbraceRF is a minimally invasive radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) procedure. EmbraceRF uses a very thin cannula with an internal electrode that is inserted through a tiny incision. Attached to the cannula, but resting atop the skin, is a metal wand that features an external electrode. The radiofrequency energy passes from the internal electrode to the external electrode, heating the fat and surrounding tissues without damaging those tissues. The liquefied fat is then suctioned away through the cannula. The RF energy that has heated the dermis layer of the skin causes the skin to contract and tighten, firming the area.
EmbraceRF doesn’t deliver the degree of fat removal of liposuction on larger areas of the body, such as the abdomen. It removes smaller pockets of fat, particular around the jawline. Plus, the RF energy acts to remodel the subdermal adipose tissue on the face.
What are the benefits of EmbraceRF?
- Rejuvenates the neck
- Tightens and improves the jawline
- Removes unwanted fat
- Tightens the skin and adipose tissue
- Provides similar results to a facelift
- Minimally invasive
- Performed in-office with only local anesthesia
- One-time procedure
- Short procedure
- Minimal downtime
What areas can Dr. Smith address with EmbraceRF?
This is an alternative to a surgical facelift and this procedure targets the same areas: the mid to lower face, the jowls, and the upper neck.
Interested in EmbraceRF with Dr. Smith? Call us at (843) 705-8940 to schedule a consultation.