Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center

Youngstown, OH, United States

Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center

Youngstown, OH, United States
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Gentile R.D.,Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America | Year: 2012

Since its approval for use in 2007, many surgeons have been using the laser for subcutaneous use, primarily for lipolysis, facial neck and body contouring, and skin tightening. Techniques have recently evolved to enable use of the subcutaneous laser with concurrent skin resurfacing techniques for improvement of photoaging and acne or facial scarring. The technique shows great promise in patients with facial aging and photodamage who are not deemed candidates for rhytidectomy surgery. With strict patient-selection criteria of mild to moderate facial laxity and mild to moderate photoaging, the procedure can be gratifying for the surgeon and patient alike. © 2012 Elsevier Inc.


Gentile R.D.,Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America | Year: 2011

The greatest fear of using lasers subcutaneously in the face is that facial motor nerve injury will occur. With SmartLifting procedures, this is not a complication that occurs provided the laser and surgical guidelines are followed. We have seen several short-term, marginal mandibular neuropraxias in several patients, all of which resolved within weeks. There have been no permanent nerve injuries in any patient undergoing SmartLifting procedures. There is temporary interruption of cutaneous sensory nerves during the rhytidectomy, and the resolution of the temporary sensory deficits is identical to the resolution of non-laser-elevated rhytidectomies. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.


Gentile R.D.,Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center
Facial Plastic Surgery | Year: 2011

Less invasive procedures for facial rejuvenation are becoming more and more popular as prospective patients seek out treatment options that offer the best possible results with the least amount of downtime. As the demand for quick recovery procedures increases and patients spend more time researching options, more informed choices are being made, and many times patients opt for technologically advanced procedures. Less invasive procedures can be so described because they utilize small incisions, less anesthesia, or advanced technology to reduce morbidity. We describe a minimally invasive laser neck-lift that utilizes minimal access incisions, no general anesthesia, and an internal aesthetic laser to dissect in the plane between skin and subcutaneous fat and the platysma. The procedure relies on laser lipolysis and skin tightening via dermal heating as well as two Quill sutures that serve to define the neck. The procedure is well tolerated and not complicated and gives long-lasting results. Copyright © 2011 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.


PubMed | Facial Plastic and Aesthetic Laser Center
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Facial plastic surgery : FPS | Year: 2011

Less invasive procedures for facial rejuvenation are becoming more and more popular as prospective patients seek out treatment options that offer the best possible results with the least amount of downtime. As the demand for quick recovery procedures increases and patients spend more time researching options, more informed choices are being made, and many times patients opt for technologically advanced procedures. Less invasive procedures can be so described because they utilize small incisions, less anesthesia, or advanced technology to reduce morbidity. We describe a minimally invasive laser neck-lift that utilizes minimal access incisions, no general anesthesia, and an internal aesthetic laser to dissect in the plane between skin and subcutaneous fat and the platysma. The procedure relies on laser lipolysis and skin tightening via dermal heating as well as two Quill sutures that serve to define the neck. The procedure is well tolerated and not complicated and gives long-lasting results.

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