Thanks to today’s technology, you can experience some of the benefits of cosmetic surgery without ever actually having “surgery.”
In the hands of a qualified cosmetic surgeon, patients can have their skin tightened and rejuvenated, cellulite removed and fat melted away, all with no incisions, no anesthesia and little to no downtime. Keep reading to learn some of our favorite non-invasive ways to look younger, firmer and more beautiful.
Exilis. Why do we love Exilis? Many reasons, the most important of which is that our patients love it! Exilis uses radiofrequency energy to penetrate deeply into the skin to deliver thermal heat, which liquefies fat cells and stimulates collagen production at the same time. The end result is less fat and tighter skin.
We use Exilis to trim waistlines, eliminate stubborn belly fat, slim saddlebags and more. It’s a great option for our patients who would like to have a slimmer silhouette but aren’t quite ready for liposuction. Exilis has also shown promise as a cellulite treatment, though you will get the best results when you combine it with one of our minimally-invasive cellulite-reduction treatments.
Ultherapy. This treatment has been getting a lot of buzz in the beauty world recently—with good reason. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive technology approved by the FDA to lift and tighten skin on the face, neck and décolletage.
Using ultrasound energy, your cosmetic surgeon can target tissue many layers beneath your skin to stimulate collage production at a deep level. Patients usually only require one session, and within 2-3 months they will see dramatically younger, firmer skin in the treatment area. Ultherapy is an excellent treatment for those who would like to smooth the forehead area, tighten sagging jowls, firm loose neck skin, and more, without committing to plastic surgery.
Laser Skin Resurfacing. We have many options to rejuvenate your skin at Southern Surgical Arts. Two of our favorites are laser treatments—Sciton NanoLaserPeel and CO2.
The Sciton Laser is one of the most cutting-edge laser skin resurfacing technologies available. During the NanoLaserPeel procedure, your surgeon will use advanced laser technology to precisely remove the damaged upper level of skin to reveal softer, smoother, more youthful skin. Patients can see dramatic results in reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, wrinkles and fine lines, and sun spots.
The CO2 laser is known as a fractional laser because it treats only a tiny fraction of skin at a time. However, this is a powerful treatment, making hundreds of tiny perforations in the skin to trigger the skin’s own natural healing defenses. The result is dramatically beautiful, tighter, smoother skin.
Both the NanoLaserPeel and the CO2 laser treatments involve minimal discomfort—mild redness and flushing similar to the feeling of a sunburn—and little to no downtime.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). If you have age spots, freckles or cherry moles and red-toned birthmarks, you don’t have to cake on concealer. An IPL treatment may be just the thing you need. Considered the “gold standard” for hyperpigmentation problems, an IPL treatment diminishes redness from broken capillaries, freckling, and age spots.
IPL treatments use short, carefully-controlled bursts of light, the frequency of which is determined by your specific skin condition. The positive results of an IPL treatment are visible very quickly. Our patients love IPL because the treatments are gentle on sensitive skin and require no downtime.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we believe in having the gold standard treatment appropriate for each skin condition—whether that is laxity, age spots, wrinkles or redness. We have the cutting-edge technology at our disposal to give you the results you desire. If you’d like to learn more about non-invasive options for looking your best, please call us at 423-266-3331 for a free personal consultation.