When this patient arrived for her initial consultation, she told Dr. Sadati, “I’m starting to look too masculine.” She had a bubbly personality but wanted a more youthful, feminine appearance. “I don’t mind getting older, but I don’t want to be the oldest looking woman in the Laguna Beach area.” Dr. Sadati explained that a neck lift and lower facelift would give her cheeks and jaw a more rounded appearance, and by applying uniform tension on the muscles, not the skin, she would look 10-15 years younger but still natural.
During her procedures, she received local anesthesia with twilight sedation. Dr. Sadati removed the excess fatty tissue in her neck, tightened the underlying muscles there and in her face, and completed both procedures in less than two hours. Her bleeding was minimal, and her recovery went smoothly without any unpleasant side effects. When she came back eight weeks later, she was absolutely beaming with joy. “I look so young and feminine. I don’t know how you did it, but I look rested and girly again! You’re more than an artist. You’re an angel.”
The liquid facelift is a bit of a misnomer. There is no surgery involved. It doesn’t improve skin sagging in the neck area, and the results are temporary. Instead, Dr. Sadati recommends that patients who are looking for nonsurgical options consider a Profound Skin Tightening treatment. The Profound treatment stimulates the body’s own natural collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production. Micro-needles are inserted into the skin and deliver heat energy below its surface. Visible results are evident 6–8 weeks after treatment and continue to increase for six to nine months.
Unlike fillers that need to be repeated frequently, the Profound treatment lasts 1–2 years and gives approximately 37% of the results of a lower facelift. It is an excellent alternative to surgery for patients wishing to obtain a more contoured jawline as well as tighter skin in the neck and cheeks as well as around the mouth.