Facial Contouring in Louisville, Lexington, Kentucky

Facial Contouring can be the removal of unwanted fat or filling the loss of volume in the face and/or neck areas. Depending on what the concern is, we can treat with our fillers, Exilis, Exilis Elite, or LiteShape™ Laser Liposuction.

Exilis

Exilis is a state of the art, powerful device that provides thermal energy to break down fat deposits and tighten and smooth skin using radio-frequency (RF). This device uses a monopolar radio wave that selectively heats the target area to the desired temperature which can be monitored in real time through the hand-piece. The treatments are comfortable and feel like a hot stone massage. Each treatment session can last from 30 to 90 minutes depending on how many areas are treated, how large each is and how much correction is desired. A series of four to six treatments spaced seven to 10 days apart make for the best results, although some result is seen in just one treatment! Patients are encouraged to be well hydrated before, during and for a few days after treatment and some form of mild exercise post treatment will aid in fat removal. Patients who are pregnant, lactating, or have pacemakers are not candidates for Exilis.

There is absolutely no down time associated with Exilis. Normal activities can be resumed immediately. Makeup can be applied directly after the treatment. There can be a mild redness to the skin for a few hours after the treatment. On occasion, some tenderness of the treated area of the lower face may be present for a day.

Exilis Elite

Exilis Elite uses 90 watts of power, as opposed to 50 watts with classic Exilis, and is used mainly for skin tightening. The Exilis Elite uses a higher power than Exilis to increase skin tightening results.

SkinTyte™

Our SkinTyte™ laser focuses on making firmer and more youthful looking skin. This is best for patients who desire noticeable skin tightening without surgery. The heat from the non-ablative broadband of pulsed light, jump starts your body’s own natural healing process, creating a renewed collagen foundation leading to continuing firmness even after treatments are completed. Powerful cooling is applied throughout the entire treatment; it maintains a cool and comfortable temperature for the outer skin. Patients will usually need at least three treatments spaced eight weeks apart. Mild redness might occur but should dissipate in minutes. Unlike with procedures like Botox, there is no downtime and you will be able to return to normal activities immediately.

LiteShape™

LiteShape™ Laser Liposuction is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure that uses ultrasound energy to deliver heat directly to the fat deposits and tightens the skin. This technique melts the fat which can then be suctioned out easily with a small cannula. More heat is delivered to the tissue to tighten the skin. There is less trauma to the tissue which makes recovery time faster than general liposuction. A compression support will be worn for two weeks post procedure. This procedure is performed in the office under local sedation.

As we age, we tend to lose the volume in our face in such areas as the temples, cheeks and around the eyes. If you’re looking for a non-surgical approach, we can correct this issue with temporary treatments of our volumizing fillers.  For more information regarding facial contouring or any other laser treatment, visit our Laser Treatments home page.