A. Yes. It is safe to have radiofrequency skin tightening a week after Juvederm. All swelling should be gone by now. The heat generated by radiofrequency is not high enough to melt the Juvederm. I have found filler and Exilis really give great synergistic benefits.
Q. I have a lot of loose skin but not too much fat on my lower abdomen since I gained a lot of weight with my 3rd (and final) baby. I have tried creams, exercises, and low carb diets. Nothing has helped. Is surgery my only alternative?
A. The radiofrequency device, Exilis, might be just what you need. After 4 treatments, patients see an improvement in skin texture, laxity and reduction in fat. It is a very well tolerated procedure that is safe in all skin types. It is an alternative to liposuction for modest fat reduction, and is an alternative to traditional abdominoplasty(tummy tuck) for the loose skin problem.
Q. I am totally against needles to look younger. I truly have a phobia and faint at the sight of a needle. I have sagging and am interested in looking fresher. I can't afford surgery, so is there a cream that would help my jowls?
A. Fortunately, there is a non-surgical option to tighten the face in the jowls and even the nasolabial folds. It will not give you surgical results, but it will improve the sagging in the lower face. The procedure is called Exilis and it is radiofrequency energy. The usual treatment course is 4 sessions over 6-8 weeks. There is no downtime and it is safe for all skin types. Unfortunately, while creams can improve texture and color, the idea that creams can defy gravity is pure nonsense.
Skin Tightening Treatment explained by Dr. Mary Lupo
Skin tightening is usually done with devices that bypass the top layer of the skin and penetrate to a deeper level to stimulate deeper collagen stimulation and tightening of the skin.
What are the products that you use for skin tightening procedures? The ones that we use in our office are the Thermage, the Exilis pro, the radiofrequency micro-needling device, so we use three that’s primarily for tightening.
The Thermage and the Exilis Pro are the most popular and the reason is there is absolutely no downtime with either of those.
The radiofrequency micro-needling, there is a bit of downtime with that, but Thermage and Exilis there is none.
Are the procedures safe and affordable?
The difference is it is kind of like, the Fraxel is more aggressive, than the Clear and Brilliant and you have to do a series of Clear and Brilliant, the Thermage is a more intense treatment, you do one and then wait three months for the results. Exilis, you do a series of them every couple of weeks over that three-month period to achieve the results.
The Exilis per treatment is less expensive, so it is sort of like a layaway plan, you pay on it as you go. And I think the Exilis hurts a little bit less than the Thermage because its intensity is less.
Are treatments optional?
We try to work with the patient and understand. If we have a working woman, she might want to go with Thermage, because she doesn't have the time to come here every two weeks just for 46 treatments.
Some people, don't work, and like the idea of coming in and the treatment been less expensive, and they sort of pay as they go if you will. To see if skin tightening is right for you, please contact our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Lupo, (504) 777-3047.
Exilis Skin Tightening treatment on the lower face, jawline and neck - quick, painless and no downtime
Genius skin tightening treatment uses radio frequency plus microneedling for fabulous non-surgical, no-downtime results
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Our mission at the Lupo Center is to provide patients with innovative, effective and ethical care to make each person look and feel their personal best. To fulfill our goal, we provide state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients.
Board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology Mary P. Lupo, MD has been a leader in the field of non-surgical rejuvenation since 1983. She travels internationally to teach her innovative techniques, and her reputation brings in patients from around the country. She started the first formal residency training program for injectables and peels in 1983 at Tulane Medical School and served as past president of Women’s Dermatologic Society, clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane and a founder of Cosmetic Boot Camp. Dr. Lupo holds membership in many prestigious dermatology associations, participates in clinical trials for approval of new drugs and devices and acts as an advisor for numerous aesthetic-minded companies.