Ultherapy® (Single Treatment)
Ultherapy® is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA to actually lift skin. Ultherapy® non-invasively lifts the neck, under the chin, and the eyebrows. It is now also the only non-invasive procedure specifically indicated by the FDA to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest and décolletage! The Ultherapy® procedure stimulates collagen production by delivering focused ultrasound energy to the skin’s foundational layer typically addressed in cosmetic surgery—without cutting or disrupting the surface of the skin. This energy triggers a natural response under the skin, jumpstarting the regenerative process that produces fresh, new collagen. While Ultherapy® won’t duplicate the results of a facelift, it’s a clinically proven non-invasive alternative. Because it is ultrasound energy, it is also safe for all skin types.
Ultherapy® is also the only cosmetic procedure to use ultrasound imaging, which allows the practitioner to see the layers of tissue targeted during the treatment to ensure the energy is deposited to where it will be most beneficial. Ultherapy® at Atlanta Face and Body Center is relatively unique, as Dr. Whitaker performs all Ultherapy® treatments herself. As a surgeon, she operates on the tissue layers that are being visualized, and she believes the optimum result comes from careful targeting of the right energy at the right layer that is best appreciated by someone with facial plastic surgical training. While Ultherapy® is a well-tolerated procedure, there can be some mild discomfort associated. Therefore, Dr. Whitaker offers her patients the relatively unique opportunity to have medication for anxiolysis with the Ultherapy® treatment which can minimize any discomfort. (If you elect this option, you will need a driver to take you home and stay with you overnight.) At Atlanta Face and Body Center, we want you to have all the options available, to provide you with the best experience possible.
Smartlipo™ PrecisionLift (Single Treatment)
“Defined Jawline and Neck—Without a Surgical Facelift”
In the past, lifting the face and neck could only be accomplished with incisions around the ear and removal of excess skin. The Smartlipo PrecisionLift utilizes a 1440 nm wavelength laser fiber which is highly absorbed by the skin to heat the subcutaneous attachments and the dermis stimulating new collagen formation and progressive tightening of the skin as well as contouring the face with fat lipolysis. The procedure can be performed via small punctures at the base of the earlobe and under the chin for access of the laser fiber. The result is fat reduction under the chin and of the jowls with tightening of the overlying skin with minimal downtime and recovery. The results are both immediate, and also improve with time. Because the laser energy is directed from the inside-out underneath the skin, the overlying skin itself is spared, so it is safe for most all skin types and colors. It can easily be performed in less than an hour with local anesthesia with/without mild anxiolysis. The focused targeting of specific tissue makes this procedure ideal for patients seeking the best possible results with the least amount of downtime.
Skin Tightening (Single Treatment)
This treatment utilizes thermal energy (heat) produced by radiofrequency energy and produces diffuse, nontargeted heating of tissue to stimulate collagen formation and tighten skin along with melting fat. A very small incision or puncture is made to allow the radiofrequency fiber under the skin. The results are both immediate and improve over time. Like the Smartlipo PrecisionLift, it can easily be performed in less than an hour with local anesthesia with/without mild anxiolysis.
Update Your Profile
If like so many others, you don’t like your appearance on social media, the ProfileLift can better define your jawline and neck! A minimally invasive, almost incision less procedure, it utilizes laser energy and liposuction for fat lipolysis and contouring and stimulates skin tightening by inducing collagen formation. The procedure is performed via small punctures at the base of the earlobe and under the chin for access of the laser fiber. The result is a more defined jawline and neck with minimal recovery and downtime. It can easily be performed in less than an hour with local anesthesia with/without mild anxiolysis. So if your profile is due for an update, the ProfileLift may be for you.
Radiofrequency Skin Tightening (Pelleve)-(Multiple Treatment)
Protégé and Exilis provide safe and effective facial contouring and skin tightening with no downtime. Unlike many laser skin resurfacing treatments, radiofrequency (RF) energy can be used safely on most any skin type or color. The RF energy diffusely heats the undersurface of the skin causing collagen remodeling. This results in reduced wrinkles and reduced skin laxity which helps to shrink jowls and smooth away crow’s feet, worry lines and smile lines. There is only a moderate to intense sensation of heat and no anesthesia is required. You can get back to your daily routine immediately. A series of treatments is required for optimum results. You may see immediate improvement, but the major portion of the improvement is evident at 3 months following your last treatment.
The gradual development of facial wrinkles, whether fine surface lines or deeper creases and folds, is the classic early sign of accumulated skin damage and inevitable aging. Premature aging and wrinkling of the skin may be accelerated by excessive exposure to the sun and other elements and is more common now than ever. Both men and women seek facial plastic surgery to reverse the effects of sun damaged skin. Surgery may also improve the pitted look of acne scars and remove pre-cancerous skin growths called keratoses. Laser surgery is used to resurface facial skin with wrinkles caused by excess sun exposure, “crow’s feet,” and acne scarring. Fractional skin resurfacing with a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser removes portions of the epidermis and penetrates into the papillary dermis, stimulating new collagen formation resulting in smoothing of wrinkles with improved skin tone and texture.