Can It Really Make You Look Years Younger?
Neeta Mitroo, MD
J B Mitroo, MIE
With the advances in medical aesthetic science, it is no longer necessary for you to “go under the knife”. Doctors working in aesthetic medicine realized that merely stretching the skin or cutting off excess skin was not enough. We needed to re-contour the folds and wrinkles with approved dermal fillers, like Restylane, Juvederm, etc. or do something better. Signs of aging are due loss of fat & collagen under the skin and, therefore, need to be fixed by ‘replenishing’ fat and by stimulating collagen production in the affected areas. This medical knowledge and concept led to Non-surgical Facelift (NSFL) that involves fat transfer.
What is it? Simply put, it is a non-surgical, minimally invasive, medical procedure, performed by a specially trained physician, done under local anesthesia to dramatically reduce moderate wrinkles and unsightly folds from the face. It involves a combination of different medical technologies depending upon needs of the patient. Some may need liposuction to reduce double chin and some may need dermal fillers. Most middle-age people would need a combination of both. Since FDA approved dermal fillers, need to be replenished every 5-7 months, a specially trained physician can instead transfer your own fat from other areas of your body to select areas of the face. Such a NSFL last 2-3 years and saves you considerable money compared to repeated injections of the dermal fillers. “So, if you want to look years younger without spending a lot of money, NSFL is for you!”
How safe is it? Since we use your own body fat to “fill-up” the wrinkles and folds, there is virtually no adverse body reaction. Nonetheless, medical monitoring with electronic instruments during the procedure and also scheduled follow-ups with the physician are recommended. Sitara Medi Spa provides these at no extra charge.
How long does it take and what is the downtime? The procedure takes about two hours and there is hardly any downtime! You are likely to have slight redness and swelling. However, these should disappear in 4 to 6 hours, or by the next morning.
How long will it last & how much it costs? Normally, the result should last about 2-3 years, depending upon the age of the patient, the condition (health) of the underlying tissue, and the skincare maintenance regularly done. When combined with cutting-edge PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment, there is substantial improvement and it lasts even longer. Compared to a surgical Facelift, a NSFL is quite a bargain, even with the added cost of the PRP treatment.
Call Sitara Medi Spa at 954-237-6646 for an appointment or more information, they are located at 2461A East. Commercial Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale.