Prescott, Arizona (PRWEB) April 03, 2012
Robin Fleck, M.D., F.A.C.P., founder and medical director of Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics and Southwest Skin & Cancer Institute in Prescott, Arizona has always been in the forefront of aesthetic dermatology by providing her patients with cutting edge technologies to improve their appearance and well-being. This month, she has begun offering her patients the FDA-approved Accusculpt laser lipo system which improves the appearance of the neck and jowls.
At Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics, Dr. Fleck’s armamentarium includes the Active FX fractional resurfacing laser for rejuvenation of age spots, fine wrinkles and tightening of lax eyelid skin. The new Accusculpt laser is a perfect complement to the Active FX by providing sculpting of the jowls, marionette lines, and neck, giving the lift many are seeking but without the need of a facelift. “We can now offer our patients facial contouring they could have only achieved before with a surgical solution,” notes Dr. Fleck.
A well defined jawline is a hallmark of a youthful appearance. Heavy jowls and double chin contribute to an obese, aged appearance which has been difficult to treat prior to the introduction of laser liposculpting. Clients who complain of a double chin or turkey wattle are ideal candidates for the Accusculpt laser. Dr. Fleck’s patients who have already undergone the Accusculpt procedure are extremely positive, noting no postoperative pain, minimal bruising lasting a day or two and visible neck tightening after only one week. As collagen grows into the area after the procedure, improved definition of the neck and jawline will continue for up to six months.
Treatment of the face and under chin area is performed in as little as 30 minutes with the patient awake. The minimally invasive Accusculpt procedure uses local anesthesia delivered through a small cannula, and no incisions are necessary as the laser is inserted through a needle-sized opening which heals without scarring. Once the laser is introduced, the fat-melting wavelength gently heats the fat and the surrounding collagen. Afterward, the destroyed fat is absorbed and removed naturally by the body, as collagen growth begins to tighten and lift the skin. An elastic wrap is worn for two weeks while sleeping. Patients often return to work and other activities in a few days.
“Patients love the results and they recover faster," observes Jan Gillum, medical assistant at Body Oasis medi-spa. The fat cells that are removed by laser-assisted lipolysis do not grow back. If the patient later gains or loses weight, the fat tends to be distributed proportionately over the entire body.
While this technology is less than two years old, the results are long-lasting and are comparable to a surgical facelift at a fraction of the cost. The Accusculpt system is safer than SmartLipo due to its unique wavelength and ability to melt fat at lower energies. “The laser is so safe because it targets fat cells more precisely producing less collateral heat to surrounding tissues,” explains Dr. Fleck. Accusculpt can be used on small fat deposits on the face like the jowls with ease where traditional liposuction can not.
For many patients under age 70, the Accusculpt laser, combined with Botox and cosmetic filler injections such as Radiesse, patients can achieve a younger looking appearance with minimal downtime and cost without resorting to surgical options. For questions about this innovative laser or a free consultation to see if you might be a candidate for the Accusculpt procedure, contact Jan Gillum at Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics at 928-778-7000.
Cosmetic dermatologist, Robin Fleck, M.D. is a double board certified dermatologist and internist, recognized by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is founder and Medical Director of Body Oasis Laser Aesthetics http://www.bodyoasislaser.com and Southwest Skin & Cancer Institute http://www.rejuvadoc.com. She is a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Fleck is also the founder of Vein Specialties http://www.prescottvein.com in Prescott, Arizona.