Denver liposuction for body and facial sculpting and contouring
What is liposuction?
Liposuction, also called liposculpting, is an advanced cosmetic procedure that can be used to contour the face and optimize appearance. This is accomplished by addressing regions of the face affected by excess fatty tissue, especially around the neck and chin. Liposuction is effective for patients who wish to enhance their appearance in areas that are more resistant to weight loss through diet and exercise.
How does facial liposuction work?
Before liposuction can be recommended, an initial consultation will enable us to determine the patient’s candidacy for treatment, define treatment goals, and discuss overall aesthetic goals. Liposuction is performed by Dr. Bernardini using a cannula, or narrow tube, to remove fat from specific regions of the face via vacuum and produce the desired facial contouring result.
Who is a candidate for facial liposuction?
While liposuction is an advanced procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the face by the reduction of excess fatty tissue, it is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Patients who have been approved for this procedure are also advised implement appropriate lifestyle modifications to ensure that any adipose tissue remaining after the procedure does not expand and reverse the desired results. Liposuction is most effective in patients who are within 30% of their goal weight, are in good overall health, and are non-smokers. Depending on a patient’s medical history or any pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, cardiac conditions, vascular disease, or immune deficiencies, this procedure may not be recommended. Use of certain substances over the duration of treatment could also be contraindicated, including certain over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, contraceptives, and supplements.
What to expect?
The procedure itself causes minimal discomfort and is usually performed under local anesthesia. Any post-procedural pain will be managed appropriately according to the physician’s recommendations. This is typically an outpatient treatment that allows patients to return home the day of the procedure.
Fat transfer for hand rejuvenation
Fat transfer – or fat grafting – uses an innovative non-surgical procedure in which excess fat is taken from another area of the body and used to rejuvenate and volumize sunken or wrinkled areas of the hands. Patients who are experiencing volume loss in the hands related to aging may benefit from fat transfer to achieve a more youthful look. This process involves gentle liposuction to remove unwanted fatty tissue from another area of the body, followed by a purification and condensation process to achieve the appropriate consistency and, finally, injection of the prepared fat into the hands.
Dermal fillers for hand rejuvenation
Dermal fillers are injectable, medical-grade compounds approved by the FDA to rejuvenate and restore volume and youthfulness to areas such as the hands that may be affected by volume loss due to the natural aging process. Treatment is performed hyaluronic acid products including Juvéderm® and Restylane®. Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are specially formulated to act like the body’s own naturally occurring hyaluronic acid and restore volume to the skin. This treatment produces superb results, takes effect quickly, and lasts from 6 to 24 months depending on the product used.
Surgical scar and stretch mark treatment
How do we treat surgical scars?
At New Age, we use the Palomar fractional 1540 nanometer laser, a revolutionary technology that has been shown to effectively reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. This technology that divides light energy into 470 high-precision micro beams. Each beam penetrates into the lower layers of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and development of healthy new tissue. This treatment improves the appearance of skin by correcting discoloration, texture, and tone. Unlike conventional laser therapies, fractional laser treatment targets smaller portions of the skin thus allowing the skin to heal much more efficiently and reducing recovery time. Treatment sessions are usually repeated several times spaced out over several months to yield optimal results.
RF micro needling for skin tightening (Morpheus8, Intensif)
What is radiofrequency micro-needling & how does it work?
Radiofrequency (RF) micro-needling is a non-invasive dual modality procedure that combines the use of radiofrequency energy and micro-needling to create a potent healing environment to improve the appearance of scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, stretch marks, and elastosis (loss of elasticity). This revolutionary procedure produces microscopic channels in the skin for the thermal energy of radiofrequency to penetrate deeper into the skin thus inducing skin repair and collagen remodeling. As collagen production begins to build, fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and other imperfections are diminished to reveal smoother, more youthful skin. To minimize any discomfort experienced during treatment, a topical anesthetic is used. Any redness and sensitivity following treatment should subside within the first 24 hours. Improvement is noticeable after the initial treatment with optimal effects usually being achieved with 3-4 sessions.
What are the benefits of radiofrequency micro-needling?
RF micro-needling is minimally invasive with rapid recovery and virtually no downtime. Combining the use of radiofrequency energy with micro needling enables us to target issues present on both the surface and sub-surface layers of your skin and target multiple concerns in a single session. This technology is specifically designed to remodel and tighten the skin, improve overall skin tone and elasticity as well as the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite.
What radiofrequency micro-needling devices do we use?
Morpheus8 by InMode is a state-of-the-art fractional radiofrequency micro-needling technology that uses 24 silicone-coated needles to penetrate into the skin’s surface underlying superficial fat. Once placed, Morpheus* delivers pulses of radiofrequency energy that tighten the soft tissue, coagulate fat, and trigger the production of collagen.
Intensif by EndyMed is a revolutionary radiofrequency micro-needling technique that delivers short pulses of radiofrequency energy via an array of 25 non-insulated gold-plated micro-needles. In conjunction with fractional pulse mode technology, Intensif generates heat more safely and uniformly into deeper skin layers to achieve optimal collagen remodeling.
Noninvasive skin tightening with Endymed 3Deep™
What is EndyMed 3DEEP™ and what does it do?
EndyMed 3DEEP™ is a non-invasive rejuvenating skin technology that combines the use of fractional skin resurfacing (FSR), radiofrequency energy, and micro-needling to address a wide array of skin concerns. EndyMed 3DEEP’s three unique modalities enables it to lift, tighten, and contour from deep within the skin while also resurfacing superficially to reveal new, healthy skin. Use of radiofrequency energy invigorates new collagen production and improves elasticity deep in the lower layers of skin. In conjunction with micro-needling, this radiofrequency energy creates beneficial microinjuries that stimulate the desired healing process and collagen remodeling. The final result is the reduction of the appearance of large pores, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and other cosmetic concerns to reveal more radiant, firm, and youthful skin.