While the signs of aging may seem straight forward, the truth is that not all patients age the same. Wrinkles, skin laxity, hyperpigmentation and scarring all vary from patient to patient, requiring personalized anti-aging treatments. While popular options like facelift and facial liposuction may seem like obvious solutions, not all patients require treatment of this caliber in order to improve their appearance. For some, less invasive, non-surgical solutions are the most effective path to achieving a beautiful, more youthful appearance.
At Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago, Dr. Dutton offers EmbraceRF, a revolutionary alternative to invasive surgery. With this innovative procedure, patients can better bridge the gap between youth and aging without having to go under the knife.
What is EmbraceRF?
EmbraceRF is a new approach to full facial rejuvenation. Completed in two steps, this innovative treatment is a way for patients to restore facial definition and improve skin texture without surgery. For individuals experiencing mild to moderate signs of aging, EmbraceRF has become one of the top requested alternatives to traditional solutions like facelifts and facial liposuction.
Unlike other rejuvenation technologies, EmbraceRF combines two different techniques to holistically treat signs of aging:
Designed to address skin laxity and fat pockets around the lower face and neck, FaceTite uses a handheld device to deliver radio frequency waves to the target areas, dissolving fat cells below the skin’s surface without damaging surrounding tissue. Unlike other fat elimination treatments which try to remove all excess adipose tissue, FaceTite focuses restoring facial definition over total fat elimination. As a result, the treatment helps patients achieve a more sculpted appearance while retaining youthful volume.
Sagging or jowly jawlines are only one part of the EmbraceRF approach to aesthetic improvement. Morpheus 8 is an FDA-approved subdermal adipose remodeling device. The fractional treatment uses both microneedle therapy and radio frequency to deeply penetrate skin layers and recontour the face and body.
This unique combination offers several important benefits. By stimulating the body’s natural regenerative process through microneedling, the microneedling component helps trigger new collagen and elastin production, helping accelerate healthful skin rejuvenation. Adding radio frequency treatment helps target discoloration caused by scarring while also tightening loose skin. The combination of both techniques allows the overall treatment to penetrate to deeper layers of the skin and provide better, longer lasting results without having to turn to surgery.
Why We Recommend EmbraceRF
At the Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago, our mission is to provide patients with personalized, effective treatments that help them reach their goals – EmbraceRF is one of them.
Innovative technology gives patients the chance to completely transform their appearance without the downtime or recovery required by other popular rejuvenation procedures, like traditional facelifts. While this type of facial plastic surgery creates beautiful and long-lasting results, the treatment can be overly aggressive for some patients who are just now starting to show signs of aging. Furthermore, the lengthy preparation and recovery time can be difficult to accommodate for busy patients. EmbraceRF is an excellent gap procedure for these individuals and gives them the opportunity to rejuvenate their appearance easily.
Another advantage of this unique combination treatment is the comprehensive nature of treatment. Unlike other facial rejuvenation procedures that can only target certain signs of aging, the EmbraceRF treatment strategy allows individuals to tackle many of these concerns at once. At Dr. Dutton’s plastic surgery practice in Chicago, EmbraceRF has been successfully used to address:
- Skin laxity of the face, jowls and neck
- Excess fat across the face and neck
- Acne scarring and stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Uneven or rough skin texture
- Deep lines and creases
In addition to serving as a first-time treatment for some, EmbraceRF has been successfully used as a touch-up treatment for patients who’ve undergone facelift and liposuction procedures. The minimally invasive nature of treatment makes it a natural part of ongoing rejuvenation treatments.
What to Expect During Treatment
As EmbraceRF is minimally invasive, the treatment and recovery process is much less intense than other options. Undergoing treatment starts with a one-on-one consultation with our Chicago plastic surgeon, during which Dr. Dutton will conduct an in-depth evaluation of your face and neck and discuss all available treatment options with you. Depending on the texture, tone and laxity of skin in the treatment area, Dr. Dutton may recommend completing multiple treatment sessions about 4 weeks apart to achieve full results.
During the procedure, topical anesthetic cream will be applied to the treatment areas. Once patients are comfortably numb, our surgeon then applies the device to the target area. During the FaceTite phase of treatment, the handheld device generates heat to dissolve and recontour the fat tissue along the jawline and neck. The Morpheus 8 Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD) is then used to reshape the still-pliant remaining fat cells in the target area, transforming sagging facial features into a tighter, firmer appearance. This two-step process is usually completed in about 45-minutes.
Recovering from EmbraceRF
Unlike surgical facelifts which require lengthy recovery, EmbraceRF has a downtime of two days. During recovery, patients may experience some mild redness and swelling that usually dissipates within several days. We also recommend that patients avoid wearing makeup for the first few days following treatment to ensure the newly treated skin has a chance to heal.
In addition to rapid recovery, many of our patients that choose EmbraceRF are pleasantly surprised by how quickly they can notice the results of their treatment. Individuals can enjoy noticeable changes in their appearance the day of their procedure, with best results achieved about six weeks following their final treatment session and last up to 12 months following their procedure.
Schedule Your Treatment Session Today!
With EmbraceRF, patients can restore their skin without going under the knife. To learn more about this innovative rejuvenation procedure, contact Dr. Dutton and schedule your consultation.