Episode 11

Change How Your Face Ages Forever - Part 2


November 16th, 2023

8 mins 7 secs

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About this Episode

As individuals increasingly prioritize safety, precision, and personalized care in their aesthetic journeys, microneedling remains reliable in its commitment to providing a secure and impactful path toward radiant and revitalized skin. Beyond its proven safety profile, microneedling's allure is further accentuated by its adaptability.

Embark on an insightful journey with me in today's episode, where we delve deeper into the transformative ways through which you can redefine the aging process of your face for lasting results. This is an invitation to discover comprehensive approaches that can fundamentally change the trajectory of how your face ages over time.

Energy-based micro-needling for skin treatment

A minimally invasive procedure that I find effective in changing how your face ages forever is micro-needling. It involves creating small punctures in the skin using needles, stimulating a healing response that leads to increased collagen production and overall skin improvement. I've found great satisfaction in employing microneedling for external-to-internal skin treatment.

I've integrated microneedling into various cases, addressing skin concerns across the body and achieving positive outcomes. In fact, in my practice, I specifically use bipolar microneedling with the InMode platform, originally known as Fractora.

The InMode devices evolved to include Morpheus8 microneedling, which, when combined with FaceTite, forms a comprehensive procedure called Embrace RF. The versatility of Morpheus8 allows for depth adjustments, ranging from 1 to 4 millimeters, with newer devices even reaching up to 8 millimeters for broader applications on the body.

In our office, we often use topical anesthetics in conjunction with specialized products to enhance the comfort of the procedure. For more intensive treatments, local anesthesia can be applied to the face, depending on the individualized treatment plan developed for each patient.

Non-invasive skin tightening treatments using RF technology

The Smart procedures, which I’ve found to be highly effective, focus on reducing lower abdominal thickness through liposculpture, complemented by BodyTite and Morpheus8 microneedling for exceptional results. You can check the transformative outcomes without visible scarring in our before and after posted on our website gallery: https://www.drrobertwhitfield.com/

Microneedling serves to build collagen in the skin, combined with products that stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis. Morpheus8 covers depths of one to four millimeters, while our body product extends to one to eight millimeters for deeper tissue tightening. Embrace RF, briefly mentioned, incorporates FaceTite for comprehensive treatment.

I've utilized these technologies across various areas, performing AccuTite on the face, FaceTite on the jawline and neck, and BodyTite on the arms, abdomen, flanks, and eyes. The tools vary in size based on the body part or area being treated, achieving 1 to 2-centimeter tightening. Also, the bipolar radiofrequency technology is incorporated with skin sensors in each device tip to ensure both external and internal skin protection from excessive heat.

Other minimally invasive options prioritizing safety

As someone who prioritizes safety, I’m particularly drawn to minimally invasive treatments. That’s why I've embraced a new concept called micro-coring which is an FDA-approved device that utilizes a hollowed-out microneedle with a 0.5-millimeter diameter to create a pattern akin to a laser, removing a percentage of tissue in a calculated manner. With around 26,000 cores, this tool, done under local anesthesia in-office, proves powerful, effectively addressing facial and neck concerns.

Transitioning from non-invasive to minimally invasive, I've also explored a technique called MyEllevate. This minimally invasive option, performed through small openings out of sight, tightens glandular and neck tissue while refining the jawline, providing remarkable results showcased on our website.

Stay tuned for my next episode as we delve deeper into the specifics of my no-cut facelift.

About Dr. Rob's Solutions Podcast

Austin’s natural plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Whitfield brings you the true stories of actual patients, navigates through their surgical and non-surgical treatment options, then reveals their chosen path forward and the results they achieved.

Dr. Rob is a board certified plastic surgeon and Austin’s Natural Choice for plastic surgery, laser and energy treatments, and aesthetics.

Visit Dr. Rob's Austin plastic surgery practice website or follow him on Instagram at @drrobertwhitfield

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