Philadelphia – A face with a sagging neckline is a classic sign of aging, which usually requires a scalpel and surgery to correct. But not any longer, says Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Glat, who is among the first plastic surgeons in the U.S. to be trained with the new “SideLase” device, which uses a side-firing fiber optic laser wire to deliver skin tightening energy without cutting or sutures. Fox 29 News covers the story of a woman getting rid of her double chin in this video. Visit http://www.drglat.com
How It Works:
The procedure begins with just one tiny hole, the size of the tip of a ballpoint pen, which is made under the chin. A local anesthetic is introduced to numb the areas and a very thin fiber optic wire is inserted through the tiny incision. A beam of light emitted from the laser is attracted to the fat and water in the skin. The side-firing fiber optic wire is unique because one side heats the dermis (deeper layer of the skin) from the inside out, while the other melts the fat, which spurs new collagen growth and significant skin tightening.