Nobody likes the idea of going under the knife, but it is certainly necessary for many medical procedures, as well as many elective cosmetic surgeries. But what if you could get the same results from a non-surgical alternative when it comes to cosmetic enhancement?
Collagen bar treatment is one of those alternatives. When comparing collagen bar treatments vs. surgical procedures for cosmetic purposes, there are many potential benefits that the former may offer over the latter.
Many people want to rid themselves of excess fat, no matter where it is located. Liposuction, also known as body contouring, is a common procedure of choice. However, it is not without risks. Serious and even fatal, complications have occurred during this procedure.
In a nutshell, liposuction is a process by which fat is vacuumed out of the body via a suction tube. Patients have drainage tubes inserted for several days post-surgery to remove the collected fluid and blood common in any surgery.
If a patient loses too much blood during the procedure, they may require fluids, or even a blood transfusion in the worst-case scenario. The patient must also wear a compression garment for some time after surgery until told to remove it by the surgeon, and recovery from liposuction is often painful.
Compare that to Body FX Radiofrequency by Inmode. This non-invasive procedure produces no incisions and can address areas with larger amount of fat, such as the back, abdomen and thighs. The MiniFX is used for fatty tissue on the face, arms, and neck.
According to clinical studies, this procedure can contract skin significantly and requires no downtime. The results are comparable to many liposuction procedures, but without the associated risks. Not only is Body FX Radiofrequency by Inmode effective, it is also safe—and fast. In many cases, patients see almost immediate changes. Consult with a doctor to learn more about collagen bar treatments vs. surgical procedures.
A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy, can tighten the skin and eradicate wrinkles. While most patients do not suffer complications, there are risks with any type of surgical procedure, including infection, bleeding, skin discoloration, poor wound healing, anesthesia issues, prolonged swelling, and the possibility of facial asymmetry.
A facelift may also produce scarring, although the appearance should prove minimal unless complications arise. Patients may have to take time off work for recovery, and while most people get back to their normal routine within two weeks post-surgery, it can take up to a year for all changes to resolve.
Collagen bar treatment with radiofrequency Forma technology, on the other hand, is performed over several weekly sessions, and the patient does not have to change their normal routine. Results are immediate and last up to one year. Patients do not experience any swelling or redness, and the entire process is pain-free.
All told, collagen bar treatment for skin tightening and wrinkle reduction is far less costly than a facelift, and it can prove just as effective as one without the recovery period and downtime. The use of dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Botox can prolong the effects of collagen bar treatment as well.
If you are considering collagen bar treatments vs. surgical procedures, call the office of Dr. Edward Jacobson today. Dr. Jacobson can meet with you in person at his home office in Greenwich, Connecticut or periodically in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, California, or remotely via telephone, Skype, or FaceTime.