ClearLift is a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that can lift and tighten sagging skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, vascular redness, and small spider veins. The procedure is gentle enough that it can be used on the neck and chest as well as around the eyes and mouth. This form of laser cosmetic treatment is gaining popularity because it produces dramatic results with no discomfort, pain, or downtime.
Uses for ClearLift Treatment
ClearLift is gentle and appropriate for all types of skin. Most patients opting for the procedure want to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. Others want to tighten sagging skin on their neck, chest, or face. The ClearLift laser uses Q-Switched technology that is also effective in eliminating pigmented skin imperfections, vascular lesions and even tattoos.
How Do the Treatments Work?
The energy from the ClearLift laser strengthens the collagen structure that supports the skin. The laser heats the underlying layers of skin while leaving the outer epidermis untouched. This stimulates the development of new collagen, which helps to lift and tighten the skin and plump out lines and wrinkles.
When the dermal layer of the skin is heated, the body’s natural healing reaction is stimulated. The body treats the heating as a wound and builds collagen in the area as a way of “repairing” the damage. The heating occurs several millimeters under the surface of the skin, so there is no visible damage to the skin.
Since the upper layer of skin is not affected, a local anesthetic is not required. The procedure does not cause the swelling or redness associated with other laser therapies. The fact that the surface of the skin is not damaged also reduces the risk of infection.
New York board-certified cosmetic oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Schwarcz can perform the ClearLift procedure in approximately 20 minutes. Some patients achieve visible results after just one treatment. The appearance of the skin continues to improve as the body builds new skin cells and collagen. In most cases, three to five treatments are performed several weeks apart.
The ClearLift Difference
While ablative laser treatments that vaporize the outer-most layer of skin produce results, they can be uncomfortable and require several weeks of downtime. ClearLift skin resurfacing works under the surface of the skin, which makes it possible to return to normal activities right away.