Skin rejuvenation has long been needed. Over time, with the advancement of science, treatment methods and skin beauty also grow significantly. Among the new technologies, lasers play a more prominent role and are used in many treatment methods. Endolift also uses this technology.
Endolift is a method of rejuvenating the skin of the face and other parts of the body that has the results of surgery similar to a lift. The results of this treatment compared to lift surgery are very satisfactory and beautiful. Endolift is performed without the need for anesthesia and hospitalization and is associated with minimal invasion, risks and complications. Surgeon won’t need to cut or suture an area in this method; and it does not leave any scars on the skin.
In this article we will give information about endolift, weather it is safe or not and what are it’s side effects, advantages and results. So, keep reading!
Endolift is a minimally invasive laser treatment that aims to lift or elevate facial features. Unlike lift surgery, this procedure does not require incision, anesthesia, suturing, or hospitalization. However, the effect of this treatment is very similar to lift surgery, and we will see the improvement of sagging skin and the disappearance of wrinkles. The endolift device uses a laser with a wavelength of 1470 nm. This laser beam is a type of infrared light that has the greatest effect on water and fats in the skin tissue. The main purpose of endolift is to melt the excess fat in the skin and thus tighten it.
In endolift, the use of the laser beam is not locally and superficially. The specialist will apply the laser to deep tissues using fibers the thickness of a hair strand and send it under the skin. The laser selectively breaks down fats and rearranges the protein skeleton of the tissue. Ultra-thin microfiber focuses the laser beam on the deep tissues of the skin as it passes through the layers of skin, guiding the laser path to the surgeon’s desired location.
The laser very quickly stimulates local fat burning. A small accumulation of fat under the skin can cause looseness, wrinkles and sagging skin; and this method can treat mild to low sagging skin on the neck, face and arms.
The laser induces the production and rearrangement of skin collagens by creating special conditions in the middle layer of the skin. Collagen protein fibers are responsible for the consistency and strength of body tissues, including the skin.
Skin cells are located in a substrate called the extracellular matrix, which contains proteins and performs specific functions. Endolift stimulates and activates metabolic reactions in the extracellular matrix, which improves the beauty and freshness of the skin. Light energy will convert into heat energy as a result of laser waves hitting body tissues. As the tissue warms, the body tries to lower the temperature of the tissue, which it does by regenerating and increasing blood flow. In this way, we can improve nutrition to the skin which results skin repair. Stimulation of fat burning as well as rearrangement of tissue elements in the skin reduces the volume of adipose tissue and lymph tissue. These are two of the most important causes of sagging skin. Endolift causes the skin to align or contour as well as tighten.
The basis of endolift work is similar to another treatment called laser lipolysis. They use this method to remove adipose tissue in larger areas such as the abdomen. Laser lipolysis uses a thin metal tube (canola) that a very thin microfiber replaces it in endolift method. The microfiber is 200 or 300 microns in diameter, exactly the thickness of a thin sewing thread. Of course, there are microfibers with other thicknesses that may a surgeon use it depending on the treatment site. This treatment is completely outpatient, without the need for anesthesia and also without incisions.
You can make selective and controlled damage in the deep or superficial parts of the skin by using the endolift method. This damage causes the formation of temporary networks of fibrous tissue. When a tissue in the body gets damaged, the body will replace fibrous connective tissue to complete tissue repair over time. The formation of fibrous tissue stimulates collagen production and rearrangement of the skin skeleton, which rejuvenates the skin.
Selective laser beam degradation is the “foundation of endolift”. In fact, the laser leaves the following effects without damaging the surrounding tissues, cells, nerves and blood vessels:
Endolift method has very few side effects due to it’s low invasiveness. There are no severe side effects, mild side effects are rare. Actually, most of the side effects are part of the natural process of skin healing and repair after treatment. In general, we see side effects when endolift is performed in unreliable centers. Slight swelling, redness or bruising are natural side effects of endolift that disappear completely after a few days.
The endolift method is mostly used for minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment of sagging skin under the eyes, chin, neck, jawline, cheeks and around the mouth. In general, endolift is effective in treating that area where there is a need to remove sagging skin. Men and women can use this treatment. Endolift is mostly done on the face and neck; but you can also use it to lift skin around the navel, inside the thighs, arms, knees, ankles, buttocks and hips. There is also no problem with using other skin rejuvenation methods along with endolift. For example, combining endolift with HIFU therapy can be very effective and beneficial.
Endolift is definitely a safe and one of the most effective skin rejuvenation methods; but we can not say that it is the best method. For example, carboxytherapy is very effective in treating fine lines, but for deep wrinkles, specialists recommend the use of HIFU therapy. Or maybe injecting a gel to rejuvenate your skin is better than endolift. A specialist can recommend the best rejuvenation method by examining the cause of wrinkles, sagging skin.
The number of treatment sessions you need depends on your skin condition. It is better to seek the opinion of a specialist doctor on this issue; but in most cases, one treatment session is enough. If you needed to improve endolift results, you can have another treatment session over the next year.
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