As you age and your skin begins to lose elasticity, you may notice that certain parts of your face appear a bit more saggy or droopy. In many patients, this is especially noticeable along the neck and jawline. Plano Aesthetics offers a solution for this concern with PrecisionTX, a minimally invasive, side-firing laser that reduces the appearance of fat and sagging skin. Much like SmartLipo but created specifically for the face, PrecisionTX works by using laser energy to heat and shrink the unwanted fat while simultaneously stimulating the production of collagen for long-term skin tightening. The combined effect results in a slimmer, more youthful facial appearance. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Caruth helps dozens of patients each year to rejuvenate their appearance with PrecisionTX. We invite you to learn more by scheduling a private consultation.
Ideal candidates for the minimally invasive PrecisionTX procedure include those who are experiencing loose skin, jowls, and a double chin. If you have more advanced signs of aging, such as excessive sagging skin, you may be better suited for Instalift. Dr. Caruth can help you make this decision during your consultation.
Before beginning your procedure, local anesthesia will be administered to the treatment area. Next, Dr. Caruth will identify points of entry before inserting a very small cannula (a special tube about the size of the tip of a pen) under your skin through a very small incision. This cannula has a special fiber inside of it that emits the laser energy and heats the treatment area, directly targeting areas of fat and lax tissue. As the fiber works to melt fat and shrink skin, Dr. Caruth can precisely target and sculpt the neck and jawline so that you leave our facility with a noticeably slimmer, more youthful appearance.
What to Expect
Your treatment should take around an hour to complete and you should be able to return home immediately afterward to rest and recover. Patients are typically able to resume normal activities on the same day or the day after treatment. You could experience swelling, redness, and tenderness on and around the treatment area. However, these side effects are extremely common and will subside within a week of your procedure. The incisions created by Dr. Caruth for your procedure are very small and carefully placed to reduce their visibility. Your incisions will heal quickly and do not typically cause noticeable scars.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does PrecisionTx work?
PrecisionTX works two-fold: first, by heating and melting fat deposits that will be removed by a cannula; and second, by stimulating the production of collagen to tighten and firm skin over time.
Does the PrecisionTx treatment hurt?
Local anesthesia is used to numb the points of entry on your face and neck so that you feel little if any discomfort during treatment. Dr. Caruth may prescribe an oral-conscious sedation to help you further relax during your treatment session.
Will I need a ride after the treatment?
For your utmost safety and comfort, we recommend that you arrange a responsible ride to and from the treatment, especially if anesthesia will be involved.
How many treatments will I need?
In most situations, only one treatment is needed with PrecisionTx. After treatment, significant improvement occurs one to two weeks after the procedure, with continued improvement over of six months, although individual experiences may vary.
Can I combine PrecisionTX with other treatments?
Yes, Plano Aesthetics offers a large variety of cosmetic solutions that can help achieve your overall goals. Discuss all of your concerns during your consultation with Dr. Caruth so he can recommend injectables and other minimally invasive procedures that complement PrecisionTX for a gorgeous end result.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $2,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- Less than 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
PrecisionTx is minimally invasive, only requires one treatment, and offers beautiful, lasting results — making it a highly popular alternative for anyone hoping for a slimmer, tighter neck and jawline without surgery. Dr. Caruth and Plano Aesthetics would love to help you understand your options and discuss how PrecisionTx could benefit you. Contact our Plano, TX practice today to schedule your consultation and learn more about PrecisionTX.