Out with the old, in with the new…..

I remember being in college and meeting somebody that was in their 40s. And it seemed so old to me. I couldn’t ever imagine what it would be like to be in my 40s. But now, I’m here, and although I truly do not consider myself a vain person, I think that we all want to look the best that we can. Without going to extreme measures, I spoke with Dr. Michael Schwartz, in Westlake Village, who did my tummy tuck back in 2009 (http://jenslist.com/blog/2009/07/03/parting-with-roo/) about what I could do about my overwhelming self-consciousness regarding my profile. I already know that elasticity and gravity are not my friends. I didn’t know if there was something that I could do to maybe help tighten up the skin below my chin without going under the knife, as that was not really an option, at this time.

We talked about a new tool called Exilis Elite™, a non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and tighten areas of sagging, loose skin. The procedure uses radiofrequency waves to stimulate collagen, which can ultimately give the skin a firmer, more youthful texture. For many individuals, this advanced treatment can provide an alternative to a more invasive procedure such as a facelift. With Exilis Elite™ treatments, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz can help patients attain a more youthful appearance without the long recovery times associated with surgical procedures.
Some of the benefits include
• Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth or eyes
• Restoring definition to the chin and jaw line
• Firming the skin of the neck
• Rejuvenating a woman’s décolleté
• Tightening the skin in a variety of body areas
• Pre- and post-treatment of liposuction sites

Each Exilis Elite™ treatment lasts approximately 20-30 minutes, and 4-6 treatment sessions are often recommended to optimize results. Since Exilis Elite™ is a non-invasive procedure, there is little to no discomfort during treatment and zero downtime. The long-term lasting affects have shown to be years, which is exactly what I wanted.

So here I am, after completing the second treatment, I can honestly tell you that it’s painless. The only sensation is warmth and what feels like a face massage. Granted, I have four more and the full effects are actually not shown until six months after the final treatments but I will continue to update my progress and show before and after pictures once I am done!