Fight Aging, Saggy Skin, & Fat: No Surgery Needed

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As time ticks it seems like most of us are fighting signs of aging; from wrinkles, to saggy necklines, to love handles that just won’t go away. WGNO News Anchor Vanessa Bolano has a surgery free option that may be your solution.

In today’s world we’re all trying to keep up with an anti-aging Hollywood, but not everyone is prepared to go under the knife.

Fighting gravity with no pain, no downtime, no anesthesia or numbing creams is what brings Erin Farr to the doctor’s office.

“I’m a nurse, so I don’t want to go under the knife for anything that I don’t have to. So I found this sort of noninvasive procedure to have done,” says Farr.

Farr has signed on to try Exilis. Dr. Patricia Farris with Old Metairie Dermatology says noninvasive procedures like Exilis are taking the market by storm. Exilis is an FDA approved radio frequency treatment that works by delivering electrical energy into the skin and converting it into heat.

“What that heat does is it causes tissue tightening. It causes collagen production. So it really rejuvenates the skin as well as tightens the skin,” explains Dr. Farris.

Exilis can be used on your face to help tighten a sagging jawline.

“”If we’re talking about facial treatments really anyone is a great candidate for Exilis if they’re looking for firming or tissue tightening. We take the device, we may treat the chin area, we can treat the neck area, and we treat in different treatment zones to, of course, improve different areas of the face,” says Dr. Farris.

The trending treatment can also be used to shape your body helping you get rid of a pocket of fat that just won’t go away.

“We do a lot of saggy skin on the arms; lots of women like it for that area. You can do a little bit of jiggling in the tummy area, the thighs, even the knees,” explains Dr. Farris, “I always tell people with any body contouring device, first of all, be within 5% of your goal body weight.”

The procedure lasts about an hour. Typically patients need two to six treatments. Because it’s elective insurance won’t help. Treatments can range in cost roughly from $400 to $700 depending on what you need tightened, toned and gone.

You can contact Patricia Farris at Old Metairie Dermatology on 701 Metairie Road at (504)836-2050