I was invited by Cutis Medical Laser Clinics to try out a new procedure called TriLipoMed that helps your face keep looking younger for longer. In total I received 4 treatments and the main area targeted was the sagging skin on my chin area.
What happens at your first appoint at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics?
Before starting the planned treatment, 3 photos are taken of your face. The clinic uses a special machine for this, which is great as there are no differences in the before and after photos, so you can clearly see if the treatment has made a difference. After that I was introduced to Dr Sylvia who owns the clinic, a very warm lady who takes her time to explain what she sees on the photos to you and explain possible areas of improvement. As I’m well over 40, my skin is starting to sag at some places, particularly around the mouth and chin area. It was therefore decided that the treatment would focus on that area, to provide better toning and get rid of some sagging ‘fat bubbles’.
What is TriLipo Med?
TriLipoMed is a facial procedure that aims to strenghten the underlying muscles of the skin, while at the same time also renewing the epidermal layer. It uses lasers to penetrate the skin which aim to thicken the dermal layer. This will result in a younger looking skin and a fresher appearance. It can also be used to approve the appearance of acne scars and to contour and tighten the skin.
How does it work?
First, your face is cleaned and prepared. Then a (very cold) gel is applied to the face so that the skin is prepared for the heat of the laser. Your therapist will then move the TriLipo Med laser over your skin so that the heat penetrates the layer of your skin. This is not uncomfortable although sometimes the heat can be too much, in which case the heat has to be scaled down a bit. This will take about 10 minutes to complete. After that a different applicator is used and what feels like small electric shocks are then applied to the skin. This sounds scarier then it is, but feels like little ‘tings’ entering your skin. Again, this is not painful although you do need to ask your therapist to scale it down a bit when the ‘tings’ get too much. This will last for about 5 minutes, after which your face is cleaned, sunscreen applied an you are done.
How effective is this treatment?
According to press reports, this treatment has been very well received. After comparing my before and after photos, I could actually notice a slight difference after just 4 treatments. My sagging fat bubbles were less pronounced and the skin looked slightly tighter. I think that to see clear results though, you will need to have well over 10 treatments. This may be different for each person though. If you like to see some before and after photos of what could potentially be achieved, then check out this page from Pollogen.
The Cutis Medical Laser Clinic is a small, but efficiently run clinic where I always felt welcome and well-cared for. Dr Sylvia is a skilled and wonderful doctor, that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. I believe that the TriLipo Med procedure can definitely help with the tightening of your skin.It is a fast and painless procedure that you could easily fit into your daily schedule. Be prepared though. In order to see clearly visible results, you may need to have quite a few treatments.