Treating loose skin and fat around the lower face and jowls used to require a facelift. Now, it has become easier to tighten the skin since the arrival of the Endolift. This innovative, minimally invasive procedure uses a laser beam to remodel the collagen within the skin – and, if needed, to reduce excess fat. What makes it very different from other laser procedures is that this one is used from inside the skin.
How does this work? What is it like to have this treatment? In the video, I went to see Professor Ali Ghanem, a plastic surgeon and key opinion leader for Endolift, at the Cranley Clinic in Harley Street, to try the treatment for myself.
As Professor Ghanem points out, one of the reasons that our faces sag as we age is that the skin loses its firmness and resilience, and becomes loose on our faces. Endolift offers a non-surgical alternative, by using a laser to heat-treat the collagen within the skin — from the inside. The device is attached to an optical fibre, finer than a human hair, which can be slipped underneath the skin. In the video, Professor Ghanem treats the skin below my eyes (I’m wearing protective intra-ocular shields, which is why my eyes are green) and the skin on my lower cheeks and jawline.
This video is sponsored by The Cranley Clinic