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Am I a good candidate for EmbraceRF

EmbraceRF is an ideal treatment option for non-smoking men and women in generally good health who would like to achieve a sculpted and lifted appearance in the face, jawline, and the area below the chin without surgical treatment. The best candidates for EmbraceRF have mild to moderate skin laxity and fullness along the jawline. However, patients with severe skin laxity and neck bands may be better candidates for a facelift.

What is EmbraceRF?

EmbraceRF combines both FaceTite technology and Morpheus8 to provide second to none skin tightening results that are above and beyond any one single modality treatment. You can expect results as close to facelift-like results as possible without having to go under the knife. The results are permanent with a dramatically shorter downtime compared to surgery. It is a perfect treatment for anyone starting in their early 30s and onward who desire a more contoured jawline.

Up to 40% skin contraction observed in clinical studies
Leaves no visible scars
Requires only local anesthesia or light sedation
15 – 60 minutes per treatment area
Minimal downtime
Less bruising, swelling, and pain
What is the EmbraceRF procedure like?

EmbraceRF can be done in the office under local anesthesia. Sometimes patients like to have additional medication such as Valium as well to calm the nerves before their treatment.

We also offer Nitronox for any procedure done at Saxon MD. Nitronox is a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide – otherwise known as “laughing gas.” Anyone taking Valium will need to arrange for a ride home, but patients can drive home after Nitronox. After Dr. Saxon marks the areas on the neck and lower face to be treated, the area is numbed with a diluted local anesthetic. After that, 5 entry points are made with a small needle in order to insert the FaceTite device.

Each section of the neck and lower face is then treated to reach a preset temperature to tighten while minimizing risks of burns or damage to the skin. The machine continually monitors the temperatures throughout the procedure for optimal safety. Once the lower face is treated with Facetite, the entire face and neck is treated with Morpheus8 to further tighten the skin and improve fine lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface.

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Can I combine EmbraceRF with other treatments?

EmbraceRF produces impressive results. However, minimally invasive treatments that further sculpt the jawline and boost collagen production within the body.

It can be used synergically with EmbraceRF to promote and maintain definition and skin elasticity. Such treatments may include our signature Slim and Sculpt or Jaw Refine packages. The specialists at Breathe Aesthetics and Wellness can assist you with developing your ideal custom treatment plan according to your specific goals, needs, and lifestyle.

What are the risks and side effects of EmbraceRF?

The EmbraceRF device closely monitors skin temperature during treatment and communicates treatment conditions with the provider in real-time. EmbraceRF also includes an automatic shut-off feature that will power down the device if necessary.

Side effects associated with EmbraceRF are typically mild and resolve quickly. Such minor side effects include redness, swelling, tingling, and muscle weakness. However, our aesthetician provides all of our Austin EmbraceRF patients with a gua sha facial to reduce swelling after their procedure. As with any procedure, you can minimize risk with treatment from an experienced provider such as Dr. Sarah Saxon and the highly-trained team of professionals at Breathe Aesthetics and Wellness in Austin and Dallas, TX.

Schedule your EmbraceRF consultation!

Dr. Sarah Saxon strives to deliver the best EmbraceRF Austin has to offer and is a nationally renowned plastic surgeon passionate about providing her patients with the most effective and up-to-date treatment options. Breathe Aesthetics and Wellness is your premier destination for non-surgical facelift treatment in Austin, TX. If you would like to learn more about EmbraceRF and discuss your treatment options with a member of the Breathe Aesthetics and Wellness’ skilled and experienced team, please contact our office during regular business hours to schedule your appointment.

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EmbraceRF Results

After the treatment, a compressive dressing is placed around the chin to give support while you heal. This is kept on continually for 48-72 hours and can be removed during the day for an additional 1-2 weeks. It is best to keep the wrap on at night during this time to reduce swelling.

Radiofrequency microneedling can cause the skin to be dry and sensitive during healing, so moisturizers and sunscreen are recommended during that time. Although there is always a risk of bruising with any procedure, most patients do not experience this after EmbraceRF since the device closes off any blood vessels with radiofrequency energy preventing bruising.

In addition, most patients do not require any pain medication other than Tylenol. We do a lot of our EmbraceRF procedures in Thursday since most feel fine to go back to work the following Monday. Even though many are happy with their results after only 1 week, the skin will continue to tighten over the course of 6 months. Some changes can even be seen after 1 year. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Your results….

Your EmbraceRF results are permanent and as close as you can get to the effects of a surgical facelift without the downtime. Though the aging process will inevitably continue, the fat removed from the submental area cannot return.


Skin Tightening

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Make Your Eyes Look Open & Youthful

Do you struggle with sagging eyebrows that make you look tired or older than you feel? A brow lift, expertly performed by Dr. Saxon, can restore a youthful and refreshed appearance by elevating your eyebrows to a more aesthetically pleasing position, making your eyes appear larger and more open. Dr. Saxon’s personalized brow lift technique ensures you reclaim your youthful vitality and experience a smooth recovery.
Do you struggle with sagging eyebrows that make you look tired or older than you feel? A brow lift, expertly performed by Dr. Saxon, can restore a youthful and refreshed appearance by elevating your eyebrows to a more aesthetically pleasing position, making your eyes appear larger and more open. Dr. Saxon’s personalized brow lift technique ensures you reclaim your youthful vitality and experience a smooth recovery.

What is a Brow Lift?

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A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that raises the eyebrows to a higher and more aesthetically pleasing position. This procedure can benefit individuals of various age groups, including younger people with a family history of lower eyebrows. A brow lift can also address the natural sagging that occurs with age, reducing the hooded appearance of the eyes and giving them a more open and youthful look.

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Brow Lift

What is the Ideal Eyebrow Position for Women and Men?

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The ideal eyebrow position varies between men and women, and Dr. Saxon considers those differences while curating a personalized brow lift plan. For women, the optimal position is where the brow sits above the brow bone, giving a youthful and lifted appearance. A brow lift can make the eyes look larger, which helps feminize the face. As a facial feminization expert, Dr. Saxon examines the eyes carefully and assesses the structures that make the eyes appear smaller, including the brow position and addresses them individually.

In contrast, the ideal position for men is at the level of the brow bone, offering a more masculine look. As a man ages, the brows lower below the level of the brow bone, often creating functional problems like visual field deficits. Because of this, a brow lift in men can often be functional. Dr. Saxon examines your facial contours, discusses your goals, and performs the brow lift to the appropriate level specific to your gender.

Types of Brow Lifts

The incision made for a brow lift can depend on a number of factors, including the degree of brow lifting needed, hairline position, density of hair, etc. Common types of brow lifts include:

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Unique Brow Lift Approach

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Dr. Saxon takes a personalized approach to the brow lift procedure, meticulously planning the incision based on individual characteristics. The incision can be made at various locations, including right at the eyebrow for older individuals or those who are bald, within a forehead wrinkle, or along the hairline. This ensures minimal visible scarring and natural-looking results. She may even lower a high hairline while raising the brows. This ensures results that enhance your natural beauty while minimizing signs of surgery.

Making your eyes look larger and more youthful often requires more than one procedure. Dr. Saxon often recommends other procedures at the same time as a brow lift to maximize your results. These procedures include:

The Recovery Process After A Brow Lift

During the initial recovery period, you may experience numbness in the forehead and scalp area due to the stretching and pulling of nerves during the surgery. Minor swelling and bruising can occur around the eyes, which typically go away in about 7-10 days. Most do not experience significant pain after a brow lift. Tylenol or ibuprofen is typically all that is needed to help with any discomfort. Take it easy for a few days and follow Dr. Saxon’s postoperative instructions to ensure smooth healing. Over several weeks or months, the sensation will gradually return to the affected areas. The procedure will result in lifted eyebrows, making your eyes look more prominent and alert. Dr. Saxon’s careful incisions ensure that most people don’t realize you’ve undergone surgery.

Brow Lift FAQs

Who is the ideal candidate for a brow lift?
Ideal candidates are those experiencing sagging or lowered eyebrows due to aging or genetics. It can also benefit younger individuals with a family history of lower brows.
Longevity of brow lift results can vary depending on factors such as individual aging patterns and lifestyle choices. On average, the results of a brow lift can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years, or even longer. While the procedure effectively reverses the signs of aging, it does not halt the natural aging process. Maintenance treatments or future surgeries may be considered necessary to prolong or enhance the results over time.
The cost of a brow lift can vary significantly depending on several factors, including the type of brow lift technique used and any additional procedures performed alongside the brow lift. During your consultation with Dr. Saxon, you will receive a personalized quote that takes into account your specific needs and goals.
Yes, a brow lift can help smooth forehead wrinkles and lines by tightening the skin and underlying tissues. However, the extent to which wrinkles are improved may vary depending on factors such as skin elasticity, age, and the severity of wrinkles. Dr. Saxon may recommend additional treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers for optimal results.
A skilled surgeon, like Dr. Sarah Saxon, will strive to achieve natural-looking results with a brow lift, avoiding an overly stretched or pulled appearance. By customizing the procedure to each patient’s unique facial anatomy and using advanced surgical techniques, the risk of unnatural outcomes can be minimized.
Yes, a brow lift can help correct asymmetry in the eyebrows by repositioning them to a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing position. Dr. Saxon will assess your facial anatomy and customize the procedure to address any existing asymmetries.

Why Choose Saxon MD?

Dr. Sarah Saxon is a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Austin and Dallas, Texas. Her patients come from all over the country to enjoy her artistic surgical experience for natural and beautiful results. She treats all aspects of forehead rejuvenation, which includes brow lifts, more than almost any surgeon in the region. She regularly trains other facial plastic surgeons and offers one-on-one advice because her expertise is in high demand across the nation. Dr. Saxon speaks at national meetings and has published and co-authored numerous scientific studies. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Saxon to explore your options for a brow lift in Austin or Dallas.

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