The soft separation force of the water-jet

The hydrodissection technique with AquaLift and hyperhidrosis as examples

With hydrodissection (water-jet assisted dissection) the soft tissue is separated or removed using the gentle force of the water-jet. The water-jet assisted preparation method ensures high tissue selectivity with efficient dissection associated with minimal collateral damage.

Hydrodissection with facelifts = AquaLift

Facelifts carried out using hydrodissection (AquaLift) are a particularly gentle version of SMAS lifting in which water-jet assisted preparation (hydrodissection) is used.

The SMAS lift (superficial musculoaponeurotic system), in which the connective tissue and muscular structures are lifted and repositioned in a very natural way, is supplemented by the hydrodissection technique. This particularly gentle method, which is called AquaLift and was developed by Dr Tork, includes the preparation of anatomical structures using water-jet assisted dissection (using the body-jet® or body-jet® evo).

The AquaLift hydrodissection technique is not a new technique in principle but rather an extension of the SMAS lift concept to simplify one of the most important steps during the facelift: the dissection. The water-jet assisted preparation method ensures high tissue selectivity with efficient dissection associated with minimal collateral damage.

The method improves the smoothing of nasolabial folds and the lifting and tightening of the chin line, for example. The result is a more alert, livelier expression for the eyes and a completely natural appearance overall. Compared to conventional and significantly more elaborate techniques, AquaLift is associated with considerably less downtime and discomfort and fewer risks.

Hydrodissection for hyperhidrosis

Unlike treatment with botulinum toxin (Botox), water-jet assisted sweat gland removal is a permanent solution. With water-jet assisted removal of the sweat glands, the skin in the armpits is evenly detached from the underlying tissue using the fine fan-shaped water-jet. The sensory nerves are severed which simplifies the subsequent curettage of the sweat glands. Particularly because the connective tissue in the armpits is so firm, it is recommended to use the precise power of the water-jet.