Forms of Facelift Treatments

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure people use to make themselves look younger. There are a number of ways to accomplish this. Some techniques call for the removal of excess skin, tightening the tissue underneath and re-draping the skin on the face and neck. Others simply tighten the skin. The procedures can take only minutes, require no anesthesia and be done in a friend’s living room or require hospitals and general anesthesia.

Recovery time from the procedures vary widely. People using Botox as part of their age management program recover in mere minutes. Other more extensive facelift methods may require several weeks for full recovery. The length of time recovery takes depends on how invasive a technique is used for the facelift. Some of the most common types of facelift methods include:

• Endoscopic facelift
• Mid-facelift
• Mini facelifts
• Secondary facelifts
• Short scar facelifts

Some people prefer facelift surgery to other procedures because of the long lasting results surgery produces. Others like quick non-surgical facelifts because of they can be more convenient. One can have a Botox treatment in the morning and go to a party that night. Some of the other non-surgical facelift options include:

Facelift in a Jar
DMAE (dimethyl ethanolamine) and other creams and powders are used to make the skins firmer and eliminate fine lines. .

Facelift in a Box
This procedure uses hand-held electromagnetic devices to tighten skin and remove acne, age spots, fine lines and scarring.

Facelift in a Needle
This is another name for cosmetic acupuncture which employs tiny needles to increase circulation and stimulate collagen production.

Lunchtime Facelift
This is another name for a thread facelift where barbed thread is inserted into the skin to pull out places where the skin has begun to sag.

Liquid Facelift
This refers to the injection of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to enhance lips, fill wrinkles and eliminate lines on the cheek, chin, forehead and jaw line.

Electrical Facelift
This is done through the use of electrical stimulation of the facial muscles, improve circulation, eliminate wrinkles, cellulite and sun damage.

Radiofrequency Facelift
This method tightens the skin through the use of radiofrequency energy which heats the fat and collagen and causes them to contract leading to firmer and smoother skin.

Laser Facelift
This method uses infrared light to produce heat to tighten the collagen structures under the skin.

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