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How long is recovery from a facelift?

How long is recovery from a facelift?

Have you thought about getting a facelift, but you’re concerned about recovery?   That’s understandable.  People considering facelift surgery generally want to know when they will be able to return to normal activities, so one of the first questions they ask is – How long is recovery from a facelift.

Benefits of a facelift

A facelift reduces visible signs of aging and gives the face a refreshed, youthful appearance.  It addresses laxity in the cheek area, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls, and loose skin on the upper neck.

How long is recovery from a facelift?

It typically takes about 2 weeks to recover from a facelift, but this may vary depending on the type of facelift done, and the patient’s general health.  However, patients are always advised to follow the post-op instructions of their plastic surgeon closely, so that they heal properly and without complications. 

Most patients are able to return to work and resume normal activities, about 10-14 days after a facelift.

What to expect after facelift surgery?

Patients should get as much rest as possible immediately after surgery.  It’s therefore best to have a family member or friend available to help out at home, at least for the first 24 hours.   Most patients feel well enough to move around after a day or two.  

There is typically some swelling and bruising for about 2 weeks after facelift surgery.   Patients may also experience mild pain and discomfort, but pain medication will help to alleviate these effects.

The results of a facelift can be seen about 3 weeks after surgery, but it may take 3-6 months to see the final results.

Would you like to learn more about facelift surgery?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Las Vegas, NV area, Stile Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at drstile.com or by calling 702-243-9555.

Top 5 Methods for Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction

Top 5 Methods for Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction

Are you ready to smooth away those fine lines and wrinkles?  Getting rid of these telltale signs of aging can make you look years younger, but with so many treatments on the market, you may be wondering which method would be right for you. 

Top 5 Methods for Fine Line and Wrinkle Reduction

  1. Injectable fillers

Botox and dermal fillers are often used in combination to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  Botox minimizes dynamic wrinkles in the upper third of the face i.e. forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet, whereas dermal fillers are used to soften the appearance of wrinkles around the nose and mouth.

  • Facelift

Facelift surgery tightens sagging skin, and in the process improves fine lines and wrinkles. When the face is lifted back into a higher position, it reduces nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the nose and mouth. 

  • Brow lift

A brow lift or forehead lift elevates the brow, and is therefore ideal for minimizing forehead lines and frown lines.

  • Skin resurfacing treatments

There are variety of non-invasive skin resurfacing treatments on the market that can reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  ThermiSmooth is one of the most effective options.  ThermiSmooth uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and tone the skin, and diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Microneedling

Microneedling is a skin resurfacing treatment that stimulates collagen and generates new skin cells.  This process firms and tightens the skin, and makes fine lines and wrinkles less visible.   

Would you like to learn more about these wrinkle reduction treatments?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Naperville Area & Western Suburbs of Chicago, The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.dupageplastics.com, or by calling (630) 280-3913.

Am I A Candidate for A Facelift?

Am I A Candidate for A Facelift?

Are you considering having a facelift?  Before you make that decision, you need to determine whether a facelift is the right procedure for you.  It’s therefore a good idea to consult with a plastic surgeon to find out if you would be a good candidate for a facelift.

What does a facelift do?

A facelift reduces visible signs of aging, and gives the face a more youthful appearance.  It addresses sagging in the mid to lower face, minimizes creases and lines around the mouth, and tightens jowls.

Am I A Candidate for A Facelift?

You are likely to be a candidate for a facelift if:

  • You have sagging facial skin.  A facelift tightens loose skin on the face and neck.  
  • Your skin is still flexible and relatively elastic.  Patients with good skin elasticity tend to get better results after a facelift.
  • You are in good overall health and a non-smoker.  Candidates for facelift surgery should not suffer from any medical conditions that could result in complications during or after surgery.  Smokers are also at risk, because smoking can delay the recovery process.  
  • You are in good shape. A facelift is not recommended for people that are overweight, as it may lead to complications.
  • You have realistic expectations. A facelift can deliver striking results when performed by an experienced board certified plastic surgeon.  However, a facelift candidate should have the right attitude and expectations, so that they are not disappointed with the outcome.

Would you like to find out if you are a good candidate for a facelift?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Guilford and New Haven, CT areas, contact The Langdon Center for a consultation.

You can reach them at www.langdoncenter.com, or by calling (203) 408-1396.

When Can I Return To Work After A Facelift?

When Can I Return To Work After A Facelift?

If you are thinking about having a facelift, the recovery process is probably one aspect of the procedure you are very concerned about.  Above all, you certainly want to know when you can return to work after a facelift, so that you can get the time-off needed to recover fully.  

What can a facelift do for you?

A facelift is a facial rejuvenation procedure that is designed to reduce signs of aging on the face.  It lifts and tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of folds and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

What to expect after a facelift

Recovery times after facelift surgery varies among patients, as it depends on the extent of the procedure performed.  There is generally some swelling and bruising after surgery, but whereas the bruising typically resolves within 1-2 weeks, it can take several months for the swelling to fully subside.   Patients may also experience some post-op pain, but this can be controlled with prescription medication (learn more). 

When Can I Return To Work After A Facelift?

As long as your job does not involve heavy lifting or strenuous activity, you should be able to return to work about 10-14 days after surgery.  Most of the swelling should be down by this time, so you should feel comfortable going outside. However, if you have a physically demanding job, you may need an additional 1-2 weeks off work.

If you would like to achieve natural looking facelift results that last a long time, it’s important to choose an experienced board certified plastic surgeon with the requisite skill and technique.

Are you ready to schedule a facelift consultation?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the El Paso, TX area, El Paso Cosmetic Surgery is our featured practice.  

You can reach them at www.elpasoplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (915) 800-0587.

Does a non-surgical facelift exist?

Does a non-surgical facelift exist?

You may not be able to beat the aging process, but you can certainly use cosmetic treatments to slow it down. If you want to transform your looks without having surgery you can opt for a non-surgical facelift.

Does a non-surgical facelift exist?

Yes, there are several minimally invasive treatments available to address signs of aging and refresh your appearance. A non-surgical facelift can tighten sagging skin, contour the cheeks, reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, and define the jawline.

Non-surgical facelift options

Ultherapy
Ultherapy is often referred to as the non-surgical facelift because it targets the same area addressed during surgery, which are the support layers beneath the skin. Ultherapy uses focused ultrasound energy to heat deep tissues. This process lifts and tightens loose skin on the face and neck. The results of Ultherapy last about 1 year.

PDO (polydioxanone) Thread Lift
The Thread Lift is another non-surgical treatment that can counteract the effects of time on the skin. During a Thread Lift, dissolvable threads are placed below the skin and used to lift the underlying facial structure and tighten the skin. It also stimulates collagen production, resulting in tighter skin over time. The results of a PDO Thread Lift last approximately 12-18 months.

Liquid Facelift
A liquid facelift is a procedure in which dermal fillers, as well as botox, are used to rejuvenate the face. A liquid facelift can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, restore volume in the midface and cheeks, and sharpen the jawline. Depending on the injectables used, a liquid facelift can last anywhere from 6-18 months.

Non-surgical facial treatments are ideal for men and women with mild to moderate skin laxity (learn more).

Would you like to learn more about a non-surgical facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the New York, NY area, Anand Medical Spa is our featured practice.

You can reach them at anandmedicalspa.com, or by calling 212-653-0366.

How can I treat sagging forehead skin?

How can I treat sagging forehead skin?

Sagging forehead skin can become a very real problem as you age, because it makes the brows heavy and gives the face a tired, angry look. Loose, sagging skin can be caused by various factors including the breakdown of collagen, and sun damage. But just how can you treat sagging forehead skin.

Erase sagging forehead skin with a brow lift

A brow lift or forehead lift is a procedure that rejuvenates the brows by removing excess skin, and tightening the muscles in the forehead area. It lifts sagging brows, and also gets rid of furrows, creating an overall refreshed appearance.

There are various techniques that can be used to perform a forehead lift, and the choice will depend on the patient’s goals, as well as their unique anatomy. However, nowadays plastic surgeons are choosing less invasive brow lift techniques.

TLC Brow lift

At the Lanfranchi Center in Las Vegas, NV, they offer a minimally invasive brow lift known as the TLC brow lift. The TLC brow lift is done under local anesthesia and is performed on an outpatient basis. The incisions for surgery are made within the hairline. This allows the surgeon to elevate the outer corner of each brow, in order to reduce sagging of the forehead skin. A TLC brow lift provides natural looking results, and gives the forehead a refreshed appearance.

Recovery after a TLC brow lift

Patients may experience mild discomfort after surgery, but this should resolve within 2-3 days. There may also be slight bruising and swelling that should clear within a few days.

Would you like to learn more about the TLC brow lift?

If you are in the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas contact The Lanfranchi Center for a consultation.

You can reach them at www.thelanfranchicenter.com, or by calling (702) 766-9581.

Am I A Candidate For A Facelift?

Am I A Candidate For A Facelift?

If you have made the life-changing decision to have a facelift, it’s important to find out if it’s the right procedure for you. A facelift can certainly take years off your appearance, but it’s necessary to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

What is a facelift?

A facelift or rhytidectomy is a popular surgical procedure for men and women wanting to reduce visible signs of aging, and rejuvenate their appearance. A facelift is beneficial for people with moderate-to-severe facial aging. It addresses aging in the lower half of the face, particularly sagging skin from the cheeks to the jawline, deep creases around the mouth, and loose neck skin.

Am I a candidate for a facelift?

If you are in good overall health and your skin is flexible and elastic, you may be a good candidate for a facelift. Patients with skin that is still naturally supple and flexible, generally get better results from a facelift.

People with good facial bone structure are also good candidates for a facelift, because stronger structures provide better support for the skin, and this enhances results.

Candidates for facelift surgery should also have realistic expectations of what a facelift can do for them. While a facelift can enhance your life and improve your appearance, it certainly won’t stop the aging process.

Individuals that are obese or smoke heavily are typically not good candidates for facelift surgery, as these issues can complicate surgery and adversely impact healing.

Would you like to know if you are a good candidate for a facelift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas, The Lanfranchi Center is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.thelanfranchicenter.com, or by calling (702) 766-7621.

Which treatments are typically included in a liquid facelift?

Which treatments are typically included in a liquid facelift?

If you have started to experience the first telltale signs of aging, a liquid facelift may be just what you need to turn back the hands of time. it is a safe, effective way to refresh the face and slow signs of aging. But which treatments are typically included in a liquid facelift.

What’s a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure in which cosmetic injectables are used to plump and ‘lift’ facial tissues. It provides a temporary improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, and restores facial volume lost as a result of the decline in natural skin laxity.

The liquid facelift is also known as a ‘lunchtime facelift’, as it is a quick procedure that can be conveniently done in the lunch break. There is no downtime after the procedure, so patients can go back to work immediately.

A liquid facelift typically lasts 4-6 months, so follow up treatments are needed to maintain the results.

Which treatments are typically included in a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift typically consists of a combination treatment of dermal fillers and botox cosmetic. Anti-aging injectables such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane are the fillers that are most often used.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are considered an excellent choice for a liquid facelift because they add instant volume to the face, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers are the most popular options for a liquid facelift, because they have a similar effect to the HA that is found in the body. HA is an important component that keeps the skin youthful and hydrated.

HA acid fillers are effective for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and restoring volume to sunken areas, because the HA molecules attract and hold water. Volume loss is especially pronounced below the eyes and in the cheek and temple area, but dermal fillers can be used to plump the cheeks, and give the midface a subtle lift.

How dermal fillers work

Dermal fillers are injected directly into the facial tissue, and work below the skin to add volume and smooth wrinkles.

Below are some of the most common fillers, and the problem areas they are used to treat:

  • Juvederm Vollure/Restylane Refyne – Soften nasolabial folds (deep creases that extend from the nose to the mouth), and marionette lines.
  • Juvederm Voluma – Augment the cheeks.
  • Juvederm Volbella – Enhance the lips.

Botox facial rejuvenation treatment

Botox cosmetic is a brand name for botulinum toxin type A, which is a neuromodulator made from the bacterium clostridium botulinum.

Since botox is a neuromodulator it works by temporarily relaxing the muscles, which makes it suitable for treating dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are wrinkles that form as a result of repeated muscle movement linked to expressions such as frowning and squinting. This includes forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet.

How botox reduces dynamic wrinkles

Botox is injected into the facial muscles, and it blocks the nerve impulses and prevents the muscles from contracting. This causes the skin to smooth out so wrinkles become less visible. The results of botox can be seen about 4-5 days after treatment.

What to expect from a liquid facelift

A liquid facelift creates an overall refreshed appearance, and leaves the skin smoother and more youthful.

The results of a liquid facelift can last 6-12 months, but this depends on the type of fillers used.

Benefits of a liquid facelift

A liquid facelift is a completely non-surgical procedure that only requires a couple of injections, and there are none of the risks associated with surgery. There is also no scarring since no incisions are made. Very tiny needles are used during the process, so no marks are visible after treatment. Also, a liquid facelift is safe for most skin tones and skin types.

Although a liquid facelift is a temporary solution, it can still take years off your appearance and delay cosmetic surgery for several years.

If you would like to learn more about the anti-aging benefits of a liquid facelift, contact Juvanew MedSpa, Rockwall, TX, for a consultation.

Call (214) 771-4611 today to schedule your appointment.

How Can I Get Rid of Wrinkles on My Face?

How Can I Get Rid of Wrinkles on My Face?

Are you wondering how you can get rid of the wrinkles on your face, and restore a more youthful expression? If yes, you’re not alone, because wrinkles are a problem for many people, as they are an unwelcome side-effect of aging. Thankfully, there are ways to minimize these telltale signs of aging, and restore the vitality of your skin.

How can you get rid of wrinkles on your face?
Cosmetic injectables are an effective way to remove wrinkles on the face. However, there are a variety of injectables that can be used based on the type of wrinkles being treated.

Dynamic wrinkles are often very prominent on the face, and are created due to the repetitive muscle movements linked to expressions such as frowning, squinting, and smiling. Xeomin is a cosmetic injectable that is an effective treatment for individuals wanting to reduce wrinkles and achieve a younger appearance.

Why Xeomin
Like botox, Xeomin is a muscle relaxer that is derived from a purified botulinum toxin type A, so it’s beneficial for dynamic facial wrinkles. Consequently, Xeomin can get rid of wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes (crow’s feet).

Xeomin is injected into the facial muscles and blocks the nerve signals that make the muscles contract. Over time, this leads to an improvement in the wrinkles in the overlying skin. It takes about 7 days for Xeomin to work, and the effects last 3-6 months.

Would you like to wipe those wrinkles off your face with xeomin? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Kansas City, Leawood, and Overland Park areas, Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.premierveinandbody.com, or by calling (913) 270-1915.

Is downtime associated with FotoFacialRF Pro Treatments?

Would you like to improve the health of your skin and reduce signs of aging? If yes, FotoFacial RF Pro may be the right treatment for you. FotoFacial RF Pro is a photo rejuvenation procedure that is designed to correct a range of skin concerns. But is downtime associated with FotoFacial RF Pro treatments.

What is FotoFacial RF Pro?
FotoFacial RF Pro is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) and radio frequency (RF) energy, to renew the health and vitality of the skin. It is a non-invasive photo rejuvenation procedure that can be used to refresh the appearance of the face, neck, and body.

FotoFacial RF Pro is an effective treatment for cosmetic skin concerns such as rosacea, spider veins, broken capillaries, acne scarring, and sun spots. It also reduces wrinkles and tightens the skin. During the procedure gentle pulses of light and RF energy are delivered to the skin, and target the pigment or blood vessels. The RF energy also stimulates the production of collagen,which strengthens the underlying structure of the skin.

Each treatment takes about 30 minutes, and 5-6 treatments are recommended for optimal results.

Is downtime associated with FotoFacial RF Pro Treatments?
FotoFacial RF Pro treatment is a low risk procedure that typically does not require any downtime. Most patients are able to return to regular activities right away.

Would you like to rejuvenate your appearance with FotoFacial RF Pro? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Chicago, IL area, Skin Care Center is our featured practice. They also have offices in Glenview and Lake Forest.

You can reach them at www.skincarectr.com, or by calling 773.296.3636 for the Chicago office,847.901.0252 for Glenview, or 847.234.6121for Lake Forest.

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