If you are experiencing signs of aging such as sagging skin or wrinkles, then you may be looking for a way to counter this effectively. For some, a facelift is a great option as this can target the weakening muscles in order to tighten and improve structure and tone of the face. There are a broad number of face lift techniques which can be utilised, some of which are surgical and others which are minimally invasive. Here, we’re taking a closer look at some of the face lift techniques that you may not have heard of before to help you to make the right decision.
Also known as the ‘lunchtime facelift’ the Quick Lift is a minimally-invasive procedure which penetrates the skin deep down in order to firm, plump and smooth. The treatment is extremely fast, and due to its minimally-invasive nature, there is no downtime required in order to recover from the treatment – the ideal alternative to a normal, surgical facelift. Quick Lift uses what’s known as a fractional laser, which integrates both laser and light technologies in order to penetrate the skin deeply without any injury or side effects to the skin. Completely pain-free and often described as relaxing, the Quick Lift could be a great alternative for those looking to achieve great results without committing to surgery. This particular face lift can be used to target enlarged pores, sagging skin, wrinkles and pigmentation and can also improve tone and texture.
We’ve just mentioned the lunchtime facelift, and now we’re taking a look at the ‘weekend facelift’. These procedures are smaller versions of a traditional surgical facelift and will involve much smaller incisions in order to speed up recovery time. These will also target a much smaller area, such as the jaw, lower cheeks and neck. Surgeons will use the incisions to remove any unwanted fat deposits and eliminate excess skin in order to reduce signs of aging. This procedure is often performed on patients who are showing the first signs of aging and are much younger.
This particular type of face lift is one of the oldest types available and will only address sagging skin and excess skin. This technique is not as popular as some of the newer types, as many experts believe that this type can run an increased risk of nerve damage due to the fact the muscular structure is not moved. Many also believe that the cutaneous facelift can result in an unnatural look, and as a result it has been almost eliminated in favour of the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System facelift – which will also tighten muscle structure.
These types of facelifts are rare, as they require a very specialist and experienced surgeon to perform them. A subperiosteal facelift targets some of the deepest muscles and tissues in the face, those that lie just above the facial bones, and will lift the entire facial structure as one unit instead of separately. The procedure is carried out through incisions which are made either inside the mouth or below the lower lash line.
As you can see, there are a broad range of face lift techniques to choose from, and your initial consultation should help to match up the right technique for you to be able to meet your desired results in the safest way possible.