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Microcurrent Face Lift
Yes: I think it is a relatively safe procedure.The main risk is to your pocketbook as there is virtually no serious scientific evidence that supports the efficacy of this procedure. Caveat emptor. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Microcurrent facelif: It depends, what did your doctor tell you? If they will give you sedation for the procedure, take someone to drive you home. Clarify with your doctor prior to procedure. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Microcurrent facelif: These are generally performed in medical spa settings. I am not aware of any studies truly demonstrating the effectiveness of this technique to achieve a true facelift result. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Peels help skin: Peels come as deep, medium and superficial. The deeper the peel the more discomfort and down time one has. Superficial peels can provide good results if done with frequency. Melange peel is a deep peel for pigment problems or the mini melange is no down time but great for pigment and on ethnic skin. Using daily skin care products to exfoliate the skin and depigment it are just as critical. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
In a spa: Save your money. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Definitely: Modern facelift surgery usually does look quite natural. In the past, facelift usually meant pulling the skin tight. That lead to a stretched or "windblown" look that was not natural. Contemporary facelift involves tightening and lifting the deeper structures in the face and neck rather than pulling the skin tight. This not only lasts longer but it is safer and also much more natural looking. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is a face lift permanent? Will the results of my facelift be permanent, or will I have to have it redone eventually?
Clock keeps rockin': as one my my professors use to say: " you can turn back the hands of time, but the clock keeps ticking". While a facelift may make you look younger, you will continue to age and 10 years later you are still likely to have permanent effects of the facelift but it does not mean that you will stay frozen at a fixed age. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
1-2 weeks typically: For most patients, at 2 weeks post-op most of the initial bruising and swelling will have resolved. At this point most patients feel great about returning to daily activities. Sutures typically come out 1 week after surgery. Being black tie event ready usually takes around 4 weeks to allow the incisions to heal nicely. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Many but not common: There are many risks which sound intimindating but fortunately these are not common and include the possibility of infection, bleeding, wound breakdown, pain, numbness, tingling, partial or complete, temporary or permanent sensory and/or motor nerve injury, loss of hair in scar line, over correction, under correction, asymmetry, need for subsequent secondary revisionary procedures, and more... ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Will people be able to tell i've had a face lift? How subtle are the changes after a face lift? Will it be obvious that i've had one?
Natural appearances: The biggest concerns i hear from my patients are: will I have visible scars and will it look like i had a facelift. The answer to these are no, when performed properly. This is art as much as it is science so a capable surgeon will create a refreshed unoperated look. Feel free to evaluate pictures of actual patients and speak with them as well. The only facelifts you can see are bad ones. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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