A SkinLIFT™ Facelift is a great option for people who wish to undergo a facelift without having to undergo invasive surgery and general anesthesia. Here’s why:
- Absolutely no surgery is required to perform the facelift
- There is no fear of post-surgical scarring and injuries
- Very short recovery time
- Budget-friendly treatment
- It takes only a few hours to be performed
- It is an outpatient procedure and is performed in the dermatologist’s office
The treatment procedure
Step 1: The Consultation
Once you visit the La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center, you will be introduced to Dr. Azadeh Shirazi, MD, who will proceed to examine your face and evaluate the areas requiring treatment. Our SkinLIFT™ Facelift procedure is completely couture and will be designed to specifically suit your dermatological needs. If you have any specific requests or queries, feel free to address them to the doctor. Dr. Shirazi is an extremely empathetic and patient-friendly medical professional and she will do everything in her power to accommodate your needs. Be sure to inform the doctor of any medical conditions that you may have, to ensure that your treatment is safe and successful.
Step 2: The dermal injection
For the SkinLIFT™ Facelift procedure, medical professionals often use topical numbing creams to numb the parts of the face being lifted. General anesthesia and painkillers are only used in certain circumstances, such as the surgical mini-lift, and all decisions regarding the type of anesthesia and painkillers to be used are made during the consultation. Once anesthetized, Dr. Shirazi will proceed to inject skin-friendly, natural dermal fillers into the pre-identified areas of your face. Depending on the area of the face treated, the doctor will use different types of fillers to ensure a more natural and fresh look. The hollow areas of your face will be filled in and the sagging skin tightened using different types of dermal fillers placed strategically in specific facial planes. The entire procedure takes only 2 hours and you can return home after the treatment.
Step 3: Post-treatment recovery
Once the treatment is complete, Dr. Shirazi may provide painkillers and medication, depending on patient-specific medical requirements. After the treatment, it is advised not to undergo certain procedure that may stretch your face such as dental work, facial, or other facial work. As with any cosmetic procedure, there may be tenderness, swelling, and bruising in the treated areas of the face. But, these symptoms will disappear within a few days after the treatment. Complete recovery takes about a week and patients are advised not to exert their facial muscles for the duration of the recovery period. The results of the SkinLIFT™ Facelift may last for years, depending on patient-specific characteristics. Dr. Shirazi may request you to come in for a check-up or repeat treatment, based on your specific requirements.
If you would like more information about our SkinLIFT™ Facelift procedure, feel free to send us a message or give us a call. We look forward to helping you get a more beautiful, youthful face.