Laser Mini Facelift
Gravity and time can take an undesirable toll on the appearance of the face, especially on the lower portion. Many people believe that these effects make them look and feel older than they are or wish to appear. A laser mini facelift is a minimally invasive procedure commonly performed by our doctors that tightens the skin in the lower part of the face, as well as rejuvenating its appearance. Designed to reduce the signs of aging, it works to restore and reveal a natural, more youthful look.
How Does it Compare to a Full Facelift?
A laser mini facelift differs from a full facelift, as it is less invasive and does not target the areas around the eyes and forehead. Instead, this procedure focuses on the lower half of your face, particularly around the mouth area, cheeks, and chin. In addition, the laser mini facelift also:
- Has a faster recovery time than a traditional facelift
- Uses smaller incisions that heal faster
- Doesn’t require blunt instruments, which can increase the chance for excessive swelling and bruising
About the Procedure
The laser mini facelift is performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, a minuscule incision is made behind each ear. The laser heat energy is used to tighten the skin, as well as target the deep dermal layers. Like skin tightening procedures, this process ablates collagen and leads to new collagen growth in the treated area.
When needed, small amounts of fat can also be suctioned away to refine the facial contours. Overall, the laser mini facelift can work to turn back the hands of time by by reducing many signs of aging such as:
- Wrinkles & fine lines
- Double chin
- Saggy facial skin
- Droopy neck skin
- Diminished jawline definition
- Recovery Expectations
With a laser mini facelift, there is generally minimal downtime required. Most activities can be returned to with little to no delay. In general, patients experience some mild discomfort, as well as bruising. These effects tend to diminish within 1 to 2 weeks following the procedure. Although some visible results are immediate, patients usually achieve the full effect of the mini facelift after several months.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are unhappy with your appearance and want to reduce the signs of aging, a mini facelift can provide excellent results for you. Good candidates for this procedure are both men and women who have areas they would like to improve on the lower region of their face. They should also be in good general health and maintain realistic expectations.
Contact Americas Surgery Center Today
When a person looks their best, they often feel their best. A laser mini facelift can tighten sagging facial skin and give you the smoother and younger look you long for. To learn more about this procedure and what it can do for you, schedule a consultation, at one of our facilities located in Rhode Island or in Massachusetts. We offer a range of advanced cosmetic treatments, to provide you with the best ways to achieve the goals you have for your body.