How about as just an alternative for a woman in her 40's that only needs a mini facelift, or not quite even that yet.
Does the Trademarked 'LazerLift' Really Work?
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Lazerlift will work, if you have the components it addresses
Neurotica: If you have excess fat deposits of the face and neck, Lazerlift may be effective. The extent of skin tightening which the laser treatment can offer may not however be what you envisage, so have a clear idea or define what you would like to accomplish for your investment of money, down time and expectation. Since restoration of facial volume with dermal fillers is appropriate for women of your age, liposuction of facial fat is rarely appropriate, except in the neck. Personally, I have had better experience with Ulthera, which delivers microfocused ultrasound to the deeper layers of the facial SMAS (muscles of facial expression) and to the intervening fibers. The net result of collagen stimulation is to lift, nonsurgically, without damaging fat. Consider other options.
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Lazerlift vs Fillers or Botox of Minifacelift
Without pictures or an exam, it is difficult to give any advice. This treatment can help with improvement in skin quality but produces less than a dramatic lift. It is not without risk as well such as burns, etc. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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It depends on what laser is being used to treat which problem. There are so many different lasers used for a variety of conditions. Some work well, some are a dissappointment, and some laser treatments are not particularly easy recoveries. The loose use of the term Lazerlift to me implies that it's true use is being cloaked in mystery for the sake of trying to make it seem like magic. Trust me, there is no magic out there, but many good sales gimmicks. I wish I thought of it!
Lasers are part of the answer
A laser treatment treatment can certainly be helpful for a woman in your age range. Of course the results are dependent both on your individual face and signs of aging as well as the laser being used. Our faces age in several ways, there is a loss of volume, ptosis (drooping) of the underlying tissues, and changes to the skin. A laser, such as the fractional CO2 laser can certainly rejuvenate the skin by removing age spots and stimulating collagen production. Of course the laser will not address the other mentioned aspects of aging. So again, a laser can result in some nice rejuvenating effects but it is not the total answer.
Lazer Lift Worth It?
Thank you for your LazerLift question. You pay more for any trademarked procedure - trademarks cost money. It is my last choice for you. Consider -
• A series of Fraxel or ND:Yag laser treatments to slightly tighten the skin.
• A CO2 laser ablation if skin is badly lined and deeply wrinkled. Not good for thin or pigmented skin.
• Prescription skin care and skin peels help a lot, often dramatically.
• Hope this helps!
Laser lifts are not very dependable and have minimal and short-term results as they don’t address the most important aging layer of the face - the muscle and fascia
Laser face lift
The laser is a simple cutting tool they can be used to perform her a variety of surgical procedures. It is not the best tool to perform a facelift with. Probably best to wait until your really ready to do a facelift, and look for a surgeon who has who has lots of experience
LazerLift or Facelift?
Dear Neurotica, Without photos it is very difficult to give you any valid advice. While the age of the patient is important in deciding what procedure/treatment would be best for her/him, age is only one part of the formula.
Regarding trademarked, copyrighted, or other similarly marketed procedures, my advice is simple. Most are just marketing tools to try and make their technique seem somehow different than other procedures. Be vary and don't choose based on the exciting name or logo. Select based on the results you see in before and after results when you consult with your board-certified plastic surgeon. Remember; the marketing directors never sleep!
Please send us some photos and the doctors can better help you select the treatments that may be best for you.
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