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Does the Trademarked 'LazerLift' Really Work?

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.

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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.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Lazerlift

Thank you for your question.  The "laser facelift" or "Lazerlift" is a good procedure for the right patient and with the right expectations.  It is not a facelift.  It addresses the same areas through a different approach.  The 1440 laser causes collagen formation and tightening of the skin of the lower face and neck over the course of about 3-6 months (gradual improvement).  It is very reliant on a persons quality of skin and thus it is better for patients in their late 30s through early 50s than it is for someone in their 70s with paper-thin skin.  I generally tell patients that they should look for 30-50% the results from a traditional facelift.  In my mind the procedure is optimal for patients that do not want to have pre-auricular or post-auricular incisions (to be fair, the Lazerlift requires tiny 3mm incisions under the chin and behind the ears), want minimal downtime without bruising, or are not comfortable with a full facelift.  It is generally well tolerated under local and mild oral anesthesia.  With this understanding, it is a good procedure.  On the other hand, if you don't mind the idea of a facelift, can take a week or two off of work, don't mind temporary bruising, then you are probably better off with a traditional facelift.  Don't let price be the determining factor as they are not equivalent procedures.  I would recommend consulting with a couple of respected facial plastic or general plastic surgeons in your area who have the Precision TX laser to get an understanding of what to expect and to guide you in the right direction.  If you go to someone who doesn't have the device, they are more likely to disparage it (when your only tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail).  I hope this helps clarify the differences and what to expect.

Sirius K. Yoo, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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

Lazerlift

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!

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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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. 

Ravi Dahiya, MD
Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

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

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

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 163 reviews

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

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

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.

Herluf G. Lund, Jr, MD
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Mini-Facelift for Lady in 40's

I need to see pictures of your face and neck to recommend alternative treatments for normal aging in a young lady like yourself. There are typical changes as we all age, but many variables such as weight, skin type, etc. determine the best approach.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

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