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Can Alma Laser's New ClearLift Really Help my 62 Yr. Old Face and Jaw/neckline?
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Will a laser fix my 62yo neck and jawline?
62 year-old face neck jawline
The aging process in the neck includes jowling and inelastic skin in both the face and the neck area. Fatty deposits are also present in the neck above and below the platysma muscle. The anterior platysmal muscle cords also start to become more prominent. A comprehensive face neck lift can address tightening skin, neck muscles and removal of the fatty deposits in the neck to improve the jawline. A laser or tightening device will not be able to accomplish what a facelift can do.
Alma laser clearlift facelift results
At 62 years old, with the normal age related concerns and hydration problems of your skin, I seriously doubt any laser will make a significant improvement. Lasers can in selected patients with certain concerns get some degree of tightening....however if you have real sagging and jowl problems only a facelift/necklift with accomplish what you are hoping to get done. With oral sedation and local anesthesia as my method of choice for all facelifts, the risks and the recovery are less and easier that with laser work anyhow. And there is no comparison between the results, the facelift is much, much better.
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Fine lines and wrinkles are better addressed by skin treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion, which we also offer at our office. Many of our facelift patients enhance their surgical result with these nonsurgical procedures.
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All the best.
The answer is subjective.
In part the answer also depends on price point. You are likely to have some help. Will you feel like it was worthwhile? This may depend on what you paid and your expectations. These treatments are not facelifts. On the other hand there is minimal down time. It is good to remember that the very best results end up in the before and after marketing pictures. A very modest improvement is realistic.
Lasers do not really "lift" but they can "shrink"
I have used lasers for over 30 years including all the varieties of very invasive types. I continue to work with them including the new fractionated lasers.
If there is really excess skin and displaced underlying fat, they do not give the effect of a face lift.
However they can be combined with fillers and liposuction to create results that in some patients do approach a facelift.
Your best answer is to see a plastic surgeon that has skills in all the surgical options as well as lasers. You then will know what may be best for your situation.
Never heard of the clear lift, so you can be sure there is nothing so revolutionary or fantastic about it. Stick with a surgeon who has a good reputation and go with the tried and true, otherwise, you are setting yourself up for a dissappointment.
There is no noninvasive procedure that will produce the results of a facelift in patients with laxity of the tissue at the jaw and neckline. While there may be some improvement of skin complexion and very fine lines, you need to be very realistic about what will not be achieved.
Keep in mind that following the advice from a surgeon on this or any other website who proposes to tell you exactly what to do without examining you, physically feeling the tissue, assessing your desired outcome, taking a full medical history, and discussing the pros and cons of each operative procedure would not be in your best interest. I would suggest you find a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that you trust and are comfortable with. You should discuss your concerns with that surgeon in person.
Robert Singer, MD FACS
La Jolla, California
Jaw and Neck Line Improvement
If you post pictures, I could probably tell you if this would be worthwhile for you. Any degree of tissue ptosis will be better treated with face and neck lift. The device will not treat the platysma, the SMAS or the fatty deposits. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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