Monday, August 6, 2012

Facelift in a Jar?

Many of my prospective facelift patients ask me about over the counter or prescription topical products that can provide lift or tighten sagging jowls, lax neck skin, or improve the bands in their neck. Unfortunately, these types of products do not exist. I do believe that these products and topical medications can help prevent future wrinkles and prophylactically slow the aging process.

In order to address a significant descent issue that occurs with loss of elasticity in the face and neck, surgery is typically required. A facelift or face and neck lift will improve the jowls, laxity along the jawline, the loose neck skin, and muscle banding that occurs in the neck.

When it comes to a facelift, I don’t think we should be reaching into a jar to treat the facial aging process in our 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. I like to reach for true and tried techniques that provide a more youthful, natural, and unoperated appearance.