What if you could look younger in just 30 minutes without having major cosmetic surgery? And no, we aren't talking about temporary dermal fillers or Botox injections to erase facial wrinkles and lines. Sound too good to be true? Well it's possible with AccuLift.
What Is AccuLift?
Sometimes called the lunchtime facelift because it takes around 30 minutes to perform, AccuLift offers permanent results for the treatment of facial aging. The technique uses a fiber optic AccuSculpt 1444 laser to liquefy fat in the lower face and neck while tightening skin and tissue to smooth out lines and wrinkles, resulting in facial rejuvenation.
What AccuLift Can Do For You
If you have deep folds along your neck and jowls or fatty deposits in your cheeks and neck, this procedure can help. As we age, our face often takes on a heavier look towards the bottom as gravity takes its toll and cellulite moves downward. The pull and weight of the descended fat causes the skin of the lower face and neck to sag, creates wrinkles and adds to premature aging. AccuLift restores a more sculpted, youthful appearance to your face while reducing wrinkles and lines.
How It Works
When you go for an AccuLift procedure, you can expect to only need a local anesthetic. Your cosmetic surgeon will create a small number of tiny incisions in the target areas to insert the laser via cannula. The laser energy melts the accumulated fat, which is then suctioned out via syringe. Skin and tissue is then tightened via laser, creating a fresher, more youthful look.
Results can be seen immediately and once the initial redness and minimal swelling goes down in a week to ten days, the positive effects of AccuLift are even more apparent. Patients have seen positive results last up to two years.
Best Candidates For AccuLift
This facial rejuvenation procedure is good for patients in good overall health who have normal signs of aging and want a quick, minimally invasive solution. AccuLift may not be the best choice as a long term solution for patients who show excessive facial aging or have a great deal of dropping skin along the jaw and neckline. Additional procedures such as skin tightening and dermal fillers may be needed to achieve the best look in those cases.
The average cost of an AccuLift procedure depends on whether you have additional procedures such as dermal fillers. You can expect to pay roughly half of what a traditional facelift costs. AccuLift runs anywhere between $3,000 and $5,000.
Be sure to find a cosmetic surgeon who has been trained to use the AccuLift laser and has enough experience with the procedure to be proficient. Ask questions about what you can realistically expect to achieve with this procedure and then decide if it's right for you.