The Mini Facelift
The treatment plan for a mini-facelift patient often includes regular facial-filler treatments to add volume to hollowed facial areas or fill in deep wrinkles. Alternatively, a candidate who consults with Dr.Hart might be surprised to learn that they don't need a mini-facelift after all. Facial fillers may be enough in some cases.
For more extensive cases, patients with deeper wrinkles may not be satisfied with a mini-facelift. They may need a full facelift or neck-lift (or both) to achieve desired results.
Thermage treatment (also known as radiothermoplasty) may also be part of a mini or micro treatment plan. Thermage is a nonsurgical skin-tightening treatment for the face. It uses radio frequency energy to heat deeper layers of skin, which tightens the skin. The technology used in a Thermage procedure may replace what a brow-lift candidate may think they need.
The Thermage procedure is considered less invasive than a brow-lift and may work best for patients who require 1-2 millimeters of tightening compared with 1 or more centimeters offered in a brow-lift. Thermage lasts about two years, longer than injectables and fillers but not as long as a facelift. Aging plays a role in the long-term effects of Thermage. [Read more details on Thermage.]
The Micro Neck-lift
Candidates who fear the implications of a neck-lift for their "turkey waddle" appearance may be surprised to learn that Dr. Hart can perform a direct excision of excessive neck muscle or skin through a small incision under the chin and at the back of the neck, which may be considered a micro procedure.
The Micro-Lipo Procedure
Liposuction candidates may be surprised to learn that the micro-lipo technique used by Dr. Hart today offers a smaller incision and less recovery time and pain. Micro-lipo is also known as tumescent liposuction.