The results of a facelift can be appealing, but the downtime associated with going under the knife is reason enough for some women to shy away. While minimally invasive procedures cannot replace the long-lasting effects of a facelift, they are worthwhile alternatives for the right patient.
A fairly new procedure, Evolastin, promises to give a more youthful look, in one hour with minimal downtime. “Small needles are placed under the skin and the heat generated stimulates new collagen and elastic tissue to tighten, lift and improve volume,” says Lincolnshire, IL, dermatologist Amy Forman Taub, MD.
Not sure if this treatment is right for you? The ideal patient for Evolastin has moderately lax skin on their upper neck and jowls as well as a loss of volume in the cheeks and around the mouth. It is not for those who don’t make collagen well like smokers and those undergoing chemotherapy. "If the aging process is very far along and the skin is extremely thin it may not make enough of a difference. Some people just need a face lift and a partially non-invasive therapy won’t help them,” Dr. Taub adds.
“Recovery is uneventful for most people,” Dr. Taub explains. Swelling and bruising can last up to one week. Improvement can typically be seen within two weeks and the final result is even better in three to six months (and may last up to two years).
Have you tried Evolastin? Do you want to?