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A woman taping face to achieve the effect of facelift.

Does it work and will it replace a surgical facelift?

Does facelift taping actually work?
Taping the skin of the face does not offer any permanent improvement of loose skin.

Facelift taping is performed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Face lift tape provides a temporary pull on the skin for men and women for a short amount of time or as long as the tape is applied. Some people perform face-taping for social media or for parties to temporarily tighten loose skin. The tape can be applied to the forehead, around the eyes, on the cheeks, or the mouth.

The temporary improvement while wearing facelift tape is often a sign that a surgical facelift would benefit the patient. Dr. Azouz demonstrates the improvement that can be achieved with a surgical facelift by positioning the skin in a similar manner to what facelift taping achieves.A woman applying kinesiology facelift tape on her cheek and temple.

What is facelift taping and has it replaced facelift surgery?
Facelift taping is when different adhesives are placed in specific places of the face to create a tighter more youthful appearance. A surgical facelift is permanent, unlike facial taping which only lasts as long as the tape remains in place. Facelift taping has not replaced a surgical facelift.

What is a thread lift?
A thread facelift is when threads are placed underneath the skin to pull the skin to the desired position. The threads are placed by a thin metal wire that is inserted into the skin through a small incision in the skin. The threads then gently lift and tighten the skin by pulling at it from different angles. The thread will be left in place for about two weeks or until they break. Threads like tape are a temporary solution to tighten the skin of the face and neck. When the threads break the skin will go back to its original position and will continue to be loose.

Have thread lifts replaced facelift surgery?
Thread lifts are considered temporary and therefore have not replaced facelift surgery which offers more permanent facial rejuvenation.

A mature woman undergoing thread lift procedure.Why is a facelift still the gold standard for facial rejuvenation?
A facelift continues to be the best option for many patients looking for long-lasting rejuvenation of the face and neck. Facelift surgery is a surgical procedure that can be done to tighten skin and muscles on the face and neck. Loose skin is removed and a second layer of suturing helps to tighten the deep layers of the face. A facelift can include liposuction to remove fat deposits from under the chin or around the neck.

Dr. Azouz is able to create a naturally refreshed appearance for the faces of men and women. Undergoing a facelift with a board-certified plastic surgeon is a long-lasting solution for an aging face and neck.

Is a mini facelift better than a thread lift?
A mini facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens skin and muscle in a limited area of your face, such as around your mouth or nose. Unlike a thread lift, a mini facelift can offer long-lasting improvement for lax skin of the face and neck.

Is a neck lift better than a thread lift?
A neck lift removes skin and/or fat from the neck for long lasting results, unlike a thread lift which is permanent.

Woman's midface and neck before and after lift procedure.What is the recovery from a facelift?
Facelift surgery is a cosmetic surgery that is used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face. It can be used to correct aging signs, such as wrinkles and sagging skin. The facelift recovery period will vary from person to person depending on age, health, and other factors. The recovery period for facelift surgery can last for up to six weeks.

The face is a critical part of a person’s cosmetic appearance. It is the first thing people notice about you. A person’s face can be made to look more attractive with makeup. Makeup can be used to cover up blemishes, wrinkles, and other imperfections on a person’s skin. It can also be used to change a person’s appearance in order to make them look younger or older than they really are. Thread lifts and face taping a more similar to makeup in that they can offer a temporary improvement in the cosmetic appearance of the face but do not contribute to long-lasting change.

Posted on behalf of Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

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