What is a one-hour facelift?

I've heard mixed opinions about this procedure, but I didn't understand what if referred to. Is a one-hour facelift really a facelift or is just a non-surgical treatment using lasers and other machines? Is it done in one hour?

alissia11

F, 48, Connecticut

Hi Alissia11,

No lasers are used for the one-hour facelift.  The procedure uses skin suspending strings to lift your face.

A local anesthetic is injected into the insertion points on the cheeks, and then the needle with attached suture is threaded under the skin to the exit point. Once the cones are in place, the needles are snipped off the sutures. The downtime is minimal – there may be some bruising and swelling, but you really can go back to work immediately after the treatment.

It takes approximately half an hour, depending on how many threads are used. A pair of three threads takes on average 30-45 minutes, including prep time.

Visit our blog to learn more about the one-hour instalift.

Best,

Diana

I am a board certified plastic surgeon and I am proud to say I never heard of a 1 hour face lift. In skilled hands, a thoughtful and comprehensive face lift that will stand the test of time should take 4 or 5 hours. Probably a nonsurgical gimmick?

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A 1  hour facelift (sometimes also called a lunchtime lift) is using injectables products to lift and fill.

discuss your concerns with a Board certified plastic surgeon and see if they can meet your expectations for desired outcome with product only

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