Face lift: procedures, indications and contraindications

Today to restore the skin youth and beauty to get rid of the nasty wrinkles and restore facial contour without expensive surgery. Modern cosmetology offers many effective treatments for its tightening of the skin. And in this post we will talk about one of the most popular of them – lifting of the face (that is, what types there are and more).

The lifting of the advantages of the procedure


So, let's see what is it a "facelift" and that you will need this procedure. Skin tightening of the skin, which returns to the shape of your face and removes wrinkles. This procedure allows to remove the natural age-related changes and has a rejuvenation effect.

The face lifting is shown in the following cases:

  • age-related changes in facial contour and structure of the epidermis;
  • when the wrinkles;
  • when stretch marks;
  • loss of epidermis elasticity.

The procedure allows to achieve the effect of rejuvenation of the skin, smoothes wrinkles, improves complexion. In addition, a facelift tightens skin, restores facial contours, tightens the chin, and removes excess fat.

Today there are many types of facelift that can be grouped in 6 main groups:

  • plastic surgery;
  • minimally invasive surgery;
  • lift with injections;
  • hardware methods;
  • cosmetology facial massage;
  • lifting with the help of masks and creams.

Each group has its own advantages and disadvantages. And we will speak to them immediately.

Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery is an effective method of tightening skin on the face, hands, neck and chest. The most common method of rejuvenation with surgery is about. The procedure includes the correction of the lateral parts of the neck, the head-the temporal parts of the face, the cheeks, the outer areas of the eyebrows, and the corners of the mouth. The surgery is performed by a surgeon under General anesthesia.

About, despite its effectiveness, has several major flaws. This is a very serious matter, which requires careful preparation and a long recovery. To perform the operation recommended no more than once every 7-10 years. In addition, the procedure is not recommended for women under 40 years old.

Minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery involves operating through the pinholes of the tissue. When such operations dissection of the skin are minimal, so they are less sick, unlike classical sculpture. There are several popular minimally invasive procedures that will allow you to quickly restore the skin.

Endoscopic facelift

Endoscopic facelift is a facelift procedure using small incisions. After the surgery there are no scars, so often called "the easy lift". Endoscopic surgery is indicated for women with small age-related changes (when drooping eyebrows, the appearance of facial wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes). The procedure is performed under General anesthesia. Surgeon through small incisions to gain access to the necessary areas. Using special instruments, the physician lifts the skin and muscular tissue structure and also removes wrinkles.


Young people are faced with

Thread facelift is the introduction under the skin of biocompatible filaments (made of gold, polylactic acid), which are fixed in a certain position. With the passage of time, through the built-in themes, forms the connective tissue that keeps skin from sagging.

The procedure of topic picking is performed by a surgeon under local anesthesia. Unlike plastic and endoscopic surgery, this method is more safe and has a smaller number of contraindications.

Lift with injections

Lifting by injection today – it is one of the most popular methods of rejuvenation.


Human blood contains special cells – platelets, which are responsible for the clotting of the skin. But, in addition, platelets contain substances that accelerate cell division. While the PRP is administered in the skin plasma (for face lifting conducted by a beautician under local anesthesia). Before the procedure of plasmolifting the patient take the blood and put it in a tube with a special substance against clotting. Next, tubes put in centrifuge for separation of plasma. In the course of the procedure, the plasma is injected under the skin.

After the injection of the plasma cells of the epidermis begin to actively produce collagen and elastin, improve blood circulation and metabolism. As a result, the skin becomes more taut and smooth, small wrinkles disappear and returns to face contour.


Biorevitalization is an injection under the skin injections of hyaluronic acid. Today is the most popular method of correction and prevention of cosmetic defects.

Hyaluronic acid regulates the water balance in the cells of the epidermis, helping to rejuvenate and accelerate metabolism. In addition, this substance is a powerful antioxidant that destroys free radicals and slows the aging process.

Among the advantages of this procedure – "fast" and "slow" results. Immediately after the injection of the wrinkles disappear, the skin becomes taut. After a week in the epidermis begins active production of own hyaluronic acid, with the result that changes the complexion, the skin becomes smooth and velvety.

Hardware methods braces

Today are the more popular hardware methods of tightening and rejuvenation of the skin. Among them the most popular are radio wave, laser, ultrasound and water lifting.

Radiowave facelift

RF-lifting is a large complex of cosmetic procedures, on the basis of exposing the skin to high-frequency electromagnetic pulses. Under their influence the skin becomes taut, fade wrinkles and expression lines.

During the procedure, electromagnetic impulses penetrate to the deepest layers of the dermis, stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, and subcutaneous fat breaks down into glycerol and fatty products which are then excreted.

RF-lifting has a prolonged effect, so to do this procedure 1 time per 1,5-2 years.

Laser lifting

Laser facelift (resurfacing) is a procedure in which the collagen in the deeper layers of the dermis is heated under the influence of the infrared radiation. As RF-lifting, this method has a prolonged effect. The first result is noticeable immediately after the procedure, but with the passage of time (due to synthesis of new collagen), it becomes more alive. The skin becomes a beautiful shade, wrinkles, tightened facial contours.

Ultrasonic lifting

In this case, for the rejuvenation of the skin using high frequency sound waves. The ultrasound acts directly on the muscle layer, which results in the soft tissue is tightened, and the return of its original structure very quickly. In the course of the procedure, also occurs heating of the tissue, improves blood circulation and accelerates the metabolism.

Ultrasonic lifting has practically no contraindications and can be used with any areas of the face and neck.

Water lifting

Water lift is the latest method of face lifting with waterjet surgery. With the help of water lifting, eliminates wrinkles, tighten facial contours, reducing the amount of subcutaneous fat.

During the water lifting the beautician not to the skin microscopic punctures. Through special device in the subcutaneous cells serves the best plane of water, which affects the fatty layer between the muscles and the epidermis. Then vacuum the excess fat removed from the skin.

Water for lifting, depending on the individual client, can be performed under General or under local anesthesia.

Cosmetic facial massage


Facial massage is a sufficiently effective method of tightening.

There are a few types of cosmetic facial massage: manual (manual), hardware (vacuum, vibratory and water massage) and combo.

During massages in the layers of the epidermis accelerating the metabolism, stimulating the production of elastin, collagen and other biologically active substances, improving blood circulation.

Masks and creams with lifting effect

Special masks and creams, of course, not the same effect as surgical, minimally invasive and hardware techniques of facelift. However, they help to improve the effect of these procedures, as well as slow down the process of aging and onset of age-related changes.

Lifting at home

To return the skin a healthy glow, tighten it and smooth out fine wrinkles and can be at home.

Good lifting effect have the following recipes:

  • Fruit mask. RUB in a mashed banana, seedless grapes, and avocados. Take 1 teaspoon of each fruit and add the mixture 1 tbsp olive oil. Apply on the face a few times a week. This cream contains a lot of useful vitamins and organic acids that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
  • Cream with internal fat. Suet contains a lot of nutrients and acids that accelerate the metabolism and renewal of skin cells. To prepare the cream, take 200 g. natural suet and melt it in a water bath. Add to it 1 tbsp of the juice from the aloe and 1 tbsp of natural honey. To use this cream on a daily basis.
  • Cover with the cucumber. Chop the pulp of the cucumber (without the seeds) and add 1 whipped in a dense foam proteins and 1 tbsp olive oil. Apply the mask on the face daily. This tool has a tightening effect and improves skin color.
  • Cover with the tomatoes. Take 1 tomato, peel-peel and remove the seeds. Grind chopped tomatoes into a pulp, add 1 tbsp of olive oil. This mask has a light lifting effect and whitens pigment spots.
  • Cover with the clay. Take 2 tablespoon of white clay. Mix with 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed grape juice, add 1 tbsp oil wheat germ. Apply the mask on the face a few times a week. This nourishes the skin, tightens and enriches with nutrients.

With the quality and regular care, even in adulthood, it is possible to achieve amazing results: smooth out wrinkles, restore skin elasticity and healthy complexion, to restore facial contour. All methods of lifting, described in this article, the effective, however, in the choice of the appropriate procedure you need to pay attention of the contraindications and the potential consequences.