Smartlifting is a new technique in facial rejuvenation and is a more gentle approach to the facelift procedure. Cynosure’s SmartLipo laser allows the surgeon to smoothly separate the layer between the skin and facial muscles without extensive cutting. The laser helps to seal off blood vessels before the lifting portions of the facelift operation begin resulting in less bruising. The laser precisely delivers thousands of tiny laser pulses into the layer separating the skin from the deeper tissues of the face. Each pulse heats the tissue which allows a separation to occur between the two layers. These zones of heating coagulate the tissue and stimulate collagen production to tighten tissue. Sutures are then used to elevate the jowls through a small incision.
When compared to traditional face lifts, Smartlifting has fewer costs, side effects, and a quicker recovery period. A Smartlifting procedure typically takes just over an hour and can be done with local anesthesia or mild sedation. When Smartlipo is used you experience much less bruising. Smartlifting also causes tissue tightening and collagen stimulation, effects which are not possible with traditional facelift techniques.
Smartlifting is a minimally invasive procedure and some bruising and trauma will occur. You will be able to return to work in 3 to 4 days. You will notice a more lifted look immediately after your procedure and optimum results can be seen at approximately 3 months following treatment, as a natural process called collagenesis results in new, more organized collagen. This collagen plumps the skin and results in incredibly smooth looking skin.
Facelift results can be long lasting and beneficial for several years.
The best candidates for Smartlifting are men and women looking for a more youthful appearance and who want to eliminate skin laxity and elongation of the face that occurs during facial aging. A consultation with a Smartlifting physician can provide you with the best information.