Minimally Invasive Facelift

Surgical Face Minimally-Invasive Facelift

Surgical facelifts are popular for their ability to take years off your appearance, smoothing away wrinkles and lifting skin and tissues that have sagged with age. However, not everyone is willing to take the downtime and scarring that comes with a facelift. That’s why Dr. Langdon offers multiple minimally invasive facelift alternatives with exceptional results and less risk and recovery.

What is a Minimally-Invasive Facelift?

Our minimally invasive facelifts at the Langdon Center use innovative laser or RF technology to rejuvenate the face. While a typical facelift involves repositioning the muscles and facial tissues, these less invasive alternatives aim to tighten the skin and tissues without sutures and large incisions.

Dr. Langdon’s ExpresS-Lift facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift and requires smaller incisions. However, it’s still a significant surgical procedure that can leave scarring and requires one to two weeks of downtime. Some patients may prefer a minimally invasive facelift to avoid scarring and minimize recovery time.

We offer multiple options for minimally invasive facelifts. These may include liposuction, radiofrequency energy, or laser resurfacing to tighten the skin and restore more youthful facial contours.

Depending on your personalized facial rejuvenation procedure, you can expect benefits like:

  • Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tighter, firmer skin
  • Reduced jowls
  • Brighter, more even complexion with reduced sun damage
  • Slimmer neck and more defined jawline
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Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Langdon performs minimally invasive facelifts with multiple techniques and technologies, and he customizes each to the patient’s unique needs. Typically, the procedure takes one to three hours and is performed with local anesthesia. We offer the following options for minimally-invasive facelift alternatives:

SmartLyft with Renuvion®

This procedure combines two treatments to rejuvenate the lower face and neck. First, Dr. Langdon uses liposuction to remove excess fat that contributes to jowls and a double chin. He then uses the Renuvion® device to deliver radiofrequency energy to the sub-dermal tissue. The RF energy contracts the sub-dermal collagen fibers and stimulates a healing response that promotes new collagen production, resulting in tighter, healthier skin.

Precision Tx® Laser Facelift

A laser facelift with Precision Tx® can improve sun damage, skin laxity, wrinkles, and more with just a few tiny incisions and minimal downtime. The laser energy liquefies fat cells to reduce fullness and heats up the connective tissues in the skin. This causes the collagen fibers to contract. The result is smoother, firmer skin with more defined facial contours.

CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing

A CO2 laser can dramatically improve the health and appearance of your skin. Clearing away the top layer of dull, damaged cells allows healthy new skin to come to the surface. The laser energy also heats up the dermis, immediately contracting dermal collagen fibers and promoting increased collagen production for tighter skin.

One of the benefits of our minimally-invasive facelift alternatives is their shorter recovery time than traditional surgery. Your exact recovery timeline will depend on which procedure you undergo. Typically, a minimally invasive facelift requires approximately one week of downtime. You may have swelling, bruising, and tenderness for a week or two, depending on your treatment.

Dr. Langdon will explain what to expect and give detailed aftercare instructions for your personalized procedure. It’s essential to keep your skin moisturized and to avoid sun exposure while it heals, and you may need to wait a few weeks to resume strenuous activities.

Your exact results will depend on your unique procedure. Initially, swelling and bruising may obscure the results, and it takes time for your skin to produce new collagen in response to RF energy and laser treatments. Most patients see results within a few weeks, which will continue improving.

The results of our minimally invasive facelift procedures are long-lasting. You’ll likely enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of your treatment for years in the future. To preserve these results, it’s essential to protect your skin from sun damage, use high-quality skincare products, and follow a healthy lifestyle. Occasional non-surgical face treatments can also help maintain your skin’s health and appearance.

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance without a surgical facelift, you may be a good candidate for a minimally invasive alternative. Ideal candidates have mild to moderate signs of aging, are healthy overall, and have realistic expectations. Dr. Langdon may recommend a surgical facelift for patients with more advanced skin sagging or those who want more dramatic results.

Take the next step.

To learn more about minimally-invasive facelift options or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.

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