Face lift: procedures, indications and contraindications

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

The lifting benefits of the procedure


So, let's see what it is "facelift" and who will need this procedure. The skin tightening of the skin, which restores the shape of your face and removed wrinkles. This procedure allows to remove the natural age-related changes and has a rejuvenating effect.

Face lifting is shown in the following cases:

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

The procedure allows to achieve the effect of skin rejuvenation, smoothes wrinkles, improves the 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 advantages and disadvantages. And we will talk about them next.

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 around. The procedure involves correction of the lateral portions of the neck, frontal-temporal parts of the face, cheeks, outer areas of the eyebrows, and the corners of the mouth. The operation is performed by the surgeon under General anesthesia.

Around, despite its effectiveness, has several major flaws. This is a very serious operation that 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.

Minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery involves operating through the pinholes of the tissue. When such operations dissection of the skin is minimal, so they are less traumatic, in contrast to the classical sculpture. There are several popular minimally invasive procedures that 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 referred to as "seamless lift". Endoscopic surgery is indicated for women with minor age-related changes (when drooping eyebrows, the appearance of facial wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes). The procedure is performed under General anesthesia. Surgeon through small incisions to gain access to the required areas. Using special instruments, the physician lifts the skin and muscular tissue structure and also removes wrinkles.


Young face

Thread facelift is the introduction under the skin of biocompatible filaments (made of gold, polylactic acid), which are fixed in a certain position. Over time, around the implanted threads forms a connective tissue that keeps skin from sagging.

The procedure of thread lifting is carried out by a surgeon under local anesthesia. Unlike plastic and endoscopic surgery, this method is more safe and has fewer contraindications.

Lift with injections

Lifting by injection today – it's 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 PRP is administered into 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 the tube with a special substance against clotting. Next, tubes put in centrifuge for separation of plasma. During 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 the blood circulation and metabolism. As a result, the skin becomes more taut and smooth, small wrinkles disappear and restores the face contour.


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

Hyaluronic acid restores water balance in the cells of the epidermis, helping them to rejuvenate and accelerate the 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 wrinkles disappear, the skin becomes taut. After a week in the epidermis begins active production of its own hyaluronic acid, with the result that changes the complexion, the skin becomes smooth and velvety.

Hardware methods braces

Today increasingly 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 complex of cosmetic procedures, based on exposure of 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 during which the collagen in the deeper layers of the dermis is heated under the influence of infrared radiation. As RF-lifting, this method has a prolonged effect. The first result is noticeable immediately after the procedure, but over time (due to the synthesis of new collagen), it becomes more vivid. The skin becomes a nice shade, wrinkles, tightened facial contours.

Ultrasonic lifting

In this case, to rejuvenate the skin using high frequency sound waves. The ultrasound acts directly on the muscle layer, resulting in soft tissue is tightened, and restore its original structure very quickly. During the procedure also occurs heating of the tissue, improves blood circulation and accelerates metabolism.

Ultrasonic lifting practical has 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 water lifting the beautician does on the skin microscopic punctures. Through special device in the subcutaneous cells served the finest jet of water, which affects the fatty layer between the muscles and the epidermis. Then vacuum the excess fat removed from the skin.

Water 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 several types of cosmetic facial massage: manual, hardware (vacuum, vibratory and water massage) and combo.

During massages in the layers of the epidermis accelerating the metabolism, the stimulation of 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 be the same effect as surgical, minimally invasive and hardware techniques of facelift. However, they help to enhance the effect of such procedures as well as slow the aging process and the appearance of age-related changes.

Lifting at home

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

Good lifting effect have the following recipes:

  • Fruit mask. RUB in a mashed banana, seedless grapes and avocado. Take 1 teaspoon of each fruit and add to the mixture 1 tbsp olive oil. Apply to the face a few times a week. This cream contains many beneficial vitamins and organic acids that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
  • Cream with interior 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 aloe juice and 1 tbsp of natural honey. To use this cream daily.
  • Mask with cucumber. Chop the pulp of the cucumber (without seeds) and add 1 whipped into a thick foam protein and 1 tbsp olive oil. Apply the mask on your face daily. This tool has a tightening effect and improves skin color.
  • Mask with tomato. Take 1 tomato, peel it from the peel and remove the seeds. Grind chopped tomatoes into mush, add 1 tbsp of olive oil. This mask has a light lifting effect and whitens pigment spots.
  • Mask with clay. Take 2 tablespoon of white clay. Mix it with 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed grape juice, add 1 tbsp oil wheat germ. Apply the mask on your face a few times a week. This nourishes the skin, tightens it and enriches it with nutrients.

With 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, effective, however, when selecting the appropriate procedure should pay attention to contraindications and possible consequences.