– Lifestyle Lift was a branded version of a mini lift and aimed to tighten skin and address facial wrinkles and fat. Lifestyle Lift differs from a traditional facelift in that it is less invasive and targets only the lower part of the face. The procedure is performed by making small incisions in front of the ears that extend around the lower ears and lift the cheeks, jawline, jowls and mid-face. It also removes excess fat in the skin. The muscles are pulled tight and excess skin is lifted and removed. (Lifestyle Lift has ceased its operations due to bankruptcy)

Individuals with loose saggy skin around the neck, jawline and the corners of the mouth are good candidates. Patients should also have realistic expectations and a desire to rejuvenate the skin and eliminate wrinkles and lines.

The typical cost for a Lifestyle Lift ranges from $4000-$10,000. The final cost depends on fees charged by the hospital or surgical facility, any necessary medical tests, the surgeon’s level of expertise, the geographic location of the procedure and if any other procedures are performed at the same time.

Lifestyle Lift is less invasive than a normal facelift so it requires less time for recovery. The majority of the visible swelling and bruising will resolve in the first two weeks. The natural effects of aging still occur so patients will need to have another treatment at some point in the future. In general, the results last three to seven years.

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

submitted on   Wed Jun, 15, 2016 by Aric Aghayan, MD     
Halo hybrid fractional laser is a skin laser that delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy at the same time. Ablative lasers, like CO2 and Erbium, vaporize the outer skin layers to effectively resurface and rejuvenate the skin. Non-ablative technologies like Fraxel laser...