Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles
The at-home facelift trend is on the rise. There are beauty tutorials all over social media platforms on achieving tighter skin and a more lifted look with face tape, facial massages, and at-home microcurrent devices. While this may seem like a cheap and convenient option, there are several reasons why you should avoid it.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that tightens and lifts the skin on the face and neck. It can be done in a doctor’s office or surgery center with general anesthesia. The results usually last for about five to ten years. Facelifts can be done independently or in combination with other procedures, such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. There are different types of facelifts. The type of facelift you get depends on the amount of skin that needs tightening and the areas that need improvement.
Why Should You Avoid the At-Home Facelift Trend?
Here are several reasons why you should avoid the at-home facelift trend:
- You May Not Get the Results You Desire
The results from an at-home facelift are not going to be as good as if you had it done by a professional. With a professional, you will get the desired results, depending on the procedure.
- It Can Be Expensive in The Long Run
If you have to go see a professional for help after trying an at-home facelift, it can be expensive in the long run. You may need to have additional procedures done, or you may need to get a full facelift.
- You May Do More Harm Than Good
There is a greater risk for complications, such as infection, when doing a facelift at home. You could damage your skin if you don’t do the procedures correctly, making it worse than before.
- The Results Are Very Short-Term
For most of the at-home facelifts procedures, the results are temporary. For example, with the microcurrent devices, the results are likely to last a few days, which cannot be compared to professional facial cosmetic surgery.
- It Is Important to Have a Professional Assess Your Needs
Before you try an at-home facelift, it is important to have a professional assess your needs. They will be able to recommend the best treatment plan for you and tell you about the risks and benefits of each procedure. A facelift is surgery and should not be taken lightly.
- There is inadequate research on the home facelift devices
Some of the devices used for at-home facelifts, such as face tapes and massagers, have not been studied enough to know their effectiveness or safety.
- It requires commitment
Because most of the at-home microcurrent devices don’t use the same power as physician-grade devices, they need to be used frequently, at least five times a week for under 20 minutes in the first 60 days.If you cannot commit to using the devices religiously, you might not achieve your desired results and would be better off seeing a professional.If you are interested in facelift surgery, you should avoid home facelift procedures and see a professional. At-home procedures can be risky, ineffective, and expensive in the long run. A professional can help you achieve the best results with the least amount of risk.
About Westside Face
The plastic surgery specialists of Westside Face emphasize preserving the bone structure and skin vitality that’s unique to each individual patient while making small, but impactful, improvements.
This technique allows us to rejuvenate patient’s faces by enacting small and deliberate changes that make a huge difference. Each patient that undergoes cosmetic enhancement at Westside Face can expect:
- Natural-looking changes
- Long-lasting results
- Shortest possible recovery time
Plastic surgery patients often want to return to their everyday life ASAP after a procedure, and our approach allows a speedy recovery. Minimal downtime plays a huge role in client satisfaction.
Whether it’s vision obstruction or breathing issues, we also aim to improve functionality with our cosmetic surgeries. Our award-winning closed scarless rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, facelifts, and necklifts will not only make you look better, but you’ll also feel better.
Even more, we accept and are in-network with Medicare, and most PPO/HMO insurances. Schedule a consultation with an aesthetic specialist at Westside Face today by calling 310-846-8519 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.