The aging process is entirely natural, but sometimes, its effects don’t match up with the youthful energy we feel inside. Over time, collagen and elastin levels in the human body decrease significantly. In their wake, they can leave a collection of fine lines and wrinkles that men and women alike find frustrating. When you’re looking for a quick and easy way to revitalize your skin and enjoy dramatic results that seemingly turn back the hands of time, the HourLift at the Skin & Vein Center is an incredible solution to consider. This mini facelift has become exceedingly popular over the years thanks to its ability to restore skin to its smooth and vibrant youthful glory in only a short amount of time.

A Legacy of Success

The HourLift mini facelift has been a procedure used on patients for over 20 years with good reason. It’s an outpatient treatment option that doesn’t require anesthesia and can be completed within the hour. Patients who elect to have an HourLift can plan on having the procedure done right in the comfort of the attending physician’s office. The results are not only successful but long-lasting making the HourLift that much more appealing!

Patients have three options when it comes to picking HourLift. Throughout the initial treatment consultation, options are discussed in detail to make sure patients are on track to achieve desirable results that fit their needs at every turn. The three types of treatment options that fall under the umbrella of the HourLift procedure include the original HourLift, the HourLift Plus, and the HourLift Ultimate.

What to Expect When You Choose the HourLift

Much as the name indicates, the average time for a traditional HourLift to provide successful results is just about an hour! Depending on patient specifics and preferences, there’s a chance that it may require an hour and a half of work.

The HourLift requires an attending physician to make small incisions next to the hairline just in front of the ear. This is done after a local numbing agent is applied to make the procedure pain-free and stress-free. From the incision point, the surrounding muscles are tightened under the skin using a specialized suturing technique. During this process excess skin is also removed. The entire process is finished up with the application of standard sutures and patients are left with smoother, tighter, and younger-looking skin overall.

What to Expect From the HourLift Plus

Patients looking for even more dramatic results when it comes to tightening skin around the neck often opt for the HourLift Plus over the traditional HourLift. This procedure is a dual HourLift mini facelift paired with a neck lift as well. Where the traditional HourLift option targets skin and muscles of the face, the HourLift Plus goes a step further and targets the face and neck to provide for an even more revitalized and youthful-looking appearance. Just as it is with the HourLift, the HourLift Plus procedure requires a physician to numb the treatment area and make specialized incisions. In addition to tightening skin through special sutures, this procedure involves targeting areas around the neck and chin.

What to Expect When You Select the HourLift Ultimate

Patients looking to completely restore their skin and appearance will find that the HourLift Ultimate addresses all of the concerns that often frustrate when it comes to looking older than you feel. This procedure pairs the traditional HourLift and the neck lift with fillers for added volume. After skin and muscle are tightened around the face and neck through targeted incision points, fillers are systematically placed to restore the face to a more youthful shape.

Results and Recovery

Every patient is unique, and the HourLift is designed to provide satisfactory and customized results. The goal of this procedure is to restore a youthful appearance but also to highlight a patient’s most appealing features!

Many patients opt to undergo the HourLift procedure thanks to the long-lasting results it provides. Once the procedure is complete, patients can expect to enjoy their new appearance anywhere from 5 to 10 years before needing to return for a follow-up. It’s important to note that for patients who elect the HourLift Ultimate and associated fillers, more frequent touch-ups are required to accommodate natural absorption by the body.

The recovery associated with HourLift is relatively minimal. After the procedure is complete, patients are advised to wear a supportive and iced head garment for anywhere from 24-48 hours. Sutures are removed by the physician around six to eight days after the procedure, but regular shampooing and makeup application can resume 24 hours after treatment is complete. At most, minimal bruising and pain at the sight of treatment can be expected that’s generally eased with the use of over-the-counter painkillers as needed. On average, a three-day recovery period should be expected.

Reach Out Today

If you’re interested in learning more about the HourLift procedure, the team at the Skin & Vein Center is here to answer all of your questions. Reach out to learn more about this procedure as well as our many other services and treatments designed to help you look and feel your absolute best!

Dr. Eric Seiger is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who has been offering innovative, expert medical solutions since graduating from New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. Throughout his career as a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery and enhancements, Dr. Seiger has been frequently published in medical journals for his development of new techniques for the safe removal and treatment of veins.