What Is the Difference Between a Normal Face Lift and a Partial Face Lift?

As we age, the production of collagen and elastin in the skin slows down. These two proteins are responsible for giving your skin structure and allowing it to look firm and youthful. Procedures such as Botox, a Partial Face Lift, or a Mini-Facelift, are often the go-to for clients who want to rejuvenate their skin’s appearance.

A traditional face lift is a procedure that tightens loose, drooping skin around the jawline and removes deep wrinkles around the nose and mouth, as well as excess, sagging skin and fat underneath the chin and around the neck.

The treatment can also tighten underlying tissues, and it can be used in conjunction with surgical procedures to improve the appearance of the eyebrows, forehead, cheeks, and eyelids.

The main difference between a normal face lift and a partial face lift is the size of the incision. In the former, the surgeon makes an incision at the front of the ear, reaching up into the hair or hairline and behind the ear into the scalp. A mini-facelift has a shorter scar, a shorter recovery time, and has a less dramatic effect than a traditional face lift.

A partial face lift is slightly less invasive and takes only a few hours to perform. Since it does not result in a dramatic transformation, it is ideal for younger people who are just beginning to notice the signs of aging. It targets mainly the jaw and upper neck region.

With the latest advancements, there any many noninvasive, nonsurgical procedures to decrease the effects of aging, for example, Minimally Invasive Non-Surgical Thread (MINT). You can read more about it here.

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