Everyone wants to keep looking young longer. That is why facial skin rejuvenation lotions and food supplements are so sought after. But there is a physical limit to the possibilities of these agents. While the use of topical applications and youth-giving vitamins and herbals may produce some effect during the early stages of aging, as people get older, more definitive techniques are sought for sagging skin, deep lines, flabby wrinkles on the face and dangling turkey chins.
That is when people start thinking about face lifts. How exactly does it work? To understand the way it is done, we have to know something about the components that make up the skin of our face. First we have the superficial skin layer on our face. Underneath that we have a layer of muscular tissue known as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) which makes it possible for us to move the skin on our face and make different facial expressions. Underneath the superficial skin, blobs of fat may accumulate and contribute to the sagging of the skin with old age.
Facial skin rejuvenation was normally done by stretching the superficial skin of the face and in the process removing the unwanted and bulgy fat deposits under it. However, this traditional manner of skin rejuvenation compressed and folded up the SMAS. This packing up of the SMAS gave the patient a pinched look.
More recently methods have been developed to lift the deep SMAS layer itself instead of the superficial skin. Results of this type of facial skin rejuvenation are better than the first one with effects lasting for up to 10 years. However, a SMAS face-lift is a predominantly invasive procedure involving stretching that deep muscle layer. As such, there is great chance for complications due to infections, considerable discomfort for the patient and a relatively long recovery time before seeing the effect of the facial skin rejuvenation.
In 1987, Dr David Kent invented a less invasive variation of the SMAS procedure. The procedure came to be known as the Lifestyle Lift. It offers all the facial skin rejuvenation effects of traditional invasive surgical processes with a shorter treatment time, less discomfort for the patient, less chance for complications and infections and a faster recovery time.
The vision of Dr. Kent seems to be to provide people with a more comfortable remedy. The Lifestyle Lift is therefore ideal for people whose facial skin has begun to sag. Because for such people, deep invasive surgery may not be necessary, to remedy their moderate complexion problems, the Lifestyle Lift will be enough.
The right time to start is early on in your mid-forties when the wrinkles start to show. If you avail of Lifestyle Lift treatment then, you may never have to undergo deep invasive procedures ever. By maintaining your Lifestyle Lift treatments every 5 or 10 years, you can stay looking young without too much discomfort, risk or expense.