Mini Facelift, Non Surgical Facelift and Facial Tightening

Are you interested in a rejuvenated look? Tighter Neck? Tighter Lifted Cheeks?

Many patients seek out Carniol Plastic Surgery to look younger and feel better with the shortest recovery time. (Often no recovery time!)

Years ago there was only one option: A facelift. Today, we there are multiple options including nonsurgical facelift or mini-facelift with less downtime.

We use the latest technology and techniques so you look your best. We are able to achieve natural results that were not possible 10 – 15 years ago with minimal to no recovery. With current social media, online meetings, and time with friends, your appearance is even more important. When it comes to your appearance Perception is Reality.

Prior to starting any treatment, Dr. Paul Carniol and Dr. Eric Carniol will sit down with you and discuss your goals, hear your concerns, and answer your questions.

Some of the possibilities for your Facial Rejuvenation include but are not limited to laser treatments, microneedle-radiofrequency, the latest fillers, and neuromodulators such as Botox. Other available treatments include: liposuction with possible neck muscle tightening, fat dissolving therapy, necklift, daylift, and and minifacelift.

Fractional Laser Lifts

Lasers tighten and smooth skin. These lasers also improve skin texture, scars, wrinkles, and diminish dark spots. Fractional resurfacing lasers typically achieve a noticeable improvement while minimizing recovery. Typically recovery takes 1-3 days. We can perform these procedures in our office in Summit, NJ using only topical anesthesia. No injections are necessary.

Recovery is usually fairly easy. Typically there is usually only mild pinkness and discomfort after these fractional laser procedures. Many patients do not even need Tylenol after the procedure.

Some of the benefits of fractional resurfacing laser treatment are immediately visible. Following the immediate improvement, there is additional benefit over the following months. The deeper skin is stimulated by the laser to make new collagen and elastic fibers, tightening and firming the skin. These will further improve the appearance of your face and neck even over the next year!

Before and 14 Months After Two Fractional Laser Treatments. In the second photo, over a year after the second treatment, there is a wonderful improvement in skin tone, texture, fine wrinkles, and contours.

Patients frequently ask how long will the improvement last? The answer is that the improvements are permanent. The laser treatment restores 5-15 years of youthfulness to your appearance. As you continue to age, you will maintain this improvement youthfulness, making you remain you looking good for your years.

Volume Restoration

As we age, we lose volume in our faces. These changes are more than just changes in your skin. They involve your facial bones, soft tissue, and skin. They are more than just facial lines or grooves. Therefore, when we consider treatment options, we evaluate all of the affected layers to optimize your result. Treatments that can help restore volume related issues, include facial fillers, lipotransfer (liposuction and facial fat injection), and platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM, “Vampire Face Lift”, the more advanced form of PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma).

This lady desired improvement in her cheeks and neck without surgery. These before and after photos are from the same day with a dramatic improvement. We can further smooth and tighten her cheeks and neck with our Cortex fractional laser. This laser uses tiny 150 micron diameter beams to stimulate your skin to generate new collagen and elastic fibers. Since it uses a pattern of these tiny laser beams, there is a quick recovery, typically only 1-2 days.

Before and After Same Day: This lady desired improvement in her cheeks and neck without surgery. She was so pleased with the improvements! After a big family event, she went on to fractional laser resurfacing to further improve the skin texture and tone.

In the past five years, multiple facial fillers have become available. Each filler has specific characteristics that make it more ideal for use in particular regions of the face and to address certain issues. These fillers include: Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra XC, Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Revanese Versa, Juverderm Vollure, Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Voluma, etc.

When fat is used for soft tissue volume restoration it may be taken from the belly or thighs. Fat is excellent for providing volume but it does not provide any lifting. During your consultation we can determine whether you will benefit from lifting as well as volume.

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PRP/PRFM (Platelet-Rich Plasma)

PRP/PRPFM uses the growth factors in your blood. After a small amount of blood is drawn from your arm, the growth factors and platelets are isolated from your blood by using a centrifuge. This material can act as a natural stimulator for your facial tissues, for hair growth, and for wound healing!

Necklift, Daylift, and Mini Facelift

For greater neck and/or face tightening a necklift, daylift, or minifacelift might be the answer. Each of these procedures provides some tightening of the face and/or neck. These procedures are less extensive than a traditional facelift, and therefore the recovery is faster. The lift specifically targets the areas of concern. This lift can be performed in the office or as an outpatient. These procedures are for patients with mild facial changes.

Microneedle-Radiofrequency (Microneedle-RF)

Microneedle RF (brand names such as SecretRF or Morpheus8) uses radiofrequency to tighten the skin. The goal of microneedle radiofrequency treatments is to stimulate new collagen and elastic fiber production to tighten and improve your neck and facial skin.

This is performed for treatment of loosening of the neck and face skin, as well as for scars, such as acne scars. This treatment is performed in the office. We recommend a series of three treatments for optimal results. The treatments are usually performed every four to six weeks. After each treatment, there can be some mild pinkness. This pinkness usually resolves by the following morning but in some patients, it can last longer.

Neck Liposuction

A double chin can affect both women and men, and may persist even with weight loss and exercise. Using micro-cannulas, excess fat in the neck is removed. The liposuction procedure can be done in the office under local anesthesia, or can be performed in the operating room with or without other procedures. Patients should have good skin elasticity for this procedure. The fat that is removed cannot grow back. Patients typically require about 1 week for recovery and then can return to work with makeup the second week.

Laser Fat Removal

Special lasers can destroy fat cells under the skin while leaving the surface skin unchanged. This treatment has no downtime and typically patients will start to see results in 6-12 weeks. There is no pain from this procedure and patients can go directly back to work.

Fat Dissolving Therapy (Deoxycholic Acid-Kybella)

For many people, the fat under the chin is “programmed” to stick around even after fat is lost from the belly, thighs, or even face. Therefore, treatment must be targeted towards this area. There are different techniques available for fat under the chin.

Deoxycholic acid (brand name: Kybella® (or in Europe, Belkyra) is an injection treatment. The treatment dissolves away fat cells. Patients are able to return to work the next day but will notice some swelling and fullness under the chin. Patients typically require 2-3 treatments.

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This lady had a nonsurgical neck lift. She has a significant improvement without surgery.

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Everyone has specific issues that are unique to them. We want to address your specific concerns. Call us at 908-598-1400 or click here to arrange a consultation. We are happy to discuss all of the options for treatment.   Some of the treatments can start the same day as your consultation!

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Before and After Same Day: This patient was going to be the maid of honor in a upcoming wedding. These before and after photographs were taken on the same day!

This was done using fillers to not only fill but to lift her face as well. Some of the fillers were used to enhance her facial bones!

Fillers are more than just filling in lines.

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