Having Facelift Second Thoughts...?
So you’re considering a facelift… You’ve checked your finances; concluded it’s in your budget. You even came up with the perfect excuse for your boss as to why you need two weeks off of work. Everything seems to be in your favor, but have you done your research? And by research, I don’t mean what medical school your cosmetic surgeon attended. As important as that is, when considering a procedure as invasive as a facelift, one must make it a priority to look into what other patients who have undergone the same procedure have experienced.
The number of facelift procedures being performed each year is always increasing. And with the steady stream of controversy surrounding highly popular “branded facelifts”, it’s no surprise that more and more facelift procedures, along with the practitioners of said procedures, are falling under investigation.
Journalists for The New England Journal of Medicine surveyed 850 women who underwent a facelift in 2014. Their results concluded that 82% of patients had to wait 10-12 weeks to see complete reduction of swelling, minimizing of incision scars and fading of bruises. 10% didn’t see these results for 8 months. Only 8% of patients saw proper healing within four weeks. Of these 850 women, 297 required further surgical revisions and 459 needed cosmetic fillers to even out any dents left on their face once the swelling had subdued.
It’s quite common for those who undergo any type of cosmetic procedure to want to conceal it from those who aren’t immediate family or close friends. No one wants their coworkers to know they went under the knife. Everyone wants to appear as if they’ve aged gracefully. Going back to the work place after being absent for two weeks, with a scar as thick as a shoelace behind your ear, is an immediate tell tale sign that you’ve had some work done. Even if you do keep your hair down, to hide the aforementioned scar, how are you going to conceal that new puffy face you’ve acquired on account of post-surgery swelling?
We all want to age gracefully. Everyone secretly wishes to get asked if they’re ten years younger than they really are. Plastic surgery is not the only way of achieving it. Studies have shown that topical anti-aging treatments can begin to produce results within 4-6 weeks of continuous use as long as they contain quality ingredients. The Johnson and Johnson Consumer Products Laboratory, conducted a four month study on Deanol. Anti-aging creams and treatments containing Deanol (DMAE) have been proven to tighten the skin, reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improve the underlying muscle tone.
The study conducted was carried out over four months. Within that timeframe, 87% of test subjects saw a reduction of fine lines, an improvement in lip shape and fullness within 6 weeks. 74% of test subjects saw improvement in their under-eye dark circles, nasolabial folds and loose neck skin within 8 weeks. The study showed that application of Deanol was well tolerated and peeling, burning, itching, dryness or stinging was never an issue amongst those tested. None of these positive effects regressed during a two week cessation of application. Anti-wrinkle creams have come a long way. They’re slowly, but surely becoming facelift alternatives. With results such as the ones stated above, the need for invasive surgery is no longer prevalent. The key to go about this in the right way is finding the anti-aging product containing Deanol, that is best for you.
A highly reviewed and well-ranked anti-aging cream is LifeCell All-in-One Anti-Aging Treatment. Deanol is one of its main active ingredients. Not only does it provide the long-term results mentioned earlier, it contains light-reflecting micro-technology that gives you an instant wrinkle reducing effect in just 17 seconds of application. After conducting our own review of this product, we determined the company’s claims to be truthful and we were able to achieve the results promised. Make sure to read our full review on LifeCell, as well as our reviews on other anti-aging creams! You’ll be sure to find the one that is right for you.