At H/K/B, our specialty is plastic and cosmetic surgery. Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform more than 1,000 surgeries each year and have more than 50 years of combined surgical experience. We love providing our patients with long-lasting surgical transformations, including facelift surgeries.
Although we love plastic surgery, we acknowledge that it isn’t always the right time for surgery. If you’re not ready for surgery or are looking for non-surgical options, come see us. In addition to our surgical procedures, we perform more than 3,000 non-surgical treatments each year. Surgery or not, we can help you look your best.
Facelift- Ready or Not?
Facelift surgery is one of the top cosmetic surgical procedures for patients over 55. The goal of a facelift is to rejuvenate the mid and lower face. We accomplish this by tightening and strengthening supportive facial tissues, removing excess skin, and redraping facial tissues. Each procedure is highly customized, ensuring a natural looking, individualized result. We find that patients typically look 10-15 years younger after the procedure while maintaining their unique facial appearance.
In addition to a traditional facelift, H/K/B offers a MACS lift, or mini facelift. Our surgeons also provide revision facelift surgery for patients that are unsatisfied with their facelift results from other providers.
Downtime after a facelift typically takes 1-2 weeks, depending on the type of facelift selected and the extent of the procedure. Bruising, swelling, and tenderness are common symptoms during the recovery period.
If you’re considering facelift surgery, come in for a consultation and explore your options with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. We can help you decide if you’re ready for surgery, or if one of our less invasive options will be a better fit.
Rejuvenate Your Face Without Surgery
A facelift provides the best possible facial rejuvenation. Results are dramatic and last for 7-9 years. However, surgery isn’t always the right fit. Some patients need to minimize downtime and can’t spend a few weeks in recovery. Others want to avoid or delay surgery. If you’re not ready for a facelift, we have other options available.
One option for tightening facial skin and turning back the clock is a revolutionary treatment called Profound. This powerful device uses a combination of radiofrequency and microneedling to tighten skin, rebuild the skin matrix, and improve elasticity. It helps the skin to create the three essential building blocks of healthy skin: elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Studies have found that this treatment offers a 100% response rate in facial wrinkle reduction.
What to Expect from a Profound Treatment in Charlotte, NC
H/K/B is excited to offer Profound treatments to our patients in Charlotte and Huntersville, NC. This treatment is non-surgical and minimally invasive. The specialized device allows us to deliver powerful radiofrequency energy deep into the skin, through special microneedling probes. This jumpstarts the body’s healing processes and encourages remodeling of the skin matrix.
Treatment begins with a topical anesthetic. This increases comfort during the procedure. We’ll use the Profound device to deliver radiofrequency energy into the skin, through special microneedling needles. The treatment can be performed on the entire face, for a full facelift, or can target specific trouble spots like around the eyes, jawline, or mouth. Treatment takes about an hour, depending on the areas treated. Patients return home same-day to recover.
Some downtime is needed to recover from a Profound treatment. Plan on missing a few days of work. Swelling and redness are common and typically resolve in a few days.
Results appear in the weeks after treatment, as the body’s levels of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid increase. Initial improvements are seen after a few weeks and the skin’s appearance will continue to improve for up to 6 months after treatment. Only one session is needed for long-lasting, dramatic results.
If you’re not ready for a facelift or if you want to avoid surgery, try Profound instead. Call H/K/B to learn more about this less invasive facelift alternative.