SMAS facelift is an effective alternative to plastic surgery

A unique and effective procedure that affects the musculoaponeurotic system starts the deep skin renewal processes.

Due to the effect of the ultrasound device, the cosmetologist can act on the face at several levels at once – on the skin, subcutaneous fat, and muscles.

Modern SMAS lifting is an effective facelift without incisions and sutures, which can give youthfulness, smoothness, and freshness to the skin in just one procedure. SMAS lifting is an effective and high-quality technique that has been clinically tested and approved by the FDA. To date, over 1 million procedures have been performed worldwide.

Deep effects of the procedure

The device acts on all layers of the skin with the help of ultrasound, which penetrates to any depth, set and selected by the doctor individually for each patient. 

Such a wave causes slight thermal damage to cells, which entails several positive aspects:

  • The tissues in the affected area contract and become denser.
  • The frame of the face is tightened, and the cheekbones and chin are sharpened and become clearer.
  • Old collagen and elastin fibers are restored, and the synthesis of new tissues responsible for the tone and elasticity of the face is also launched.
  • Fat cells undergo lipolysis and decrease; the face becomes “thinner” and more sculpted.

During the procedure, the cosmetologist changes the depth of ultrasound penetration, acting alternately on the goat, subcutaneous fat, and muscles.

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Benefits of the SMAS technique

  • Double effect – a quick improvement in appearance, just a couple of days after the procedure, a pronounced rejuvenation effect will be noticeable, lasting for a long time – from 9 to 24 months. The benefits of SMAS do not end there; the procedure starts the processes of long-term rejuvenation, working at the cellular level. Stimulation of collagen and elastane production and fiber renewal occurs within six months after SMAS exposure.
  • Such a lifting does not change the facial features laid down by nature, as surgical plastic often does, the use of Botox and fillers. The size and shape of the lips, eyes, and nose remain the same; the skin looks elastic but not stretched.
  • Ultrasound has been used in medicine and cosmetology for several decades, which makes it possible to guarantee the safety of this procedure for patients. In addition, SMAS eliminates surgeon errors and complications that can occur during plastic surgery.
  • No long and painful recovery period.
  • The cost is lower than plastic surgery, and the effect is very noticeable.
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The effects of hardware lifting

SMAS lifting in just one procedure helps:

  • smooth fine wrinkles and reduce deep ones
  • remove overhanging skin over eyebrows
  • smooth out nasolabial folds
  • raise the eyebrows and corners of the lips
  • reduce or completely remove the second chin and jowls that is, ptosis or age-related sagging of the skin

After exposure to the apparatus, the skin becomes more elastic, the complexion evens out, the oval is tightened, and the contour and features become clearer and more pronounced.

Who is the SMAS facelift recommended for?

This procedure is designed to slow down the aging process at all levels and layers of the skin. SMAS is not recommended for young girls; the cosmetologist prescribes it when signs of aging appear and when it is necessary to smooth out wrinkles and stimulate collagen production for a clear facial contour.

Indications for hardware lifting:

  • wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead 
  • decreased skin tone
  • pronounced nasolabial folds
  • drooping corners of the mouth and purse-string wrinkles around it
  • overhanging eyebrows
  • flew, and a second chin
  • puffiness and pastosity of facial tissues
  • signs of aging, including rings of Venus and loose skin on the neck

What does a patient feel during a facelift?

During the procedure, patients experience discomfort (the degree of intensity of sensations depends on the individual sensitivity of the person). The “hottest” places are the areas with the least body fat.

Sometimes there may be a tightness or tingling during and immediately after the procedure. 

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After the hardware lifting, swelling and slight redness are observed for some time, and during the first couple of weeks, there may be slight discomfort, aggravated by active facial expressions or touching the face.

When SMAS lifting does not help

The main reasons why a positive result is not observed after the procedure:

  1. Pronounced age-related changes – in this case, the cosmetologist should not recommend hardware rejuvenation; it is initially not very effective in situations where plastic surgery is necessary. Therefore, it is very important to choose a clinic with a good reputation and an experienced and competent doctor who will evaluate individual characteristics and select the most effective rejuvenation procedure.
  2. Poor study of problem areas is most often due to poor-quality apparatus or low qualification of a cosmetologist. An experienced specialist can correctly calculate the required number of pulses for each area of ​​the face.
  3. Use anti-inflammatory drugs immediately after the procedure – sometimes, patients resort to these drugs to reduce discomfort and pain after SMAS. This is not worth doing; the effect of the procedure is largely due to the occurrence of a controlled inflammatory reaction, and it cannot be violated.

The effect of the procedure – when to expect

Ultrasonic SMAS lifting is an effective procedure, the effect of which occurs immediately after the procedure and increases for some time after it:

  • The skin becomes fresh and supple within a couple of days after the procedure.
  • During the first week, you can see how small wrinkles are smoothed out, and large ones disappear.
  • Double chin disappears within two weeks
  • After two months, you can see how the oval of the face is noticeably tightened
  • 4-6 months after SMAS, the effect reaches its maximum
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The result of the procedure lasts from 9 months to 2 years, depending on the patient’s individual characteristics and the skin’s initial condition.

What areas to avoid

When working with the face and neck, a competent cosmetologist will “bypass” the nerve exit points, the thyroid gland area, and the central part of the forehead.

How to properly prepare for the procedure?

To achieve the maximum effect of rejuvenation, it is recommended to pre-purify and moisturize the skin. Mesotherapy, biorevitalization, or plasma therapy may be recommended. 

How is the rehabilitation period

It is absent – this is one of the advantages of non-surgical SMAS lifting. Immediately after visiting the clinic, you can return to normal life.

The consequences of the manipulations are extremely insignificant, easy to disguise, and pass quickly:

  • The slight skin redness may persist for 1-2 days after the procedure.
  • Slight swelling of the face that disappears on its own the next day
  • In rare cases, small bruises appear, which a resolving cream will help to cope with.
  • Discomfort and pain that occur with active facial expressions or touching the face do not require adjustment and disappear within a couple of weeks.

Skin care after SMAS facelift

After the doctor has completed his task, the patient has to take care of the result. The duration of the effect of the procedure largely depends on proper facial care. Skin that has been exposed to hardware especially needs regular hydration and nutrition. In this regard, it is recommended:

Two weeks after the facelift, undergo a biorevitalization or mesotherapy procedure. This will help maintain skin tone.

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If you categorically deny injection techniques, do not forget to moisturize your face yourself – creams, serums, and masks will do.

After completing the procedure, it is important to follow the specialist’s instructions. Contact a professional cosmetologist if you find it difficult to choose care products.

Who is contraindicated SMAS-lifting

Like any other cosmetic procedure, SMAS is not recommended in the following situations:

  • Pregnancy and lactation
  • Diabetes
  • Pacemaker and metal implants
  • Severe cardiovascular disease
  • Numerous moles and papillomas in the area affected by the device
  • Cancer diseases
  • Acute infections with fever 

What not to do before the SMAS facelift

Before the procedure, cosmetologists are advised to refrain from the following manipulations:

  • deep and active peels that injure the skin
  • to introduce threads and fillers to correct the oval and facial features
  • reduce the amount of salt and water on the eve of the hardware procedure
  • do not use drugs that affect the composition of the blood (except – vital drugs prescribed by a doctor)

Cosmetologist’s recommendations after the procedure

The doctor recommends two weeks after SMAS refuses:

  • tanning in the solarium and on the beach
  • attend thermal procedures (sauna, bath, hammam) 
  • take a hot shower or bath – hygiene procedures are recommended to be carried out under warm water
  • apply scrubs, peels, and other aggressive facial skin products

It also makes sense to give up alcohol, cigarettes, and vigorous physical activity for three days after the procedure.


What advantages can you highlight from the HydraFacial procedure?

Efficiency and safety are, of course, the most important advantages of the procedure. In addition, I like its versatility – within just one hour, we can effectively cleanse the skin, moisturize, nourish it with useful substances, tighten the oval of the face, reduce deep wrinkles and eliminate fine wrinkles.

HydraFacial is such an easy cleansing; does it help against wrinkles too?

Yes, initially, we used HydraFacial more for skin cleansing. But now the procedure has become complex, and we can still carry out good nutrition, deep moisturizing, and significantly reduce skin aging signs.

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