Facelift massage is one of the many techniques that bills itself as a nonsurgical facelift technique. But, as with other similar techniques, there is no evidence that it actually works.
What Is a Facelift Massage?
A facelift massage is a type of massage that is intended to elevate sagging tissues, smooth wrinkles, and overall give you a more youthful appearance. It typically targets hollows under the eyes (tear trough), and facial folds like nasolabial lines or parentheses lines.
In the procedure, you will be given a facial, usually with a mask, but sometimes just using rubbing. There will be exfoliation, and most practices offer a hot towel as well. Massage will be performed on the face, but also usually on the hands, feet, shoulders, and elsewhere.
The facelift massage is supposed to tighten the skin, invigorate the muscles, and improve lymphatic drainage to remove toxins that contribute to an aged appearance.
Does It Work?
At this point, there have been no actual studies of facelift massage, so we have nothing to go on but the description of the procedure and the claims of providers.
Some of the techniques used in facelift massage are known to work. A facial and exfoliation provide real, but limited, rejuvenation benefits.
As far as the massage portion of the technique, it’s unlikely that it contributes anything. When it comes to facial aging, loss of muscle tone in the face isn’t a major contributor. In fact, many of the problems with facial aging come from muscles being too active, which is why botox, which relaxes muscles, is such a popular treatments.
If there are results from this procedure, they’re likely minor and very short-lived. To maintain your results, you will likely have to go back for treatment every month or so.
A Nonsurgical Facelift that Works and Lasts
At Beyond Exceptional Dentistry, we offer a nonsurgical facelift option that can give you long-lasting, even permanent result. Your teeth are part of the understructure of your face, and when they wear down, your entire face changes proportion and begins to sag. By building your teeth back up, we can restore your face to its natural proportions, giving you a more youthful proportion. You might see lessened jowls, fewer facial folds, and better definition of your chin.
The benefits are real, and they are long-lasting. They can last for ten years or more. And they are compatible with techniques like facelift massage, which can help you get a little extra freshening up for a special occasion.
If you want to learn more about our nonsurgical facelift in the Hilton Head area, please call Beyond Exceptional Dentistry at