By Vanessa Bolano
NEW ORLEANS (Vanessa Bolano / WGNO) — A bunch of plastic surgeons are in town as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons convention gets underway at the Convention Center. One of the topics of conversation: quick alternatives to fight the aging process. It’s what one Metairie doctor has already mastered.
Why is it Hollywood’s A-listers like Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Julia Roberts, and Jennifer Aniston don’t seem to age? Is it that they’re turning to the newest, quickest, some would say easiest trend in plastic surgery?
“I like to think of it as the one hour virtual face lift because it’s not surgical,” says Board Certified dermatologist Dr. Diane Rose.
The Lunch Hour Facelift uses plenty of needles, but no general anesthesia.
Patient Kristin Samuelson says, “I haven’t wanted to do anything extreme, but I have thought about something like this. Like getting a layer removed so I can see what’s under there because I know that’s what everyone talks about.”
Samuelson is one of many patients Dr. Rose sees for a little pick me up without the nip and tuck. She’s mastered the Lunch Hour Facelift which is usually a four step deal that starts with ridding wrinkles with Botox or neurotoxins.
The next step is to plump it up with filler that Dr. Rose says is applied, “Usually in cheek area and chin area although sometimes right around the eyes.”
The third step is laser which can, “Help tighten up the skin, tighten up pores, smooth out fine lines and soften wrinkles,” says Dr. Rose.
At this point your face is ready for Oxygenetix makeup which claims to heal as it conceals.
The Lunch Hour Facelift takes just about as long as it sounds, an hour. It’s customized for each patient and there’s virtually no downtime.
The procedure ranges from $1,000 to $1,800. It’s a fraction of the cost of a traditional facelift and well worth investment for Krisitin.
“I was starting to see the skin on either side right here getting, looking like the surface of the moon. I see that on old people not me. I’m never getting old!”
The results of lunch hour facelift last about a year.