A facelift on your lunch break with no cutting and no needles.
"We live a very busy life that we don't have time for recovery and surgeries so these are just great answers for that," says Larry Blevins, P.A., Co-Founder and CEO of Mesos Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Winter Park, Fla.
It sounds too good to be true but that's the promise of a procedure dubbed the lunchtime facelift, and Melissa Crown is hoping it turns back the clock on her face.
"I'm always doing this in the mirror, so I'm hoping to get a little bit of some firmness back maybe around my jaw line and around my eyes," Crown says.
She's starting with Gentle Waves light therapy. A blinking LED light activates skin cells, causing them to produce collagen. Blevins says collagen is crucial to looking younger.
"Collagen is what holds up the binding in the skin to give it a tauter, younger appearance," Blevins says.
The result is fewer wrinkles, smaller pores, and a more even skin tone.
Next up is Thermage, which uses radiofrequency to heat Crown's skin, causing the existing collagen to tighten and new collagen to form.
"Immediately after you'll get a small stimulation of tightening, Blevins says. "You'll get your full result at around six months."
It takes just one session to get results, which can last up to seven years, but more importantly are the years it can take off.
"It could take five years off," Blevins says.
Years that are priceless for someone like Crown.
"I just don't feel like what I look like in the mirror anymore, so I'd just like to bring back a little youthfulness," Crown explains. "If it makes me look 5 years younger that would be terrific."
Turning back the hands of time in just a matter of minutes.
The Gentle Waves procedure takes about 30 minutes and Thermage about an hour. Thermage can also be used to tighten other areas of the body, like the neck, arms, and abs.