The Lumen Lift is a proprietary facelift procedure invented by Dr. Kwak that combines cell rich facial fat transfer (Lumen Fill) with minimally invasive laser and radiofrequency skin tightening of the face (Lumen Tight), all done in one sitting. Each procedure in its own right will have a significant impact on the aesthetics of the face. In conjunction, the two procedures provide a significant, organic rejuvenation effect that is both dramatic and natural. It will not be a different you, but a more youthful version of your facial structure.
The Lumen Lift version II adds the Lumen Rejuvenate cycle of treatments after the completion of the Lumen Lift. The Lift provides structural filling and tightening of the skin, while the Smoothing component gets rid of the micro-damage caused by the sun (fine lines, wrinkles, and spots). This is accomplished by PRP(platelet rich plasma) enhanced laser resurfacing of the skin. Please see the Lumen Smooth section for more details.
Most people from their 40s on will benefit tremendously from this procedure. It addresses the two most common signs of facial aging – sagging skin and loss of volume (meaning hollowness of the temple, eyes, and cheeks). If you desire more impact than a non-invasive procedure can deliver, can tolerate a weekend of downtime, and want to avoid the look and recovery of a traditional facelift, then this may be an excellent procedure for you.
The Lift takes approximately 3 hours and can be done just with local numbing medication; no anesthesia is necessary.
The recovery for the Lumen Lift results in only mild bruising and minimal pain after the procedure. There are no sutures to remove and healing is accelerated by our proven homeopathic and lymphatic massage protocols. Patients usually return to work within a few days of the procedure.