If you’ve ever been to a hospital or even to your doctor’s office and seen a plastic surgeon uses a face mask, you know how quickly this method of facial cosmetic surgery can be helpful. Face masks have long been used to rejuvenate a tired or damaged face by reducing lines and smoothing wrinkles. They can also be used to hide blemishes or dark circles, giving you an even complexion.
The key to using face masks is that the application of the mask should start at the edges of the nose and work inward to the forehead. This means there will be several layers to breathe through rather than only one or two thin layers. Each of the layers of the fabric need to be moistened and air-dried before being layered in thin, even layers. The thickness of the layers will depend on the desired result.
One of the great advantages of face masks is the fact that they allow for a higher level of personal hygiene than other forms of rhinoplasty. There is no sagging, hanging skin, so the wearer is better protected from bacteria and irritants. There is no sagging around the nose because there is no hole in the nose. The face mask also allows for a smoother transition of air through the nose, reducing nasal congestion and allowing for easier breathing throughout the day. Many doctors use nose strips as an alternative to face masks but they do not provide as much moisture or air-drying as a face mask.
Some people use nose clips and ear loops as alternatives to the traditional face masks. Nose clips and ear loops are useful because they do not require the wearer to bend over. However, these devices are more awkward when trying to adjust them in the corners of the nose where the cleavage is located. Ear loops are useful because they are simple, clear plastic bands that can be adjusted easily. They have two hook attachments that can be used to pull the ear tighter or further loose.
Another advantage of using ear loops and nose clips is that they are less invasive than surgery. The face must be washed first and then these devices can be applied. Ear loops are usually made from silicon-based gels that hold the ear into place and tie it closed. If the patient has thick hair, they can tie the hair into ponytails and secure them with clips. This reduces the risk of snagging the earlobe or the surrounding area, where the loop is attached. This method requires less washing after application and most patients report that there is not a significant amount of discomfort associated with the application.
When selecting a face lift surgical device, patients should ask about the ease of which they can be removed. To remove a face mask without pain, the doctor will most likely recommend not using any type of irrigation or nasal irrigation device. This means that the patient will have to rely on their own capacity to flush out the system and wash out the device. There is no benefit to the patient to have an irrigation device if the face lift will be performed with the use of these. This also applies for patients who wish to remove their masks with no delay.