Facelift Specialist

Ann Long, MD

Aesthetics & Anti Aging Medicine located in Lower Manhattan, New York, NY

If you’re unhappy with age-related changes in your face and neck, such as loose skin, sagginess, and wrinkles, you can rejuvenate your appearance with a facelift – a facelift that doesn’t involve surgery. Dr. Ann Long in Lower Manhattan, New York has extensive experience performing non-surgical facelifts that tighten, lift, and diminish wrinkles. When you’re ready to regain a more youthful appearance, call her office or book an appointment online for a facelift consultation.

Facelift Q & A

Can you get a facelift without surgery?

Many people think that the only way to a more youthful appearance is through surgery. While surgery can achieve dramatic results, you don’t need it to erase signs of aging, like loss of elasticity and volume.

Dr. Long offers a variety of noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures that can diminish wrinkles, tighten your skin, rejuvenate your neck, and lift your face.

What is the Silhouette InstaLift™

The Silhouette InstaLift targets your midface, which is one of the first areas to show facial aging.

As you age, the thin cushion of fat under your skin diminishes, skin and supporting muscles lose tone, and gravity exerts its influence. As a result, your cheeks and the area underneath your eyes lose volume and appear droopy.

Dr. Long uses dissolvable sutures with bidirectional cones to lift deep tissues under the skin in the middle of your face. The sutures hold your skin in place initially, but as they gradually dissolve, scar tissue and new collagen develop that hold the lift in place. The procedure is done in the office, takes about 45 minutes, and requires minimal time for recovery.



Silhouette Instalift)

  童顏線雕提升術(Silhouette Instalift)最近獲得美國FDA批准作為快速提升,收緊面部,下頜,頸部的線輪廓美容技術,此技術只限于受過專門訓練而合格的美容專科醫生操作使用,此項技術以不用開刀,幾乎無痛,無需恢復期,立即見效,并且效果持久而風行,獲醫美專家的大力推薦和愛美人士的狂愛。

   Silhouette Instalift是一種特別製作的線,含82%的童顏針成分(Poly Lactic Acid),線中間鑲住錐體(Cones),18% Lactide/Glycolyde,童顏線是一種雙向錐體拉線,錐體一端鉤住下垂的組織將其向上提升,另一端錐體將其鉤起固定在理想的位置上。



How does Botox® work?

Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin that Dr. Long injects into the facial muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkles. The toxin blocks nerve signals, so the targeted muscles relax and the wrinkles they cause are minimized or eliminated.

Botox treats wrinkles that develop from years of using the same muscles to make facial expressions, which includes crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead furrows, lines at the top of your nose, and bands on your neck.

Your wrinkles diminish in 3-7 days, and your results last from 3-6 months. When the effect begins to disappear, you can get another Botox injection to maintain your fresh appearance.

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is a noninvasive procedure that uses ultrasound to lift and tighten your neck, under the chin, and on the eyebrow. Dr. Long places a handheld device against your skin, which sends ultrasound energy to tissues beneath the surface.

As ultrasound energy heats the targeted tissues, it causes existing proteins to contract and stimulates collagen production. You may see an immediate impact due to tightening when proteins contract, but you see the full effect over 2-3 months as new collagen grows in, lifting and tightening your skin.

InnoPen MicroNeedling

Application & Benefits

  • Trans-Dermal Delivery
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Skin Tone and Texture
  • Stretch Marks
  • Cellulite
  • Skin Elasticity and Firmness
  • Appearance of Scars
  • Pore Refinement
  • Topical Absorption
  • Hair Growth
  • Hyperpigmentation and Hypopigmentation
  • Safe, Virtually Painless and Minimal Downtime

Prior to Treatment:

  • Patients with a history of viral infections such as herpes simplex or cold sores may need to be prescribed an appropriate anti-viral medication prior to treatment as microneedling could trigger a breakout.
  • No topical Retin-A products for 12 hours prior to treatment.
  • No Auto-immune therapies or products for 12 hours prior to treatment.
  • No Aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products for at least ten days prior to procedure.
  • No prolonged sun exposure or sun burns in the treatment area 24 hours prior to procedure.
  • Skin should be clean and makeup-free on the day of treatment.
  • Evaluate on a case by case basis if an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment.

Post Treatment:

  • Avoid direct sun exposure for at least seven to ten days after treatment. Absolutely no tanning beds.
  • Apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB, chemical free sunscreen with SPF 30+ designed for post cosmetic procedures.
  • No vigorous exercising or strenuous activity for at least 48 hours post treatment.
  • Avoid use of steam baths, saunas or swimming pools at least 48 hours following the treatment.
  • Do not apply makeup on the same day of treatment.
  • Use tepid water to cleanse the treatment area thoroughly while gently  massaging to remove debris.  Carefully pat dry without rubbing.
  • Avoid the use of sensitizing drugs, skincare products or cosmetics that contain mineral oils, lanolin, petroleum, acids, or alcohol based toners.
  • Only use post-procedure skincare products prescribed by the practitioner to soothe, calm, and protect the skin until it is fully recovered and ready for normal skincare.
  • No harsh exfoliants, or products containing AHA/BHAs, retinoids or acidic products with pH level less than 4.5 or greater than 7 for at least 14days after treatment.


Swelling and redness is normal immediately after the treatment. The treated area will appear similar to that of a moderate to severely sunburned skin. Minor pain and/or discomfort of elevated warmth and tightness can be experienced. This will start to subside after 1 to 2 hours. Fast recovery is normally observed within the first 24 hours after the treatment with only slight redness remaining the following day.

  • The skin will feel tight and dry for the first three days post treatment
  • Some skin might scab after 3 days post procedure. It should not be touched or picked on to avoid any infections. Will fall off naturally.
  • Patients may return to their regular skin care products approximately 2 to 3 days after the treatment or as soon as it is comfortable to do so.

It is a 3x treatment with it being 1mnth apart for each treatment.  Follow up is 6mnts after the final treatment.

Innopen Microneedling(创新微针治疗)













1.不适合急性感染及湿疹急性期,如以前曾有过口腔或    皮肤疱疹感染,要预防性服用抗病毒药物。

2.治疗前12小时,要停用Retin-A 等外用药,或者其他自身免疫治疗。




1.避免暴晒(7-10天),用UVA/UVB  SPF >30以上的防晒霜。




5.2周内不能用含果酸AHA/BHAS,RETINOIDS PH,4.5>7的护肤品或者化妆品。