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Wide Awake Facelifts In London

With over half a million procedures undertaken, you're in safe hands

Isn't it dreadful when someone tells you that you look 'tired'? There's nothing worse. Unless, of course, you've been told that on a day when, actually, you aren't particularly. That is usually an indication that the look has become more of a permanent disposition.

Well, Harley Street Skin is proud to offer a minimally invasive solution to this very problem. You can now look nipped, tucked and wide-awake using only some of the aesthetics industry's biggest breakthrough technology. Let us introduce you to the Wide Awake (WAF) Facelift...

Lesley Says

“A WAF lift does more than just ‘lift’ the face. It also improves the firmness, texture and smoothness of the skin. It is the ultimate fix for obtaining the rested look that so many people are searching for!”

Dr Khan Says

“WAF Threads are dissolvable, meaning they are incredibly safe to introduce to the body. The dissolving process actually boosts the body's own collagen production, so you’ll get results that keep on improving.”

Wide Awake Facelifts Before & Afters

The remarkable difference a Harley Street Skin Clinic treatment can provide

The WAF Lift aims to plump, lift and restore the contours to the face and can even boost skin tone and firmness when combined with Angel PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma therapy) and Dermaroller. Forget the old fashioned facelifts of yesteryear; the WAF Lift can be performed in just under an hour, having you back at home the very same day.

Wide Awake Facelift After
Wide Awake Facelift Before

Facial rejuvenation has seen an amazing evolution over the last couple of years. Once upon a time it was all about lifting, stretching and tightening the slack skin, but now, having a facelift is all about looking refreshed and revitalized. Obtaining the natural look, and concealing the fact that any intervention has taken place at all.

Wide Awake Facelift After
Wide Awake Facelift Before

The Wide Awake Facelift achieves just this in less than an hour, swapping the surgical scalpel for absorbable, collagen-stimulating threads. During the cutting edge WAF procedure, these ultra fine threads are injected into sagging areas of the cheeks and lower face to form a trellis effect, lifting the skin up to hold it in place.

Wide Awake Facelift After
Wide Awake Facelift Before

Wide Awake Facelifts may also be combined with stimulating Angel PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma therapy to release growth factors for tissue renewal) and Dermaroller (microneedling treatment to improve skin tone and boost collagen) making it ideal for those with lost volume in the cheeks, a sagging jawline and a droopy brow.

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Every step of your journey with Harley Street Skin is handled with the utmost care and diligence. From your very first consultation, right the way through to follow up and aftercare, Harley Street Skin will guide, advise and support you at every given opportunity. We want to make sure that your time with us is as special to you, as you are to us...

Wide Awake Facelifts FAQs

The answer to some of the most common questions you may have

It's only natural to have questions if you are considering pursuing a treatment for the first time, and at Harley Street Skin, it's important to us that you feel confident and comfortable at every stage of your journey. To help you find the answers you need, here are a few of the more common quibbles that we find our clients frequently ask...

WAF Lifts make use of absorbable threads which are injected into multiple areas of the cheeks and lower face, forming a trellis for the skin to be hoisted into a new, more taut position. These threads hold the skin in place, leave no scars whatsoever and offer immediate results.

The resulting lift gives the face a much more rested, youthful look with a noticeable reduction in any fine lines or wrinkles. The procedure is so minimally invasive that it is done under only the assistance of local anaesthetic.

The procedure offers optimum results when combined with Angel PRP and Dermaroller therapy to boost collagen production and improve generalised skin tone. The Angel PRP (platelet-rich plasma) procedure involves drawing blood from the arm, separating out the platelets and then re-injecting them into the skin. This releases growth factors which help the body repair itself by stimulating cells to regenerate new tissue. Dermaroller then helps to refresh the skin further through microneedling - a process which creates superficial damage to the skin, activating a healing response. This in turn also boosts collagen levels, thickens ageing skin and treats fine lines, scars, and uneven skin tone.

WAF lifts are perfect for those that don't quite feel ready for a full surgical facelift.

They will give a relaxed and lifted look, and therefore are suitable for those with little pockets of loose skin, lost volume in the cheeks and a general sagging of the jawline and/or the brow.

In addition to fantastic lift, you can expect to see a significant boost to skin tone, softened facial lines and a remarkable improvement to the plumpness of the cheeks.

Final results of a WAF Lift can last up to 4 years. You will see lifted, plumped and restored facial volume immediately after your procedure, however best results are seen gradually over a 3 month period, as the skin tightens and new collagen is formed.

The Wide Awake Facelift is a 60 minute procedure, using only local anaesthetic. It offers immediate visible results, and absolutely no scarring. Results of your WAF will continue to improve over the following three months as new collagen is formed.

Side effects of the WAF include minor bruising, swelling, tenderness and slight sensitivity in the treated area. Patients will also experience a sensation of tightness in the face, which will subside once inflammation has reduced. This will likely take between 5-7 days.

Invasive surgery and months of recovery time can be a thing of the past with the WAF Lift, with downtime sitting usually between the range of 3-5 days, although there may be some residual swelling and bruising beyond this point.

None of this is recovery time is spent in hospital however, as the added benefit of the WAF is that it only requires the use of local anaesthesia. This means that not only is it far more cost-effective (as it does not require an anaesthetist), but you are free to return to the comfort of your own home that very same day!

Patients typically feel comfortable returning to work anywhere between days 3 and 7, although this is entirely down to personal preference and patients should work to their own timeline, and listen to their bodies when thinking of returning to the workplace.

About The Harley Street Skin Clinic

The award winning clinic dedicated to helping you be your best self

We understand that deciding to go forward with cosmetic treatment can feel like a huge decision. One that we certainly wouldn't expect you to go ahead with without hearing a little bit about us first. Here is exactly why people around the world are happy to put their trust into Harley Street Skin Clinic.

The Harley Street Skin Clinic
Quality & Safety is our Culture

Since 2004, Harley Street Skin has been on speed dial to some of the world's highest flyers thanks to the expertise of cosmetic tour de force, Dr. Aamer Khan and wife Lesley Reynolds.

With their flagship clinic based on the world’s most famous medical strip, Harley Street Skin quickly became a medical and cosmetic frontrunner, drumming up a pristine professional reputation and impressive roster of celebrity clientele. The clinic was in fact so thriving that it gained the attention of television network SkyOne, becoming the focus of hit documentary series Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me.

Offering an expansive range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, Harley Street Skin are renowned worldwide for their cosmetic precision, expertise and minimally invasive techniques. From top of the line body sculpting treatments and cosmetic contouring to breast enhancement and discreet anti-ageing lifts, Harley Street experts offer the A-list experience from consultation through to aftercare.

But that's not all. Harley Street Skin are also pioneering skincare specialists, offering solutions to everything from anti-ageing and resurfacing, to colour correction and hydration.

Carefully formulating the perfect regime for even the most stubborn and unusual of skin complaints, Harley Street Skin boast an acclaimed skin care range frequently making an appearance in beauty mag must-haves, health and lifestyle columns, and celebrity handbags around the world.

With highly skilled practitioners, doctors and surgeons on hand at every turn, Harley Street Skin can help you attain the aesthetic you've been dreaming of - whatever your cosmetology needs.

Dr Aamer Khan & Lesley Khan