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New Cosmetic Procedure "Elevates" Facial Skin

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Facial Skin and Wrinkling Skin

A procedure using FDA-approved barbed sutures to lift sagging or wrinkling skin from the brow, midface and neck is currently being performed by surgeons in the Johns Hopkins Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

The procedure provides a low-risk alternative to a face-lift for people looking for subtle, quicker results with less pain, according to Craig A. Vander Kolk, M.D., co-director of the Johns Hopkins Cosmetic Center and a professor of plastic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.