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What Is Face Lift Tape?

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Face lift tape is a product designed to help pull back sagging skin of the face and neck. It is usually attached to the area just behind a person's ears. It is then normally held in place with a string that goes around the head and is covered by the hair. It has often been used by people in the entertainment industry as an alternative to cosmetic surgery. It can also be used by anyone who would like to give their face a more youthful appearance.

This product typically consists of two clear pieces of tape with a peel-off backing, one for each side of a user's head. It also contains a piece of string that may be somewhat elastic. In order to use face lift tape, a person must first peel the backing off one of the pieces of tape. She could then stick this piece to the side of her face near the ear or temple. Next, she might use the string to pull the facial skin tight, before connecting it to the tape on the opposite side of her head.

After applying this product, an individual normally styles her hair in such a manner as to hide the tape. For this reason, this product is often pressed slightly into the hairline. The string also comes in a variety of colors to help blend in with a person's hair color.

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When first using face lift tape, a person might feel some tightness in the back of the head, as well as in the temple area. This usually becomes more bearable after a few uses. There are normally no unusual side effects noted from the application of the adhesive tape to facial skin.

Face lift tape can often help a user look younger without expensive or invasive surgical procedures. This is because it can lift sagging skin, especially around the temples and eyes. It can also help smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the cheek and jaw area.

This product can usually be purchased from a beauty supply store or online. It is generally easy to apply and remove for most people. When properly attached to the face and covered with a person's hair, it is usually not noticeable. This can mean face lift tape could be a good choice for a person who would like to look younger without undergoing a potentially dangerous face lift procedure.

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anon336442
Post 9

It's hard to find a hairstyle that will hide the tapes even when the wind blows black my hair. It's near impossible to use it outside in the natural environs without it getting noticed. Should I alter this contraption, or what hair style will work? Suggestions anyone?

anon318323
Post 8

I would like to get the lift up tape because I have pimples on my face.

anon318183
Post 7

Can someone explain whether the changes last even after you take off the tape?

anon264409
Post 6

I've just used Art Harding´s instant facelift for the first time (I had a lower face and necklift 10 years ago and noticed the effects wearing off recently ). I was very skeptical, but can't believe how unbelievable the results are! It's not as uncomfortable as you might think - and in my book, a tiny bit of discomfort at first is well worth the confidence it gives you. You do have to have longer hair, though - either that, or very thick hair in order to hide the elastic, which is very thin. I cut the clip almost in half and it wasn't at all noticeable.

You must follow the instructions as far as making sure that the area where you place the tape on your skin is very clean and dry and believe me, if you do, there's absolutely no chance of it coming off unexpectedly. It's not something I'd wear every day, but I'll certainly be wearing it on nights out and special occasions. It's well worth a try!

miriam98
Post 5

@NathanG - Honestly I’ve never heard of that, but in my opinion anything is better than surgery. I do know that you can buy face lift cream which claims to do away with wrinkles, including frown lines.

I don’t know how well they work. Personally I believe that no product will work the same for two different people. It all depends on your age and how strongly pronounced your facial lines are.

In either case, it’s worth a try. I wouldn’t really go for the face lift tape because I don’t want to wear that stuff on me all the day long, even if I forgot about. Plus if it ever got loose and came off it would be more embarrassing than losing a toupee in my opinion!

NathanG
Post 4

I had no idea that you could get a natural face lift using face lift tape. It seems kind of cumbersome to have to wear that thing the whole time, but I suppose that it beats surgery.

I do wonder if there are some products that will create permanent changes to your face. For example I have some frown lines that I want to get rid of. Someone told me that there are special tape patches that you can get and wear overnight that are supposed to stretch away the frown lines.

You have to wear them overnight but at least you don’t have to wear them throughout the day. If they really work I might give them a try.

turquoise
Post 3

Wow, this sounds so interesting! I had never heard of instant face lift tape before but I would love to try this out sometime. The anti-wrinkle creams I use regularly have basically done nothing for me, so maybe this could be a good quick fix?

I just have two concerns though. How sturdy is the tape? I have oily skin, so I can just visualize the tape falling off my face halfway through the day because of the oil. And my hair isn't very thick and luxurious either. I wonder if it would be difficult to hide the string with thin hair?

Since it's so affordable, I would still like to try it at least once though. So, has anyone else used instant face lift tape? What do you think about it? Do you have any tips for me to make it work better?

candyquilt
Post 2

@fify-- I don't agree with you at all! I use instant face lift tape sometimes and it really makes a huge difference. And I don't find it uncomfortable at all.

I considered cosmetic surgery before, but it's just too expensive. The results with that isn't permanent either! It generally last for 5-6 months and you have to pay all that money to get it again.

I don't wear a face lift tape everyday. I wear it once in a full moon for special occasions. I last wore it for my daughter's wedding and everyone was commenting on how young I look! It does help with sagging, but it helps hide wrinkles too because of the tightness it creates in the skin. And believe me, no one at the wedding had a clue that I had it on!

fify
Post 1

I've heard about this product before and I'm a little skeptical about it. I do believe that it can lift the face and decrease the signs of sagging. But I don't think it can do anything for wrinkles.

Plus, whatever benefit it offers is temporary and only lasts while the tape is on. I understand it's pretty cheap and easy to use, but I don't think it can be comparable to a surgical face lift result wise.

I also can't imagine walking around all the time with tape on my face and a tight string on my scalp. I'm sure it's pretty uncomfortable and I would be so worried that someone's going to take a good look at me and notice it.

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