Key Laser Institute Founder Develops New Non-Invasive Face-Lift Procedure

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Gentle LiftÂ? Redefines the Traditional Surgical Face-Lift

Imagine cosmetic surgery without the bandages, scars or long recovery time. Dr. Douglas J. Key, founder of the Key Laser Institute for Aesthetic Medicine in Portland, Oregon has developed a new non-incisional procedure, Gentle Lift™, which lifts the skin from beneath the surface restoring its youthful appearance. Traditional face-lifts rely on pulling the skin, but Gentle Lift™ is about lifting the skin by suspension. Dr. Key will share his research on reversing facial aging at the American Society of Dermatological Surgery meeting in San Diego in September.

Dr. Key was the first physician in the Pacific Northwest to begin using surgical "thread" implants, developing his own unique procedure for this amazing treatment. He places tiny 'threads' of suture material beneath the skin gently lifting the skin. Patients opting for the Gentle Lift™ treatment experience minimal recovery time, often returning to work after a weekend of rest. Additionally, the technique does not involve bandages and leaves no scarring.

"As part of the research and development team for Thermage®, I am more impressed with the results of the Gentle Lift™ procedure," says Dr. Key. "Thermage® does a great job of bringing back the natural tightness of the skin on the face and neck, but Gentle Lift™ begins where Thermage® leaves off, and actually lifts the cheeks and jowls back to their natural position. Gentle Lift™ results in an energetic and youthful look."

About Key Laser Institute

Aesthetic Medicine goes beyond "skin deep." As practiced at the Key Laser Institute for Aesthetic Medicine under the guidance of Dr. Douglas J. Key, Aesthetic Medicine brings together the most advanced understanding of the science of medical lasers, light and energy. With more than 30 years of clinical experience he continues to develop new treatments that heal and prevent the signs of sun aging, including pre-cancerous changes of skin, rosaceal redness and unwanted pigmentation, that combine Thermage® and Gentle Lift™ to create Face Lifting without Surgery™, that provide acne suppression beyond the typical use of antibiotics, that offer precision body sculpting with ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and provide revolutionary leg vein treatments that were unthinkable even 10 years ago. A published author, Dr. Key is one of the nation's leading authorities in the developing field. He is often invited to lecture about his clinical work and research in Dermatology and to teach techniques to physicians throughout the United States and around the world. For more information on treatment options, visit or call 503-296-4980.

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Before and after treatment photos and patient testimonials are available upon request.

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