The age-old obsession with youth tempts people to do some crazy things. Inject their faces with botulism (Botox), cut portions of their face off with a knife, and most recently, strap a bungee chord to their hair in an attempt to pull their skin taut over their cheekbones.
Kim Aschauer, creator of the Facelift Bungee, says the idea came to her before her sons wedding. She initially went to a plastic surgery consultation and was shocked by the “outrageous” prices. She told Good Morning America she “created this out of pure panic.”
The product comes with a comb at each end that fastens to either side of the wearer’s face. The “how-to” video (watch below) shows two little braids at the temple area into which the combs pierce, wrapping the chord all the way around the wearer’s head. If installed correctly, the chord is not visible.
Aschauer promises the Facelift Bungee will take “10 years off your face.” She explains, “It’s easily inserted, it’s easily removable.” It is said to cause no more pain than a ponytail headache.
Melissa Wexler, a mother, boutique owner, and wearer of the Facelift Bungee told ABC News, “I’ll hear, ‘Oh, your skin looks great,’ or ‘Oh, you cut your hair,’ or ‘Something’s different, is it your makeup?’ So it feels good.”
“We’re not plastic surgeons,” Rebecca Adams of the Huffington Post says, “but it seems like stretching your skin for hours on end would only make your skin looser.”The before and after pictures displayed on the products’ website depict tighter skin on the women’s faces, however the effect is no more natural looking than an actual facelift. Their faces look like exactly what is going on: skin pulled tight by a bungee chord wrapped around their heads.
For those looking for a quick fix without the high cost, the Facelift Bungee might be just what they have been searching for. And it’s more accessible than the fountain of youth.
A woman by the name of Kelly Heyniger claims that she first created the facelift bungee. So, there might become a legal battle.
The Facelift Bungee is just another contribution to the anti-aging industry set to hit $114-billion by 2015. In 2011 alone, over five million Botox injections were given.
All in all, the facelift bungee is cheaper and simpler than a “Vampire FaceLift” in which your own blood is drawn and spun to remove the plasma from the red blood cells, and then the plasma is re-injected into your skin to put a little “youthful flush” back in your cheeks, EverydayHealth reports.
Facelift Bungee Before and After Pictures:
Facelift Bungee Good Morning America
Americans spent nearly $10 billion last year to tighten their droopy skin, wrinkled foreheads and saggy eyelids, according to a report by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
If plastic surgery or fillers are not an option, then you may be interested in what one Florida woman invented. It comes in a little jar and she claims it can instantly take 10 years off your face.