US 3782372 A
Tabs are applied adhesively to each side of the face and pulled upward by attached cords passed through the hair atop the head. The tabs are heart-shaped and divided into two sections- a skin-colored adhesive section and a reinforced section covered with hair-colored cloth and pierced to receive the cord. A protective paper cover is provided for use over the adhesive section before use.
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Waite @tates tent Carlton Jan. 1, 1974 CAMOUFLAGED DEVICE FOR 1,563,767 12/1925 MacDonald 128/76 B TEMPORARY FACE LIFTING 3,524,443 8/1970 Batlin 128/76 B  inventor: Jacqueline H. Carlton, Rt. 3, Box FOREIGN PATENTS Q APPLICATIONS 359, Ft. Pierce, Fla. 33450 229,112 2/1925 GreatBritain 128/76 B 22 Fl (:1: A r. 20,1972 i 1 l e p Primary Examiner-Rwhard A. Gaudet pp N03 245,365 Assistant Examiner.l. Yasko Attorney-David R. Murphy et a].
 U.S. Cl 128/76 B  Int. Cl. A6lf 5/08  ABSTRACT Fleid 0f Search 28/76 B, 76 Tabs are pp adhesive, to each side of the f and pulled upward by attached cords passed through  References cue! the hair atop the head. The tabs are heart-shaped and UNITED STATES PATENTS divided into two sectionsa skin-colored adhesive 1,559,732 11/1925 Arnold 128/76 B section and a reinforced section covered with hair- 2,l84,099 12/l939 MacDonald"v 128/76 B colored cloth and pierced to receive the cord. A pro- 1,560,409 1 H1925 Cocroft 128/76 B tective paper cover is provided for use over the adhe- 2.079,12s 5 1937 McKinley 128/76 B Siva Section b f Y 1,195,117 8/l9l6 Spellerberg 128/76 B 2,399,335 4/1946 Dunand, 128/76 B 4 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures CAMOUFLAGED DEVICE FOR TEMPORARY FACE LIFTING BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION I. Field of the Invention This invention relates to a device for supporting facial muscles to remove sag from flabbly jowl and cheeks and to smooth skin on the neck.
2. Description of the Prior Art At a certain age, the skin of most women loses its elasticity and, the cheeks and jowls begin to sag. Fre quently this sag can be removed, at least temporarily, by a surgical face lift, although at considerable expense and some discomfort, and with some small chance of danger to health from surgery.
Consequently, many attempts have been made to provide a device for face-lifting which does not require surgery. Most such devices require the use of a tight headband or other such device which can cause headaches and which generally require wearing a wig to hide the device.
In US. Pat. No. 1,559,732, there is disclosed a wrinkle removing device in which each of two pieces of adhesive tape, doubled over at one end to provide pierced tabs, are adhesively attached to respective sides of the face above the cheek-bone, and connected through the pierced tabs by a cord drawn tight under the hair on the head and tied. Hair is arrangedto cover the skin area to which the tape is attached. This device has the disadvantage that it is constructed of tape of a single color and thus may match either the color of the hair or the color of the skin, but not both. Because the devices, when worn, are typically partially affixed to the facial skin and partially pulled into the area of the hair, a onecolor device is subject to being seen in the hair if skincolored or on the skin, if hair-colored tape is used. A somewhat similar device is also disclosed in French patent 540,485.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION The present invention provides a non-surgical facelifter in which a tabbed-adhesive material is fixed to each side of the face in front of the upper part of the ear. The tabs are pierced, and a fine hair-colored cord is drawn through the tabs and fastened, as by tying, across the top of the head. The hair is then pulled forward over the tabs to hide them.
In order to prevent visual detection of the devices when in place, the lower part is faced with sticky adhesive material on one side and is skin-colored on the opposite side. Thus, the part which is intended to stick to the skin has the color of skin. The upper part, which is preferably thickened for ease of handling and security of the cord through the pierced section, is coated with hair-colored fabric at least on the outer, more visible, side, and the fabric is preferably wrapped around to cover both sides.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 4 is a plane view of the device according to the invention. I
FIG. 5 is a perspective view of the device of FIG. 4.
FIG. 6 is a partial cross-section of a device according to the invention.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT In order to uplift sagging jowls 2 on face 4 in FIG. 1, a pair of tabs 6 (only one is illustrated) are adhesively fastened to the respective side areas 7 of the face by a cord 8 knotted 10 across the top 12 of the head, as shown in FIG. 2. Note'that, in FIG. 2, the absence of hair is for ease of illustration and need not exist for use of the invention in the preferred manner.
preferably the tabs are hidden under hair I4, as shown in FIG. 3, and are partially pulled up into the hairline by the attached cords. The before-and-after drawings are illustrative only of the placement of the tabs and not of a necessarily expected degree of improvement.
The tab as constructed is divided into two regions, a first region 16 and a second region 18, as shown in FIGS. 4 and 5. The two regions are contiguous along one side line 20 and, taken together, have a somewhat bulbous outline, preferably as illustrated in the form of an inverted heraldic (rather than anatomical) heart, slightly truncated at one end 22. The second region of the tab is pierced at point 24 to form a hole through which the cord 8 is passed. The cord is then knotted by a knot 26 across the truncated section, thereby insuring that the cord will remain ina symmetric position at the top of the tab.
The first region 16 of the tab has a surface which is colored the same color as the skin on the face, thereby allowing it to be partially camouflaged when adhesively attached to the skin. Region 16 includes small perforation 17 to allow the skin to have access to air. When the hair 14 is pulled over both the skin and the attached skin-colored tab region, the camouflage of the first region is completed. However, the second region 18 is pulled by the cord up into the hair and must be the color of the hair to remain inconspicuous. Accordingly, region 18 is covered with hair-colored woven fabric 28 as camouflage.
FIG. 6 is a partial cross-sectional view of the tab in FIG. 4. A skin-colored plastic layer 30 coveredwith a sticky adhesive coating 32 extends from the first region 16 into the second region 18. Attached to the adhesive coating in the second region is a relatively thick and stiff layer 34 of fibrous padded reinforcement for the hole 24.
The hair-colored woven fabric 28 covers the top of plastic layer 30, and another layer of hair-colored woven fabric 36 covers reinforcement layer 34. Preferably, layers 28 and 34 are also joined to each other around the edges of second region 18 to more effectively camouflage the second region.
Before the tab is prepared for use on the face, its adhesive side is protected by a protective cover, adhesively attached in the first region. The protective cover may be formed of paper having a coating of adhesive release agent on the side adjacent to the adhesive material. The paper is cut in the same truncated heart shaped outlines as the tab in order to fit over the tab. The protective paper cover is easily removed before the adhesive region of the tab is applied to the face.
1. In a cosmetic device for temporarily uplifting facial skin in the region of the jowls through the use of a pair of tabs adhesively fastened to respective sides of the face and held in an uplifting position by a cord fastened to each of the tabs and connected through the hair across the top of the head, an improved tab comprising:
a first region of the tab covered on a first surface by material the color of said facial skin and covered on a second and opposite surface by a sticky adhesive layer, and
a second region of the tab covered by both said first surface and said second surface by a woven material the color of said hair,
said first and second regions being partially contiguous and together forming a tab having a bulbous outline with a slightly truncated upper end in said second region,
said second region of the tab being pierced below said upper end to receive said cord through the pierced section and about the truncated upper end, whereby to secure said cord symmetrically on said tab,
wherein said second region comprises five layers,
reading from said first surface to said second surface follows:
a layer of said woven material the color of said hair,
a continuation from said first region into said second region of a layer of said material the color of said facial skin,
a continuation from said first region into said second region of said sticky adhesive layer,
2. A device according to claim 1 wherein said bulbous outline is in the form of an inverted and slightly truncated heraldic heart.
3. A device according to claim 2, further comprising a protective cover of paper coated on one side with a release agent and having a similar outline of a truncated heraldic heart, said tab being protected, before use, by said cover placed on said second surface, the side coated with release agent being situated adjacent to said adhesive.
4. A device according to claim 3 wherein said cord is also the color of said hair.
P t n 3,782,372 Dated January 1, 1974 I Jacqueline H. Carlton t error appears in the above-identified patent It is certified the y corrected as shown below:
and that said Letters Patent are here]:
Column 1', line 7', "flabbly" should read -flab by.
Column 4, after line 10, insert -a relatively thick and stiff layer of fibrous padded reinforcement, and m an additional layer of said woven material the color of said hair.-
Signed and sealed this 16th day of April 1971;.
EDWARD l-LFLE'I'CfER JR. G. MARSHALL DANN- Attesting Officer i Commissioner of Patents