A face lift is performed to lift and strengthen sagging facial skin in order to provide a more aesthetically pleasing facial appearance. Many describe the procedure as “turning back the clock” because it helps to reverse the effects of aging and allow patients to look younger.Aging usually causes the skin to lose elasticity and loss…
Non-surgical facelifts have existed for many years. With their increased safety and effectiveness, more people are starting to consider them. According to a report provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 15 million minimally invasive treatments were done in the United States in 2017. This article focuses on important points about a non-surgical facelift and how it can transform the patient’s life.
What is a non-surgical facelift?
A non-surgical facelift is the combination of non-surgical treatments aimed at rejuvenating and restoring one's appearance. In contrast to surgical facelifts, these procedures do not need large incisions, general anesthesia or overnight hospital stays. Patients who opt for a non-surgical facelift can go in and out of the doctor’s office with mild post-treatment pain and less downtime. The results of the non-surgical facelift can be remarkable, even if you do not “go under the knife.”
Advantages of non-surgical facelift
- Minor discomfort
- Fast treatment
- No general anesthesia
- Requires repetitive treatment
- Could accumulate costs within months
- Has moderate, less drastic results
What makes up a non-surgical facelift?
The cosmetic surgeon personalizes every non-surgical facelift to meet the person’s specific requirements. Various noninvasive procedures are available to correct anything from deep creases, lax skin and fine lines to sunken cheeks, thinning lips, acne scarring, large pores and diminishing facial volume. Standard procedures in a non-surgical facelift include:
Dermal fillers are important parts of any non-surgical facelift. The smooth-gel injectibles can quickly add volume to the lips, cheeks, temples and under the eyes. They are effective for plumping sunken parts, clearing dark shadows, and enhancing youthful vibrancy. Dermal fillers are inserted into the nasolabial folds or Marionette lines on the face to highlight and smoothen tissues to give a wrinkle-free appearance. This product is created from many products, including hyaluronic acid. The effects of this treatment can last between six months to a year.
Botox helps reduce wrinkles and is typically used for smoothening forehead creases, crow’s feet and frown lines. It momentarily relaxes the affected muscle to smooth lines caused by recurrent expressions. While Botox does not give quick wrinkle correction, the results are typically apparent within one to two weeks, and the effects could last up to three months.
Fat injections involve the use of fatty tissue taken through liposuction on another part of the body. The doctor will clean and process the fat cells before reinjecting them into the face to improve facial volume. The living fat cells will fuse with existing tissues to create a youthful look that will last for many years.
Many elements of non-surgical facelift align to create an attractive look and glowing complexion. Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion exfoliate and resurface the skin to get rid of dry and damaged tissue. As fresher skin rises, wrinkles, fine lines and hyperpigmentation reduce. Laser and ultrasound treatments (such as Ultherapy and ThermiTight) use focused energy to correct the deepest foundational layers of the skin. The skin becomes firmer and tauter with time.
Regardless of the treatment, aging will continue. Noninvasive treatments need to be performed every few months to preserve the results. Working with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon will ensure that you get the best treatment plan suited for your skin’s evolving needs, to rejuvenate your appearance and restore your confidence.
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