What is a Non-Surgical Facelift??

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People are extremely worried and conscious about their appearance these days, especially with all of the false expectations found on social media. Many people are aware of a facelift, but the thought of surgery can be very off-putting. Fortunately, there are alternative methods that are less intense and are becoming safer over time, such as the non-surgical facelift. This cosmetic procedure includes a combination of non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques that have been designed to refresh and rejuvenate someone’s appearance. These practices don’t require big incisions, a general anesthetic or an overnight hospital stay, but the anti-aging results are still significant. Today, we will help you understand a non-surgical facelift. 

The Components 

A non-surgical facelift will be tailored and customized to meet an individual’s unique requirements. There are a variety of non-invasive methods available, which will address a number of different skin imperfections. The components include dermal fillers, which immediately restore volume to areas. There is Botox, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles. Fat injections can be used to enhance facial volume, but they will require liposuction on an area of your body, so it is classed as semi-invasive. There are also needleless treatments, but these may not be enough to achieve your goals. Let’s now take a closer look at some of these components, aka non-surgical, semi-pervasive procedures, which are the most popular and well known for producing results.

Dermal Fillers

As already mentioned, dermal fillers can help in restoring facial volume, and the effects are often instantaneous. They can also be used for managing wrinkles and lines effectively. However, one must understand that all dermal fillers are injectables, which means that while they are still non-surgical, these are not needleless procedures either. Depending on the doctor’s recommendation and the patient’s needs, the dermal filler used will also vary. Whatever a particular product might be named, they are usually made up of calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid, and poly-L-lactic acid.

Skin Tightening

One of the most prominent signs of aging is loose saggy skin that keeps becoming more and more profound after a certain age, with each passing year. Fortunately, there are several non-surgical procedures available today, which can help us tighten our skin, making us look much younger than we are. Next, let us go through some of those procedures and see how they work.

Ultrasound Therapy

In this procedure, super precise ultrasound emissions are used to induce collagen production with heat, at the target regions and at precise depths of the individual’s skin. This leads to firmer but flexible skin, full of youthful elasticity. In most cases, ultrasound tech can be effectively used to tighten skin near the chin, neck, chest, and even eyebrows. It usually takes about an hour or two, if not less, and the patient can go home or move about immediately after.

Radiofrequency or RF Therapy

The procedure is the same here as explained above, but with two major differences:

  1. Radiofrequency is used instead of ultrasound to heat and induce collagen production
  2. The radiofrequencies are targeted exclusively on the epidermis

The result is the same, and the firmer, more supple skin is visible after at least 3 – 6 sessions. No downtime necessary here either.

IPL/RF Combo Therapy

IPL stands for Intense Pulse Light, and it can be combined with radiofrequency to stimulate collagen production much deeper inside the skin than RF normally can manage. The advantage here is that the result doesn’t simply help the person look younger on the outside, but the renewed collagen production at such a deep level can lead to even complete and proper healing of skin from within.

What Can You Expect from a Non-Surgical Facelift?

By now, the readers should have a decent enough idea regarding what non-surgical facelifts are exactly. However, it is better to be aware of exactly what you can and cannot expect from such procedures, before spending your hard-earned money on any of it. Go through the following to get a proper understanding of the benefits that can be expected from a non-surgical facelift.

  • They can smoothen out wrinkles, creases, and fine lines quite effectively
  • In aged individuals, non-surgical or semi-pervasive facelifts have been found to be effective in restoring facial volume and texture
  • Some of these treatments have been found to be quite effective in smoothening out skin tones
  • A combination of treatments can lead to glowing, firm, and wrinkle-free skin

Pros and Cons 

Just like any cosmetic procedure, the non-surgical facelift will have many pros and cons. One of the biggest advantages of a non-surgical facelift is that it is fast and causes little discomfort. You don’t have to go under general anesthetic, which significantly reduces risks and complications. It is also temporary and economical. The reason this procedure may not work for you is because the results are moderate and less dramatic. It can be a pain to maintain because treatments need to be repeated. This can lead to it costing a lot over a long period of time. 

The Maintenance 

To maintain optimal results, you will need to repeat your non-invasive treatments every few months. If you are consistent with your maintenance and top up treatments, you may require less over time. For example, after you have had Botox, your skin muscles will relax and your expression lines will not get worse, which means you will need less product to achieve similar results in the future. No matter what treatment you choose, the aging process will still continue and once the non-surgical options can no longer give you the results you desire, then you may want to consider surgery. 

A Certified Surgeon 

Before you have any kind of cosmetic surgery, you will need to find yourself a board-certified plastic surgeon and a reputable medical clinic, such as SpaMedica. You must do your homework and research before working with a plastic surgeon. If you don’t, then your health will be put at risk and you will lose money. With a qualified medical team, a non-surgical facelift can take years off your appearance. 

Every non-surgical facelift will vary. There are pros and cons to the procedure, which you will need to think about and discuss with your surgeon during a consultation. You should always do your research into any cosmetic procedure, the doctor you choose, and the reputation of the medical facility.




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