As people get older, the effects of time and age become quite evident on their faces: wrinkles and fine lines begin to develop; and skin and tissues lose their elasticity, causing a sagging, hollowed-out facial appearance. For people who do not want to go under the knife – yet would like to take years off the looks of their faces – should consider the Non-Surgical Facelift.
What is the Non-Surgical Facelift?
The non-surgical facelift, much like the regular facelift, is a cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedure that is designed to bring about a more aesthetically-pleasing look about the face by:
- Reducing the visible appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Restoring lost facial volume and firmness, especially around the eyes
- Eliminating age spots and environmental skin damage, such as skin damage from the sun
- Reducing the appearance of minimal fat underneath the neck
In order to achieve the various alterations as listed above, plastic surgeons will utilize a variety of non-invasive cosmetic procedures at their disposal:
- Dermal Fillers, such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and ArteFill
- Botox (a non-dermal filler facial injectable)
- Laser Skin Resurfacing procedures, such as Coolaser™
What makes the Non-Surgical Facelift so effective?
The Non-Surgical Facelift is so effective because it directly addresses the root causes of why your facial skin begins to look and feel the way it does as you get older: the breakdown and decreased production of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins that are necessary for a youthful, toned face.
Some dermal fillers have the ability to not just simply replace lost collagen and elastin, but to also encourage an increase in the production of collagen and elastin, giving faces back the fullness and firmness that they had when they were younger.
And laser resurfacing procedures are highly effective at evening out skin tone, thereby eliminating the appearance of age spots and other skin damages.
By combining a variety of different minimally-invasive cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedures, the non surgical facelift is more than capable of resolving the visible signs of aging on the face.
Who is a good candidate for the Non-Surgical Facelift?
People who have visibly noticeable wrinkles and fine lines, lost facial volume and firmness, sun spots and other skin damage, and/or a little bit of extra fat under their chins, are likely good candidates for the non-surgical facelift procedure, as long as they are at least average health. However, if the listed facial issues are severe enough, a non-surgical facelift may not be enough to bring about the desired results- a surgical facelift may be needed.
Also, people who desire a more youthful-looking face without the risks and potential complications of surgery as well as the downtime needed to recover from a facelift should consider the non-surgical facelift procedure to correct their facial imperfections caused by time, age, and gravity.
What to expect during a Non-Surgical Facelift procedure
Depending on the patient and the extent of the facial rejuvenation procedures that are needed to bring about the patient’s desired results, different sets of minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures will be utilized during the nonsurgical facelift. The level of any pain and discomfort during the procedure will also vary between patients and the procedures used; topical or local anesthesia may be used to alleviate pain and discomfort.
For example, in order to eliminate age spots, a laser skin resurfacing procedure will be used and in order to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, Botox or a dermal filler, such as Restylane, will be used.
To find out exactly which procedures are most optimal to bring about the facial appearance and contours that you desire, please consult your cosmetic surgeon.
What to expect after a Non-Surgical Facelift treatment
Because the non surgical facelift utilizes a variety of minimally-invasive procedures, recovery after a non surgical facelift procedure is typically quick and efficient, with patients being able to return to their normal activities and routines right after their non surgical facelift procedures.
Immediately after a non surgical facelift procedure, patients should expect some mild bruising, redness, and swelling at or around treatment areas which should dissipate within a few days of the procedure.
Although results will be immediately evident, full results may not materialize until a couple of months after the non surgical facelift procedure.
If you’d like to find out more about the Non-Surgical Facelift and how it can make you look years younger without the risks and complications of surgery, please call 310.598.2345 to set up a PRIVATE consultation!