Age is just a number… not until you feel bothered with all the wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging while looking into the mirror.
Since we now live in a “filtered” face era, looking ageless has become a beauty standard especially for older women. This is why cosmetics and plastic surgeons introduced various anti-aging treatments such as surgical facelifts and plastic surgery.
However, not everyone likes to visit a plastic surgeon and go under the knife. Instead, they opt for treatments that facelift without surgery.
This non-surgical option can achieve various results, including the removal of wrinkles and sagging skin without the scare of incisions.
Here are just a few benefits!
BENEFITS OF A NON SURGICAL FACELIFT
- It can provide a noticeable “lifting” effect
- It has a skin tightening effect on mild to moderately loose areas on the face
- It is less invasive, with a low risk of surgical complications
- It gives a natural, youthful appearance
- It has a short procedure time which lasts up to 1 hour or less
- The recovery time is minimal (you can go back to work in no time after the procedure!)
- The results can last up to 1 year
WHICH NON SURGICAL FACELIFT IS THE BEST FOR YOU?
Non-invasive facelifts are conducted by board-certified plastic surgeons or medical aestheticians.
They have different anti-aging techniques to address many skin problems, which are usually encountered by older women.
Here is the list of the five best facelifts without surgery:
1. DERMAL FILLERS
Also known as injections, dermal fillers are smooth gel injectables that can immediately restore or plump up hollow areas along the cheeks, temples, lips, and under the eyes.
Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid, among other ingredients, to add volume and heave the desired areas of the face.
This acid also hydrates the skin and acts as a cushion and lubricant to reduce damages.
2. THREAD LIFT
This non-surgical procedure uses very fine, absorbable threads to give a more natural-looking lift to sagging areas of the face.
Thread lifting procedures, such as Mint PDO Threads, use polydioxanone (PDO) threads to stimulate inflammation to the skin and tissues and start healing the hollow areas of the face.
Unlike other surgical procedures, the surgeon will not remove any loose facial skin. This will give a more youthful skin tightening and lifting effect since your face will look slightly pulled back.
Botox injections are also popular non-facelift treatments.
Unlike dermal fillers, it does not plump up hollow areas but rather relaxes the facial muscles that cause unwanted facial lines. This technique remains unmatched in smoothing wrinkles, forehead creases, crow’s feet.
As a result, you will get a noticeable rejuvenated and refreshed look after 1-2 weeks.
Similar to Kybella, Cryolipolysis focuses on removing the excess fat under the chin, commonly known as “double chin”.
Cryolipolysis, also known as CoolSculpting, is a painless, freezing technique of breaking down the volume of fat bulges in just one or two sessions.
It is usually done before other facial tightening procedures to achieve a better jawline and lifting effect.
This procedure is not advisable for patients with cold-related conditions, and loose or poor skin tone.
Unlike other needleless treatments, Ultherapy relies on ultrasound therapy to tighten skin and counteract different signs of aging such as sagging skin and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest.
This FDA-cleared procedure also improves the production of fresh, new collagen for a more youthful look.
HOW LONG WILL A NON SURGICAL FACELIFT LAST?
The span of the results entirely depends on the type of treatment that you will get.
Most nonsurgical procedures, including the above-listed ones, can last up to one to two years and would require regular maintenance to achieve your desired results.
For Botox treatment, the effect can generally wear off in just three to six months. This is because fine lines and wrinkles would reappear as soon as the muscle actions are back.
WHAT IS THE BEST FACIAL TIGHTENING TREATMENT?
The “one” best facial tightening treatment for everyone does not exist. It will always depend on your skin type, condition, and the areas that you want to work on.
Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon or medical aesthetician and be very honest about your skin concerns, medical history, and the results you want to achieve.
We hope this comprehensive guide to nonsurgical facial skin lifting will help you achieve a younger-looking aura.
You can visit Prescott Medical Aesthetics’ nonsurgical face-lifting services and give us a call to book your consultations!
Have you tried any of these lifting procedures before? Let us know your experience in the comment section below!