As we get older, lines and wrinkles appear, we lose volume in the facial tissue, and skin starts to lose elasticity. For years, a surgical facelift was the only procedure to address these skin concerns.
But that’s no longer the case. There are many non-invasive “tweakments” that can help you achieve more natural-looking results without going under the knife. Here’s how you can save time and money by getting a facelift without the surgery.
The Benefits of Non-Surgical Cosmetic Facelift Treatments
Non-surgical cosmetic treatments don’t provide the same dramatic results as surgical facelifts. But that’s not what most people want to achieve. The best thing about these treatments is that they provide a natural-looking enhancement. You still look like you, but a younger, fresher, and rejuvenated version.
You can target fine lines, wrinkles, deep creases, sagging, loss of volume, skin tone and texture without the risk and expense of a surgical procedure. There are no incisions, general anaesthetic, or scars.
Compared to a traditional facelift, minimally invasive procedures are much more affordable. In addition, the recovery period is much shorter, and you can return to work and social activities immediately following treatment. Most non-surgical treatments take less than an hour to perform in clinic.
Which Non-Surgical Facelift Is the Best?
The best non-surgical facelift for you depends on your unique skin concerns and what you want to change. For example, many people want to achieve tighter, smoother skin, while others want to address the loss of volume and sagging.
Your clinician will examine your skin and recommend a treatment plan that works best for you. Book a free consultation at b clinic to find receive a personalized treatment plan.
Let’s take a look at some of the possible options.
Dermal Fillers Injectable Facelift
A dermal filler injectable facelift, sometimes known as the liquid facelift, is a non-surgical procedure involving dermal filler injections to restore lost volume to the face and plump up the skin.
As the body ages, the connective tissue in your skin weakens due to a drop in collagen and elastin production. This can make you look older than you truly are. Dermal fillers plump up the skin by restoring this lost volume and stimulating collagen and elastin production.
Dermal fillers are most effective at reducing sagging and smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. They can also be used to increase the volume of the lips, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, and lift the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines around the mouth, eyes, and forehead.
Anti-wrinkle injections are among the most popular non-surgical facelift treatments.
Repetitive muscle movements are one of the leading causes of fine lines and wrinkles. That’s why people usually notice the first signs of ageing around the mouth, eyes, and forehead. Over time, the repetitive movement of the muscle beneath the skin starts to cause static lines and creases.
Anti-wrinkle injections relax the overactive muscle and smooth the skin. The muscle relaxant injection blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscle, relaxing the muscle so that the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the area is reduced.
This type of non-surgical facelift procedure is often combined with other treatments and can be used to target crow’s feet, smile lines, bunny scrunch lines, forehead wrinkles, and other areas.
Ultherapy is one of the most sophisticated non-surgical skin tightening procedures. The treatment uses powerful ultrasound energy to lift and tighten the skin by triggering the body’s natural regenerative process. Ultherapy can treat the face, neck, chin, and chest.
The ultrasound energy triggers the body to produce more collagen and elastin, the proteins that make our skin look and feel younger. There is no downtime, and the only noticeable sign of treatment is mild puffiness for the first-day post-treatment.
Results improve over time as the skin naturally regenerates in the treated area. The new collagen starts to lift and tighten the skin, with results continuing to improve for up to 6 months.
PDO Thread Lift
A PDO thread lift is one of the most popular and effective alternatives to a surgical facelift. The procedure uses a synthetic suture to lift and tighten the skin. It’s much less invasive than going under the knife and doesn’t involve any incisions or scars.
The synthetic thread is made from a polyester material that has been used in surgeries for over 40 years. The thread breaks down in the body over 6 months, lifting the skin and triggering a natural reaction at the cell level called fibroblasts. This reaction boosts the production of collagen and elastin to rejuvenate the skin.
The PDO thread lift can be performed in less than an hour and requires little to no downtime. You may experience mild swelling and bruising, but most people immediately return to their regular routine following treatment.
Laser resurfacing is an effective treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin concerns. Focused laser energy is targeted at the deeper layers of the dermis to address sun damage, age spots, hyperpigmentation and skin texture and tone. The procedure is often combined with dermal fillers to replace lost volume and can be a powerful rejuvenation treatment.
While a surgical facelift can tighten the skin, address sagging, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, it doesn’t treat the skin itself. Laser resurfacing targets problem areas and uses the body’s natural healing process to rejuvenate the skin with much less downtime.
Are Non-Surgical Facelifts Any Good?
Yes! There’s a reason why surgical facelifts are less popular than they used to be. While you won’t see the same dramatic results as a surgical facelift, non-invasive treatments can significantly improve signs of ageing and produce much more natural-looking results.
Non-surgical facelift treatments use the body’s natural healing and regenerative processes to boost collagen production and encourage skin renewal to achieve great results without any incisions or downtime. You can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work in the afternoon.
What Is a Good Age To Get a Facelift?
Every person has different genetics, lifestyle choices, and experiences that make it difficult to recommend an ideal age for a facelift. For example, some people in their 40s have younger-looking skin than those in their 30s. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 64% of Rhytidectomy (facelift) procedures were performed on people aged 55-69. However, many surgeons believe that the mid-40s and early 50s are the best age for achieving optimum results as the skin has more elasticity.
For non-surgical facelift treatments, it can be beneficial to have treatment earlier than a surgical facelift. Anti-wrinkle injections, laser treatments, and other non-invasive procedures can be an effective preventative measure to slow down signs of ageing and improve skin texture and tone.
How Long Does a Non-Surgical Facelift Last?
The results from non-surgical facelifts are not permanent. Just like a surgical facelift, results will not last forever. The longevity of results depends on the type of treatment and can vary from person to person. For example, anti-wrinkle injections typically last for 3-4 months, while some types of dermal filler injections can last for 12 months or longer.
How Can I Make My Face Look More Lifted?
When clients want the face to appear more lifted, they usually want the skin to be tightened. While a surgical facelift can achieve this, less drastic treatments can deliver a noticeable improvement. For example, a PDO thread lift is a good alternative for lifting the skin and producing a more natural-looking enhancement. A combination of treatments often works best to achieve optimal results.
How Can I Tighten My Jowls Without Surgery?
Due to a loss of volume higher up the face, the jowls are often one of the most noticeable areas for sagging and skin laxity. One of the most effective ways to treat the jowls is through dermal filler injections. By restoring lost volume to the face, we can lift the skin to restore your youthful appearance.
While a surgical facelift pulls back the skin to address sagging and skin laxity, dermal fillers restore volume to lift the skin. Results are more natural-looking and less drastic.