If you’ve been thinking about achieving younger, more radiant skin, but felt nervous about going “under the knife,” you need to know that recent advances in cosmetic procedures have made it possible to attain a better appearance without the need to go “under the knife.” With little downtime and minimal discomfort, nonsurgical face-lift procedures are becoming increasingly popular as people strive to minimize the signs of aging and improve their overall appearance. Here is a closer look at what a non-surgical face-lift entails and how it can help you achieve the look you want.
A nonsurgical face-lift is the name given to a number of cosmetic procedures that fight the facial effects of aging, including sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. While many different procedures fall under this name, none of the procedures require actual surgery. This means patients can be in and out of the surgeon’s office and back to work the same day, in many instances.
The injection of fillers into the skin is one of the most common types of nonsurgical procedures to fall into this category. Fillers replace the lost volume that happens as collagen stores diminish with age. Gels, like hyaluronic acid, are injected into the face to give it a fuller, more youthful appearance. Nonsurgical fillers can be used to add fullness to areas where fine lines and wrinkles are common, like the corners of the mouth, chin crease, around the nose and in the cheeks.
Botox injections are another common nonsurgical facelift technique. Unlike fillers, Botox does not fill in the area but rather relaxes the muscles that cause lines on the forehead and around the eyebrows. The result is a face that looks rejuvenated and refreshed.
While injections are some of the most common types of nonsurgical facelift procedures, you can also achieve excellent results with skin tightening procedures that do not require needles. Laser resurfacing, for example, improves the quality of the skin and encourages collagen production, all without any needles or surgery. Chemical peels can help resurface the skin to reduce the look of wrinkles and pores, also tightening the skin at the same time.
Cosmetic surgeons are now using ultrasound and radiofrequency technology to help achieve more youthful looking skin on the face and neck. These therapies address the changes that occur in the deeper layers of the skin, which helps to tighten and rejuvenate the visible layers.
Most of these non-injection facial treatments require multiple visits for optimal results. Patients sometimes notice little change from one visit to the next, but when they are done with their treatments the changes are significant.
Nonsurgical face-lifts can greatly improve the appearance of the skin, but the results are not permanent. All of these treatments will need to be repeated to maintain the desired results. How long each specific procedure will last depends on its location, the overall health of the skin and the desired result.
If you are interested in learning more about nonsurgical facelift options, Dr. Rispler and the team at LDI is ready to help. Call to schedule your free consultation to discuss your treatment options, and see the difference that a nonsurgical face-lift can make in your confidence and appearance.