Facial aging is unavoidable, but we at least now have innovative ways of managing our unique aging process. In addition to caring for the skin well by applying sunscreen, eating well, and using high-quality skincare products, many people eventually consider some type of facelift. There are numerous ways to rejuvenate the face. A surgical facelift can be ideal for certain reasons. So can a non-surgical facelift. Here, we look at what the non-surgical approach may involve and what it has to offer.
What Is a Non-Surgical Facelift?
A surgical and a non-surgical facelift have something in common: they both intend to revitalize the facial appearance. The non-surgical approach utilizes multiple modalities, none of which require anesthesia or much downtime. Some of the aspects common to a non-surgical facelift include:
- This injectable is a wrinkle reducer and then some. In addition to erasing frown lines and worry lines, Botox can also rejuvenate the eye area by lifting a brow line that has begun to fall below the upper orbital rim of the eye. The results of this part of a non-surgical facelift can last 3 to 6 months.
- Dermal fillers. These injectable products are also used as wrinkle-reducers. However, like Botox, dermal fillers can do more than smooth unwanted creases. Common uses of dermal fillers include refining the definition of the lips, adding volume to the body of the lips, and increasing the contour of the mid-face through cheek augmentation. Fillers can also disguise mild jowls at the jawline. The results of dermal filler treatment can last up to 2 years.
- Laser skin resurfacing. Laser devices are commonly used to address multiple dermatologic concerns. The resurfacing process may be achieved using traditional ablative laser energy or a fractionated technique. Both are safe and effective. Both achieve outstanding results by removing dead and damaged tissue and instigating tissue regeneration through collagen and elastin proliferation. Laser skin resurfacing can improve the skin’s tone, texture, and firmness with minimal downtime.
Benefits of a Non-Surgical Facelift
While this approach to facial rejuvenation may not be ideal in every situation, there are outstanding benefits:
- Quick treatment
- Customized to each person’s needs
- Few risks
- Short recovery time
- Minimal discomfort
- Minimal aftercare
- Lower up-front cost
- Proven results