Although traditional facelift surgery is still one of the most popular solutions for mitigating the negative effects associated with aging, not everyone is willing to undergo the incisions, anesthesia, downtime, and inconvenience that come with going under the knife.
A non-surgical facelift is a good alternative option that has the ability to rejuvenate the patient’s complexion, resolve any volume deficits in the face, and decrease the size of a double chin.
What is a non-surgical facelift?
Non-surgical facelift is essentially a name that is used for minimally or non-invasive procedures that can improve many of the visible signs of aging. Depending on the patient’s aspirations, non-surgical facelift procedures consist of a wide array of treatments that can treat many different issues.
Compared to surgical facelifts, non-surgical techniques are considered to be favorable, as there is no need for large incisions, general anesthesia, or hospitalization. By choosing the route of non-invasive treatments, patients can forgo the discomfort and downtime that come with surgery.
What are the different non-surgical facelift options?
Botulinum toxin, also known as BOTOX, is one of the most popular non-surgical treatments in use today. BOTOX is a neuro-modulator that, when injected into muscles, causes relaxation and prevents muscle contractions. The lack of contractions means fewer wrinkles. This treatment can address everything from fine lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows to crow’s feet around the eyes. Even issues such as loose skin in the neck can be attenuated with BOTOX.
Sagging cheeks and jowls are often caused by volume loss in the face. With dermal fillers, this volume can be restored in a matter of minutes.
Dermal fillers are primarily employed to fill lines and spaces. They are most often used on lower parts of the face, such as the cheeks and nasolabial folds. They are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin. Overall, these fillers are a powerful tool for plumping the skin and replacing lost volume, resulting in a smoother texture and reduced wrinkles.
Another popular method is fat transfer. With this technique, fat can be harvested from certain areas of the body and then injected into the face to treat issues such as volume loss. This procedure can address everything from smile lines to acne scars. Because the patient’s own fat is being used, the body accepts it more easily, decreasing the likelihood of complications or allergic reactions.
Radiofrequency (RF) Treatment
Radiofrequency (RF) Facial Treatment utilizes RF energy to heat up tissue, stimulating collagen production at deeper layers of the skin in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. It also induces new collagen and elastin production. This FDA-approved treatment provides immediate results, and there is little downtime.
A thread facelift is designed to be a less invasive option than surgery. It has the ability to mitigate sagging of the cheeks, jawline, and neck faster and with less risk than the traditional approach.
With this technique, special threads are used to hold the skin and facial tissue in place after the surgery is completed. While thread lifts typically elicit remarkable results and come with less risk than more complicated procedures, they are quite cost-effective.
What are the benefits of a non-surgical facelift?
- No scarring
- Minimal pain and little to no downtime
- No general anesthesia
- Minimally invasive
- Long-lasting results
- Results comparable to a traditional facelift
- Rolls back the clock 10-15 years
- Can boost self-image and self-confidence
Who is a candidate for a non-surgical facelift?
Generally speaking, ideal candidates for non-surgical facelifts are women and men who are in good health (both mentally and physically) and want to address issues such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Overall, ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:
- Be a non-smoker
- Be free of neuromuscular diseases and allergies
- Not be pregnant or nursing
- Have some degree of facial wrinkles in the area of the eyes, forehead, lips, or neck
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure
Why choose us?
Bailey Jackson, BSN RN, is our aesthetic injector. Her advanced BSN education specifically addressed patient care technology, research, health promotion, safety, and quality within the healthcare system.
Bailey received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Linfield University in 2020. In 2021 she completed training with the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics to become a certified master injector of BOTOX and Dysport neurotoxins.
She has always been interested in aesthetics, and working with Dr. Lewis and seeing the results produced by cosmetic surgery and injectables inspired Bailey to enhance her skill set and become an Aesthetic injector.
Bailey’s long-term passion for aesthetics and love of helping people achieve their aesthetic goals to feel comfortable in their skin makes her a treasured member of the Lewis Plastic Surgery team!
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