The face can start to show signs of aging as a person gets older. One of the main ways a person begins to look older is sagging skin that causes a person to have an older appearance than their actual age. A surgical facelift can address these conditions, but many people do not want to undergo an invasive surgical procedure to try and turn back the clock on their appearance. Thankfully, there are some nonsurgical beauty procedures that can be performed that give the face a tighter, youthful, and rejuvenated look without the need for invasive surgery that requires a long recovery time.
The phrase “nonsurgical facial rejuvenation” means what it says as the face gains a more youthful look as the visible signs of aging are reduced. Patients who want to gain a younger appearance without invasive surgery can choose a number of treatments that do not require going “under the knife.” Some of the most popular treatments include:
Overall, there is not much recovery time required when it comes to nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments. There might be some bruising, redness, and swelling that can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days (normally with chemical peels). There might be some downtime after a laser treatment, and it can last anywhere from a few days to about a week.
The results of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation vary, and they depend on the type of procedure that is performed by the surgeon. Botox results can last anywhere from three to six months while fillers can last six months to a year (or more) depending on the amount of filler that is injected as well as the type of filler.
Kybella results are permanent as the fat under the chin will not return. The results of light chemical peels can last about a year before the treatment needs to be repeated. A medium peel can last two to three years, and a deep peel can last up to ten years.
The final results of a laser treatment are considered to be long-lasting, and the length of the results often depend on the patient maintaining a healthy skincare routine.
Patients do need to know that the final results will not be as dramatic as those provided by a surgical facial rejuvenation technique. Patients looking for a more dramatic change in their appearance should ask their doctor about the options available to them for surgical facial rejuvenation.
Overall, nonsurgical facial rejuvenation is a good option for patients who hope to gain a more refreshed and youthful look without the need to have invasive surgery. Since there are multiple options available to patients, they need to take the time to research procedures in order to make sure they are properly informed when picking the option that will achieve the results they desire. Patients might want to combine treatment options so they can address all of their “skin issues” and enjoy well-rounded results. An experienced and board-certified doctor can examine the skin of the patient and provide advice and insights to ensure the person is able to gain a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance to the face.