Nonsurgical Facelift - Options and Explanations

Posted February 26, 2021
Nonsurgical facelift options

Is your face starting to show signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin? If so, you could undergo a surgical option such as a traditional facelift. If the idea of having surgery is not one that is appealing to you, learn how a nonsurgical facelift can rejuvenate and refresh your appearance.

Nonsurgical Facelift – Signs of Aging it can Treat

If you are seeing any of the following signs of aging on your face, a nonsurgical facelift might be an ideal option to treat them. These signs of aging can include loss of volume in the face, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone

Nonsurgical Facelift Options

  • Neuromodulator Injections – The use of Botox is an ideal option to reduce the look of frown lines and wrinkles on the face. In addition to Botox, an experienced and board-certified doctor can also use other injectables such as Xeomin and Dysport to temporarily block the muscle contractions in the targeted area. Besides reducing the look of existing frown lines and wrinkles, they can also slow the formation of new deep creases or wrinkles.
  • Dermal Fillers – If you want to restore lost volume in the face, dermal fillers can accomplish that task in the targeted area of the face. Dermal fillers can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles that make you look older. Some of the most popular dermal filler choices include Juvederm, Sculptra, Restylane and Bellafill which are injected underneath the skin to provide the desired results in the targeted area of the face. They create a more youthful and rejuvenated look to the face by enhancing the facial contours and restoring volume that has been lost due to the aging process.
  • Ultherapy – This cosmetic treatment can tighten skin that has become loose as a person ages. Ultherapy delivers ultrasound heat energy that works to lift the deeper layers of skin that are located around your chin or facial features. An ultrasound gel is applied to the skin and a smooth treatment applicator is placed against the skin. The ultrasound energy is delivered beneath the surface of the skin to build collagen.
  • Microneedling – This is another popular treatment that is used to tighten the skin. Unlike ultherapy, microneedling uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin for a more youthful and smooth appearance to the skin. The doctor uses small needles that deliver heat-based energy to the lower layers of the targeted area of the skin. The heat-based energy works to produce collagen that tightens the skin and gives it a rejuvenated appearance.
  • Chemical Peels – If you want to improve the smoothness and texture of your skin, a chemical peel can eliminate the appearance of older, dull or dead skin that gives you an older look. Chemical peels can address issues with the texture of the skin as well as pigment and discoloration issues with the skin. The chemical peel exfoliates the outer layers of the skin to reveal a new layer of skin with a rejuvenated tone. A light chemical peel treats lighter acne, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. A medium chemical peel is performed to treat blemishes, fine wrinkles and issues with pigmentation. A deep chemical peel uses phenol acid to address issues with blotches from prolonged exposure to the sun, rough facial wrinkles and pre-cancerous growths.
  • Microdermabrasion – If you want to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin that has been damaged by the sun or acne scars, microdermabrasion is an ideal choice to improve the look and feel of the skin. A spray of microcrystals is placed in a machine and then a skin adapter is put on the face so the microcrystals can be sprayed onto the targeted area of the skin. The machine then cleans the microcrystals and scrapes away/clears the older skin to allow newer/youthful skin to appear. The treatment also promotes the production of collagen in the new skin cells.
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing – This is a nonsurgical treatment that treats age-related issues with the skin, sun damaged skin, uneven skin tone and acne scars. An ablative laser is used to remove the outer layers of the skin. On the other hand, nonablative lasers stimulate the production of collagen below the surface of the skin (without having to remove the top layer of the skin).

Nonsurgical Facelift Limitations

While nonsurgical facelift treatments are an ideal option for reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, along with improving laxity and skin tone, there are some limitations to the these treatment options.

Botox and fillers are not permanent solutions and the patient will need to undergo follow-up treatments to maintain the results. In addition, patients that have severe skin laxity in the face and neck might not be able to adequately address these issues with nonsurgical facelift treatments.

You will not see the same dramatic effects and changes to the face with nonsurgical facelift as you would with a more traditional facelift.

Nonsurgical Facelift Consultation Appointment

The first step in the nonsurgical facelift treatment process is scheduling a consultation appointment with a board-certified doctor that is experienced in providing results that are natural in appearance. The doctor will examine the current condition of your skin in order to determine which nonsurgical skin rejuvenation option is the ideal choice to achieve your desired appearance and results. The doctor will also set realistic expectations so you will know the extent of the results you can expect to see after your treatment is performed.

- MA


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