How Long Does a Nonsurgical Face Lift Last?
Unlike a surgical face lift, which can last up to ten years and involves making an incision along the outside of an individual’s face in order to reposition or sculp the muscles, tissue, and fat in your face to reverse signs of aging, a nonsurgical face lift does not involve any incisions and has to be done on a regular basis to maintain results. Oftentimes people will have nonsurgical face lifts as a way to hold off on scheduling the surgical procedure as long as possible. For others, the nonsurgical face lift provides them with the results they are looking for and allows them to avoid undergoing elective surgery.
Examples of nonsurgical facelift procedures include:
* Dermal fillers
* Injections (Botox or Dysport)
* Chemical peel
* Laser skin resurfacing
If you are debating between both options, it is important to be aware of what nonsurgical facelifts can do, and what nonsurgical facelifts cannot do. If you are looking to have any of the following done, a nonsurgical facelift may be an appropriate option.
* Lift and tighten the skin on your chin, eyebrows and neck
* Plump up lips
* Reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, scars, irregular skin pigmentation, freckles, acne, acnes scars and more
* Smooth crow’s feet and frown lines
While a nonsurgical facelift is a good solution for addressing these areas, it is not effective in reducing or eliminating significant signs of aging, including the following:
* Sagging skin
* Deep lines or creases around your mouth, nose, and eyes
While there are many unique benefits associated with having a nonsurgical face lift performed, one potential drawback is that you will need to schedule regular appointments to maintain results. The frequency of these appointments will depend largely on the type of procedure performed and where the procedure is performed. For example, if a filler is injected in an area where there is little motion, it will last longer than if it is injected in an area where there is a lot of movement or motion. Botox usually wears off around 12 weeks.
Although you will be advised on when to schedule a follow-up visit, it is likely that you will notice the moment the treatment begins to wear off. One benefit to scheduling these regular appointments is that over time, you will not require as many injections because the wrinkles become diminished and the muscles are positively affected, so you may start off needing three injections to achieve your desired results, and over time you may only need two.
Although a nonsurgical facelift can be a good option, it is important to remember that the aging process continues, which means the type of nonsurgical facelift treatment you receive will likely change at some point to address your evolving needs. It is also possible that you may reach a point where a nonsurgical facelift no longer meets your needs, at which point you may consider a surgical facelift.