What is a Nonsurgical Face Lift?
Patients who are dissatisfied with the cosmetic appearance of their face have several cosmetic treatment options available, which can broadly be categorized into two categories: surgical and nonsurgical. While both treatment options can provide tremendous results, nonsurgical face lift procedures have become an increasingly popular option for patients who would like to restore their youthful appearance, but want to avoid having an invasive procedure performed. As of 2017, there were nearly sixteen million minimally invasive procedures performed in the United States alone!
Unlike surgical facelifts, which require incisions, the use of anesthesia, and overnight hospitalization, a nonsurgical facelift refreshes and rejuvenates your appearance using a combination of nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures that will provide you with amazing results while minimizing post-operative downtime and discomfort.
Components of a Nonsurgical Facelift
There are a variety of techniques for performing a nonsurgical facelift, all of which can be effective in addressing issues like the loss of facial volume, acne scarring, large pores, sunken cheeks, thinning lips, lax skin, deep creases, or fine lines.
Some of the more common components of a nonsurgical facelift are:
* Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers are a smooth-gel injectible that are most often used to restore volume under the eyes, lips, temples, and cheeks, which eliminates dark shadows and creates a youthful appearance. Dermal fillers typically last between six months to one year.
* Botox: Botox is frequently used to smooth crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead creases by relaxing the targeted muscle. Results from Botox may take one or two weeks and generally last three months.
* Fat injections: Fat injections are used to create youthful contours that can last for years by extracting fatty tissue from a different part of your body, which is then cleaned, processed, and reinjected into your face.
* Needleless treatments: Nonsurgical facelifts also often include needless treatments such as chemical peels, which shrink large pores and improve skin quality, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion, which resurfaces and exfoliates the skin, and laser and ultrasound treatments, which are used to address foundational layers of the skin.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Nonsurgical Facelifts
As is the case with all procedures, a nonsurgical facelift may or may not be the right treatment option for your specific needs and/or treatment goals. To help you decide whether you are a good candidate for a nonsurgical face lift, consider the following benefits and drawbacks.
Benefits of a nonsurgical facelift include:
* Little discomfort
* General anesthesia not necessary
* Allows you to temporarily try out a new look
Drawbacks of a nonsurgical facelift include:
* Repeated treatments are necessary
* Results are not as dramatic as surgical face lift
* Ongoing costs
In addition to considering these benefits and drawbacks, the best way to determine which treatment option is best suited for you is to schedule an appointment for a consultation. To schedule your appointment for a facelift consultation, call 219.462.2564 or stop by our office at 809 Wall St. B, Valparaiso, IN.