5 Non-Surgical Facelift Procedures that Rejuvenate Your Looks
Isn’t it such a great feeling to look and feel fresh? A firm face with glowing skin definitely gives one’s self-esteem a boost.
While a conscious diet, healthy lifestyle with adequate exercise and proper skin care regime can affect the way your skin looks and feel, but you cannot really prevent the natural aging process. As a result your collagen production slows down and your skin loses elasticity.
However, that does not mean that you should accept the fact and do nothing about it. Agreed the thought of actually going under the doctor’s knife for a nip and tuck can be little off putting, but that should not stop you.
Check out these non-surgical procedures that help you look your best.
1: Injectibles or Liquid Lifting
This is the most common type of procedure which you can get done in an afternoon, without any side effects. The results are almost instantaneous. Botox injections are the most common injectable which are used on your forehead, around your mouth and around the eyes. These are used to relax very deep lines and furrows that get formed due to frowning and drooping.
Dermal fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, which are hyaluronic acid based, can be used to add natural suppleness to the skin. They can be used to fill up the hollows around your features to give you a more youthful look.
When the two are given in tandem to restore lost volume in cheeks, lift the cheekbones and sagging brows, redefine the jaw-line, minimize the appearance of jowls, remove under-eye dark circles and diminishing lines and wrinkles.
The effect of this treatment stays on for about a year. The duration of the treatment depends on the severity of the case and the amount of fillers that need to be put.
2: Ultrasound-based Facelift
Currently there are two popular forms of ultrasound-based facelift procedure – HIFU and Ultherapy. The benefit of getting an ultrasound based treatment is that unlike in Botox, if you get a facelift done with HIFU or Ultherapy you are able to maintain natural facial expressions.
In High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) powerful ultrasound is used to lift and tighten your skin. It is a safe and very effective non-surgical facelift procedure. This treatment improves the tone and all the features of your face such as your eyes, cheeks, mouth, chin and skin.
In Ultherapy an energy device that transmits focused ultrasound to the skin is used for lifting the skin on the neck, chin and brow. The skin responds by stimulating the growth of fresh, new collagen and elastin to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.
3: Thread Lifting
If you are looking for a facelift treatment that is non-surgical, yet has a long lasting effect, then Thread Lift is an option you can look into. It safe, conservative and effective and long lasting up to 3 year.
In this procedure, specially designed surgical threads are inserted into the targeted through tiny incisions. The threads, which get attached to the skin tissue, are pulled to lift the drooping areas of the face and smooth out the lines. This procedure can actually be done under 2 hours and the results are visible immediately. The effect stays for 8 to 12 months, till the time when the threads naturally biodegrade and get absorbed by the body. This is great for lifting your brow area, middle of the face, jawlines, forehead and the temple area.
In Thermage radiofrequency is used to smooth and improve skin texture. The frequency works by tightening existing collagen and improving the elasticity of the skin. It also stimulates the production of new collagen.Thermage is a great procedure to opt for when you start to notice fine lines around your brows, eyes, and jawline. It can also give your skin a natural looking lift and smoothness.
5: Fractional Laser or Fraxel
In procedure with Fractional Lasers or Fraxel, an intense beam of light is passed through the skin at the dermal level which causes tiny injuries through the area called microtheral zones (MTZ) of injury and heat. This stimulates the skin to produce collage and elastin to repair the dermal area, and improve the texture of the skin.
However, you will need a few sittings to get the best results. Also expect some redness and sensitised skin and peeling. Fraxel helps reduce fine lines, scars, wrinkles and age spots quite effectively.