Cosmetic surgery is one of the things that we do very well. And for lots of patients, it’s exactly what they need. But we get that it’s not for everyone. Our providers have tons of great techniques to help patients look years younger without surgery. With the emergence of effective facial fillers, non-surgical facelifts are on the rise – and we have them down 100 percent!
What Does A Non-Surgical Facelift Involve?
A non-surgical facelift is a total facial refresh – using injections and lasers instead of a scalpel. It’s all about eliminating unwanted wrinkles and saggy spots.
Here’s what happens as we get older: our face loses some collagen – that magical bouncy protein that makes our skin look so firm when we’re younger – and gets saggy, droopy or wrinkly. We also start to see those annoying tiny lines coming on, even with a great skincare routine. But an excellent cosmetic surgeon has a toolbox that can make us look 5 to 10 years younger without a single cut. The three best methods to achieve this non-surgical youthful look are facial fillers, BOTOX, and laser technology. We often use this dynamic trio together to create a full facelift effect.
What Are Facial Fillers And How Can They Help Me?
Facial fillers are like a little shot of bounciness for your skin. They’re safe, simple and super effective. They are usually just synthetic versions of naturally occurring acids. They’re completely safe, and the side effects are minimal. Facial fillers work by plumping saggy skin areas and wrinkles, both big and small. The best part is, you can truly see dramatic results just a few seconds after receiving the facial fillers.
Two of our favorite fillers for non-surgical touch-ups are Juvederm and Sculptra. They work in slightly different ways, and our surgeon decides which one to use based on the area affected and how deep the wrinkles or creases are.
Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid gel made by the same company that makes BOTOX, which revolutionized which revolutionized non-surgical cosmetic solutions a few decades ago and is still going strong. Juvederm is the perfect filler for smile lines and creases around the mouth. It’s also ideal for the jawline, plumping away lines and re-contouring the cheek to avoid a jowly appearance (yes, we hate that word too!). We simply do not think girls in their forties should have to deal with droopy cheeks, and Juvederm creates such an easy fix for your skin. Our providers are also magicians with lip augmentation, which can do wonders for those vertical lines on the upper lip. This means more lip and fewer lines, all without invasive surgery!
Sculptra is a collagen stimulator made from a biodegradable material often found in dissolvable stitches. Your body absorbs the gel as it works to produce new collagen – fantastic, right? It gives skin a natural look and is perfect for deep wrinkles and folds, chin wrinkles, and deeper lines around the mouth.
What Are The Other Components Of A Non-Surgical Facelift?
As you can probably tell, we love fillers, and they’re changing what we do in the most positive ways. But we have some other great tools in our toolbox and when they’re used together, it is like magic.
BOTOX has been around for decades, but it remains safe, effective and is still the very best fix for specific trouble spots. BOTOX is our go-to for the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, and those pesky worry lines between the brows. And when it’s combined with facial fillers, it offers a perfect all-around lift.
The final phase of a three-part non-surgical facelift is the light show! We use BBL (broad band light) and ProFractional Laser treatments to tighten skin and reduce fine lines. While we use BBL primarily to remove age spots, it has the added benefit of smoothing skin and getting rid of those little lines that make us crazy. The ProFractional laser creates new collagen in the skin, tightening things up and making the smallest wrinkles disappear. Some clients like to top things off with a Micro Laser Peel for extra smooth skin.
What Are The Advantages Of A Non-Surgical Facelift?
- Fast results: clients see an improvement very quickly
- Minimal downtime: a non-surgical facelift offers a much shorter recovery time – at most a few days off
- Lower cost: even with a multi-step process, a non-surgical facelift comes in at a much lower price point than traditional plastic surgery – and no general anesthesia required!
Just one note: the gorgeous effects of a non-surgical facelift are undoubtedly temporary. So if you’re looking for a more permanent solution to more intense sagging skin issues and wrinkles, it may be time to talk to us about a traditional facelift. And PS: We’re great at those too!
If you feel that you might benefit from a non-surgical facelift, contact Aesthetica today for a free consultation. There’s absolutely no reason to be embarrassed or self-conscious about how you look when it’s so easy to achieve a youthful appearance!