At The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Celebration, FL, our mission is to help our clients achieve their full potential. We know that it can be hard to feel confident when your face reveals your actual age or makes you look older than you really are, and we also understand that surgery is not the best fit for everyone. For that reason, we are excited to offer a non-surgical facelift. Today, we’re taking a closer look at the benefits of this type of treatment.
What Are the Benefits of a Non-Surgical Facelift?
One of the most compelling benefits of a non-surgical facelift is that it is not invasive. There is no need for anesthesia, incisions, or a long recovery period. Furthermore, the results of a non-invasive facelift can be seen quickly. In fact, you can expect to see an improvement in your appearance as soon as your treatment session is complete. All told, it won’t take longer than 14 days for your final treatment results to become apparent.
Another great thing about non-invasive face lifts is that downtime is rarely required. Most people can return to work and most of their usual routine as soon as their treatment is complete. However, there are some exceptions, such as people working in an extremely hot or cold environment. Non-invasive facelifts are also great because they are extremely versatile and able to be tailored to suit the needs of each individual client.
What Results Can I Expect From a Non-Invasive Facelift?
What results you can realistically expect from a non-invasive facelift depend on your concerns. If you are concerned about sagging jowls and have problems with your cheek contours, we offer several injectables that can treat those problems in just one session. We also offer injectable dermal fillers that can correct other concerns caused by a significant amount of volume loss.
If you have concerns about dynamic wrinkles, you can expect that to be corrected with a non-invasive facelift, too. BOTOX is an FDA-approved injectable muscle relaxant that has been used for years to correct a wide range of concerns. For instance, it can be used to eliminate crow’s feet, relax away nasolabial folds, and erase glabellar lines and forehead folds. You can also use this injectable to correct any other problem caused by overactive muscles.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need To Achieve My Desired Results?
As a general rule of thumb, you can expect to only need one non-invasive facelift to achieve your desired results. Each injectable we offer can provide a significant improvement in your appearance in just one treatment session. However, you should know that there are exceptions.
For example, if you have never received an injectable muscle relaxant treatment before, we will give you a small dose to gauge how the medication affects your muscles. Therefore, you may need to come in for an extra BOTOX injection session.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
Generally, you can expect your optimal non-invasive facelift results to last for up to 24 months depending on which injectables are necessary to achieve your desired results. If you opt for Restylane injections to improve the appearance of your midface, you may be able to enjoy a youthful appearance for 12 to 18 months. Your desired results may last for a couple of years if you get Sculptra injections.
You should understand, however, that you may need both injectable dermal fillers and injectable muscle relaxants to reverse all of the signs of aging affecting your face. If you need BOTOX injections to relax away dynamic wrinkles, you may need a touch-up treatment after two to six months.
What Can I Do To Extend the Longevity of My Results?
To maintain the integrity of your non-invasive facelift results for as long as possible, you should do your best to not smoke. Cigarettes and other tobacco products contain nicotine, a chemical compound that has been shown to damage the collagen responsible for keeping your skin volumized. Additionally, you should consume no more than one or two units of alcohol daily depending on your sex and age. Alcohol consumption can negatively affect the longevity of your results in many ways, including dehydrating you.
If you want to enjoy a youthful countenance without a follow-up treatment for as long as you can, you should also stay hydrated and well-nourished. Additionally, you need to apply adequate sunscreen regularly and minimize exposure to UV radiation. It is ideal to avoid tanning beds, tanning lamps, and sun tanning because UV radiation causes premature skin aging faster than any other factor.
What Else Can I Do To Enjoy Longer-Lasting Anti-Aging Results?
If you are interested in looking as young as possible for as long as you can, a traditional facelift may be a better fit for you. If you opt for this procedure, you can generally expect to enjoy your youthful countenance for five to 15 years depending on several factors, including your age, health, and lifestyle. Typically, the older you are, the sooner you will need to come in for a follow-up procedure.
Additionally, you can generally expect to need a follow-up procedure sooner if you have an unhealthy lifestyle. For instance, if you’re in your 40s, you don’t smoke, and you don’t drink excessive amounts of alcohol, you may be able to enjoy your optimal results for 15 years. On the other hand, you may only be able to enjoy your optimal results for 10 to 12 years if you are in your 50s and don’t wear sunscreen when you’re outdoors.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Non-Invasive Facelift?
You need to sit down with a qualified aesthetic expert to discuss your health, drug and supplement regimen, concerns, and goals to find out if you are a good candidate for a non-surgical facelift. Generally, if you are at least 21 or 22 years of age, you can expect to qualify for treatment. Besides your age, your health is a very significant factor that must be considered when determining if treatment is right for you. There are several contraindications for this treatment, including:
- Bleeding disorders
- Oral herpes
- A history of anaphylaxis
Additionally, you will be considered a poor fit for this treatment if you are pregnant or nursing. Furthermore, we will need to postpone your treatment if you are suffering from a bacterial or viral infection that is not affecting your skin. Moreover, you must be able to adhere to all preparation and aftercare guidelines.
What Preparation Steps Are Required?
Due to the non-invasive nature of this anti-aging solution, there are only a few preparation steps you will need to take. One important preparation rule that must be followed is abstaining from the consumption of alcohol or tobacco products for 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. It is also essential that you do not take any blood-thinning drugs or supplements. Also, you should take or use preventative medication if you have a history of:
- Oral herpes
What Aftercare Guidelines Will I Need To Follow?
To reiterate, there is almost never a need for downtime following a non-invasive facelift. However, there are several steps you will need to take to care for your skin once your injections have been administered. For example, you must avoid exposure to extreme temperatures. Additionally, you will not be allowed to smoke or drink alcohol for 24 hours after your injection session. Moreover, you will not be able to lie down for four hours after receiving BOTOX injections.
Regardless of which injectables you receive, you must avoid touching the treatment areas for at least four hours. Moreover, you will need to sleep on your back with your head elevated for a few nights after your treatment session. You must also avoid strenuous physical activity for 24 to 48 hours after your non-surgical facelift. Additionally, you will need to avoid any skincare products containing harsh ingredients for the first week post-treatment.
Change Your Life for the Positive Today
There are many benefits of a non-surgical facelift. For example, downtime is almost never required. Additionally, the results of this type of anti-aging solution can be enjoyed quickly, and it is suitable for most adults. If you think a non-invasive facelift could help you reach your full potential, contact us now at The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery in Celebration, FL to schedule an initial consultation and discover how you can change your life for the positive.