The face plays an important role in first impressions because it is the most visible part of your body. Over time, skin loses its elasticity as it is exposed to gravity, environmental assaults like UV rays and lifestyle factors, such as smoking. Facial skin is attached to muscles that may also tire and droop with age, causing your skin to sag and wrinkle.
A non-surgical facelift is a cosmetic treatment intended to freshen and rejuvenate facial skin without a surgical procedure. It is designed to reduce the signs of aging by providing many of the same skin tightening effects of a traditional facelift. This minimally invasive procedure reduces excess skin and restores a smoother, more youthful appearance for less cost than a surgical facelift.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
Collagen is a natural protein that keeps skin firm and toned, giving the skin its youthful appearance. A non-surgical facelift heats the deeper layers of skin to initiate a healing response with new technologies like lasers and ultrasonic waves to achieve the desired results. The healing process tightens existing collagen while stimulating the production of fresh proteins.
The underlying supportive tissue around the face contracts, which results in a tighter, firmer, uplifted appearance. This leaves the skin smoother and younger-looking. The treatment may also involve the use of injectable fillers to lessen wrinkles, fill in facial depressions, lift the brow and mask sagging skin. A non-surgical facelift may also produce results along the jaw line and areas of the neck.
Non-surgical facelift has minimal recovery time, and pain management is rarely an issue. While a few patients may experience swelling or redness, most have little or no downtime and do not need to take time off from work. Although some procedures may require a local anesthetic or an over-the-counter painkiller, others call for none at all.
The procedure does not involve the use of abrasive lasers or chemical peels, so it may be more suitable for patients with darker skin tones due to the lower risk of changes in skin pigmentation. Unlike at-home kits that rarely produce the desired results, clinical non-surgical facelifts have a long history of providing safe and effective treatment.
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There are several non-surgical facelift procedures available. At The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, our experienced medical staff will provide additional details on these innovative techniques and explain how we can help you achieve your desired results. To determine which option is best for your circumstances, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.