Are surgical facelifts dying out? Luckily for those in the cosmetic surgery field, facelifts are still in high demand. But for anyone looking to enhance their appearance without needing to go through with stitches or surgery, modern technology offers many facial cosmetic procedures. You can still find the improvements you’re seeking and not have to worry about going under anesthesia or undergoing a lengthy recovery.
Alternative Facelift Options
Nowadays, a “facelift” does not have to mean surgery. It can mean several various methods, procedures, and outcomes that generally help lift or rejuvenate your appearance. Whichever type of technique (or a combination of techniques) you choose will depend on what your desired results are for your face or neck. We’ll explore some of these options in-depth below.
An incredible, long-lasting method of a minimally invasive facelift is called a Thread Lift. This procedure involves medical-grade needles being inserted into the skin. PDO threads are inserted through the needles and set into the skin then lifted slightly. This action causes an instant “lift” to the face, neck, jowls, or other parts of the body. The needle is removed, leaving the threads to interact with the body’s natural healing response. This essentially triggers extra collagen production, which enhances the plumping, lifting, and facial rejuvenation of the skin. Even better, the effects last up to one year.
Plus, a great thing about thread lifts is that this is a simple procedure with minimal recovery time. Because of this, it can be easily combined with other options such a Botox, fillers, and other minimally-invasive procedures to further improve and extend the effective results of anti-aging.
With threads, there are minimal risks of infection, swelling, or long-term complications. The threads in the skin dissolve naturally over time, which does not give any harmful bacteria as much of a chance to cause problems.
Aside from the outstanding benefits of thread lifts, several other minimally invasive procedures can help achieve a lifted face, neck, and cheek area.
* Remember: everyone will be different, so obviously you’ll need to talk to your professional about your personal options and what you’re trying to achieve.
We all know Botox is famous for smoothing out facial wrinkles and fine lines. Botox relaxes the surrounding muscles to decrease the appearance of, for example, a scrunched forehead, “crow’s feet”, and cheek creases. Results appear within about a week and last up to several months. A great thing about Botox is that it’s FDA approved. The procedure takes only about 15 minutes!
One largely popular minimally invasive facelift option are fillers. Fillers are injected into the desired area such as the lips, under eyes, temples, forehead, and cheeks. Instant results are seen with fillers, as they help add volume and restore the plump appearance of lifeless or wrinkling skin. Fillers can last several months and sometimes up to one whole year.
Microdermabrasion facials help with overall facial complexion, clearer skin, and smoothing fine lines. It also improves hyperpigmentation and can reduce scarring. It’s renowned for clearing the pores, increasing collagen, and keeping the skin smooth and supple as it removes dead skin cells.
High Tech Facials
Facials using high tech tools and noninvasive techniques can work wonders for the skin. Radiofrequency and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment can provide an instant glow, collagen production, and combat irregular skin pigmentation.
Pros and Cons of Minimally Invasive Facelifts
Many benefits of nonsurgical facelift alternatives include:
- No going under general anesthesia
- Quick recovery time
- Little to no pain or discomfort
- Instant results
- Ability to combine various treatments over time
- Try out a new appearance
- Relatively long-lasting
However, some of the downsides can be:
- Treatment can add up in cost over time
- Results might not be as intense as desired
- Maintenance and upkeep required to achieve continued results
Interested in Minimally Invasive Facelift Options?
Investing in noninvasive facelift treatments are best experienced when maintained. This means ongoing treatments every year or even every several months will show the best results. Additionally, sometimes treatments can last longer and result in high effectiveness when regularly used over time.
Interested in hearing more about your personal nonsurgical facelift options? Reach out to the Wake Up Beautiful professionals today to discuss how we can help you achieve beautiful results!