Non-surgical facelifts are procedures meant to repair aging skin without a surgery. After the treatment, the skin looks rejuvenated, repaired and youthful. However, the results are only temporary and don’t bring any drastic long-term changes to your face. Also, they’re expensive and have certain side effects and risks like any other aesthetic procedure. Non-surgical facelifts should be performed only by trained professionals.
When Should You Consider Non-Surgical Facelifts?
If you’re scared of going under knives or a scalpel, you can opt for non-surgical facelift procedures. These non-invasive facelift techniques can help restore various facial skin problems related to aging such as –
- Open Pores
- Sagging skin
- Dark Circles
- Drooping Brows
What are the Different Types of Non-Surgical Facelifts?
There are various types of non-surgical facelift treatments.
- Thread Lift
This non-surgical facelift procedure is relatively new and meant to fix sagging skin on your face. The skin is lifted with the use of special nylon thread materials. The threads being non-absorbable and hold the skin and soft tissues up. It’s performed under local anesthesia. It takes about 30 minutes to complete the procedure without any downtime.
- Vampire Lift
It’s a revolutionary technique that uses a small amount of your own blood. Blood is drawn from your arms and the platelets are separated by a centrifuge. The platelets are then injected back into your skin. It smoothes out wrinkles and creases, promotes collagen production and cell growth, and adds volume to your skin. This technique is ideal when your skin condition can’t be treated with other fillers.
- Liquid Lift
This non-surgical technique is effective for facial rejuvenation, reducing wrinkles and restoring facial volume. It’s called liquid lift because it involves injectable fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse. These FDA approved dermal fillers are effective for lines around the mouth, nose (nasolabial folds), drooping brows and sagging forehead. The results last for about 6-9 months. However, after the treatment, some patients may experience swelling that last for up to 3 days.
Also known as Ulthera, it’s an approved non-surgical technique by the FDA and Health Canada. It uses ultrasound to lift and tighten the skin of the brows, chin, and neck. Ultrasound stimulates the growth of new collagen under the skin. The new collagen is produced over time giving you excellent results within 3-6 months post treatment. The advanced imaging system helps to visualize the different layers of the skin and to identify the best location for depositing the energy to repair your skin problems. The procedure is completed within 60-90 minutes and there’s no downtime.
Botox therapy has evolved over the years and is currently very popular. It’s used as injections in both medical and cosmetic treatments by well-trained dermatologists and skin technicians. Mostly used to treat wrinkles around the eye area and forehead, Botox has a paralyzing effect on the muscles. The treatment is completed within a few minutes. However, the results are not long lasting and you’ll often need to visit your therapist for touch-up and upkeep.
- Laser Treatment
One of the most popular non-surgical facelift treatments, laser treatments uses various wavelengths of intense-pulsed light (IPL) to treat sun spots, redness, spider veins, wrinkles, broken capillaries and other age-related skin issues. Laser treatment repairs and improves the appearance of your skin in several sittings. However, this technique may have some side effects and also may cause burning or discomfort during the procedure.
If you want to learn more about non-surgical facelift treatments and get hands-on training from industry experts, you can contact Body Pro Beauty & Aesthetics Academy Inc.