How To Slow Facial Aging With A Two Step Non-Surgical FaceLift
I have read that statistically there has been an increase in patients seeking non-surgical cosmetic enhancement to help them turn back the clock on facial aging or to slow the facial aging process.
A non-surgical facelift is not really a lifting procedure. Instead, the non-surgical facelift uses volume restoration to address facial aging changes and can produce remarkable results.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, neurotoxin injectable procedures were number one among the 15.9 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2018. This statistic is up 3% from 2017.
Components of a Non-Surgical Facelift
A non-surgical facelift can include several minimally invasive techniques to address mild to moderate signs of facial aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and thinning lips attributed to volume loss. Depending on your needs, your non-surgical facelift can include a combination of the following:
Dysport®, Botox® & Xeomin®are used to soften the appearance of wrinkles, which are a result of repeated facial expressions. The neurotoxin temporarily relaxes the facial muscles responsible for moving facial skin during these expressions. As these muscles relax, the overlying wrinkles smooth. Often used to treat crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead creases, Dysport®, Botox® and Xeomin® can produce results that last an average of three months. Neurotoxins can lift the corners of the mouth that sag with age, soften smoker’s lines around the mouth, and soften vertical neck cords.
Dermal fillers are a great option for patients who wish to soften shadows or deep skin creases without surgery. Fillers can be used in the cheeks, temples, lips and under the eyes. Different fillers are used in different areas of the face depending on their individual properties. Generally speaking, softer fillers are used for the lips, tear troughs and superficial skin wrinkles. Firmer fillers are often used deeper in areas such as the cheek to restore volume loss or the pre-jowl area (under the corners of the mouth). Results with dermal fillers can last six months to two years.
Pros and Cons of a Non-Surgical Facelift
- Usually a quick procedure
- Little discomfort during treatment
- Great for volume loss
- Cost effective
- Less dramatic results
- Cannot treat loose skin issues due to volume loss
- Repeat treatments are required to maintain results
The Bottom Line
Ultimately, the best treatment option for you will depend on your unique aesthetic needs and goals. If you’d like to explore your surgical and non-surgical facelift options, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our providers who will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan.