Surgery is not for everyone. Some patients elect not to undergo a traditional facelift because they are afraid of surgery and anesthesia, are looking for a more reasonably-priced alternative, or because they understand that their condition is not bad enough to require surgery. In any event, an increasing number of patients are electing non-surgical facelifts as their choice to eliminate facial wrinkling and fine lines. Non-surgical facelifts are most commonly performed through the use of injectable fillers, fat transfer, or through light and laser technology.
Why Go Non-Surgical?
Non-surgical facelifts are proven to have noticeable, lasting results. A non-surgical facelift at any of our New York or New Jersey offices has the potential to eliminate years of aging from a patient’s face. The procedure can potentially make a patient look and feel years younger, in the most minimally-invasive, least painful way. They are also a great option for patients who do not want to spend thousands of dollars on a surgical facelift.
Dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Sculptra, and Radiesse, can add instant volume to the cheeks and other areas that need additional definition or plumping. The fillers can also target wrinkles and smooth skin around the lips, chin, and forehead. The treatments are done as in-office procedures, in under half an hour. There is no downtime associated with injectable fillers, which is why this type of non-surgical facelift is often referred to as a the “lunchtime lift.”
Your doctor will carefully calibrate the amount of filler to use, customizing your non-surgical facelift to best serve your needs and concerns. Results typically last anywhere from 6-18 months, depending on upkeep and on how the patient’s body responds to the fillers. Patients can always come in for additional treatment to touch up and maintain their results.
During this treatment, fat will be taken from other areas of the body and directly injected into the face to rejuvenate and revive areas that have lost volume. Fat transfer can be an effective non-surgical option to address laugh lines and crow’s feet around the eyes. Generally, a patient can be very responsive to this type of non-surgical facelift. Because the fat is taken from a patient’s own body, rejection and infection are rare. Results are best immediately following the procedure and diminish as the body begins to reabsorb the fat. The longevity of results depends on how quickly this reabsorption happens.
Light and Laser Technology
Light and laser technology, such as Ultherapy which uses ultrasound energy, are also popular options for patients who want to tighten their skin. The technologies work by re-stimulating the body’s natural collagen production and tightening skin that has become saggy from a loss of elasticity. These treatments are great for targeting the brow region, neck and chest, and chin areas. This option can also be used alongside injectable fillers to further enhance results. No anesthesia or recovery period are associated with the technologies, so patients can reap the benefits of a non-surgical facelift without compromising their busy lifestyle.
Non-Surgical Facelifts at Advanced Dermatology
If you have signs of aging, but are not ready to go under the knife, you may be a candidate for a non-surgical facelift. At Advanced Dermatology, we specialize in non-invasive anti-aging treatments. Our dermatologists in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Ridgewood, NJ can determine the most appropriate treatment to rejuvenate your appearance.