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Are you considering undergoing a facelift? This cosmetic surgery procedure is popular among men and women for many reasons - notably, its ability to remove excess skin, a major sign of aging in the skin. However, the financial commitment and recovery process can be difficult for many. Plus, it might not always be necessary!
What Is a Non-Surgical Facelift?
A non-surgical facelift is a combination of treatments designed to restore or enhance the face without surgery. The main treatments utilized are injectables like Botox, dermal fillers, and Sculptra. These treatments are carried out in a practice setting, such as our Castle Rock location, and take about 60 minutes to complete with minimal downtime and maximum results. Services can be stacked into a single appointment or spread out into a few appointments over a short period.
Many Age-Related Anatomical Changes Can Be Enhanced with Skincare and Injectable Services
Did you know as we age, our bones change shape? A few examples are: our eye sockets become wider and longer and the lower jaw shrinks in both length and height.
Our fat pads change too! Fat pads are located below the skin's surface and help provide volume, facial contours, and fullness. As we age, fat pads get thinner and descend, which can lead to a less firm and sunken face, hollows around the eyes, sagging jawline and jowls, and increased fullness under the chin. Fat keeps our faces looking young and balanced. The loss of fat causes facial disharmony.
We have muscle changes as well! As we age, the loss of fat, combined with gravity and repetitive muscle activities (eating, laughing, smiling, frowning, etc.) can lead to deep wrinkles. The loss of muscle and thinning skin can give the face a loose, sagging appearance. Our jawline loses its contour and our chin profile becomes less defined.
And if that wasn’t enough, we have a lot of skin changes! Youthful skin is soft, bouncy, smooth, and well-hydrated. As we age, we lose moisture, collagen, and elastin which can lead to sagging. Sagging skin can lead to dynamic and static wrinkles. Factors such as genetics, sun exposure, smoking, alcohol, diet, and stress can cause premature aging.
Injectables and medical-grade skincare treatments can replace lost volume, soften wrinkles, and improve skin quality. What we can’t do non-surgically is remove excess skin! That is best suited to surgery.
Our Favorite Benefits of a Non-Surgical Face Lift
- Minimal Downtime: Unlike traditional surgical facelifts, non-surgical facelift procedures usually involve minimal to no downtime. Patients can often resume their regular activities shortly after the treatment.
- Non-Invasive: One of the most significant benefits is that these procedures are non-invasive, meaning they don't require incisions, anesthesia, or significant alteration of the skin or tissues. This reduces the risks associated with surgery.
- Reduced Risks and Complications: Since non-surgical facelifts don't involve surgery, the risks of infection, scarring, and other surgical complications are greatly minimized.
- Natural-Looking Results: Non-surgical facelifts focus on enhancing the natural features of your face rather than completely altering your appearance. This can lead to more subtle and natural-looking results.
- Gradual Improvement: The effects of a non-surgical facelift are often gradual and can be tailored to the patient's preferences. This allows for a more customized approach to achieving the desired look.
- Multiple Techniques: Non-surgical facelifts can involve a variety of techniques such as dermal fillers, Botox, Sculptra, and Kybella. These techniques can be combined to address specific concerns and provide a comprehensive rejuvenation.
- Stimulates Collagen Production: Many non-surgical treatments, such as laser therapy and microneedling, stimulate the production of collagen in the skin. Collagen helps improve skin elasticity and firmness, resulting in a youthful appearance.
- Minimized Scarring: Since non-surgical facelifts don't require surgical incisions, there is no visible scarring left behind.
- Customization: Non-surgical facelifts can be tailored to each patient's unique needs and goals. This personalized approach ensures that the patient's concerns are effectively addressed.
- Temporary Results: Some people might consider the temporary nature of non-surgical procedures a benefit, as it allows them to try out different treatments and make adjustments over time without committing to permanent changes.
- Cost-Effectiveness: Non-surgical facelifts are often more cost-effective than surgical procedures, making them a more accessible option for many individuals.
- Quick Procedures: Most non-surgical facelift procedures are relatively quick and can often be done in a single session, saving patients time compared to lengthy surgical procedures.
How Do I Know What’s Right For Me?
If you have loose skin that is drooping in certain areas, you might want to consider a more in-depth treatment like surgery (we love referring clients to local plastic surgeons!). Plastic surgery is a popular choice, but there are many other ways you can address more severe signs of aging. For some, a combination of treatments will help to achieve optimal results that could be long-lasting with proper care and maintenance.
The best way to start your cosmetic enhancement journey is by talking to an expert in the field. They can provide you with insight into various non-surgical options and how they compare to popular plastic surgery procedures.
A facelift may be best for those who have excess skin (think severe sagging and drooping), but it might not be the ideal choice for everyone. Injectable treatments, Botox, dermal fillers, and Sculptra can offer you similar results to cosmetic surgery - without the price tag and extensive healing time.