Plastic surgeons have been performing nonsurgical facelifts for years. As nonsurgical procedures become increasingly safe & effective, more men & women are taking notice. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that in 2017, over 15,700,000 minimally invasive procedures were performed in the United Stat
So, what exactly is a nonsurgical facelift?
A nonsurgical facelift is a combination of minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures, designed to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance. Compared with a surgical facelift, these techniques do not require large incisions, general anesthesia or overnight hospitalization. The noninvasive treatments get patients in and out of the doctor's office quickly, with little post-op discomfort and minimal downtime. Even though you will not "go under the knife," the anti-aging results from a nonsurgical facelift are still significant.
Needleless treatments Several components of a nonsurgical facelift work to create a glowing complexion while skipping the needle altogether. Modern-day chemical peels are a trusted, noninvasive technique, shrinking large pores and improving overall skin quality. Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion resurface and exfoliate the skin, ridding dry and damaged tissue. Fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation are reduced as fresher skin comes to the surface. Laser and ultrasound treatments, such as Ultherapy and ThermiTight, use concentrated energy to address the deepest, foundational layers of the skin. Over the months to come, tissues become firmer and tauter.
Nonsurgical facelift maintenance:
After the “first set”, noninvasive treatments should be repeated about every 6 months to maintain optimal results. Note that the more diligent you are about maintaining these nonsurgical treatments, over time, the less you may need. After a session, as the skin and muscles are strengthened, expression lines will not worsen, meaning more time between sessions with similar results in the future.
Additionally, treatment s will increase the body's collagen production, creating a sturdy scaffolding layer beneath the skin. Wrinkles are not as deep, so later on, fewer treatments may be needed. No matter the treatment, the aging process will continue. Working with your Clinical Esthetician means that each nonsurgical facelift can be custom-tailored for your skin's evolving needs. Eventually, if the noninvasive techniques can no longer achieve the desired results, a surgical procedure can be considered.