Facelifts have come a long way over the years. Not too long ago the only options you had were to go under the knife or to use facial creams. While it’s still important to take advantage of proper facial hygiene and going under the knife does come into play for certain instances, there are a host of non-surgical facelift options. Each of these options involves less pain, does not require you to go under the knife, and provides several skincare benefits. But which is the right non-surgical facelift option for you? Each individual is different, but here are some of the most effective and beneficial methods available.
What is a Non-Surgical Facelift?
There are a number of treatments that fall under the category of a non-surgical facelift. Some of the more basic non-surgical facelifts include injectables and fillers. These are used to fill in wrinkles or to prevent some muscle movement. Others are used to plump areas on the face (such as the lips).
It is important to point out that some fillers can be classified as a surgical facelift. Fat injections, for example, are classified as a surgical filler, as the fat is removed from one area of the body and injected into another (fat injections do not require surgery, but because it is used to remove tissue from your body it does not fall under “non-surgical”).
There are plenty of non-surgical facelifts that do not require needles. A laser resurfacing treatment can help improve the skin quality, tighten the skin, and shrink the size of pores. The laser resurfacing treatment takes little time to administer and you will likely experience few if any, side effects (the worst being some redness that will go down in a few hours).
Chemical peels help resurface and tighten the skin, as does radio frequency energy (also known as ultrasound energy). Profound is one such method that uses radio-frequency to tighten the skin while also boosting the skin elasticity.
There are all kinds of treatment options available and it comes down to what you’re looking to address.
Most Effective Non-Surgical Facelift Treatments
The right, most effective non-surgical facelift treatment is the treatment that works best for you. The thing about facelifts is each individual is a little different and what works best will depend on a number of factors, including your current skin elasticity, the depth of the wrinkles, and others.
When you simply want a complete improvement in complexion with some minor tightening you might want to consider something such as a chemical peel or laser resurfacing. Profound RF (for radio-frequency) is one method that is beneficial when targeting a specific area of the face, such as around the mouth. Each form of non-surgical facelifts will do better with set areas around the body. You may also discover the kind of service you’re interested in is body contouring, such as ridding an area of fatty tissue and not necessarily focusing on tightening the area or removing wrinkles. If that is the case make sure to look into the CoolSculpting services offered by The Skin Center.
How Long Does A Non-Surgical Facelift Last
Each method is a bit different from the next, and as such will last varying lengths of time. Fillers will last a different length of time from a chemical peel or a radio-frequency service like Profound RF.
With regards to an injection, there are different kinds of injections that might be used on your face. The length of time your injection will last will likely depend on the location of the injection and muscle movement around the area. One reason the face shows wrinkles faster than other areas of the body is because of all the small muscles working within the face. Using Botox as an example, the injection will last about 12 weeks (so three months or so). Over time the injections will likely last longer as less of a filler is needed, as long as a regular schedule is required.
As for other methods, such as a chemical peel or Profound RF, the facelift may end up lasting anywhere from one to two years. It depends on the starting point, your age, and a number of other factors. The best way to determine how long such a facelift might last is to schedule a consultation. Your skincare professional will go over the current state of your skin and offer recommendations for the best course of action. They will also give you some insights as to how long such a procedure will last. However, at the end of the day, it is difficult to fully forecast exactly how long the non-surgical facelift will last.
If you want something more permanent or you want to save money long term your best bet is to go with a surgical facelift. While these are instantly more noticeable the facelift will remain for years. The upfront price is more expensive, but in the long term you’ll save money and you’ll have more lasting results. Ultimately though it is up to you and what you’re interested in. Non-surgical facelifts are a great way, to begin with, and then, from there, you can determine whether you want to stick with non-surgical methods or you want a longer-lasting, permanent facelift (which will require you to go under the knife).
Schedule Your Consultation Today
With so many non-surgical facelift options available you need to know which works best for you. It ultimately will come down to your skin type, its current state, and the kind of final result you’re looking for. The best way to determine the course of action for improving the look of your skin is to schedule a consultation with The Skin Center by CPS. With a single consultation, you’ll learn all the ins and outs of varying non-surgical facelift treatments and discover which method is perfect for you. And all you need to do is pick up your phone and give The Skin Center by CPS a call.