When it comes to improving your physical appearance you may instantly think you need a facelift. However, a facelift requires you to go under the knife. It usually comes with some recovery time and typically it has a much higher initial price point. Depending on your current situation and what you’re looking to improve you may find there are a number of facelift alternatives that can work for you. While it is always best to sit down and talk with your cosmetic surgeon, here are some of the possible facelift alternatives you may want to consider (or that may work for your unique needs).
Today’s Facelift Alternatives:
Microneedling Radio Frequency with Profound RF
Microneedling is something you may have heard of in recent years advertised as small devices that look like a roller you can purchase for home use when it comes to this (although the results are limited whenever it comes to home use). The most effective form of microneedling is a treatment you receive at a The Skin Center by CPS performed with a professional microneedling tool called the SkinPen by a trained medical professional. The Skinpen used in medical practices has very small needles that will cause microscopic wounds on your skin (such as under your eyes and around wrinkles). The small wounds will force your skin to naturally stimulate collagen production. The body will do what it can to repair these small wounds, which also increases blood flow to the area. The increased blood flow will deliver more oxygen and nutrients to the skin, which in turn helps repair your wrinkles and other fine lines.
Now, technology has advanced and the latest innovation in facelift alternatives combines the powerful results of microneedling with radio frequency called Profound RF. The microneedling and radio frequency combination used by Profound RF will help tighten and lift the skin while improving the skin’s elasticity. Your skin will feel tighter and look more vibrant and you’ll only need to do it once to fully take advantage of the potential.
One of the most attractive features of Profound RF is that studies show that the treatment can yield the results of 30% of a facelift in just a single treatment and is the longest-lasting treatment of its kind, as results can be visible up to 5 years.
A very popular option nowadays are Hylaronic Acid Fillers. They are so popular because they are considered very safe and effective plus the results are instant. With fillers, you are injecting a substance called Hylaronic Acid into your skin. Hylaronic Acid, or HA is a naturally occurring substance found in your body. These fillers will plump the skin, filling in the wrinkles and they can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of filler and the area of your face it is used. For example, most cheek fillers last up to 18 months while lip fillers last around 6 months on average. There are a handful of filler options available, so we recommend speaking with a medical professional to determine which option is best for you.
Botox is administered in a similar way to fillers, which is why the two are often confused for one another. However, Botox does not fill in wrinkles. Instead, it relaxes the muscles and smooths out wrinkles around common expression areas like the forehead, in between eyebrows, and crow’s feet. Sometimes it can take a few injection sessions to determine the right amount for you (so if you are planning for a special event you will want to have the Botox administered a month or so in advance). Over time the Botox will metabolize and the muscle’s ability to flex and move will return.
While Botox is not permanent, it is one way to help prevent the onset of wrinkles. This is because you will reduce the muscle’s ability to contract, which may eventually lead to wrinkles. Because the wrinkles are unable to do this following a Botox injection you can put off the possibility of greater wrinkle development.
Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing
Halo laser skin resurfacing is the perfect complement to a Facelift, the Facelift tightens and lifts the skin and the Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing helps with overall skin quality and texture. With a Halo Laser skin resurfacing treatment, for example, wrinkles and skin imperfections (such as scars or discolorations) will be targeted with the later. The laser can then be shot onto the skin, which will help remove the top layers of skin. By removing the top layers of skin you will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve the overall complexion of your face.
The concept is similar to microdermabrasion and microneedling because of the exfoliation and the “damage” that is created in order to rebuild and repair the skin. It is much more effective, however, as the laser can get deeper and is much more precise in the ability to remove skin on certain areas of your face. When combined with other facial services this is a fantastic way to exfoliate and to help brighten the overall appearance of your skin. The treatment is something you can only do every few weeks and it will make your skin more sensitive following the procedure (so stay out of the sun for a few days following the laser resurfacing). But for minor blemishes, reducing the size of pores, and improving skin tone and texture, this is one compliment to a Facelift.
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The best way to determine an appropriate course of action for facelift alternatives is to sit down with a medical professional and go over not only the options but also discuss what both your short term and long term goals are. The most long-term solutions are Profound RF a Facelift, which could last years on end. Fillers and other injectable variants like Botox are great but only work for a set number of months. With proper skincare, your overall skin health will help with the aging process as well. That is why you will need to talk with a medical professional to discuss the available facelift alternatives and whether one of these options is better for you, or if you should go with a surgical procedure.