Non Surgical Facelifts and treatments you never know you needed

Over time, aging or poor facial care habits can cause your skin to sag and appear older. As a result, many women may become concerned and seek surgical methods to address this issue.

But did you know that there would be 13.2 million non-surgical cosmetic operations in 2020 as opposed to 2.3 million cosmetic surgical procedures, as reported by the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India?(1).

Nonsurgical procedures are more popular because of their quick recovery time and many other advantages.

So, what are the advantages? Let’s find out and explore the popular non-surgical facelift methods today.

Getting to Know Non-surgical Facelift

A nonsurgical facelift is a term used to describe a range of minimally invasive procedures that aim to rejuvenate and lift the face without the need for traditional surgical methods.

Non surgical facelifts use advanced technologies and techniques to achieve a more youthful appearance with less downtime and lower risks than surgical facelifts, which involve incisions, anesthesia, and a lengthy recovery period.

Understanding Non surgical Face Lift

Understanding Non surgical Face Lift

By supplying vital nutrients that promote skin structure and encourage the body’s natural healing processes. This technique aids in skin renewal and enhances the appearance of drooping and wrinkled skin.

The Advantages of Non surgical Facelift

Although non-surgical treatments cannot provide the same long-lasting outcomes as surgical approaches, they can nevertheless be quite successful.

  • Reduced wrinkles and fuller skin, especially in the lips, jawline, temples, and cheeks.
  • Skin texture is healthier and less dry.
  • Noninvasive treatments are less expensive than surgery.
  • Recovery time is faster, and you can return to work the same day.
  • Compared to a surgical procedure, nonsurgical treatments are less painful and have fewer risks. You do not need general anesthesia or large incisions.

Facelift without surgery gives optimal results

 

Facelift without surgery gives optimal results

Who should & shouldn’t get Non surgical Facelift?

Facelift solutions are suitable for most people. However, there are cases where it is not advised. What are the cases where you should and should not choose the facelift method?

Should

Shouldn’t

Moderate wrinkles, sagging skin

Skin burns or rashes



Loss of facial fat and volume



Sagging or severe skin laxity may not receive the optimal results

Who cannot afford lengthy downtimes associated with traditional surgery

People with specific medical conditions or skin disorders that contraindicate the use of injectables, ultrasound, or radiofrequency treatments

Get a Facelift with 3 Effective Methods

Thread Lift

Consider a non-surgical facelift option known as a thread lift. This procedure involves the insertion of dissolvable threads into problem areas to lift and support sagging skin. The threads stimulate collagen production, improving skin texture and firmness as they gradually dissolve. Unlike traditional surgery, no loose skin is removed during this process.

Note: Although considered a safe method, it is not for pregnant women.

Thread Lift methods to address sagging skin

Thread Lift methods to address sagging skin

Wrinkle treatment

With wrinkle treatment, hyaluronic acid (HA) is injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth out creases, and enhance facial contours. It rapidly reduces the appearance of wrinkles around the lips, eyes, and forehead by gradually plumping up the skin from the inside.

This minimally invasive procedure is quick, requires little to no downtime, and offers natural-looking results.

Benefits of Wrinkle treatment

Benefits of Wrinkle treatment

HIFU

Approved by FDA, HIFU (High-intensity Focused Ultrasound), with 7D HIFU being one of the latest methods.

This novel procedure targets the deep layer of the skin, particularly the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer, which is typically treated with a surgical facelift. It does this by using focused ultrasonic radiation.

Causing the target tissues to shrink and promoting the synthesis of collagen. aiding in the tightening of the lips, chin, neck, eyes, and other areas.

HIFU restores the lost volume of skin

HIFU restores the lost volume of skin

Notes when Receiving Non surgical Facelift Treatments

To ensure safety and achieve the desired effect, please note the following factors:

  • There are many non-surgical facelift methods on the market today. Therefore, you need to be examined by experts to know which treatment is suitable for you.
  • These treatments are usually not permanent but require maintenance. Therefore, you need to consult carefully.
  • Most of the methods introduced above will have side effects such as swelling, bruising, and redness. However, if there is a more serious case, you need to see a doctor immediately.

For people who want a more youthful appearance without the risks and recovery time associated with surgery, non-surgical facelifts are a strong substitute for conventional surgical procedures. These techniques, as mentioned above, provide effective and minimally invasive options to address signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and loss of facial volume.

Resource

  1. Kapadia A, Nair M. Aesthetic Surgery Training and Practice in India: A Survey. Indian J Plast Surg. 2023 Jul 28;56(6):514-518. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-1770361. PMID: 38105878; PMCID: PMC10721358.

Hong GW, Park SY, Yi KH. Revolutionizing thread lifting: Evolution and techniques in facial rejuvenation. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2024 Apr 28. doi: 10.1111/jocd.16326. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38679891.