Erase Years From Your Face with a Non-Surgical Facelift
Those telltale signs of aging that eventually creep up on all of us show up in a variety of obvious ways. Jowls, a double chin, drooping eyelids, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines all can make us feel older than our years.
Twenty years ago, the only option for correcting these early signs of aging was a surgical facelift. No doubt, a facelift is still the best option for many patients who have very loose skin or excess facial fat. But for those who simply want a more uplifted appearance to their skin and also want to stave off invasive procedures for a few years, a non-surgical facelift is an option that can provide dramatic improvement with virtually no downtime.
What Is a Non-Surgical Facelift?
This procedure that combines impulse light with radio frequency can both increase collagen production and remodel existing collagen causing skin tissue to contract. This results in a more uplifted, tighter appearance – not unlike that of a surgical facelift. This procedure is typically used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenating treatments such as microdermabrasion and facial fillers.
A non-surgical facelift can offer real improvement, even to areas of the neck and jaw line. Of course, results can differ from patient to patient due to differences in skin thickness and texture. However, it’s often the best procedure for patients for whom surgery isn’t an option.
Because a non-surgical facelift is non-invasive, only local anesthetic and/or over-the-counter pain medicine are needed to manage pain. Many patients report that they experience no pain at all with the procedure. There is also minimal downtime. Temporary redness and swelling can occur, but almost all patients can return to normal activities immediately after.
How to Ensure Best Results
The success of a non-surgical facelift is contingent on the skill of the person performing the procedure. This is why it’s so important to do your homework and find out their experience and training. Get and check references and ask to see some before and after photos of patients who have undergone a non-surgical facelift.
It’s also important to note that because collagen remodeling takes place over time. Final results can take up to six months following the procedure.
Are you considering a facelift or looking for a non-surgical option? Contact Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today to schedule an appointment to discuss the best treatments for your specific needs.