ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OUR NON-SURGICAL FACELIFTA great alternative to painful facelift surgery.
Estimated Read Time: 3 minutes 56 seconds – Published 18/08/2021
As we get older, our face reveals the clear signs of ageing: wrinkles, sagging skin or hollowing of the face. These are all tell-tale signs of the natural ageing process and can often make us appear tired and look older than we are. Ageing causes the skin to lose elasticity and volume, and gravity pulls the skin downwards and closer to the bone, often leaving unwanted sagging, lines, and folds. A non-surgical facelift could be your answer to turning back the clock and creating a more youthful, fresh natural looking you without any invasive surgeries.
Dr Matla’s non-surgical facelift procedure combines a range of minimally invasive treatments to lift and tighten the skin to achieve similar effects of facelift surgery. As this treatment is a very personalised process, the free consultation offered with Dr Matla is vital in creating your unique treatment plan. However, knowing what treatments are available when you’re considering your options can be highly beneficial. So what treatments make up a non-surgical facelift?
THE COMPONENTS OF A NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT
A variety of non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments may be considered when tailoring a non-surgical face lift to your individual needs. The aim is to enhance your natural features whilst rejuvenating the face to create a more youthful, refreshed appearance. A combination of anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler injections with skin tightening procedures such as platelet-rich plasma, profhilo, microneedling and chemical peels may help reduce clear signs of ageing. But what do each of these treatments entail?
Anti-Wrinkle Injections smooth out lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive expression and muscle movement. These injections use Botulinum Toxin type A to relax the muscles, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. These injections are commonly used in the forehead, in-between the eyebrows, around the eyes (crows feet) and can raise the corners of the mouth. They can also be used to lift the brows, improving signs of fatigue. By injecting into the masseter muscles of the jaw, a softer, oval-shaped jawline can be created, which adds to the youthful desired appearance.
Dermal Filler injections are the foundation of the liquid facelift. They are used to replace volume loss in the cheeks and cheekbone area as these areas often lose their fullness over time due to ageing. This volume loss often results in fine lines and folds forming, resulting in a tired, weathered look to the skin. By adding volume back to these areas with dermal filler, the overall shape of the face can appear more youthful, and the structure of the face can be re-established without invasive surgery. The temples and areas around the mouth also tend to lose volume, and these hollows can make you appear tired. Using dermal fillers to augment these areas can help soften the face’s contours by plumping these sunken areas and correcting any impressions of fatigue or sadness. Dermal fillers can also help disguise the appearance of jowling and help create a smooth, defined jawline. Filling areas such as the nasolabial (smile lines) and marionette (frown lines) are often the final steps. These lines usually improve after the cheek and cheekbone filler has lifted the lower face and softened these lines’ appearance.
Microneedling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to prick and puncture the skin of the face to help generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, more toned skin. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, fades scarring including acne scarring, and help with hyperpigmentation. This treatment might be recommended for you alongside dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Needleless treatments make up several components of a non-surgical facelift as these work to create a smooth, glowing complexion. Chemical peels are often used to shrink pores and improve the overall appearance and quality of the skin. By applying an acid to the skin to lower the pH levels, new cell growth and exfoliation are induced. It causes the superficial layers of dead skin to peel off to reveal a more radiant, healthy complexion. When combined with the other treatments, fine lines, wrinkles and signs of hyperpigmentation are reduced as a fresh, luminous skin is revealed.
Profhilo and platelet-rich plasma treatments may also be considered in conjunction with these other treatments to customise a unique plan for you. To understand more about each treatment, please visit the website, where you can find more information.
Now you have an understanding of the unique planning of this procedure; you may still have some questions, which will hopefully be answered in the frequently asked questions below.
How long does a non-surgical facelift take?
Recovery time will vary from patient to patient, but the whole process is usually done within an hour.
Are there any side effects?
Minor bruising, redness, swelling and soreness are all common side effects that will be fully resolved within a week.
How long do the results last?
Botox injections can last 3-4 months, and dermal fillers can last up to 2 years, depending on the filler used.
Upkeep is needed for these treatments; however, if well maintained, the time between treatments will increase, and less product will be required.
What if I don’t like the results?
Most of the procedures are reversible by dissolving the filler or adjusting at any time.
What is the price of a non-surgical facelift?
As this is a highly customisable treatment, Dr Matla will work with you to create a bespoke treatment plan based on your goals and budget. Get in touch for your free consultation at our Newcastle clinic.
Surgical vs non-surgical facelift?
A non-surgical facelift should not be seen as a replacement for surgery as the results are less dramatic, and the procedures do need to be repeated. However, a non-surgical facelift is quick, relatively pain-free, has minimal downtime, and no overnight hospital stay. There’s no scarring, and the risk is minimal compared to surgery. It’s also great for clients who have respiratory or heart diseases and cannot tolerate anaesthesia. It is a temporary procedure, it’s a great option if you want to try a new look.
For a non-surgical facelift, a consultation with a trained medical professional is vital in creating your bespoke treatment plan. With Dr Matla’s wealth of experience and ability to create a unique course of high-quality treatments for each patient, you’re only a consultation away from reaching your personal aesthetic goals.
Call 01916461399 to book your 1 to 1 consultation today!