For a long time, traditional facelift procedures have been going rampant over the years. But since the birth of non-surgical facelifts, it has taken the backseat to pave the way to newer procedures.
These non-invasive facelifts are great alternatives that can rejuvenate your appearance, as well as reduce the visible signs of aging. This post aims to discuss the ways you can feel and look even seven years younger.
What is a Non-surgical Facelift?
A doctor or trained healthcare personnel can perform a non-surgical facelift as an in-office treatment. There is a high demand for these procedures due to the reduced downtime and lower risk in general. A study suggests that in order to safely apply these procedures, it is important to understand its mechanisms of action and its ability to modify tissues.
Non-surgical facelifts need to induce conformational changes in cells and tissues. As such, there may be associated risks but generally lower than the traditional facelifts. There are also times when non-surgical facelifts are used as an adjunct (additional treatment) for full coverage of rejuvenation. This means that they can be used after the traditional facelift procedure.
In another study, non-invasive procedures are done prior to the surgical facelift. This may include the following:
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Energy-based skin tightening
- Injectables (fillers or Botox)
How Does a Non-surgical Facelift Differ From a Traditional Facelift?
Non-surgical facelifts are less invasive than traditional facelifts. They don’t require you to have general anesthesia, which means there is less risk of complications or side effects. The following table summarizes important key points differentiating non-surgical facelifts from traditional ones:
|Non-surgical Facelift||Traditional Facelift|
|No surgical procedures involved||Surgical techniques are needed|
|Variety of procedures:|
Face volume enhancement
Laser skin resurfacing
Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin)
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for pigmentary changes
|Removal of excess skin to tighten the underlying tissues|
|Reduced recovery time||Longer recovery time|
|Lower risk||Higher risk|
|Induces conformational changes to the tissues to be effective||Induces significant skin changes in facial appearance|
What is the Most Natural Looking Non-surgical Facelift?
There are several different non-surgical facelift procedures. The most natural looking one will depend on your unique needs and preferences. Some of the most popular options include the following:
- Dermal fillers (facial volume enhancement) – fill hollows on cheeks, lips, and under the eyes
- Thread lifts (lifting and tightening sagging skin)
- Laser skin resurfacing (uses laser for removing the superficial layer of the skin)
- Chemical peeling (chemical solutions applied on the skin to remove the dead skin layer)
- Microcurrent therapy (uses low-level electrical currents for muscle stimulation)
The choice for the most natural-looking non-surgical facelift will depend on your needs and expectations. It’s important to consult with a qualified provider to determine which treatment or combination of treatments will be most effective for achieving the desired results.
What is the New FDA Approved Non-surgical Facelift?
There is no mention of a new FDA-approved non-surgical facelift in our review of literature. However, there are several options already available, which we have established earlier. Nonetheless, some of the most popular ones include dermal fillers, chemical peeling, laser resurfacing, and thread lifts.
There is also one that uses Radio Frequency (RF) energy delivered through small needles attached to tiny leads. According to a study we reviewed, RF-based technologies are directed towards subcutaneous fat remodeling and skin tightening.
With these options available, it can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. You could always consult a trained and certified aesthetic provider in order to know what’s best for you.
What is the Best Non-surgical Facelift for Over 60?
Aging makes our skin lose its former elasticity, and begins to sag. This leads to wrinkles and fine lines. Non-surgical therapies that lift the skin can help restore the youthful appearance without surgery. However, the best non-surgical facelift for people over the age 60 depends on your specific expectations, goals, and needs.
Therefore, it would be best to consult a qualified healthcare provider in order to answer this question best. A trained aesthetic professional can assess or evaluate your skin easily and may recommend the best non-surgical treatment for you.
Does a Person Need to Have a Certain Degree of Sagging or Wrinkling Before Considering a Non-surgical Facelift?
No, there is no specific degree of sagging or wrinkling that you need to have before you can consider the non-surgical facelift.
These procedures can be used to deal with a wide-variety of skin concerns like the following:
- Fine lines
- Volume loss
- Significant sagging
There is no mention of specific criteria (i.e. how much skin sagging there is) in order to avail such procedures. However, the most appropriate treatment will still depend on your specific needs, concerns, and goals.
It’s important to consult with a qualified provider to determine which treatment (combination of treatments) is most effective for the desired outcome. The provider can assess the individual’s needs and goals and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.
Is There Any Downtime Associated With These Procedures?
The downtime associated with the procedure varies depending on the specific treatment modality used. It is also dependent on your response to the treatment. However, in general, these procedures typically requires no to very little downtime (i.e., dermal fillers and thread lifts). Some procedures like chemical peeling and laser skin resurfacing may require days or even a week to heal but this generally does not follow a fixed timeline.
It’s important to discuss the expected downtime associated with each treatment with a qualified provider before undergoing the procedure. The assessment and evaluation of your skin prior to the procedure helps in determining the expected downtime.
At What Age Should You Get a Non-surgical Facelift?
The age at which you should consider getting a non-surgical facelift varies depending on your specific needs and goals.
A study suggests that younger patients (younger than 50 years old) have the following findings:
- Higher satisfaction ratings
- Longer-lasting clinical improvements in their aesthetic results
- Greater satisfaction ratings during long-term follow-ups
In another study, it was found that patients started to have non-surgical facial rejuvenation at the age of 37.
In summary, there is no specific age consideration for a non-surgical facelift. Determining the most appropriate age depends on your unique needs and goals. Therefore, it is safe to assume that age is not a factor for such procedures.
How Long Does a Non-surgical Facelift Last?
There is no fixed duration of effects for non-surgical facelifts. It depends on several factors like:
- Your skin type
- Treatment used
- Specific response to the treatment
- Post-treatment care
- Skincare regimen you practice
It is important that you discuss your expectations and goals with your aesthetic provider in order to set more realistic ones.
Non-surgical facelift treatments for aging skin have come a long way in recent years, and they are now more effective and safer than ever before. Radiofrequency skin tightening and laser treatments are just a few of the many non-surgical facelift options that are available today.
These procedures are painless, and there is no downtime associated with them. The results may be noticeable immediately. And they continue to improve over the next few weeks. If you are looking to look 7 years younger, then non-surgical facelift treatments may be the right choice for you.
If you want to go ahead and find out more, talk with our experts at ReplenishMD Aesthetics & Wellness or visit our website. We guarantee patient satisfaction and we are committed to delivering results – one that’s based on your needs.