For early, mild to moderate signs of aging, facelift alternatives are a great way to maintain a youthful appearance. While there is no substitute for a surgical facelift, there are other ways to elevate your appearance naturally and beautifully so that everyone will notice, but no one will know. Non-surgical facelift procedures and minimally invasive treatments can rejuvenate facial features and emanate a youthful glow.
Non-surgical facelift alternatives are quicker procedures that require smaller incisions and less downtime than surgical facelifts. Without the need for general anesthesia, patients can also avoid overnight hospitalization. These procedures are also great for those who are more timid about making a permanent change, as the results wear off over time. Non-surgical procedures can be repeated to maintain the new look for those who respond to the natural-looking and visually inspiring results.
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure that involves injecting dermal fillers into the skin. These effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles or sagging. Liquid facelifts work best on those who are showing only mild or moderate signs of aging.
Liquid facelifts can minimize scars, tighten wrinkles and sagging skin, plump cheeks, or add volume to the brow area. They result in a smoother, plumper appearance for these respective facial features. Essentially, the dermal fillers act as a replacement for collagen and elastin which weaken with age. When these naturally occurring substances are replaced with a liquid facelift, they hinder the further development of wrinkles.
There are many dermal fillers to choose from that typically include hyaluronic acid, polymethylmethacrylate beads, calcium hydroxylapatite, or poly-l-lactic acid. Your physician will help to determine which choice is best to suit your needs during your consultation.
Liquid facelifts usually last clients for six months to over a year. This makes them a great alternative for those looking into procedures but aren’t comfortable with making permanent changes.
NovaThreads or Thread Lift
NovaThreads is an excellent non-invasive treatment for people starting to experience loose or sagging skin. They’re absorbable surgical sutures made of polydioxanone that have proven to be especially safe when implanted during cardiac surgeries. The procedure is typically quick and easy but provides long-term results.
NovaThreads create a frame to support facial tissues, most commonly in the neck or jawline areas. The threads are placed underneath the skin to lift it, causing the skin to heal and naturally produce more collagen.
It takes 4 to 6 months for the threads to fully absorb into the skin. This process is referred to as “controlled healing” or a “selective inflammatory response.” It results in more natural collagen production because the skin is forced to actually heal itself. Patients can resume their regular activities after treatment and usually only have mild bruising or swelling for a few days.
Embrace RF Facial Rejuvenation
Embrace RF is the combination of Morpheus8 RF, Microneedling, and FaceTite/AccuTite procedures. This method was formulated to provide drastic results for people seeking a non-surgical treatment. It can help those who are struggling with loose or sagging skin, as well as excess fat in the face or neck.
This rejuvenation method also uses radiofrequency energy to heat the subdermal layer of skin, leading to the production of collagen and elastin. Additionally, this procedure contracts and contours fat deposits, reducing their appearance. Sagging skin is strengthened by the new collagen and elastin, leading to a fimer look. Any areas that would be loose due to the reduction of fat are tightened as well, so there’s an overlap of benefits with this no surgery facelift treatment.
Smartlipo-PrecisionTx Facial Contouring
Smartlipo is a laser-assisted facial contouring treatment that can reduce unwanted fat under the chin and neck. Unlike traditional liposuction, Smartlipo breaks down fat with laser energy and simultaneously tightens sagging skin.
PrecisionTx is a minimally invasive laser procedure that uses state-of-the-art technology to contour small areas such as the jawline and neck. PrecisionTx treatment can help you achieve a smoother, youthful, more defined appearance without surgery.
Your board-certified facial plastic surgeon can combine these nonsurgical treatments to sculpt the lower face and neck for a more refined appearance.
Dr. Brunner’s Proprietary Tri-Zone Laser Lift
Tri-Zone is specific to Dr. Brunner in Princeton, New Jersey. This proprietary treatment offers a non-surgical makeover for patients with mild to moderate signs of aging. Using a combination of lasers and injectables, this innovative process yields beautiful results while remaining minimally invasive.
Three powerful treatments are used to transform the appearance of skin without surgery. Smartlipo/FaceTite, dermal fillers, and a non-invasive skin resurfacing laser such as Clear + Brilliant and/or PicoSure, work together seamlessly. Wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and other skin imperfections are effectively treated with this comprehensive solution.
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