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Non-Surgical Facelift

Aging, along with gravity, stress, and other environmental factors, will inevitably take a toll on the face. The once firm and supple skin we had is beginning to wrinkle, sag, and lack the glow of our younger years. While a facelift remains the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, the surgery’s invasive aspect may deter you, and your skincare products can only do so much in turning back the clock. Fortunately, modern aesthetic procedures and our medical spa’s non-surgical facelift options make it possible to achieve a youthful lift without the risk and recovery time of invasive facial surgery.

At our state-of-the-art facial rejuvenation practice in Princeton, NJ, we offer a comprehensive array of non-surgical aesthetic enhancement treatments, including the most advanced lasers and injectables designed to reduce signs of aging, enhance facial features, and refresh skin tone and texture. Dr. Eugenie Brunner, our double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, will customize a cosmetic treatment plan that addresses each patient’s unique goals. With her keen artistic eye, she can help you achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.

 

Dr. Brunner consulting with a patient for non-surgical facelift options in Princeton
Dr. Brunner consulting with a patient interested in non-surgical skin tightening in Princeton

Non-Surgical Facelift Consultation

When it comes to any cosmetic procedure, each treatment plan relies heavily on an individual’s skin condition and aesthetic goals. When you consult with Dr. Brunner, she will give you an honest and thorough assessment and design the best treatment plan to enhance your natural beauty.

With her personalized approach, Dr. Brunner performs an extensive skin evaluation to determine if you are qualified for a non-surgical facelift. Typically, patients who have early signs of aging and are not quite ready for a full facelift are ideal candidates for a non-surgical facelift. If Dr. Brunner determines that a non-surgical facelift won’t necessarily help you accomplish your goals, she will offer alternative treatments, including a surgical facelift which can provide more dramatic lifting.

Once the decision has been made, Dr. Brunner will discuss your medical history and general health and talk you through the procedure to ensure you are confident about the treatment. Additionally, a facelift consultation with Dr. Brunner provides you the opportunity to ask questions and receive in-depth procedure insights. 

Non-Surgical Facelift Procedure Options

A non-surgical facelift refers to the combination of minimally invasive procedures that can be customized for each patient to address visible signs of aging. Depending on the individual’s skin condition and goals, non-surgical facelift procedures may include a variety of non-surgical skin tightening treatments, including laser devices and injectables. Specifically, Dr. Brunner offers the following non-surgical facelift procedure options at her Princeton, NJ office:

Evoke

Evoke is a facial remodeling platform made by InMode to target problem areas such as the cheeks, jowls, jawline, and neck. Its patented technology utilizes the power of bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy to penetrate the deep layers of the skin. Evoke heats the skin and triggers collagen and elastin production to promote a thermal response that helps loosen and reposition fat, tighten the tissue, and tone the overlying skin, helping to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Evoke facial remodeling before and after results in Princeton
Dr. Brunner performing a non-surgical skin tightening treatment on a patient in Princeton

Embrace RF/FaceTite

A combination treatment on its own, Embrace RF/FaceTite blends two powerful technologies – FaceTite and Morpheus 8 (the latest generation of Fractora RF), to create one multipurpose approach to skin rejuvenation. FaceTite uses Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) technology to deliver maximum skin tightening and fat remodeling. It also stimulates collagen formation so that the results continue to improve over the months following the procedure. 

Morpheus 8, on the other hand, takes traditional microneedling to a new level by combining it with fractional RF energy, creating an effective skin remodeling system at a cellular level. Microneedles deliver RF energy into deeper skin layers, and the warming effect to the deep tissue allows for optimal results as the treatment promotes rapid cell generation without damaging the skin’s outer layers. This leads to significant improvement in skin quality and texture. 

SmartLipo- PrecisionTx

This combination treatment removes submental fat from under the chin while tightening the skin for a sleeker, more defined jawline. SmartLipo is a minimally-invasive liposuction technique that uses laser energy to dissolve the fat before removing for less trauma to surrounding tissue. Recovery after this procedure is just a few days and results can be very long-lasting. 

SmartLipo treatment results in Princeton, NJ
laser resurfacing treatment results in from our Princeton medical spa

Fraxel Re:pair

Fraxel Re:pair is a fractional CO2 laser resurfacing that works on a microscopic level. Pixelated pinpoints of light precisely treat thousands of microscopic skin areas. This means that, unlike earlier laser technology, the Fraxel Re:pair laser only treats a fraction of the skin and can be adjusted according to your skin type, skin thickness, amount of sun damage, wrinkles, and acne scarring. 

The Fraxel treatment penetrates deep into the skin to remove old sun-damaged skin cells and stimulates your body’s own natural healing process. As a result, new skin cells are produced, and the skin structure is strengthened by the newly created fibers. Fraxel Re:pair is so aggressive that just one treatment provides you with fresh, glowing, and healthy skin that is smoother, tighter, and has fewer wrinkles and scars.

Fractora/Morpheus 8

Fractora/Morpheus8 combines RF energy with microneedling to address facial skin concerns such as wrinkles of the cheeks and around the mouth, loose skin around the jawline and upper neck, mild jowling and crepey upper neck skin, and acne scars. Fractora RF and Morpheus8 are both fractionated bipolar radiofrequency devices that can rejuvenate and tighten the skin without surgery. 

non-surgical facelift results in Princeton

Dr. Brunner can also perform a Forma treatment which delivers advanced radio-frequency thermal energy to gently tighten the skin and stimulate new collagen formation. Forma treatments may soften crow’s feet and marionette lines, as well as tighten the cheeks, jawline, and upper neck. 

Tri-Zone Laser Lift

The Tri-Zone Laser Lift is Dr. Brunner’s proprietary treatment designed to target a wide range of skin concerns and transform your skin without the need for surgery. It utilizes three powerful treatments: SmartLipo/FaceTite, dermal fillers, and a non-invasive skin resurfacing laser (Clear + Brilliant and/or PicoSure). 

SmartLipo is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure that utilizes laser energy to dissolve fat and stimulate skin tightening, while FaceTite/EmbraceRF uses radiofrequency waves to sculpt and firm the treatment area. The result is tighter, firmer skin with enhanced facial contours. Clear + Brilliant, on the other hand, uses pulses of light to create microscopic treatment zones that replace damaged skin through new collagen production.

Dr. Brunner performing a TriZone Laser Lift at her medical spa in Princeton, NJ

Another laser option would be PicoSure which uses a specialized Focus Lens Array that creates microscopic, photomechanical reactions in the epidermis, leading to new collagen formation and elastin production, enabling skin revitalization with virtually no downtime. Finally, Dr. Brunner precisely uses hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® and collagen stimulators like Radiesse® and Sculptra® to smooth out wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, restore lost volume, and enhance facial features. 

By combining laser treatments and injectables, Dr. Brunner can dramatically reverse the signs of aging by addressing wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, and other skin imperfections in a single, non-surgical facelift procedure. 

After Your Non-Surgical Facelift

Depending on which procedures Dr. Brunner included in your treatment plan, there is some social downtime required after a non-surgical facelift, but it is significantly less time than would be required after a surgical facelift. Most patients need 7-10 days to recover fully. The less aggressive the treatment, the quicker you will recover. The treatment area may feel a bit sore, and bruising, tenderness, and swelling are normal effects initially. They should fade after a short period.

Results from Your Non-Surgical Facelift

You will start seeing results soon after your treatment. You will see the effects of your filler injections and RF microneedling within the first week. Depending on the type of filler that Dr. Brunner uses in your treatment, visible results will vary. With fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm, expect visible results immediately after the procedure and expect it to last for up to 9 months. If you receive Sculptra injections, the effects take about a month to appear but can last for up to 2 years. Because of the skin’s natural healing process, it takes 3-6 months until full results from the laser and RF treatments are visible.

Once you’ve achieved full results, you can expect plump, volumized skin with fewer lines, wrinkles, creases, scars, and pigmentation. And since the skin is not cut or pulled tight, your skin and features will achieve a natural-looking, youthful look.

Non-Surgical Facelift FAQ’s

Who is a good candidate for a non-surgical facelift?

Those with early signs of aging but are not quite ready for a full facelift are ideal candidates for a non-surgical facelift. Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity and facial jowling will benefit from the procedure. Those with more severe sagging skin will need a surgical facelift. 

How do I know which procedures will work best for me?

Every person has a unique skin type, facial anatomy, and degree of skin damage. This is why a non-surgical facelift has to be customized for every patient. Dr. Brunner will help you determine the best treatments according to your needs, and you can rest assured that she will prioritize your goals and create a positive overall experience.

What is the downtime like after a non-surgical facelift?

There is some social downtime required after a non-surgical facelift, but it is significantly less time than would be needed after a surgical facelift. Most patients need 7-10 days to recover fully. The less aggressive the treatment, the quicker you will recover. The treatment area may feel a bit sore, and bruising, tenderness, and swelling are normal effects initially. They should fade after a short period.

How soon will I see results?

You will start seeing results soon after your treatment. You will see the effects of your filler injections and RF microneedling within the first week. Depending on the type of filler that Dr. Brunner uses in your treatment, visible results will vary. With fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm, expect visible results immediately after the procedure and expect it to last for up to 9 months. If you receive Sculptra injections, the effects take about a month to appear but can last for up to 2 years. Because of the skin’s natural healing process, it takes 3-6 months until full results from the laser and RF treatments are visible.

What are the alternatives to a non-surgical facelift?

A traditional surgical facelift procedure, a mini facelift, Fraxel Dual or Fraxel Repair Laser Resurfacing to improve your skin tone and quality, or a liquid facelift using fillers and neuromodulators such as Botox® and Dysport® are alternative options to consider for taking years off your face. They work well in correcting lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. However, these options can’t address any skin damage or discoloration. 

Schedule a Non-Surgical Facelift With a Plastic Surgeon Today

By targeting multiple skin concerns and several areas simultaneously, a non-surgical facelift can effectively reduce the signs of aging without having to go under the knife. To learn more about our facial cosmetic services and to better determine which treatment is best for you, contact our Princeton, NJ medical spa to schedule a consultation with expert facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Eugenie Brunner.

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