Non-surgical Face Lift

As we grow older, it becomes very essential to retain the young look. We try all possible creams & lotions, serums for tightening the skin and prevent it from sagging.  At last, we stop trying & as the last resort, make the call of getting operated so as to change the way things are. However, surgical face-lift is not the only way to have a persistent youthful look on the face, anymore.

With medical advancements happening within the field of Dermatology, several skin tightening devices and procedures have come in the market that provide non-surgical face lift solutions.

The foundation of all the non-surgical face-lift procedures is the utilization of some kind of energy or external help to revitalize collagen production into the skin. As we age, the neuromuscular tissue gets weakened; there is deterioration of the collagen network and reduction in the adipose tissue. The dermis layer doesn’t regenerate new epidermal cells and as a result, wrinkles start showing up. Ultimately problems like drooping brows, sagging jaws and cheeks also begin appearing that may only be corrected by skin tightening or procedures such as face-lifting. Since surgical facelift procedures aren’t for everyone, here are a few skin devices that work fairly well & are largely accepted:

Liquid facelift: Liquid facelift procedures include Juvederm/ Juvaderm, Perlane, Radiesse, Sculptra and Restylane. As per the name, liquid fillers are injected into the dermal layer of this epidermis in this particular procedure. These types of fillers are hyaluronic acid based and plump the skin up as well as fill deep lines and wrinkles.

Botox: It is the most sought-after filler based liquid facelift procedure. An injection of refined botulinum toxin, when injected in the neuromuscular tissue will lessen facial wrinkles, crow’s feet and laugh lines. Botox is the most liked face lift procedure & has gained a lot of popularity in the world of Cosmetology.  Botox is the most preferred facelift procedure in the market, barring the fact that this procedure requires repetition every 3-6 months & takes at least 1-3 days to take full effect.

Venus Fat Freeze: It is a revolutionary face lift procedure that assimilates radiofrequency and magnetic pulse technology, mingled together such that, the skin can be rejuvenated. Dermal fibroblasts are multiplied through the magnetic pulses and new blood vessels are sprouted to initiate collagen restructuring from within. No resultant heat is produced as no radio or infra waves are utilized in this process. Therefore, this technology may be used for several other skin types as well.

Thermage: This radiofrequency based non-surgical facelift can be commonly known as heat facelift. The radiofrequency power heats up the skin layer – dermis, which enables the old & wrinkled skin surface to get replaced from within. The greatest plus point of this therapy is the fact that simply one session is sufficient to execute the process and obtain effective outcomes.

TriPollar: This is another radio-frequency device useful for non-surgical face lift, wrinkle reduction, facial skin contouring and skin rejuvenation procedures. Controlled radio frequency is directed at the specific area to be treated using three or more electrodes. This focussed and controlled radio-frequency treatment starts showing the results almost instantly. Nonetheless, numerous sessions of treatment need to be undergone in order to achieve best outcomes.

Electrical Facelift: Electrical facelift procedure uses unique skin tightening devices to send electrical pulses into the musculature underneath the skin, instead of using radiofrequency or lasers to heat the collagen tissue in the dermal layer. Not only does these treatments improve blood circulation but also refines the metabolic rate & circulation. In addition to skin tightening, electrical facelift helps in skin tone improvement and wrinkle elimination. However, multiple sessions are required in order to achieve the desired outcomes.

Cosmetic acupuncture: This is an ancient Chinese treatment for various diseases & health benefits, which is also an excellent non-surgical facelift procedure. Tiny needles are placed into the skin to improve blood circulation and enhance regeneration of normal collagen tissue. Acupuncture also helps in making the skin glow & regaining the youthful look.

Laser Facelift: This non-surgical method makes use of Infra-red rays aimed at the collagen muscle in a controlled way to heat it up and tighten its structure. Research has shown that infra-red technology is much more controllable than radiofrequency. Nonetheless, unlike Thermage, Infra-red laser facelift needs at least six sessions to become effective.

Although long haul conclusive studies have not been done to show effectiveness of majority of these non-surgical face lift procedures, they certainly are a boon for those who are dreading to undergo surgery but wish to do something so as to reduce the signs of ageing. These fit splendidly into the busy lifestyles of those who can’t afford to take leave for cosmetic or aesthetic reasons. However, before you make a decision to go for one of these procedures, make sure to consult your Skin Specialist (Dermatologist) about your skin type & which procedure would be best suited for you.

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