Are you intrigued by the idea of a facelift but don’t want to go under the knife? High-tech advances in cosmetic treatments mean you can get impressive anti-aging results with less invasive techniques.
Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Facelifts
A surgical facelift is a significant facial surgery that results in dramatic anti-aging results. These results can last for over a decade. But opting for a surgical facelift is a big decision and it may not be for everyone.
Luckily, there are several options for nonsurgical facelifts available. These treatments offer many benefits over a traditional surgical facelift. Nonsurgical facelifts require far less downtime than surgical facelifts. A surgical facelift requires general anesthesia, a multiple-hour surgery, and several weeks of recovery time. Nonsurgical options mean a procedure that lasts less than an hour, a local anesthetic at most, and very little downtime. The results can be more subtle and, therefore, more natural looking.
Several nonsurgical options are out there, and they each use very different techniques to get their specific anti-aging effects. Depending on your particular concerns, you have the opportunity to choose from different nonsurgical facelift options.
A liquid facelift utilizes advanced injectable treatments to target specific areas of the face to achieve a more youthful appearance. The newer generation of dermal fillers offers longer-lasting results. These fillers act on two levels. First, plumping the skin to bring back lost volume and smooth lines, then working over time with the body’s natural healing processes to boost collagen and elastin production below the surface. These naturally occurring proteins act to give the skin a smoother, fuller, and more elastic appearance. The end result is a reduction in wrinkles and fine lines, an improvement in skin texture, and a subtle lifting effect.
The PRP facelift is also known as the “vampire facelift,” but it is certainly not as scary as it sounds. This cutting-edge procedure combines two treatments to get results that are both natural-looking and impressive. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a substance derived from your own blood after it is taken and spun through a centrifuge. PRP is then combined with advanced dermal fillers and injected into the skin.
Like a liquid facelift, the injection locations are tailored to your personal needs and areas of concern. The injections add volume and elasticity as well as smooth wrinkles. PRP initiates healing mechanisms beneath the surface of the skin to build back collagen and trigger new tissue growth. Results improve over the months following the procedure and last 1-2 years.
As its name implies, TriBella combines three anti-aging energy-based technologies to rejuvenate the skin and improve the skin’s appearance and texture. TriBella uses intense pulsed light, Multi-Polar Radio Frequency and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields, and NanoFractional RF energy. This combination works to remove pigmentation (brown spots), lift and tighten skin, and improve the tone and texture of the skin. In addition, TriBella can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, redness, and rosacea. As with other nonsurgical facelift procedures, results appear over the months following treatment.
Which is Right for You?
Each treatment involves its own pros and cons, so looking at your individual skincare needs is essential to choose which option is best for you. But the great news is that all of these nonsurgical facelift options offer less downtime, lower cost, and natural-looking results compared to a surgical facelift. If you are interested in a nonsurgical facelift to restore your skin’s youthful look, we are experts at all three of these offerings. Schedule a free consultation to learn which might be ideal for you.