What is a Non-Surgical Facelift?
A non-surgical facelift uses a non-invasive combination therapy approach to look younger. No incisions, minimal downtime and natural looking results. An in-office procedure that is often completed on a series of sessions using cutting edge technology to gradually restore a youthful looking appearance.
A traditional facelift (still the gold standard for lifting excessive jowls and submental skin laxity) involves general anesthesia surgical incisions along from the sideburns, runs along the side of the face in front of the ear, and behind the ear and along the hairline. Most patients are sent home with drains, bandages and pain medication. The recovery time for a traditional facelift is typically 1 month.
What procedures are involved in a non-surgical facelift?
A non-surgical facelift involves a combination approach to lift, fill, tighten and rejuvenate the face and neck. We look at the face from a cause and effect perspective.
- Dermal fillers can be used to restore the foundation and structure of the face that has depleted from the natural bone resorption process as we age. We then strategically replace the volume loss that has occurred as a result of fat pad deflation in the temples, cheeks and jawline. We offer temporary and permanent fillers depending on your needs and goals.
- Instalift Suspension sutures (threadlifts) are used to reposition the skin in an elevated position lifting the nasolabial folds, marionettes lines and jowls. This procedure can lift the skin up by 1cm and reduce the heaviness of the lower face.
- Morpheus8 for skin tightening and skin resurfacing. Morpheus8 is a cutting edge technology that uses radio frequency and microneedling to heat the deep layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin. The deep thermal remodelling can sculpt the jawline and reduce unwanted fullness in the submental region. On the superficial layer of the skin, Morpheus8 can refine the pores and fine lines.
How does the face change as we age?
As we age the face undergoes several changes. Bone resorption, deflation and descent of the facial fat pads causing the mid face to appear gaunt and the lower face to appear heavy and square. Loss of collagen and elastin in the skin resulting in skin laxity, creapy, enlarged pores and overall poor skin quality.
What age should I consider face lifting procedures?
Most patients consider some aspect of facial rejuvenation in their 30’s. Often starting with Botox for the frown lines and crows feet and dermal fillers to improve under eye bags, cheek contour and jawline definition. Skin treatments such as Morpheus8 (microneedling with Radio Frequency), to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, fines lines and rough texture.