For decades plastic surgery has been understood to be a collection of invasive procedures intended to reshape, resize and reform parts of the body through complex surgery. From breast enhancements to nose jobs, to liposuction, plastic surgery has given people the option of transforming their physical appearance in order to feel more confident in their own skin but at the risk of surgical complications or even disliking the end results. Over the last few decades, a brand new innovative cosmetic technology has altered the way we think of plastic surgery and given patients a risk-free alternative to going under the knife. This ground-breaking substance can be used to enhance many parts of the body, one of the most popular uses is in the non-surgical facelift. This article will cover everything you need to know about this revolutionary treatment and the magic products behind it.
Non-Surgical Facelift Procedure
The non-surgical facelift is a treatment involving a combination of cosmetic procedures that are intended to reduce the signs of ageing in the face. The non-surgical facelift differs tremendously in terms of the method from the traditional face-lift, yet they both share the same goal of making the patient look younger. The non-surgical version will differ slightly from person to person as different parts of the face may need more attention than others. Typically, the procedure will involve volume restoration to the face with dermal fillers, muscle relaxing injections with Botox, radio frequency to tighten the skin and either chemical peels or IPL to reduce sun damage, thread veins and improve complexion.
Injectable fillers are one of the most ground-breaking influences in cosmetic surgery and medicine. This substance instantly restores volume to the face and in doing so reduces the appearance of wrinkled skin and adding youthful contours to the face. The most popular type of filler used in the non-surgical facelift is Hyaluronic Acid fillers as it has a lower risk of allergic reaction. Plus Hyaluronic Acid filler is known to last much longer than its predecessor, the collagen filler. The reason these fillers are so popular amongst patients and professionals is that they can be dissolved quickly. The need for this could arise in a circumstance such as the patient is unhappy with the final result, or if an allergy occurs.
The other key stage in the non-surgical facelift is the relaxing of muscles. The most famous toxin used for wrinkle reduction is of course Botox. Contrary to what most people believe Botox does not freeze muscles but actually relaxes them. There are two main groups of muscles responsible for facial expression: the ones that lift the face up and the ones which pull down. Botox can be used to target facial muscles that pull down. This will result in the upward pulling facial muscles becoming more obvious. This usually causes the patient’s face to appear lifted and more youthful.