What is a Non Surgical Facelift?
We all know the signs of the aging face. Drooping skin, deep wrinkles, sunken cheeks and rough skin. Traditionally, we have been taught that the surgical facelift was the only answer. Driven by the plastic surgery community, expensive and painful facelift operations have been the norm. Requiring general anesthesia, patients were faced with the risks of having their breathing taken over by a machine. Coupled with a painful recovery and high prices, the artificial facelift results hardly seem worth it.
This has led many doctors and patients to seek non surgical facelift alternatives. The goal is to address many of the signs of the aging face without the risk, pain, downtime and expense of the traditional facelift. As a result, the market has been flooded with many treatments and procedures with dubious claims. Miracle creams, microcurrent treatments, and facials just don’t work. The good thing is that there are new non surgical facelift treatments that are proven to work.
The Best Non Surgical Facelift Alternatives.
There exists a great deal of medical knowledge about aging skin and how to treat it. We know that many of the changes in aging skin are due to breakdown of the main building block of skin, collagen. As we age our collagen production decreases and our existing collagen breaks down. This leads to the drooping skin, wrinkles and loss of elasticity we see. So many of the effective anti aging skin treatments revolve around collagen stimulation. To induce skin cells to make new collagen and tighten existing collagen is the real fountain of youth.
The retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A and are used topically. They actually have been shown to induce skin cells to make new collagen and turnover existing collagen at a faster rate. They range from over the counter retinols to prescription grade retin-a (tretinoin). They need to be part of any anti aging regimen and are a cheap and easy to use facelift alternative. Results take several months, but retinoids are safe to use indefinitely.
The other proven method to induce new collagen formation is the use of heat. Heat has been shown to tighten existing collagen and induce skin cells to make new collagen. The new collagen appears at least a month after the application of heat. The trick with the use of heat is to apply it at the right level of the skin, in the right amount without causing burns. There are many ways to due this. There are lasers that use light energy to apply heat at different levels like CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing. Radiofrequency uses radio waves to penetrate the skin and heat the lower layers. Examples of this include Thermage and Venus Freeze. There are also now procedures that use ultrasound energy to heat the skin like Ultherapy. All of these machines are just tools that require appropriate patient selection and application for best results.
Studies have shown that the best results come from combination treatments. Beleza Medspa Austin TX has developed the NeoJuvenescence Lift, a combination non surgical facelift alternative. The NeoJuvenescence Lift involves the proven procedures CO2 Fractional Laser Resurfacing, SmartLipo Laser liposuction, Platelet Rich Plasma and Fat Transfer for maximum results. The NeoJuvenescence Lift provides a fresh new skin, restores facial volumes, removes jowls and and tightens the face and neck overall. It provides the latest non surgical facelift procedures in one treatment.