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Non-Surgical Facelifts: What are Your Options?

A non-surgical facelift can provide your desired look without the need for general anesthesia, large incisions and overnight hospitalization. They are generally quick procedures done with injections or chemical peels to reverse the signs of aging. There’s no actual surgery so there’s lots of benefits like low amount of pain, lower risk of infection and faster recovery time.

You’ll still need a thorough consultation before undergoing a treatment. It’s important to find out which procedure will work best for your skin type to effectively achieve your desired results. A specific treatment will give more definition to your face, re-volumize, and firm up any wrinkles and sagging skin. You’ll get natural-looking results without the “overdone” appearance of a surgical facelift.

Here are some kinds of non-surgical facelifts:

Four Common Types of Non-Surgical Facelift Procedures

1. Botox

Botox injections can help reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. They are also used for the treatment of excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, overactive bladder and neck spasms or cervical dystonia, and can also help avoid migraines. They use a toxin called OnabotulinumtoxinA to prevent a muscle from moving temporarily.

Botox also prevents the muscles from weakening, thus preventing the signs of aging. Here are some benefits you can get from Botox treatment:

  • Eliminates Forehead Wrinkles

The forehead is one of the first facial features to show signs of aging, and the most common area for Botox since it’s difficult to hide. The treatment is simple, quick, requires no anesthesia, and the effect can last up to six months.

  • Prevents Sagging Brows

Botox gives you an instant brow lift without needing any surgery by relaxing the muscles that pull the eyebrows down. When the forehead muscles pull up the relaxed muscles between your brows, it elevates your eyebrows and opens up your eyes.

  • Relaxes Neck Bands

Neck bands start to appear when the platysma muscles begin sagging. When Botox is injected, it causes the muscles to relax and make the neck bands less visible. It also helps the muscles of the jawline to relax, giving you instant neck lift.

  • Prevents Smoker’s Lines

Smoker’s lines or perioral lines are wrinkles that appear at the border of the mouth. They start as fine lines that can become deeper over time. You don’t necessarily have to be a smoker to have these lines on your face. Botox treatment can fix these lines that appear when you purse your lips.

2. Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that can help enhance the contours of your face by smoothing out wrinkles, restoring lost volume and rejuvenating the skin. They usually contain hyaluronic acid that enhances the production of elastin and collagen. Some dermal fillers usually last for six to twelve months, while some can last for two to five years.

Here are some benefits of getting dermal fillers:

  • Less Downtime

A dermal filler treatment can be as fast as ten minutes, depending on the number of injections you’re going to have. You can actually have it done during your breaks and get back to your usual routine.

Since there’s no surgery involved, this non-invasive procedure won’t require much of your time, and there’s no scarring and healing to look after except slight swelling. This will subside in a couple of days as the gel settles in your skin.

  • Immediate Results

You’ll see visible results and improvement in your facial appearance immediately after you undergo a dermal filler treatment. Once the dermal filler is injected in the target area, it adds volume and fixes creases and wrinkles in your skin.

The full effect will be seen in a few days as the filler settles in. It’s the perfect procedure if you need a last minute boost to your skin.

  • Minimal Risk

Some side effects of dermal fillers are mild bruising, redness and swelling that will eventually disappear in a few days. Severe complications from dermal filler treatments are rare. As long as the procedure is done by a certified aesthetic practitioner, the outcome will be good as they are trained to handle any complications that may occur.

  • Long-Lasting Results

The effects of dermal filler treatment depends on the type of filler, the patient and the area of treatment. Natural fillers usually last for six to eighteen months, while some synthetic fillers can last up to a few years.

For first-time users, it’s recommended to have natural fillers injected so you can see if you like your look, or if you would like injections done in a different area on your next visit.

3. Fat injections

Fat injections or facial injections are an effective way to reduce acne scarring, smoothen out wrinkles and gain a more youthful look. It’s done by injecting fat harvested from your body to fill creases, plump lips, improve shallow contours and enhance facial fullness.

The fat is removed from common trouble spots like the buttocks, stomach or thighs. It is then purified before injecting in the face. There’s no chance that the transfer will be rejected by your immune system since the fat came from your own body.

Good facial fat injections may last for several years. In some cases, the results can be permanent. While it won’t protect against future aging, it can minimize your current aging symptoms.

4. Laser lifts

Laser facelifts are a convenient, effective and safe procedure to help rejuvenate your skin. They help remove scars, blemishes, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, and repair the damages to your skin caused by smoking, aging, acne, alcohol and other skin conditions.

They’re fast procedures that have amazing results. They can also help your skin become smoother, clearer and tighter. A laser facelift treatment is an ideal way to take care of your existing skin problems and bring back your youthful glow.

High-Quality Facial Procedures

Vargas Face and Skin Center offers non-surgical facelift options that are carried out by highly trusted and board-certified practitioners. You’ll also get personalized cosmetic treatment plans that aim to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Book an appointment with us today by calling 913-381-4900 or filling out our online form.

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