Facelift Without Surgery?
Nonsurgical Facelift: Look Younger Without Invasive Surgery
If you want to look as young as you feel – without surgery – you need to find out more about a non-surgical facelift. Is it real? Based upon the condition of your skin, dramatic improvements in facial appearance can be achieved without surgery.
What Is a Nonsurgical Facelift?
A nonsurgical facelift is a combination of procedures to address the effects of facial aging. The procedure is always custom-tailored to the individual. It may include various treatments and procedures designed to give the face a more youthful look. Minimally-invasive treatments can be used to smooth wrinkles and folds, restore lost volume, lift the brows or correct nose flaws, and give the lips a fuller, fresher, plumper look.
Dermal fillers are one of the most common treatments in a nonsurgical facelift. As we grow older, we lose volume in the cheeks, temples, lips, under the eyes, and around the mouth. Using the most advanced injectable fillers, Dr. Chang can restore lost volume to restore the appearance of energy, vibrancy, and youth.
Different types of dermal fillers are used in a non-surgical facelift, each chosen to treat specific issues, and injected skillfully. To keep the look fresh and natural, it is vital that the correct quantity of dermal filler is injected. An overfilled look never looks natural – a conservative approach will inspire compliments.
Dr. Chang uses hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane to:
- Add volume to the cheeks
- Plump the lips
- Treat undereye bags or deep tear troughs
- Smooth nasolabial folds (connecting the nose to the corners of the mouth)
- Minimize marionette line (extending from the mouth corners down the chin)
- Smooth lip lines
- Fill in the chin crease
- Refine jaw definition
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), botulinum toxin Type A (BOTOX) is the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure in the U.S, with 7,230,967 procedures performed in 2017. When injected into the muscle, it blocks nerve signals, causing the muscle to relax and significantly reducing the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines between the brows.
BOTOX also has off-label uses in a nonsurgical facelift:
- When injected into the muscle surrounding the eye, it raises the tail of the eyebrow, giving the eyes a more open and alert appearance.
- BOTOX injections can elongate the forehead, creating a smoother look.
- When BOTOX is injected at the base of the nose, it can raise the nasal tip for a nose lift effect.
- Injecting BOTOX in the lips can give them a slight outward projection for subtle pout magnification.
- A slimmer-looking profile can be achieved by injecting BOTOX in the lower cheeks.
Reasons to Have a Nonsurgical Facelift
Nonsurgical facelift procedures do not require hospitalization, general anesthesia, or incisions. Many active men and women today are opting for facial rejuvenation treatment that is both fast and effective. Most nonsurgical facelifts have little to no downtime.
The signs of aging skin appearing on your face can be depressing. Why not stay looking young, fresh, and vital for years longer? Washington DC plastic surgery Dr. Christopher Chang can individually tailor a nonsurgical facelift to rejuvenate your facial appearance – that looks completely natural. A non-surgical facelift is typically completed in under an hour and requires only a topical numbing cream, with the results visible immediately after treatment.