How can a non-surgical facelift help rejuvenate the skin

Have you ever considered having a facelift, but couldn’t bear the thought of going under the knife?

Good news. It is possible to actually treat a whole host of signs of ageing without resorting to surgery. Jowls, sagging cheeks that create ‘sausage lines’ around the mouth, skin blotchiness, age spot pigmentation, frown lines and hollowness under the eyes as well as deep grooves creating a frown around the mouth. All are treatable with non-surgical facelift, skin-tightening procedures, which are quick to perform and require very little recovery time.

So what are these procedures?

Dermal Fillers
These are injected into lower areas of the face in order to add facial volume. To treat sagging cheeks and jowls, which occur due to a loss of facial volume. The filler can also be used to plump up the skin to fill lines and spaces, most commonly on the cheeks, the lips, the lines that form from the nose to the mouth, called nasolabial folds and from the mouth to the chin, the marionette lines. Cosmetically too, flaws such as scar indentations and sunken areas of the face can be filled. Dermal fillers are sometimes applied under the eyes and in the temples.

Fat Transfer
Similar to dermal fillers, fat transfer addresses volume loss. Fat is taken from areas of the body and injected where it’s required, to counteract laugh lines, smile lines, crow’s feet, acne scars, skin depressions, concave cheeks and to reshape lips.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Ultrasound and Laser Treatments
IPL and lasers can work in conjunction with skin care products to reduce skin pigmentation, blotchiness and redness as well as eliminate fine lines.
Ultrasound is used in a therapy known as ‘ultherapy’, which can be used to treat and lift the entire face. Its subtle and can produce permanent results.

This is a naturally occurring injectable chemical that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile. It can be tried before you resort to correcting your jawline with surgery.

Discussed in detail on this site (click here). Botox is injected into the muscle so it can no longer contract and form a wrinkle.

Laser Lifts
Lasers guided under the skin melts fat and tightens the skin. Laser lifts treat the lower face and neck to create permanent results by chiselling and sculpting. These can be used in conjunction with the rejuvenation techniques already outlined.