What is the most effective nonsurgical alternative to a facelift?
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Non Surgical Face Rejuvenation
For best results however a mini lower facelift would be best and can be done with minimal scars compared with older more traditional approaches. See details for example about the LiteLift or MACS procedure.
Non surgical facial rejuvenation in younger patients
Volume sometimes helps. Fat grafting may be a good option and can improve the quality of skin
Skin care, laser treatments are all helpful
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Options for you
You could try some Voluma for the cheek volume loss, some Belotero for the lower eyelid "tear trough", and so on.
You could do a little bit of neck tightening with either ThermiRF or Ulthera.
Best to see a good board-certified PS in your area to discuss the possibilities.
Ultherapy Plus Voluma
Voluma to volumize the cheek area
The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Facelift Can Work Well For Addressing Minimal Or Early Sagging
A vector describes a magnitude and direction of force. Aging skin is characterized by a negative downward and inward vector of sagging. To counter this, surgeons traditionally pulled skin upward and outward--i.e. using a positive vector. The key difference between the outcomes of traditional surgical correction and nonsurgical 3D vectoring, both of which lift upwards and outwards, is the Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Lift's additional corrective dimension of ‘forward projection’. This 3D effect is the result of volumizing with the use of injectable agents designed for this purpose, such as Radiesse, Voluma, Restylane SQ, and Stylage XXL.
The Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Lift is predicated upon the fact that the face and portions of the neck differ in their degree of mobility. The region directly in front and behind the ears is a fixed, denser, relatively immobile area, in contrast to the mid-cheek region (hence the greater tendency of this region to sag with the passage of time). These anatomical differences are exploited in the Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Lift by making the fixed areas serve as anchoring points for the mobile tissues. In determining the positive vectors for the mid to lower face, the tissues that require lifting are identified by pulling the skin directly in front of the ears in a direction perpendicular to the area that requires correction. If the pulling results in lifting of the desired tissue, then the vector has been correctly identified and is then marked in accordance with 3D vectoring protocol.
Once the proper vectors are marked, the volumizing agents are injected in a series of radiating bands that serve as support struts to the skin and that impart the necessary 3D outward projection--the lift--that distinguishes and defines this nonsurgical approach. The high viscosity and elasticity of the volumizing fillers serves to hold and re-support the overlying tissue and restore more youthful contours.
Although volumizing fillers are reabsorbed over time, they do promote new, native collagen synthesis (neocollagenesis), which may continue to provide structure, firmness and improved skin quality while continuing to lift tissues. A typical Nonsurgical 3D Vectoring Lift of the face takes about fifteen minutes to perform. Bruising and swelling tend to be minimal, and most people can return to work or social activities immediately following treatment.
Naturally you should consult with a board certified aesthetic physician who is experienced with this technique.
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