I'm 28 and my face has started to sag slightly compared to before 25. I would like a mild facelift treatment to get that youthful look back, but don't feel ready for surgical options. So the options I'm considering are: 1.Radiofrequency treatment to the face 2.Juvederm (or Radiesse) - would injections to the upper cheeks really 'lift' the face as it's advertised? 3.Infrared rays to the face Which would work best for someone my age, in terms of (A) effectiveness, and (B) long-term safety?
What Would Be the Best Non-invasive Facelift for a 28 Year Old?
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Best Non-invasive Facelift for 28 Year Old is Filler Injection
Thank you for your question.
Facial aging in a 28 year old is caused by fat loss which is loss of volume-not lax skin.
Therefore your best option is to replace facial volume with Fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, Perlane, Juvederm or others.
Skin tightening machines like Thermage, Ultherapy, Radiofrequency, and Infra red will achieve only 20-25% tightening at best and they do not increase and some can decrease fat volume.
So stick with the fillers.
Non-invasive Facelift with Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers like Juvederm in the right areas work well to restore facial volume loss and at the same time softening lines and lifting the face. They are safe and effective treatments in the hands of an exert injector. Hope this information helps.
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Non Invasive Facelift
Fillers vary as to where in the face they can most safely be placed and how long they last. The most popular areas for improvement are the nasolabial folds (line between the nose and lips) as well as the lips themselves.
These 30-minute treatments are performed in the office under both topical and local anesthesia for comfort.
Fillers are now available preloaded with local anesthetic. Between the powerful numbing cream, application of ice before treatment, and the presence of anesthetic in the filler itself, both discomfort and bruising are dramatically reduced.
Facial fillers such as Radiesse™, Restylane™, and Juvederm™ as well as muscle relaxants such as Botox™, to not only reduce wrinkles, but also lift and contour sagging facial features. This non-surgical approach, known as a “liquid facelift,” can be used to treat the entire face or specific areas, and offers long lasting results with little or no down time.
I hope this answers your question. Good luck. Dr. Shah.
Best Non-Invasive Face Lift Options for someone in the second to third decade
This is because you age by three factors - sagging (through gravity and time), loss of volume (counteracted by fillers), and skin texture (determined by environmental and genetic factors). Your fillers should enhance your effect of the lifting if placed appropriately by addressing one of the causes of aging. Most often one of these factors is more out of balance than another and therefore your procedures should customize for what is most needed. Often fillers alone can "stall" the inevitable as they only correct one aspect of aging.
Facelift and Skin resurfacing procedures (laser, Ulthera or Thermage ) and fillers are synergistic so as long as you wait until the Sculptra injection site is soft you should do fine. Not a problem and there is no problem with the timing for a facelift. Sculptra, Radiesse, Jeuvederm, Restylane, your own fat and other fillers address volume issues, resurfacing procedures corrects surface flaws associated with aging and face lifting addresses the sagging loose skin. Resurfacing procedures address skin texture, color variation (e.g. sun spots)- so all three are synergistic and complementary. It is very common in my practice to do all three approaches to rejuvenation at the same time
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At your age Ulthera and fillers are the best option
A combination of therapies may allow you to achieve your desired look. Ulthera combined with fillers can produce a wonderful result. Fillers will add the volume you are looking for in the cheek area and Ulthera will help to tighten the skin while still producing a natural result.
Non invasive facelift for 28 y.o.
Hard to really say in your particular case without photos or exam. Having said that, you are most likely a candidate for filling modalities to give volume to the face. Fillers add volume and can give pleasant contour. Facelifts take anatomy and place it back into the proper place. When done correctly, these modalities are appropriate and effective for that individual. The other modalities that your describe may be helpful, depending on the individual. See a few consultants before making your desicions.
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