what are the current treatments for non surgical face lift?

I've been out of the loop and don't know what people are doing these days short of going all the way with a full facelift.

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What are current treatments for non-surgical face lift?

Thank you for sharing your question.  In most cases facial rejuvenation should follow a multi-modal approach of treatment.  Think hydration to ensure appropriate skin turgor and improvement in skin quality.  Second a good skin care regimen with the use of a retinol, bleaching cream, sunblock, hyaluronic acid hydration, and growth factors.  Third a series of chemical peels to improve skin thickness, texture, and pigmentation.  Fourth the use of a neuromodulator like Botox to smooth wrinkles, and fifth dermal fillers to restore volume, lift tissues, and resist compression.  Hope this helps.


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Non-Surgical Face Lift

Thank you for your question in regards to a non-surgical face lift. Depending on your specific concerns, there are a number of options available to help your appearance without surgery. Botox helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while fillers are used to help with volume loss. IPL/BBL, laser resurfacing and microneedling are additional options as well. To be sure what is best for you, see two or more board-certified providers in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have treatment. I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Non Surgical Facelift

There are many options available depending on what you're trying to address. At my practice with a non-surgical facelift we are able to pull up the cheeks, get rid of wrinkles, reduce undereye bags and circles, improve skin tone, etc. This is done using Voluma, Sculptra, Botox and a laser. The results have been fantastic. 

Justin Harper, MD
Columbus Physician
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Non Surgical Facelift Treatments

Your non-surgical options are dictated by your specific needs which may include any of the below measures:
1)improving your wrinkles: Botox
2)improving your loss of volume: Radiesse
3)improving your texture: Cool Helium Plasma resurfacing.
4)improving skin looseness: VIORA REACTION radiofrequency
5)improving skin discoloration: IPL
A consultation would be necessary to customize your treatment plan.

Arian Mowlavi, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Non-surgical face lift options

The outcome of a non-surgical "facelift" will depend on how your face has aged and if non-surgical options will directly address the aging changes specific to you.

Some of the more effective non-invasive procedures are Botox or Dysport for frown and smile lines around the eyes, filler injections like Restylane and Sculptra to restore under-eye, cheek, temple, and jawline volume and reduce creases, Ultherapy to firm the deeper facial layers, laser resurfacing or chemical peels to reverse sun damage on the skin surface, and the newer dissolvable thread lifts that create some skin firming.

None of these are replacements for a surgical facelift that can dramatically tighten a sagging neck and jawline, but in some cases they can make you look almost as good.

Brett S. Kotlus, MD, MS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Non surgical face lifts

There are many ways to improve our faces without surgery. These include fillers, botox, lasers, creams, and the newer radio frequency devices such as the Infini and thermo RF. I would consult with your doctor and go over the options that are available.

Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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What are the current treatments for non surgical face lift?

The options for "non-surgical face lift" are improving all the time. When we became one of the first 25 USA Ultherapy practices in 2010, we knew that things were changing. Now we also have amazing options in Micro-needle Radiofrequency (MN-RF) treatment platforms. I have been consulting with numerous manufacturers and helped get the Vivace MN-RF platform its' FDA-510K approval. Viviane is a low to moderate energy system that improves facial aging with minimal downtime. More recently, we have similarly helped with the Profound MN-RF system by Syneron-Candela and we are very impressed. Profound has 5mm depth micro needles that are insulated in the shaft to protect skin and have temperature probes at the needle tips that allow us to raise dermis tissue temperatures to the absolute optimal "sweet spot" of 67-68 Celsius (the perfect temperature for collagen and elastin growth as well as Hyaluronic acid deposition), thus ensuring precise facial rejuvenation and even volume restoration (like when we inject fillers) by new tissue growth. Profound is a game changer that requires local anesthesia and 3-7 days of facial recovery. We have been pairing these systems with fillers, Botox, and professional skin care to achieve optimal non-surgical face lifting. Lastly, Profound is also effective for stretch mark removal, scar revision, and body rejuvenation. 

Steven M. Gitt, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Facial Aging and Lasers, Peels, Fillers, Skin Care, Fat Injections/Sculptra, RF skin tightening

There is a lot you can do for facial aging with fillers, lasers, skin tightening, surgery, fat.  I suggest you see an expert to go through all the options.  A combination approach is best. Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Non-surgical Facelift Options

Many patients are choosing non-surgical options to avoid extended down times with the goal of natural looking results.  Options may include Botox, fillers and energy based devices.  Botox tends to be most beneficial for the upper face with fillers helping to add volume to the mid face for a lifted appearance.  Energy based devices include Ultherapy and ThermiTight.  Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to lift and tighten and is completely non-invasive.  ThermiTight uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and is minimally invasive.  Results with these devices gradually occur over several months with little to no downtime.  Depending on each patient's areas of concern, a combination of therapies may be chosen.  Hope this helps.

Pamela Henderson, MD
Phoenix Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non Surgical Facelift Options

Thank you for your question. A lot of women are choosing to restore volume and to improve skin quality through things like fillers, botox and chemical peels. These procedures have relatively little downtime, and can provide natural, subtle improvements. When used tastefully and in moderation, the results can be somewhat striking and really give a more youthful appearance. 

To learn a bit more about the natural aging process, and the non-surgical options that are available, please take a look at this video. Best of luck! 

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