Non surgical facelifts can take many forms and address multiple skin concerns. Our specialist can advise you about which procedures are right for you.
How is a non surgical facelift performed?
Procedures vary depending on the type of non surgical facelift you receive. Most procedures take place in the clinic. Some are relatively painless, while others may cause a little discomfort. Our doctor can tell you more about what to expect for the following treatments:
- Botulinum toxin injections: These injections, such as Botox® and Dysport®, relax tense muscles that can lead to wrinkles. Most people get botulinum toxin injections between their eyebrows, in their forehead or at the corners of their eyes. Results can last up to three months.
- Dermal fillers: Also called soft tissue fillers, injections of substances such as hyaluronic acid or gel add volume back to sunken areas of the face. Dermal fillers add fullness back to your cheeks and lips. They can also fill in deep wrinkles. These fillers last anywhere from six months to several years.
- Fat injections: Also called fat grafting, fat injections use fat from elsewhere in your body to fill in sagging areas of your face. Fat injections are more invasive than dermal fillers, as liposuction is necessary to take fat from your body, but they tend to last longer.
Ulthera is a non-surgical ultrasound treatment that uses the body’s own regenerative response to gently and gradually lift skin. Ulthera is an FDA-approved procedure with real-time visualisation to lift the face, forehead and neck, whilst improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the decolletage.
Thermage is suitable as a preventative measure against advanced ageing to treat superficial early signs of ageing. It also improves facial contour by reducing mild to moderate skin laxity and tightening saggy skin.
Due to its subtle penetration without melting any fats, it is suitable for treating wrinkles and fine lines, pores, sensitive areas such as the eye area or forehead, and combating volume loss. Thermage is a good fit for younger patients aged between 30 to 45 years old.
It uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to penetrate the skin’s surface and delivers bulk diffuse heat into the dermis layer. This stimulates collagen production, remodelling, and new collagen deposition. The heat also increases blood flow, increasing the metabolism of the fatty layer.
As a non-ablative treatment, the regenerative processes occur within the skin layers while leaving the skin surface intact.
HIFU face lifting uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to deliver heat to deep facial tissues. It is more in-depth compared to Thermage and can tighten deep tissues in addition to the skin’s surface.
Due to its ability to induce volume reduction, it is suitable for treating excess fats, saggy skin, jowls, and fatty areas like the double chin or chubby cheeks. Matured patients between 40 to 60 years old who would like to stave off ageing can consider opting for HIFU.
The ultrasound energy is delivered onto the skin surface in a precise and focused manner while penetrating the inner layers to stimulate collagen growth. HIFU can target multiple depths under the skin, namely, 1.5mm, 3mm and 4.5mm. At a depth of 4.5mm, HIFU targets the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), which is the layer targeted by plastic surgeons when doing a surgical facelift.
Thread lifts use temporary, medical grade sutures to hold on to facial tissues and pull them taut. Thread lift procedure is considered a minimally invasive procedure.
What is the cost of Non Surgical Facelift?
The price of non surgical facelift will be based on the expertise and qualifications of the doctor performing the procedure, the type of procedure used, the time and effort the treatment requires, as well as geographic clinic location.