When it comes to facelifts, the recent trends aren’t just about what’s popular and marketable at the moment. The new innovations are really about increasing the patient’s comfort and speeding up recovery without compromising results. That’s why there’s been such a surge for non-surgical facelift procedures recently; more and more people are starting to prefer non-surgical facelifts, because they have a diverse range of techniques and effects without the intense commitment of a traditional facelift. Still, it’s important to ask: are non-surgical facelifts effective?
Why Choose a Non-Surgical Facelift?
The most obvious answer as to why some patients prefer non-surgical facelifts is because not everyone is a candidate for facial surgery. Non-surgical facelifts are a great alternative because they’ve been developed, tested, and modified to be safe alternatives. People also tend to like them, because they address the deeper, more physical parts of aging by directly affecting the skin.
What Types of Non-Surgical Facelifts Are Out There?
Thankfully, talented plastic surgeons like Dr. Slupchynskyj are highly trained in a wide variety of non-surgical procedures:
Fat Grafting: Using your body’s own fat stores, this procedure restores volume to previously saggy, gaunt skin.
Laser Facelifts: This treatment uses a carbon dioxide laser to remove outer layers of skin along with imperfections and fine lines and wrinkles, revealing fresher newer skin.
Vampire Facelifts: Using injections of your body’s natural growth factors, this procedure triggers your body’s healing mechanisms to rejuvenate your skin.
Thermage: This procedure uses radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and tighten loose skin.
Dr. Slupchynskyj also offers all types of injectables and “liquid facelifts” with BOTOX®, dermal fillers, Obagi Blue Peel, and non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Are They Effective?
In the end, it all really depends on what you consider “effective.” That word can mean so many different things to so many different people. For people who want subtle effects, they might like the lack of incisions and the reduced risk of looking “overdone.” Non-surgical facelifts tend to avoid those pitfalls as they utilize natural mechanisms like healing and collagen production to create lift and fullness in the skin. For many patients, the ease of getting non-surgical facelifts makes up for its gradual effects and requirement for regular maintenance. For those people, non-invasive facelifts can get the job done.
Are you convinced yet? If you are a candidate for a non-invasive facelift, make sure you work with a surgeon that has extensive training in non-surgical facelifts, like Dr. Slupchynskyj. Contact his practice now to see if the non-invasive facelift is for you.