We all want to look and feel good, but we don’t always have the time or money for a surgical facelift. Is there any other way to achieve the same results? Yes! There are many non-surgical options that can give you a refreshed and youthful appearance without putting your life on hold. These face lifting procedures use different technologies such as ultrasound wave therapy, which are much less invasive than surgery. They provide fast recovery times with minimal downtime, so you can resume normal activities right away.
What Causes Saggy Skin?
As the body ages, it produces less collagen and elastin. These fibers provide skin with firmness and tone, so when they begin to diminish, so does the skin’s ability to remain taut. Gravity pulls on loose skin and sags appear over time. Skincare professionals can now revitalize saggy skin with special techniques that deliver a more toned appearance as well as improved texture and color.
What are the Risk Factors in Sagging Skin?
Sagging skin can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, but it occurs more often in smokers and those who fail to practice good sun protection. Age is another risk factor due to the decline of collagen production that brings on sagging skin. Genetics also play a role in the development of saggy skin.
Why is Non-Surgical Facelift a Better Choice than Surgical Treatments?
Surgical face lifting procedures have the ability to provide dramatic results, but they require anesthesia, extended recovery times, and can be prohibitively expensive. Plus, invasive surgeries are associated with potential risks and side effects including infection and scarring. Non-invasive facelifts are a safer choice, and they deliver comparable results without any of the risks or downtime.
What are Effective Non-Invasive Facelift Procedures
HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound)
HIFU, a non-invasive ultrasound treatment, addresses multiple signs of aging to give you an improved appearance. Ultrasonic waves penetrate the skin to stimulate collagen production and tighten sagging tissue, which results in a more toned face with fewer wrinkles. The procedure is done in an aesthetic clinic and it only takes about 20 minutes per session. You will need several sessions for optimal results, but the entire process is simple and straightforward.
How Does HIFU Work?
HIFU works by passing high-frequency sound waves through the skin to reach various layers of tissue. Ultrasonic energy is absorbed into the targeted fat layer and turned into heat. This causes the fatty cells to melt away and stimulates collagen production in surrounding tissues, which tightens loose skin for a more youthful appearance without surgery.
What Can You Expect From HIFU Treatment?
HIFU treatment can address sagging skin around the face, neck, and brow area. You may see some improvement after one session, but it takes several to get the most dramatic results. Results are gradual, so you should give your face about 4-6 weeks to heal before you decide whether or not HIFU is right for you.
Thermage, another non-invasive facelift procedure, works by delivering radio waves to the targeted area and heating it from the inside out. The heat stimulates collagen production in the dermis of the skin, which tightens sagging tissue. Thermage can be used on all types of skin, even very thin skin.
Who is a Good Candidate for Thermage?
All adults can benefit from this treatment as it addresses multiple signs of aging such as wrinkles and loose skin. It’s also ideal for patients with sensitive skin because there is no downtime after the procedure. There are no side effects associated with Thermage either, so patients of all skin colors and types can benefit from the procedure.
What are the Benefits of Thermage?
After just one session, you will immediately notice a tighter appearance on your skin. Results improve over time with additional Thermage treatments as collagen production continues and more toned tissue forms under the skin’s surface. You may also see some mild contouring around cheeks, chin, or nose areas as a result of this treatment.