Non Surgical Facelift
The newest phenomenon in facelifts is the movement to a non-surgical facelift method that fills and rejuvenates the face from the inside, rather than the more invasive procedure, where the skin is stretched by means of cosmetic surgery. Both procedures achieve the anti-wrinkle result desired, yet the non-surgical option carries less risk and discomfort than its surgical alternative.
As people grow older, the skin, particularly facial skin, becomes thinner and more susceptible to the tightening of facial muscles, which in turn produces wrinkling of the skin around the eyes, lips and forehead.
A non-surgical facelift involves the injection of dermal fillers into the area beneath the skin. The dermal filler effectively causes the skin to "fill out" and so fill-in any wrinkles or creases, whilst restoring the fullness of the face and forehead and at the same time, begins the anti-aging appearance.
Results of the non-surgical facelift are not obvious immediately, as the creation of the new contours will require on-going treatment, necessitating replenishment of the dermal fillers every 12 to 18 months. However, these procedures, which we undertake at Dermox Clinics in Melbourne, minimise those risks sometimes associated with more invasive cosmetic surgery, such as:
- Blood cots
- Tissue death
- Nerve damage
Two of the most important advantages with non-surgical treatments are:
a) the absence of any scarring left as a result of the surgical procedure and
b) the removal of any requirement to use any anaesthetics.
Non-surgical facelifts tend to be best suited to those persons with thin yet not loose skin, whose aim is to rejuvenate their appearance. Anti-aging treatments such as these can be more effective when administered over a period of time, rather than in a single surgical approach as an attempt to defeat the progress of time.