Written by Dr De Silva
Non surgical face lift has been popular for many reasons. For starters, the procedure doesn’t require anyone to go under the knife. This means less downtime and faster recovery. It’s also more affordable than surgery.
Due to its massive popularity, there are many types of non surgical face lift. But what exactly is the best non surgical face lift out there?
In this article, I’ll discuss the benefits, types, and cost of non surgical face lift. I also included before and after photos so you can see real-life results.
As you age, your face loses its elasticity and volume. This is a natural process that results in sagging skin and wrinkles, among others.
While signs of aging become more evident mainly due to age, other factors such as sun damage and genetics can make them worse. However, these problems can be treated.
This is where non-surgical facelift comes in. As its name implies, it is a non-invasive procedure that aims to lift your face. It serves as a treatment for problems such as wrinkles and sagging skin.
Non surgical face lift is technically a collective term for minor, non-invasive procedures and treatments. Non surgical face lift is usually a combination of several procedures or treatments.
When done by a skilled and experienced doctor, a non-surgical facelift can produce the results you want to achieve.
Dermal fillers and botox are among the most popular treatments used. These treatments can be combined with others. They can stand alone as well.
Dermal fillers alone might help you. Botox alone might be enough. Other complementary procedures might be needed.
At the end of the day, the combination of treatment or lack thereof varies per person. The nature of your non surgical face lift mainly depends on your goals and skin condition.
A non surgical face lift treats many signs of aging.
A non surgical face lift can treat many common signs of aging. In particular, a non surgical facelift can solve the following:
● Fine Lines
Fine lines are among the earliest signs of aging. They are small, shallow lines that appear on different parts of the face. Fine lines typically develop around your eyes and lips. It’s because these areas move with facial expressions.
Wrinkles are the worse version of fine lines. As the collagen in your skin breaks down, wrinkles become deeper. Since they’re a product of fine lines, wrinkles tend to develop mostly around your eyes, lips, and on your forehead.
● Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet are the lines found around your eyes. They are most visible at the corner of your eyes when you smile. Since the skin around your eyes is thinner compared to most parts of your face, crow’s feet easily develop with age.
● Uneven Skin Texture
As you get older, your skin’s ability to repair itself deteriorates. Consequently, dead skin cells accumulate. They then cause dry and dull skin. Since your skin cannot repair itself as efficiently as before, it becomes uneven.
● Facial Volume Loss
As your skin’s collagen levels become lower, your face loses structural support. As a result, your face loses volume. Facial volume loss makes your face look thin and sickly, making you look older. Facial volume loss leads to sagging skin as well.
As I mentioned earlier, a non surgical facelift is a collective term for non-invasive procedures or treatments for the face. Given this, there are many types of non invasive face lifts that can combine the following treatments. These treatments can also stand alone and still be considered a kind of non-surgical facelift.
1. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are gel injectables that restore volume on problem areas including around the eyes, lips, and cheeks.
Containing moisture-rich hyaluronic acid (HA), dermal fillers effectively hydrate your skin. They also cushion and lubricate your skin to prevent further damage.
Moreover, dermal fillers plump up sunken areas on your face. By doing this, they give you a natural, youthful appearance. They can also smoothen your skin by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
In particular, dermal fillers aid collagen and elastin production. Although there are many kinds of fillers, my clinic only uses the gold-standard, HA dermal fillers.
Along with the cannula technique, our premium dermal fillers reduce swelling and bruising. They also allow you to recover faster than other kinds of fillers.
There are many kinds of non invasive facelifts, all of which are safe and effective.
Botox is another non surgical face lift that uses botulinum toxin type A. This substance temporarily disables your facial muscles to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
During a Botox face treatment, the targeted muscles relax as the fine lines and wrinkles are smoothened. However, Botox is only effective against dynamic wrinkles, the kind that only appears when you make facial expressions.
Botox works by paralysing your muscles for a short time. Botox particularly does this by preventing the signals from the nerves responsible for muscle contraction.
Consequently, the muscles cannot move. This makes your fine lines and dynamic wrinkles become less visible.
3. Laser Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses lasers to enhance skin appearance and texture. It is an effective treatment against fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and other skin problems. This non-invasive procedure also tightens your skin and evens out its tone.
Since lasers can do so much for your skin, it’s best to consult with your doctor first before doing any kind of treatment. Plus, laser skin resurfacing can include various techniques so it’s best to know your options before getting the treatment.
At my clinic, we use fraction carbon dioxide laser technology. This offers better results than traditional carbon dioxide lasers. To start with, the fraction laser treatment does not cause prolonged redness. It lets you recover faster as well.
During the treatment, the carbon dioxide laser penetrates your skin. It then lets out heat to stimulate collagen production. Erbium, the second component of the laser, then rejuvenates your skin. It softens lines and gets rid of pigmentation on the top layers of your skin.
The unique design targets the skin with precise control. It can also accurately target a specific problem area. A single procedure can improve fine lines and sun damage.
4. Thread Lift
Thread lift is another common non-surgical facelift procedure. This procedure involves temporary sutures that lift the skin.
Instead of operating on the patient’s skin, a cosmetic surgeon doing a thread lift inserts very fine threads into the target areas.
Aside from lifting the skin, the threads stimulate the body’s healing process. Consequently, collagen surges to the target areas. Collagen is a crucial component in maintaining a youthful look.
The outcome of a thread lift is subtle. However, it is quite distinct as if the skin is slightly lifted and tightened. As a result, you get a natural, youthful glow.
5. Chemical Peels
Chemical peels involve an acid solution that removes dead skin cells from the top layers of your skin. As a result, your skin’s top layers will peel and reveal smoother, newer skin.
The solution is usually made of lactic acid, glycolic acid, phenol, and salicylic acid. Once the solution is applied to your face, you might feel a stinging, irritating sensation. You have to endure this until the treatment is over.
Chemical peels improve your skin texture and reduce pigmentation. There are a variety of chemical peels available. Some can be used on all skin types. Others, usually the more potent peels, are used on skin with less pigmentation to prevent complications after the treatment.
The right chemical peel depends on your goals, skin condition, and doctor’s assessment.
In general, dermal fillers are the best kind of non-surgical facelift. Dermal fillers are versatile, so they can be used on many areas of your face. They can be used to treat skin problems at the corner of your eye, under your eye, and around your lips. They can also be used for your cheeks.
The lifting effect of dermal fillers also tends to last longer compared to many other non surgical face lift procedures. In addition, there are many kinds of dermal fillers that can be used to target your cheeks, lips, chin, and jaw, among others.
In my clinic, we only use the best dermal fillers. Since dermal fillers are effective on many parts of the face, my clinic offers many filler-based face treatments like cheek enhancement, jawline enhancement, and lip enhancement. You can also get under eye fillers and a liquid nose job.
Dermal fillers are also used in my signature phi lift procedure. It is the best facelift without surgery offered at my clinic. My team and I carefully developed this procedure. It gives you the longest results a non-surgical facelift can give.
Moreover, dermal fillers produce subtle and natural results. I discovered that the most natural results are produced by enhancing a patient’s phi lines according to the golden ratio. As you may well know, the golden ratio is a universal standard that determines aesthetics.
While dermal fillers are usually the best non surgical face lift, the best procedure varies per patient. What’s best for you might not be the best for others.
The best way to determine the best treatment for you is to book a consultation. During this consultation, I can walk you through the whole process and explain the options.
The cost of a non surgical face lift depends on many factors. To begin with, it depends on the type of procedure. Your skin condition and goals also matter.
For instance, if your goal is to maximise the results of a non-surgical facelift, complementary procedures might be needed. On the contrary, if you want to stick to a single-procedure non-surgical facelift (e.g. solely Botox or skin laser resurfacing), the cost might be lower.
The cost also depends on the location and type of facility. In the UK, a single Botox treatment ranges from £100 to £350. An entire non-surgical facelift involving dermal fillers can cost at least £1,500.
Since every patient’s need varies, the price also varies. Book a consultation now to get a more accurate non-surgical facelift cost.
The cost of a non-surgical facelift depends on factors like the type of procedure and facility.
My signature phi lift procedure is best for patients in their late 20’s to early 30’s. It’s because this treatment works best for people with few signs of aging. It can effectively prevent the development of such issues.
However, this procedure involving dermal fillers also works well for older people. I had older patients who went under this procedure. All of them achieved the results they wanted.
In general, you are an ideal candidate for a non-invasive facelift if you are a healthy adult. Consult your doctor to know if you are an ideal candidate.
Patient A: This woman was in her 40’s when she came to my clinic. Her skin was uneven, sagging, and had noticeable wrinkles. After the procedure, her skin became smoother and more supple. Her wrinkles became less visible as well.
Patient B: This woman was in her 20’s when she came to my clinic. She never had any facial procedures beforehand. Her skin was uneven. She suffered from fine lines as well. After the procedure, her skin became even. Moreover, her fine lines became invisible to the naked eye.
Patient C: This woman was in her 50’s when she came to my clinic. She was concerned about her sagging and deteriorating skin. She had wrinkles as well. After the procedure, her skin became smoother. Her wrinkles became less visible. These gave her a younger appearance.
Here are some testimonials from my patients:
“ From the initial meeting with him and his staff I was guided through what I imagined to be an intimidating experience. Not so! From the moment I committed myself I felt I was in safe hands. I can honestly say it was one of the most pleasurable and memoriable experiences I`ve ever hand and money well spent. He refuses to give you false hope. He`ll spend as long as you want discussing your hopes and dreams and you`ll have an honest opinion of what to expect. No Wnd Tunnels here! Yes, there will be some anxious moments at first as you heal but he and his team are always on hand to talk you through it and the outcome will be so worth it. As for the stay-over at the Clinic, I only wish I could book in and do it all over again. The care and support is second to none. I have given Dr Julian permission to show you my Before and After photographs. I think you`ll be impressed.”
“After meeting Dr Julian De Silva and team it made my decision so much easier … beautiful calm surroundings and the almost effortless skill and understanding of facial aesthetics of Dr Julian De Silva …. he is the best and would highly recommend him to anyone – just wish I had found out about him years ago. Thank you Dr De Silva and your superstar team!”
“ Dr De Silva is passionate about creating natural looking results for his patients, he was not forceful, he sat and listened to my needs and expectations and made me feel comfortable and safe in his hands.I do not know how to put into words how eternally grateful I am and will always be to Dr Julian De Silva and his team. Not only has he changed my nose physically and made it look beautiful,natural and in proportion to my face but he has changed my life emotionally & mentally.Dr De Silva truly is an artist who has been blessed with a gift.My nose looks natural and there are no signs I’ve had rhinoplasty.Following open rhinoplasty with sedation,I was in no discomfort at all which I know is hard to comprehend but is true,I had minimal bruising which disappeared after a few days.If you are looking for a surgeon who is passionate, cares,confident(in his own right)talented and extremely professional then look no further, he takes pride in his work.I am in awe of him as a person and his work.”
Thanks to advanced technology, you can now choose from many non-surgical facelift procedures. The best non surgical face lift might be a standalone procedure or a combination of treatments. Remember, each patient is unique.
Book a consultation with us if you want to know the best non-surgical facelift based on your condition and goals.