Face Lift Alternatives
A non-surgical face lift can improve the overall appearance of the skin without the cost, time, and physical difficulties of traditional face lift surgery. Face lifts without surgery, such as the thread face lift and the laser face lift, offer great benefits to patients unwilling to go under the knife. Here is an introduction to some of the non-surgical face lift alternatives available.
Face Lift Without Surgery
Thanks to modern technology, it is now possible to have an effective face lift without surgery. There are several non-surgical face lift techniques available, including the laser face lift, the microcurrent face lift, and Thermage® skin tightening. These procedures are minimally invasive, remarkably efficient, and practically pain-free.
Thermage® has become a popular anti-aging treatment for men and women seeking a non-invasive facial rejuvenation technique. Thermage® is used by plastic surgeons and dermatologists to reduce signs of skin laxity and wrinkles on the face and body. The Thermage® system employs the use of heat to stimulate collagen growth in problem areas. Treatment typically takes one hour to perform and the minor side effects that can accompany the procedure generally disappear in a few days. Interested in undergoing Thermage® treatment? Learn more about the procedure, including its cost, in DocShop's comprehensive Thermage® section.
Laser Skin Tightening
Looking for a face lift that doesn’t require incisions? With a laser face lift, there is no cutting, scarring, or anesthesia. Using laser technology, doctors resurface and tighten the outer layers of the skin, leaving patients with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. The non-surgical laser face lift does cause some minor discoloration and sensitivity immediately after treatment; however, these side effects typically disappear within a week or two. For additional information about the benefits laser technology can have for your complexion, visit our laser skin tightening page.
Microcurrent Face Lift
Also known as the Bio-Ultimate face lift, a microcurrent face lift is a non-surgical face lift procedure that is aesthetically effective and cost efficient. During a microcurrent face lift, gentle electric currents are applied to the face, stimulating a natural cellular reaction. The effects of this stimulation are varied and include exfoliation and rejuvenation of the skin, tightening of the facial muscles, reduction of sun damage, and improvements in overall skin tone. By promoting the skin’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin, microcurrent face lifts leave patients with subtle but exceptional facial enhancement.
Natural Face Lift Products and Creams
In certain situations, even the least invasive non-surgical face lift procedures are undesirable or impossible, as in the case of patients with skin that is too thin or too sensitive for thread face lifts or laser face lifts. Luckily, the range of natural face lift products is rapidly increasing and improving. Face lift creams containing highly concentrated solutions of amino acids like acetyl hexapeptide and alpha hydroxy acid are intended to tighten skin and reduce fine lines. Other natural face lifts include instant face lift powders and creams that can be applied at home.
Although face creams can improve the appearance of the skin, they don't offer the dramatic results of facelift surgery. Visit the DocShop gallery to view face lift before and after photos.
Photo credit: Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery
Find a Plastic Surgeon through DocShop
Locate an experienced plastic surgeon through DocShop’s national directory of doctors. With specialists in non-surgical face lift treatments such as thread face lifts and natural products like face lift creams, DocShop is the perfect resource for choosing the right doctor to perform your face lift without surgery