Sure, aging is a part of life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it gracefully! Those wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin all have a way of aging a person more than they feel on the inside, and more than they wish to look on the outside. A traditional facelift presents the opportunity to effectively improve these signs of age and to achieve youthful looking results. However, let’s face it, surgery just isn’t for everyone, and it might not fit the goals an individual has for their body. Thankfully, today there are alternatives to the traditional facelift.
Types of Facelift Alternatives
Various treatments are available that are quick, less invasive and leave surgery out of the equation altogether. These alternatives help turn back that clock and produce a facial appearance that is fresh and rejuvenated. One prime example of an alternative is a dermal filler known as Juvèderm. Using hyaluronic acid, a substance found naturally within the body, these injections are able to plump up the skin, smooth wrinkles, creases and folds. Other features of this age-defying approach include:
• Injections enhance the fullness of lips and cheeks
• Typically does not require an allergy test
• Treatment process is quick, taking roughly 15-30 minutes
• Discomfort during the injections is minimal due to topical anesthetic cream applied beforehand
• Effects are immediate and there is minimal recovery and downtime
• Results are longer-lasting, up to one year
When looking to achieve even more dramatic results, some patients combine Juvèderm with other fillers like Botox. But fillers aren’t the only options out there. Ultherapy is another facelift alternative that allows patients to enjoy the benefits of reduced signs of age without going under the knife. In this case, innovative ultrasound technology is combined with the body’s natural production of collagen to tighten and tone loose skin. This FDA approved treatment only takes about an hour to perform and is commonly done on the skin above the face , neck, decollectage and chin. It offers the advantage of no-recovery time needed. Results are more gradual, with apparent improvement visible after several months. Similar to Juvèderm, these results can be long lasting and many patients still have a fresher facial appearance a few years after the treatment.
Reducing the Signs of Age Without Surgery
Cosmetic surgery has certainly come a long way, and it continues to do so. Advances in technology and techniques provide patients with a variety of options when it comes to making different aesthetic alterations. Those looking to bypass surgery now have numerous facelift alternatives, like Juvèderm, Botox and Ultherapy. If an extensive surgical procedure is not on your to-do list, but achieving a more youthful facial appearance is, contact Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery for a consultation. We’ll help determine which alternative treatment suits your needs and goals best.