Non Surgical Facelift - Adelaide
“Patients desire an attractive fresher version of themselves akin to airbrushing the face. This is what we strive to deliver every day…”
Although people have traditionally resorted to cosmetic surgery, there are obvious disadvantages such as expense and recovery time. Today, there are many simple yet highly effective non-invasive alternatives to a surgical facelift that help you subtly return to a fresher version of yourself – and keep lines, wrinkles and sagging at bay.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Tightening of the skin across your facial skin
- Tightening the skin around the jowls and neck
- A noticeable difference in your skin tone
- Smoothing of skin
- Minimise fine lines or wrinkles
- Stimulates natural collagen production for lasting results.
- Youthful and fresh look
- New collagen production
A Non-Surgical Face Lift is simply a facelift without the surgery. It is often described as a liquid facelift, which refers to the use of cosmetic injectables including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. However, a non-surgical facelift can be much more than that! At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine we like to take a multi-faceted approach, using several different treatments. It is the combination of treatments that can often achieve the best results. Every patient’s needs are different, so each treatment regime will also be different. For example thread lift in conjunction with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. Other patients respond well to the combination of a liquid facelift with a collagen-stimulating treatment such as Laser Genesis or Factor 4.
As we age, the face loses volume and the skin’s elasticity declines dramatically, with the effects of gravity becoming all too evident and resulting in sagging or drooping. For women, the chin can also be a real tell-tale sign of ageing: the loss of deep supporting fat, combined with gum recession and loss of bone, impact the lower face and chin causing thin lips and wrinkles and a puckered or pouty chin. Tissue loss and sagging skin also cause a chin crease below the lips. A non-surgical facelift may well help to rejuvenate your face.
One of the key factors that contribute to facial ageing is the loss of facial volume. This is often overlooked when rejuvenating the face. When we are young, our face resembles a grape, full, smooth and firm. As we get older, we lose the volume in our face and it becomes more like a sultana.
Replacing lost volume is in many cases more important than surgically lifting the face. Lifting the face surgically without replenishing lost volume can often result in an unnatural appearance. Revolumising the face does not always replace the need for a surgical procedure, but in many cases, surgery can be avoided or delayed simply by strategic re-volumisation of the face. This can be done relatively non-invasively by dermal fillers.
Traditionally, facial shaping and face lifting has been performed exclusively by surgical means. With the advent of dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, it is now possible to shape, volumise and lift the face and make subtle yet significant changes without the need for surgery. The key difference between the non-surgical facelift procedure and the surgical procedures is that the non-surgical facelift procedures require little or no downtime/recovery. Furthermore, as expected, non-surgical procedures carry little risk and require no general anaesthetic.
Generally, non-surgical facial shaping/lifting falls into two categories;
Rejuvenation – this is when fillers are used to replace lost volume and to return the face to a previous more youthful state
Enhancement – This is used to enhance areas of the face such as the cheeks, nose or lips to balance or enhance the facial shape. Here dermal fillers are used for beautification of the face through improving facial proportions. The Golden Ratio, or Phi, is often used to help guide practitioners to perform treatments on the face to achieve ideal facial proportions.
Non-Surgical Tear Trough / Eye Bag Treatment
Tear troughs, or the hollows under the eyes, can make one appear tired when they are not. Through the use of dermal fillers, these can be disguised. Furthermore, the appearance of eye bags can be reduced by the placement of filler around them.
Non-Surgical Eyebrow Shaping / Lifting
Eyebrows can be enhanced through filling and lifting the brow area with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. This is an alternative to having surgery to remove the upper lid skin or lift the brow, which can often result in a hollowed-out appearance
Non-Surgical Chin Enhancement
Chin enhancement can be performed non-surgically with dermal fillers. This can help to balance the profile and extend the jawline. It is a good alternative to a chin implant.
Non-Surgical Cheek Enhancement
Cheek enhancement can be performed with dermal fillers to replace the volume that has been lost with time, or to further enhance the shape of the cheeks.
Through the use of dermal fillers, it is possible to straighten the appearance of the nose, including left/right deviations or bump in the nose – without surgery. For those who have lower nose bridges, dermal fillers can also be used to increase the height of the nose.
Non-Surgical Jawline slimming/bruxism
Anti-wrinkle injections can be used to slim the jawline to reduce the squareness of a face, as well as to help reduce contraction of muscle that causes teeth grinding or clenching.
Non-Surgical jawline enhancement and jowl reduction
The appearance of jowls can be reduced, and the jawline straightened through the use of dermal fillers around the jowls. This hides the appearance of jowls and provides a viable alternative to surgical treatments
Non-Surgical Skin tightening/lifting
Skin tightening and lifting can be achieved with non-invasive and non-surgical methods for those who don’t want to have a facelift.
Non-surgical / injectable lip enhancement
Dermal fillers can be used to replace volume in the lips, shape lips, and to help reduce the signs of ageing around the lips
With plastic surgery, recovery times can be as long as six months in some cases. With a facelift through non-cosmetic surgery, there is little to no downtime and you can resume normal activities right away.
Not at all! Sometime later on when you have more room in your schedule for a surgical facelift procedure and its recovery time or when you are better able to afford a facelift, you can always have it done then. In fact, sometimes non-surgical facelifts can be used to evaluate and fine-tune the exact results desired before undertaking the more permanent procedure. And in the meantime, touch-up treatments can be done on your non-surgical facelift.
Non-surgical facelifts do not last as long as surgical facelifts; however, they do not take as long to perform and recovery time is shorter. The results of surgical facelifts last ten years or more, while non-surgical facelifts last from six months to a year or more.
Your look is not “permanent,” which means that although you look much younger, you are not permanently committed to the look should you decide it’s not for you after all. Also, as mentioned, the recovery time for non-surgical facelifts is shorter and they are less expensive, allowing you to use them “just for special occasions” such as a wedding or reunion
Why Choose Advanced Cosmetic Medicine
Our commitment to you is to provide you with the highest standard of service, treatment and patient care. You will always receive personal attention and treatment from Dr Rahma Targett each and every time you visit us.
Dr Targett will take the time to listen to your cosmetic needs and provide you with sound advice and realistic expectations. We will work with you to develop a plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Dr Targett will take the time to explain the procedure and provide you with expectations of the outcomes.
Following your treatment, we will provide you with the aftercare and advice that you deserve. At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, you will have the peace of mind that you are being treated by a qualified doctor in aesthetic medicine.
Dr Targett and her team will provide you with everything you need to achieve your aesthetic and health goals.
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