Your facial muscles muscles undergo constant wear and tear, from laughing, crying, talking and eating. Over time, the skin loses it's elastic and youthful appearance and signs of aging begin to set in. Is your face showing signs of drooping and sagging? Have the fine lines made their appearance around your eyes and mouth?
For centuries, various techniques have been used to keep skin from aging. For those who do not wish to go under the scalpel, non-surgical facelifts offer non-invasive techniques to promote cellular repair and blood circulation, thereby lifting years off your face and neck.
Non Surgical Face Lift
Opting for a non-surgical face lift is a viable and cost-efficient means of regaining your youthful skin sans the surgical implications. Non-surgical face-lift procedures are less invasive and do not required extended recovery period. They have a lower risk of complication as compared to surgical face-lift.
Non surgical face lift options can range from facial exercise systems to botox and collagen implants or the new Thermage procedure. Sometimes appropriate dental procedures can go a long way in regaining your cheerful smile and youthful appearance.
A person in her 40s and 50s experiencing some wrinkling and sagging skin is probably the best candidate for non-surgical facelifts. This type of skin repair treatment is not advisable for those suffering from blood clotting problems as well as uncontrolled raised blood pressure. Though there are many non-surgical options for facelifts available, the best one is chosen after examination of individual skin conditions.
Microcurrent Therapy: Microcurrent non-surgical facelift uses microcurrent electricity to accelerate cellular repair. These microcurrents when used along with acupuncture points stimulates muscles of the face and neck. Studies have shown increased production of collagen and improved blood circulation after micro current treatment for anti-aging. Micro currents cause facial muscles to flex and relax, thereby strengthening and toning them. Lift up jaw lines, reduce jowls and reduce double chin with this non-surgical skin repair therapy.
ThreadLift: Another option for those looking for facelifts is ThreadLift - a minimally invasive procedure that is aimed at elevating, repositioning and lifting lax skin of the face, neck and brow sans surgery. This procedure works best on those who are not too heavy or too thin. Tiny 'cogged' threads are inserted under the skin to support the deep structure of your face. These threads grab on to the sagging tissue and muscles of the area that is being worked upon. These threads are generally well tolerated by the body. Their effects are reversible.
Thermage: Thermage is a popular non-surgical facelift technique that is performed with a machine called ThermaCool system. The system delivers radio frequency energy into the skin, uniformly heating the dermis while cooling the epidermis. This type of non-surgical facelifts is also referred to as 'radio wave bombardment'. The radio waves subjected on the skin break down the molecular structure of the top layer of the skin thereby sparking it into producing collagen. Over a period of time, the new skin that is created is firmer and tighter and more youthful in appearance.
No anesthesia is used. Instead, a numbing cream is applied to the areas worked on. Doctors use a device that sends out a cooling spray to protect the outer layer of the skin. Thermage is best suited for those who start to see the early signs of aging - loose skin, creases and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Effects of this type of non-surgical facelift procedure can last for a few years though results vary from person to person. While a surgical facelift would cost upwards of $10000, a non-surgical facelift like Thermage would cost about $2000 - $5000.