The Pros and Cons of Nonsurgical Facelift Treatments
Posted August 11, 2023 in Non-Surgical Treatments
Skin concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone, acne scarring, and other blemishes contribute to the overall facial aesthetic. While many people attempt to postpone the development of these with healthy skincare regimens, changes to the skin are inevitable.
Because of this, more and more nonsurgical treatments and technologies are being developed to help women and men address their most pressing aesthetic concerns without jumping onto the operating table.
If you are interested in taking care of your skin without invasive procedures, nonsurgical aesthetics might be an option. However, while these procedures have considerable benefits, such as painless application, little downtime, and no scarring, are they long-term solutions?
Below, we will discuss the truth about popular aesthetic skin procedures and how they may benefit you.
Cosmetic injectables top the list of all aesthetic treatments (surgical and nonsurgical) in popularity.
With minimal downtime, preparation, and pain, injectables are a revolutionary facial rejuvenation option.
Depending on the injectable chosen, these can address dynamic wrinkles (neurotoxins like BOTOX®Cosmetic), fill in static wrinkles and creases (dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM®), plump hollow areas of the face (JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA®), and provide a sculpted contour to the cheeks, jaw, and chin. Certain injectables can even combat submental fat (double chin).
Even better, these injectables can target concerns that plastic surgery cannot — volume loss, skin texture concerns (many dermal fillers help to boost collagen production), and more.
The cons: These treatments are not nearly as long-lasting as cosmetic surgery. BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts around three to six months; dermal fillers tend to last 12 to 18 months. Due to their temporary nature, touch-ups and maintenance treatments are necessary.
Who Can Benefit from Cosmetic Injectables?
Hyaluronic acid-based injectables like JUVÉDERM® increase hydration and plumpness in the areas where they are injected, creating youthful volume in the cheeks, lips, chin, and under-eyes. Truthfully, the versatility can’t be undersold, as your medical professional can sculpt and shape your face with subtle (or dramatic) results.
Many patients choose dermal fillers to “try out” cosmetic surgical results with this low-risk, much lower-cost procedure. Dermal fillers are a great option for patients with minimal to moderate concerns or younger patients looking to maintain their already youthful appearances.
If you want visible improvement to creases around the mouth, wrinkles around the nose, lines around the lips, thin lips, hollow cheeks, and countless other aesthetic concerns, dermal fillers are an excellent choice.
Neuromodulators such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are household names, as the benefits of these injectables work wonders for dynamic wrinkles.
As BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks nerve impulses, weakening muscle activity, wrinkles caused by this movement are diminished. BOTOX® Cosmetic can treat fine lines and wrinkles around the forehead, between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and more.
While BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a permanent solution, it can help prevent future wrinkles from forming with regular touch-ups. So while BOTOX® Cosmetic isn’t technically a permanent solution, when administered properly and in regular intervals, it can keep the skin smooth and wrinkle-free for a while, making “mini-BOTOX®” treatments increasingly popular for patients in their early to mid-20s.
Laser and Radiofrequency Therapy
Laser therapies outweigh surgical procedures in terms of versatility. There is a laser treatment for every person, every concern, and every body part.
Radiofrequency (RF) and light energies painlessly and effectively address various facial and body skin concerns, including sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, rosacea, spider veins, and more.
The cons: Getting results with laser therapy can take some time, as multiple treatments are almost always necessary. While sessions are typically quick, they can get expensive, even just treating one area of the body.
Who Can Benefit From Laser Therapy?
Combining RF technology and infrared light, elōs® Sublime™ heats the skin to stimulate collagen production, improving skin elasticity and tightening loose skin. Without surgery, it is extremely difficult to address skin laxity. The collagen-boosting property of this treatment makes it fantastic for long-term results, as you are encouraging more youthful skin from the inside out. Additionally, this treatment can be applied to the face and body.
elōs® Plus FotoFacial skin rejuvenation
Similar to elōs® Sublime™, elōs® Plus FotoFacial stimulates collagen production, healing skin from the inside out. It is a fantastic option for those dealing with the following concerns:
- Age spots
- Acne scars
If you are looking for a nonsurgical, painless treatment for skin blemishes, this treatment can help.
elōs® Sublative RF treatments
This treatment employs ablative and nonablative technologies to resurface the skin, improving texture irregularities such as age spots, acne, spider veins, and rosacea. elōs® Sublative RF treatments additionally induce collagen production, providing a youthful glow for the whole body. These treatments are more versatile than others, as the gentle laser can be used in delicate areas around the eyes.
Your Trusted Nonsurgical Specialists in Fresno, CA
Aspire Medispa is a state-of-the-art medspa facility overseen by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Chin. Our medical professionals and aesthetic specialists are experienced in a wide range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments for various concerns.
Our team will be happy to provide a complimentary consultation to assess your concerns and design a custom treatment plan to give you the results you desire.