Facial skin starts to sag as we age, due to the loss of facial fat, as well as important skin ingredients such as collagen and elastin. This causes an increase in lines, folds, and wrinkles, and the downward shifting of the skin. But does a non-surgical facelift hurt, and is it effective?
A non-surgical facelift creates a more realistic result because rather than tightening and lifting the entire face, it adds volume to specific areas. The procedure is also known as a liquid facelift, as several dermal fillers are combined to address specific concerns, and restore freshness to the face.
The procedure involves the use of volumizing fillers such as Juvederm Voluma, which is used to sculpt the cheeks and jowls. Other injectables such as Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra Aesthetic, are used to fill in fine lines and folds.
The fillers used to perform the non-surgical facelift are all very safe, and have been FDA approved. The outcome is temporary, and how long the results last depends on whether the fillers used are temporary or semi-permanent.
Does It Hurt?
There is relatively little pain with a non-surgical facelift, and topical anesthetic is usually applied for those patients that need it. Patients may feel a little discomfort during the injections, but this really does not hurt significantly. There may also be some variable soreness, depending on how deep the filler is placed.
Is It Effective?
A non-surgical facelift can transform your face, and help you look years younger. After the procedure most patients notice that their face looks brighter and plumper, and also feels less dry.