The Top 5 Non-surgical Facelift Treatments

What kind of procedures can we do to get face lifting without having surgery?

What happens in our face as we age?

First, let’s talk about collagen loss

We lose collagen at a rate of 1% / year. So collagen-stimulating treatments are absolutely necessary to keep our skin young and healthy-looking. So if we start at Age 40 to notice changes, we are at a 40% collagen loss by that point. The younger patients have been learning about collagen stimulation so they now are starting earlier. No worries we can catch up. It is the cumulative losses that you are noticing as differences in fine lines, wrinkles, volume loss or heaviness in certain areas. 

We lose facial fat as we age

In addition to collagen loss, we have fat pads that recede in the upper face and become more prominent in the lower face. This makes our face seem to be sagging or heavier in the lower portion. We will start noticing nasolabial folds, jowling, turkey neck or double chins. This creates loss of foundation and volume loss.

Structural changes in the bones

We get bony loss as we age as well. The bony framework and the fat pads provide the structural framework for the face. This contributes to the heaviness in the lower face that we experience as we age—when we lose that structural component. 

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Non surgical Facelift options

We will discuss the various Non surgical options to facelifts available in the Aesthetic world.

1. Ultherapy

Ultherapy utilizes Ultrasound therapy to go deeper than other non invasive non surgical face lifting options. Ulthera uses ultrasound so that the provider can see the layers of tissue being treated. This assures your ultherapy treatment is at the level that will provide you with the most benefit. 

Ultherapy Pros:

  • Quicker than surgery
  • No downtime
  • Long lasting results
  • Natural Results

Ultherapy Cons:

  • Painful procedure
  • No immediate results
  • No resurfacing 
    • Requires other services for resurfacing to improve pigment, fine lines, pores
  • Non surgical results

Ultherapy Before and After

Ulthera Before and After

2. Fotona 4D facelift

Ground breaking non surgical non invasive laser procedure that combines 4 different laser treatments into one hour in office treatment that is done in a series to produce cumulative results. It is a laser treatment that combines different wavelengths and modes in one session. It is usually done in a series of 3-5 depending on your age and skin age.  Usually recommended a session a decade.  Results are cumulative. It volumizes, tightens, thickens the skin lift and resurfaces.

Fotona 4D Pros:

  • Quicker than surgery
  • No downtime
  • No pain
  • Immediate results
  • Long lasting results
  • Resurfaces with each treatment
  • Cumulative results with each treatment
  • Natural Results
  • Regenerates tissues

Fotona 4D Cons:

  • Done in a series of 3-4
  • Non surgical results

Fotona 4D facelift Before and After

Fotona 4D facelift Before and After

3. RadioFrequency Microneedling (RF Microneedling)

Brand names of this service:

  • Morpheus 8
  • Secret
  • Genius

Morpheus 8 (Inmode platform used at RevitalyzeMD) combines Radiofrequency and asophisticated microneedling system to drive energy into the skin for better results than microneedling without energy. Thus you get resurfacing but also get better collagen and elastin stimulation for volume and lifting. 

Morpheus 8 (RF Microneedling Pros):

  • Quicker than surgery
  • Minimally invasive
  • No downtime
  • Long lasting results
  • Cumulative results
  • Resurfaces with each treatment
  • Natural Results
  • Regenerates tissues

Morpheus 8 (RF Microneedling Cons):

  • Some discomfort
  • Results in great shiny skin after a few days. 
  • Non surgical results
  • Done in a series of 3-4

RF Morpheus Before and After

RF Morpheus Before and After

PDO Thread Lift (Thread Lift)

PDO Facial thread lift is an amazing way to get a lifting in the face with a non surgical in office procedure. The results keep getting better with time. The facial threads are placed in the office for immediate results. The great thing with PDO facial thread lifts is the results improve with time from the collagen and elastin production in the tract of the thread over time. It tightens, lifts and defines facial contours. 

PDO threads are a commonly used thread for facial thread lifts with great results. PDO (Polydioxanone) threads are commonly used in facial thread lifts. Different brands exist so there are different brand names such as Novathread,  Medithread or Vsoft. PLLA (Poly-L-lactic Acid) material can also be used. Silhouette is a brand name for PLLA threads. For more info on threads, look for our blog on different thread used in Facial and body thread lifts.  

PDO facial thread lift Pros:

  • Considered a solid filler for increasing volume
  • Minimally invasive
  • No downtime
  • Long lasting results
  • Cumulative results
  • Natural Results
  • Regenerates tissues
  • Stimulates collagen / elastin
  • Improves over time

PDO facial threadlift Cons

  • No resurfacing with procedure
  • It is minimally invasive and involves injections
  • Minimal discomfort
    • Looks worse than it is on any videos—quite comfortable
  • Can be addictive 
  • Non surgical results

Before and after pictures for PDO facial thread Lifts

Before and after pictures for PDO facial thread Lifts

Forma RadioFrequency Treatment

FORMA is a revolutionary innovation in Radiofrequency heating to treat wrinkles and sagging skin without the surgery, pain or downtime.  FORMA  is proven to be a highly effective technique for skin tightening and lifting. FORMA skin tightening treatments are often referred to as a “Red Carpet Mini-FaceLift” due to their ability to rejuvenate pre event and take years off of your appearance and leave you glowing without any downtime. Forma treatments are popular with the Hollywood elite due to their ability to almost immediately attend events after the procedure. IT IS A GREAT PRE EVENT TREATMENT. FORMA effectively treats the forehead, nasolabial folds, jowls and neck.

Forma Face Before and after forma pictures

Forma Face Before and after Pictures

Forma Pros

  • No downtime
  • Regenerative stimulates collagen / elastin
  • No downtime
  • No pain
  • Cumulative results
  • Natural appearance
  • All skin types
  • Great for young patients for prevention

Forma Cons

  • Non surgical results
  • Can be addictive

We love to use regenerative procedures at RevitalyzeMD. Regenerative procedures help to make the skin structure healthier.  Hope this helps to describe the various options for lifting procedures for the face but without surgery. These procedures can be preventative when started early enough. They are regenerative when started once skin aging is noticed.  For more information, please schedule an Aesthetic Consultation. During that consultation, we will review your medical history and the areas that you want to see improved. We will discuss all the different options that can work for you in reaching your goals. Let the staff at RevitalyzeMD want help you look younger but naturally.  Make your appointment today.

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8025 Kingston Pike Suite #1, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 293-5828
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