A Nonsurgical Facelift: Is It Really Possible?

A Nonsurgical Facelift: Is It Really Possible?
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Some patients are excited to undergo cosmetic surgery but are afraid of the procedures. The fear of general anesthesia or a local anesthetic, side effects, and the general idea of surgery keep them away from achieving the look they want. But there is a vast array of nonsurgical procedures perfect for these patients and their aesthetic goals, such as the nonsurgical facelift!

What Is a Nonsurgical Facelift?

A nonsurgical facelift is a custom, minimally invasive procedure through which patients achieve the result of a traditional facelift without requiring large incisions, anesthesia, or hospitalization! A nonsurgical facelift is a fast procedure that leaves patients happy, with little discomfort and more money in their wallets compared to a traditional facelift. 

One appealing detail about nonsurgical facelifts is that you can always try new looks because the procedure requires repeated treatments for consistent results! However, there are a few downsides to the nonsurgical facelift, primarily focused on the results, which are not as dramatic as traditional facelifts.

Nonsurgical facelifts vary in approach and products being used, allowing patients a high degree of versatility. Such an approach allows nonsurgical facelifts to correct fine lines, sunken cheeks, acne scarring, face volume, thin lips, etc.

What Does a Nonsurgical Facelift Entail?

#1: BOTOX

BOTOX is one of cosmetic plastic surgery’s most effective weapons against wrinkles. BOTOX smoothes the skin affected by repetitive facial expressions and is best known for correcting frown lines and forehead creases. The treatment limits the face muscles’ ability to move and create new wrinkles. And so, BOTOX not only corrects old wrinkles but also slows down the appearance of new ones.

#2: Fat Injections

This semi-invasive procedure allows the plastic surgeon to use the patient’s own fatty tissue (collected during a liposuction procedure) to address body areas with reduced volume. The fatty tissue will find its place amongst the existing tissues, helping patients regain lost volume and a more youthful contour.

#3: Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a smooth gel injected into the chosen body area, immediately re-establishing volume. Gel injections are a well-known technique in the nonsurgical world. These injections are perfect for establishing volume around the cheeks, eyes, and lips.

What Is the FACEtite Procedure?

The cosmetic surgery world evolved so much that there are procedures you may not have even heard about! And one of these groundbreaking additions to the world of minimally invasive facial rejuvenation treatments is FACEtite! FACEtite uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to restore volume and offer you the perfect facial contour! FACEtite is considered one of the most technologically innovative and advanced facial rejuvenation treatments on the market!

FACEtite works as follows: radiofrequency energy that goes underneath your skin encourages the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins responsible for the elasticity of youthful skin. After the procedure, patients will notice immediate results, such as tighter skin. However, FACEtite can be paired with liposuction for a more dramatic outcome.

FACEtite vs. Facelift

Each procedure comes with its own set of benefits and downsides. For starters, the traditional facelift can be pretty harsh for some patients. In addition, the fear of undergoing surgery and anesthesia keeps many people away from cosmetic procedures. However, if you’re already in your 50s or 60s and deal with severe signs of aging, a traditional facelift is your best bet at achieving facial rejuvenation.

On the contrary, FACEtite doesn’t require surgery, which is already a huge plus for patients afraid of cosmetic procedures. Also, there is no need for general anesthesia or large incisions in the skin. However, the results are not as dramatic as traditional facelifts, although you can always remedy this issue through additional cosmetic procedures. If you wish for more dramatic results, FACEtite can be combined with Morpheus8!

On the other hand, a traditional facelift will have you be more adventurous. The procedure will require you to undergo general anesthesia. However, your efforts and courage will have been worth it, as the results are more dramatic than FACEtite.

FACEtite vs. Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten dermal tissue. The Ultherapy technology provides more precision than other nonsurgical treatments by allowing surgeons to see the tissue layers under the skin in real-time. The cost of this procedure is estimated at somewhere around $175-$200 per session, and the recovery time lasts from three to four days

An essential difference between these two procedures resides in technique. FACEtite uses radiofrequency energy, while therapy uses ultrasound technology. Although the techniques are different, they correct the same aesthetic issues, giving your loose skin a smooth and natural look.

Who Is the Ideal FACEtite Candidate?

If you are in your 30s and 40s and feel the need to correct your loose skin imperfections, you are already a perfect candidate for FACEtite! The perfect candidate can also be a patient who has already undergone a traditional facelift and wishes to maintain their results without going again under the scalpel.

FACEtite Results

The results usually last up to a year, but this does not mean that your improved look will fade away. Instead, you can maintain your results by other factors such as environment, diet, skincare routine, genetics, etc. In addition, if you follow a healthy lifestyle, the results can last even longer, up to four or five

Unfortunately, it is impossible to avoid the skin’s natural aging process, but that doesn’t mean you can’t correct it further. FACEtite allows you to correct your skin problems as many times as you wish!

FACEtite Recovery

The recovery period will last from one to two weeks, in which the most uncomfortable thing you will experience is minimal swelling. After FACEtite, you will even be able to drive yourself home. There are no stitches or bed rest necessary because the FACEtite procedure is minimally invasive!

How Much Does FACEtite Cost?

The price of FACEtite usually averages around $5,000, although it varies from one practitioner to another, depending on factors such as training, country, etc. But keep in mind that you may have to return for touch-ups and additional procedures to maintain your desired look. Pairing FACEtite with other procedures will alter the final price as well.

Ready for Your Very Own FACEtite Procedure?

Ready to undergo your very own FACEtite procedure? Come meet with us at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center for a complimentary consultation before moving forward with surgery! Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang will determine if you are a good candidate for these procedures. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process, from beginning to the end! Also, don’t forget to check out our blog for more information on FACEtite and plastic surgery trends!

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