Non-Surgical Facelift? Yes, Please!
A facelift is a dramatic way to shave years of your appearance, but only if you are ready for the time commitment and potential discomfort that typically accompanies surgery. What if we told you there is now an effective way to turn back the clock without anesthesia, incisions or downtime? At Houston Center for Plastic Surgery, we have choices in a non-surgical facelift for patients that want to achieve a more youthful look but aren’t yet ready to commit to a surgical procedure.
Patients with mild to moderate signs of aging may find injectable fillers provide the correction they need. These treatments work well to smooth away fine lines and deeper creases around the nose, mouth and chin. The formulations also restore youthful volume to areas like the cheeks, temples and jawline, reversing mild skin laxity in some cases.
Injectable fillers come in a variety of formulations that allow us to tailor your procedure to your specific needs for the best possible outcome. These treatments take just a few minutes to complete in most cases and patients generally find the procedure to be relatively comfortable. Results are temporary and may last anywhere from 6-12 months, depending on the specific filler used and where it is injected.
Botox is usually thought of as a wrinkle relaxer that smooths away facial lines from the forehead and between the eyebrows. However, in the hands of an experienced injector like Dr. Rappaport, the medication can also be used to provide lift in the brow and even reverse a gummy smile that often appears over time. Botox can be used alone or combined with dermal fillers to produce even more dramatic results.
Like dermal fillers, Botox injections take just a few minutes to administer. Results can usually be seen right away and will continue to improve in the days following treatment. Most patients find Botox results last 3-4 months before another procedure is required to maintain the positive results.
For a full lifting treatment on the entire face, few procedures do the job as well as Ultherapy. This innovative treatment uses targeted ultrasound energy to work deep in the dermal layers without disrupting surrounding skin and tissue. Ultrasound energy heats the inner layers to stimulate the body’s own collagen production for smooth, natural results that can last for many months.
There is no anesthesia needed before an Ultherapy treatment. Patients report feeling a sensation as the ultrasound energy penetrates the outer dermis, but the sensation tends to be short-lived. Most patients find the procedure to be fairly tolerable, but those worried about their comfort level can request a topical numbing cream prior to treatment.
Most patients are able to return to their regular activities as soon as the procedure is completed. Results will develop in the weeks following treatment as collagen is produced to support the underlying dermal structure. Most patients will achieve full satisfactory results after a single Ultherapy session, which can last for many months before another procedure is needed.
If you are looking for a way to refresh your complexion and roll back a few years on your appearance, we have the non-surgical options you are looking for. Contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery today at (713) 790-4500 to find out which of these anti-aging treatments are the right one for you.