Lately, it seems as though you can’t turn on the television or check social media without being flooded with headlines and images of which celebrity has gotten which plastic surgery procedure. What about those who are interested in the results of a surgical procedure, but don’t necessarily want to undergo surgery, or can’t afford it? What are their options? There are many non-surgical (also referred to as non-invasive or minimally invasive) face tightening procedures that can help reduce the signs of aging. The non-surgical face tightening options can leave you looking younger without surgery! Let us explore further.
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that will give a smoother, fuller and more youthful appearance to the face. Dermal fillers are performed by injecting the filler into various areas of the face. The number of injections that are performed, where these injections are located and the depth to which they go depends on the type of dermal fillers being used and the desired results.
This procedure is commonly used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, add volume to the face and even alter your facial contours. There are new trends in dermal fillers emerging all the time. Dr Shady Hayek, a board certified plastic surgeon, says, “There are certain new techniques where you can use certain types of fillers where their physical properties can withhold stress and can help the physician with the lifting technique to produce mini-lifting procedures.”
A fat transfer is a procedure that is like it sounds, namely taking fat from one area of the body and injecting it into another area of the body. But, of course, it’s much more than that, fat can be taken from areas of the body that have excess fat such as the outer thighs or abdomen. The fat is taken, purified and can then be injected into the face, specifically areas that may have diminished volume. The skin will have a fuller, rejuvenated appearance.
The results of a fat transfer will have the skin appearing softer and fuller which will give you a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Discussing the fat transfer procedure, Dr. Matthew Plant, a board certified plastic surgeon says, “Potential benefits are that the fat is your own tissue so there is no foreign material.” Other benefits are that fat transfers are long lasting and natural.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing is a procedure in which a special device will be passed over the area of the body that you want treated, carefully removing layers of skin. During the healing process, new skin cells are produced which gives the skin a tighter, younger look. Laser Skin Resurfacing can be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face.
This procedure is very versatile because there are so many different types of lasers that can be used. Laser skin resurfacing can be used to correct many different kinds of skin blemishes including moles, birthmarks, wrinkles and scars.
These are all the non-surgical methods that are available to you if you are interested in the results of a face lift, brow lift, Blepharoplasty or other facial procedures,and don’t wish to go under the knife. Be sure to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon or a dermatologist to find out if you’re a good candidate for these procedures. To find a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist in your area, check out our Find A Doctor feature.