Ageing gracefully is the best way to go – but sometimes we all want a little help in looking our best when it comes to ageing. Looking like a fresher version of you doesn’t mean going under the knife any more. “Twenty years ago, if you wanted to get rid of wrinkly, sagging skin, there was basically one way to do it–going under the knife for a face-lift. But today there are a lot of effective anti-ageing non-surgical facelift alternatives that can give impressive results”Say Dr Ramanjit Singh Sr Consultant Medanta the Medicity.
When it comes to cosmetic treatments often we just want to recapture a natural-looking radiance & Non-surgical alternatives can be incredibly effective at staving off the ageing process – and have the benefit of being less invasive, with less down time & that is why the trend for non-surgical facelift alternatives is ever growing
If you wish to try a gentler option that will allow you to age gracefully… but still look the best you can, then a non-surgical option is the best route for you. There are a huge number of choices with varying degrees of intensity – and effectiveness from the liquid facelift to radiofrequency treatments that shave years off your age!
A Thread facelift is the insertion of a barbed thread into the skin (usually using a needle) to literally tug drooping skin back up to where it used to be. Sometimes a small incision is made during this procedure, but a thread facelift is a quick and easy procedure that requires no down time. Thread facelifts are impermanent and the procedure must be repeated after the tightened skin begins to sag. The thread facelift is a non-surgical option that really can compare itself to the surgical facelift.
A Liquid facelift is the term for fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane or Sculptra, which are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to plump the skin and fill deep wrinkles or enhance aging lips. Lines across the forehead, cheeks, jaw line, chin, and those that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth can be eliminated with a dermal filler. The fillers are injected in small quantities requires very little recovery time. Results will last for up to one year.
The category of liquid facelifts should also include Botox, since this well-known botulism toxin is in fact injected into the face in liquid form. Botox works by relaxing the muscle contractions of the face, thereby reducing the appearance of frown lines and expression wrinkles. Together, they can certainly reduce or even eliminate wrinkles. They can plump the skin and give it a tighter appearance.
An Electrical facelift delivers electrical stimulation to the muscles of the face to stimulate cell function and improve skin tone, reduce lines and wrinkles, improve circulation and skin exfoliation as well as sun damage and cellulite. The treatment, which usually consists of multiple one-hour sessions, improves lymphatic drainage and boost circulation and metabolism.
A very popular option these days Radiofrequency facelift is the use of heat to cause the collagen under the skin to contract, resulting in a skin-tightening effect. It uses radiofrequency energy to heat the inner layers of the skin (fat and collagen) to tighten and rejuvenate the skin’s collagen structure, which weakens with age and exposure to toxins. Radiofrequency Facelift is a painless treatment, which takes effect immediately, requires only one session to take effect.
The Non-surgical Laser facelift is similar to the radiofrequency facelift, except that it uses infrared light to heat the skin and tighten collagen structures. laser skin tightening generally requires up to six treatments for full effectiveness.
From the mildest to the more advanced, these non-surgical facelift options give you a choice of how – and how significantly – you want to address the aging of your skin over time. No, they won’t give you the same effects as a full facelift surgery. However, they can lift, tighten, plump, and rejuvenate… and help you look and feel your best at any age when it comes to turning back time.
Dr Ramanjit Singh
Sr consultant ,
(Dermatology & Cosmetology)
Medanta – The Medicity
Ph No -9810593328