Excess fat and sagging skin on the face are common symptoms associated with getting older. However, reversing the look and shape of your face is not impossible and is no longer necessarily an invasive process.
Non-surgical face lift alternatives are rapidly rising in popularity, with increasing numbers of people looking for ways to reverse the signs of ageing that don’t involve lengthy downtime.
InMode’s range of innovative tools and workstations offer several alternatives to traditional facelifts — continue reading to learn more about the technologies you can add to your clinic to the benefit of your patients.
What Is a Face Lift?
A traditional facelift, also known as a meloplasty or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that aims to change a person’s physical appearance. As we get older, the skin naturally loses its elasticity, a process a facelift aims to reverse.
While a facelift doesn’t treat the actual ageing process, it can treat the associated physical symptoms, including sagging skin and excess facial fat.
A traditional facelift tends to target the bottom two-thirds of the face and the neck and is one of the most invasive types of surgical procedures. It typically involves pulling back a flap of skin on each side of the face, tightening the facial muscles, and redistributing fat, often from other parts of the body such as the abdomen.
Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Face Lifts
Surgical facelifts are no longer the only option for patients looking to turn back the clock. Innovations in technology now mean that patients can look to tighten their skin and reverse the signs of ageing in a non-invasive manner.
The Forma, for example, facilitates auto-adjusting thermal skin treatment that stimulates the formation of new collagen and promotes skin tightening and can be applied to the forehead, upper and lower eyelids, nasolabial folds, jowls and neck. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types and involves no downtime!
Do Non-Surgical Face Lifts Work?
Many factors impact the effectiveness of a non-surgical facelift, from the age of the patient to whether they have any pre-existing health conditions. The term ‘non-surgical face lift’ can also cover a wide range of procedures, some of which will be more effective than others.
RF needling, for example, might produce better results than anti-wrinkle injections, but this will depend on the precise needs and aims of the patient.
Finding a healthcare professional who understands what you’re hoping to achieve and has access to the tools and workstations to deliver is imperative. To learn more about non-surgical face lift options, find a provider of InMode technology on our website.
How Much Is a Non-Surgical Face Lift?
The exact cost of a non-surgical face lift will depend on the treatment you are receiving, which is why it’s a good idea to reach out to a provider.
Generally speaking, non-surgical face lift procedures are far cheaper than their traditional, invasive counterparts. There’s also the added advantage of a far shorter recovery time.
If you were to undergo the scalpel for a surgical face lift, you can expect weeks of downtime, when you are unable to go to work or socialise. A treatment like RF microneedling, on the other hand, can be conducted on your lunch break and tends to involve very minimal downtime.
Non-Surgical Face Lift Alternatives
Keen to learn more about potential non-surgical face lift alternatives? Here are some of the most popular.
Dermal fillers are often confused with Botox but they’re actually two different procedures. While Botox freezes muscles, the goal of dermal fillers is to add fullness to areas of the face that are sagging due to a natural loss of collagen.
There are different types of dermal fillers, each of which plays a different role in helping skin to look fuller and more hydrated.
If you’re interested in dermal fillers, speak to a doctor to learn more about the potential side effects and downtime, which will vary from patient to patient.
Anti-wrinkle injects are favoured by those looking to refine and smooth the face, particularly frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
Anti-wrinkle injections tend to last for around 4-6 months before they will need to be performed again if you are after ongoing results.
RF needling is a revolutionary technique that combines radiofrequency technology with microneedling to help improve the appearance of skin.
An RF microneedling device, like the Morpheus8, can be harnessed to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pore size reduction, and face and body remodelling. By penetrating up to 7mm into the skin and dispersing RF energy, the device stimulates the production of collagen to help plump and hydrate the skin.
The Morpheus8 is only one of InMode’s RF needling devices; to learn more, contact our team today.
A chemical peel can be applied to the face, hands and neck to help rejuvenate skin.
Depending on the type and intensity of chemical peel, the procedure can last from 30 minutes to and hour and a half. The goal of this treatment is to exfoliate the skin, remove damaged cells and encourage the production of smooth, fresh skin.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a popular, non-invasive treatment that can be used to reduce wrinkles, sun damaged skin, and uneven skin texture. If you’re looking for radiant skin, laser skin resurfacing may be the procedure for you.
Which Is the Most Effective Non-Surgical Facelift Method?
The most effective non-surgical facelift method is one that targets your specific skin needs and concerns.
For example, if fine lines and wrinkles are causing your concern, treatment with InMode’s Morpheus8 might be the solution.
If sagging skin is the main issue, a non-invasive skin and tissue remodelling device like the Forma might be an appropriate choice.
Speak to a specialist to discuss your unique concerns and find the right treatment or combination of treatments.
Find a Clinic Near You
InMode is proud to supply clinicians with state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve their goals in a non and minimally invasive manner. To find a clinic that offers non-surgical alternatives to face lifts, visit our website today.