Facelift Without Surgery – Natural Facelift Alternatives

Facelift Without Surgery – Natural Facelift Alternatives

Judging by the results of some of the surgical facelifts and other celebrity plastic surgery procedures on this site, you can’t help wondering if some of them really did their homework at the outset.

What you may not realise is that there are a number of natural facelift alternatives that do not require cutting or incisions and, therefore, the obvious expense and trauma that goes with cosmetic surgery procedures.

If you are considering a facelift, you should certainly consider and research facelifts without surgery before you do so.

About Natural Facelifts

Facelift is the common term for “rhytidectomy”.  Put simply a rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure designed to remove wrinkles and therefore, remove the signs of ageing.

If you are not in favour of making incisions in various parts of your face or head, then you might consider one of the 3 natural facelift alternatives as follows:

  • Thermage
  • Microcurrent facelift
  • Laser facelift

Thermage Facelifts

Thermage facelift without surgeryThermage is a device that uses radio frequencies penetrate and heat the deeper layers of skin which in turn stimulate the regeneration of collagen.

Thermage has 2 major benefits over laser therapies in that all different types and colors of skin can be treated and that the treatment can be completed in a single session of between 30 minutes and 2 hours.

By applying heat to the skin, thermage works by penetrating the subcutaneous layer of fat below the skin.  In doing this, the collagen fibres tighten and can be regenerated.  It is this tightening effect that causes the visible skin layer to appear smoother and, therefore, more healthy and youthful.

The affects of thermage treatments usually last up to 6 months.

Microcurrent Facelifts

Also known as a ‘Bio-ultimate’ facelift, a microcurrent facelift  takes advantage of technology developed by medics and physiotherapists that activate the natural chemicals of the skin that are crucial for its vitality and healthy appearance.

Microcurrent faceliftA microcurrent facelift delivers tiny electrical currents to skin cells which in turn stimulate it at the cellular level.  In studies, researchers have shown that after only 20 days of treatment, the production of collagen is enhanced by nearly 15%, blood flow and circulation by up to 40% and elastin by a staggering 50%.

Experts have also noted that this types of face lift cause an increase in the production of ATP and amino acids which are well known to assist in the repair and reproduction of skin cells.

Microcurrent facelifts, therefore, are ideally suited to people who want a more youthful appearance but without the risks and expense of major cosmetic surgery.  As such muscle tone in the neck and face areas can be improved as can eyebrows and jowls.  Fine lines and sometimes more stubborn wrinkles can be reduced.  Patients should find that skin pigmentation improves and therefore, microcurrent treatment is popular with those who have sun-damaged skin.

Laser Facelifts

Laser facelifts are also known as ‘laser resurfacing’ which have a lot in common with techniques such as chemical skin peels and dermabrasion.

Laser facelift without surgeryLaser treatments give surgeons more control over the depth of penetration of the skin than other techniques but the objective is more or less the same.  That is, to make firmer the collagen that sits below the skin in order to provide an element of facial rejuvenation.

Laser facelifts do not require anaesthetics nor are patients required to undergo incisions, cutting or any invasive surgical procedures.  Treatment times are generally short and recover periods similarly convenient.  They are suited to patients looking to improve the skin’s appearance around the mouth, below the eyes, the forehead or even the whole facial area.

Unfortunately, laser facelifts are not suited to all patients as results tend to be better with lighter colored, non-oily skin.  Those with a darker pigmentation, infection or acne prone skin may not see the same benefits.