Are you considering getting a facelift? If so, expect to spend at least three weeks at home in recovery and at least six weeks before you start feeling like yourself again. That's some significant downtime!
Luckily, there are non-surgical alternatives to facelifts that come with a much shorter recovery period. These face contouring procedures can tighten skin, reduce fat cells, and even make your muscles look more toned.
At Astra Medicare Cosmetic Clinic, we offer non-invasive body contouring services for the face and body. Our procedures are powerful enough to make you look and feel more youthful without having to go under the knife.
But what is face contouring exactly, and how does it work? We answer these two questions and many more in this complete guide. Keep reading for everything you need to know before booking your appointment.
What Is Non-Surgical Face Contouring?
Only a few decades ago, going under the knife was the only way to get significantly tighter, more youthful-looking skin. But technology has advanced, and all that has changed.
Today, there are multiple options that the FDA has approved to help you get firmer, tighter skin. And most of them do not require surgery. Some are even completely non-invasive.
We will talk about a few of these facial procedures next.
RF energy can help improve the texture, tone, and tightness of your facial skin. These treatments work by stimulating collagen production in your skin.
It can offer the same benefits as traditional microneedling treatments. But the advantage is that the use of RF energy means the treatment is completely non-invasive.
Some types of procedures that offer these effects include Morpheus8 and EmpowerRF. We offer both of these therapies at our medical spa.
While thread lifts are not completely non-invasive, they are minimally invasive compared to traditional facelifts. These treatments also work by stimulating collagen production, though through a different mechanism.
A doctor will place threads under the skin to lift and tighten your skin. The body then treats these threads like wounds, resulting in an uptick in collagen. Over time, this creates the added benefit of fewer wrinkles.
Many people do not prefer thread lifts because of this uncomfortable process. If that sounds like you, consider some of these other options.
Ultherapy is a common non-surgical treatment for the face and body, including jawline contouring. It utilizes ultrasound energy to heat up cells in the target area. This, again, results in collagen stimulation.
People get ultherapy to help with loose skin, wrinkles, and sagging. It can target pretty significant aging. But you may have to book multiple sessions.
Did you know that fillers can help tighten your skin? That is right: fillers are not just for people who want to change the shape and/or volume of their faces.
Filling the face with filler will automatically tighten the skin. And with this tightening comes an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles.
However, keep in mind that these facial injections are a temporary solution. You usually have to get them re-injected after six months.
There are dozens of other treatments to consider if you want a non-surgical facelift. This includes Coolsculpting, Warmsculpting, and Evolve/Evoke.
Coolsculpting and Warmsculpting use cold and hot energy, respectively, to kill fat cells. However, these procedures do not help with skin tightening.
Evoke is a three-step facelift cosmetic procedure that uses thermal energy to melt fat cells, stimulate collagen for skin tightening, and stimulate muscle tissue.
It is one of the best non-surgical face contouring procedures around today.
Does Non-Surgical Face Contouring Really Work?
Yes! Non-surgical face contouring is FDA-approved to help treat sagging skin, wrinkles, and more. The exact facial areas that can benefit from these treatments depend on the exact procedure.
Before the FDA ever approves a procedure, it requires various documentation. This documentation includes scientific evidence that the procedure works the way it claims to.
In this case, there are studies showing the effectiveness of non-surgical facelift procedures. For example, check out this 2022 research study on the benefits and effectiveness of our Evoke facelift procedure.
FDA approval also means that the treatment's benefits outweigh its risks. After all, all medical treatments present some level of risk.
Benefits of Face Contouring Over Traditional Facelifts
There are multiple benefits of getting one of these treatments over a surgical facelift, including:
The only downside to these procedures is that they are not all permanent. And some treatments may require multiple procedures before you achieve your desired results.
You may worry that this may drive up the total cost of your procedure. But considering the amount of time you will have to take off from work and the added costs of surgical facelifts, this just is not true.
Non-surgical face contouring can actually end up costing less than getting a traditional facelift, even when you consider top-ups.
Non-Surgical Face Contouring at Atra Medicare
Don't want to go under the knife to get the facelift you have been dreaming about? You don't have to with today's non-surgical facelift options.
Whether you want to tighten skin, reduce facial fat, or both, there is a non-surgical face contouring treatment for you.
Are you searching for non-surgical face contouring treatment in Brampton, Ontario? We offer non-invasive and minimally invasive services to all our clients. Contact us today to set up your appointment!
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