Different Faces Need Different Lifts
Facial rejuvenation is increasingly popular in the field of cosmetic injectables. More and more people are using these procedures to help reverse the signs of aging. Thankfully, years of research in this field has lead to advanced techniques and technologies, and there are currently a number of minimally invasive treatment options available to help patients achieve a more youthful appearance without a traditional facelift surgery. This article provides an overview of four treatment options to help you get the results you want without the need for facelift surgery.
Injectable dermal fillers are an effective way to smooth creases and folds, plump lips and fill hollow areas. Fillers can be made from hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite, or poly-L-lactic acid and their effects can last anywhere from a few months to a few years. If you want to decrease lines or add volume to your face, treatments with dermal fillers are a minimally invasive and effective way to do so.
Jawline and Chin Rejuvenation
If you need to revitalize the area between your jaw and upper neck, a jawline and chin rejuvenation might be the right procedure for you. This area can appear disproportional when the jaw and chin are underdeveloped, and implants used to be the only way to address this problem. However, the development of thicker fillers has provided an alternative way to add volume to this area without the need for surgery. Now injectables such as Voluma, Restylane Lyft, and Radiesse can be used to add volume or to create a stronger chin. This type of procedure can be effective even for those patients with some skin laxity.
Mini Facelift Using Nova Threads
Thread lifts can be an effective way to provide a subtle yet visible lift to loose or sagging skin. Plus, not only do these procedures lift the skin, but they also help stimulate the body’s healing process, which results in surges of collagen going to the treated areas. Collagen helps to keep skin strong and voluminous, yet we produce less of it as we age. The increased production of collagen means that patients will see ongoing improvement after the procedure.
NovaThreads are needles that are pre-loaded with biocompatible PDO suture threads, the type that has been used in surgeries and laceration repairs for decades. In this procedure, the needle is inserted just under the skin at the subdermal level. When the needle is removed, the PDO thread remains under the skin. The threads completely dissolve within 4 to 6 months. The insertion of NovaThreads not only provides a subtle lift to treated areas, but it also prompts the body to heal itself and to produce new collagen naturally.
There are different types of NovaThreads depending on the areas of concern. Barbed threads are particularly effective at lifting and gathering skin and are a good way to lift brows, jowls, smile lines, cheeks, and the neck. In contrast, smooth threads don’t lift as well, but are excellent for collagen production as they create firmness in the skin where they’re placed. PDO threads can be used to target specific areas of concern to increase firmness, volume, and lifting.
Temporal Facelift or Brow Lift with Filler, Botox or Threads
Temporal lifts using fillers, threads, or Botox are procedures that are focused on improving the eyebrow area. For patients with slightly drooping or lowered eyebrows, these types of procedures can be a good alternative to a full brow lift as they provide a slight lift without an invasive procedure and a long recovery. When using threads, the provider inserts a needle, either at the hairline or within the hair, that inserts threads that are pulled upward to lift the skin on the sides of the brows. Additionally, Botox is a well known and effective way to lift brows. Finally, fillers can be placed on the brow bone or the temple area to add volume and to provide a lift.
Threads and fillers can lift and smooth out cheeks. When strategically placed, these procedures will lift and help smooth out the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls and enhance a flattened cheek. An experienced practitioner should have an artistic eye and should make sure that these procedures are done with proportion and proper amounts to avoid an overdone looking result.
In the past, if you wanted to address problems caused by sagging or drooping skin, the only options were a facelift surgery or facelift tape. However, recent advances in treatments and technology have led to a number of minimally invasive procedures that can help to lift skin, add volume, and generally reduce the effects of facial aging.
If you have any questions about the above procedures or other treatments that might be right for you, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.