One area of the body that seems to age the fastest (or is at least noticeable earlier) is the face. A series of issues can arise on the face due to aging, from sunspots and skin discoloration to wrinkles, sagging skin, and fat deposits. There are a vast number of treatments available for most of these conditions.
One of the more effective treatments for facial aging and associated symptoms is a series of procedures known as a non-surgical facelift. These treatments can vary depending on the issues the patient wants corrected, but most of them are minimally invasive procedures that work well to increase the appearance of youth.
Why Choose Dr. Bandy?
Dr. Amy Bandy has over 20 years of experience as a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Newport Beach, California. She is an award-winning plastic surgeon in Orange County and Los Angeles County. She has also been voted “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” by the Orange County Register’s People’s Choice Survey.
What Are the Benefits of a Non-surgical Facelift?
The main advantage of a non-surgical facelift over a traditional facelift is downtime and cost. A traditional facelift is highly effective but comes with a significant price tag and weeks of downtime following the operation. By contrast, most non-surgical facelift treatments can be performed quickly and easily, with little, if any, downtime at a much lower price. This is not to say that non-surgical facelifts are strictly superior. A surgical facelift can treat more severe conditions, and the results last far longer. However, for patients with less severe concerns who are not willing to spend the money and time to get a surgical facelift, a lower-priced non-surgical facelift is a wonderful alternative.
Are you interested in learning more about a non-surgical facelift? Call Dr. Bandy at (949) 574-0574 to schedule your consultation.
What Non-surgical Facelifts Are Available?
Dr. Bandy offers a series of non-surgical techniques that can achieve positive facial rejuvenation results. These techniques are often used individually to treat targeted concerns but may also be performed in concert to address broader issues. The main techniques she employs are defined below:
Neuromodulator injections are some of the most common cosmetic treatments performed in the US today. They are used to inhibit muscle contractions in the face to prevent wrinkle formation. They also cause wrinkles to fade over time as the skin recovers from constant muscle movements. Each neuromodulator injection is designed to treat slightly different areas of the face.
Dr. Bandy offers several neuromodulator options:
BOTOX® Cosmetic is undoubtedly the most popular and well-known neuromodulator treatment. It is used to treat frown lines and furrows between the eyes and reduce crow’s feet around the eyes.
A competitor to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Jeuveau® treats frown lines and furrows in the forehead.
XEOMIN® is another popular competitor to BOTOX® Cosmetic that is designed to treat similar concerns.
Dysport® is a more diluted form of botulinum toxin that has different concentrations of trace proteins. This means that the effects of Dysport® may be less dramatic but slightly more effective over time.
Dr. Bandy offers dermal filler injections to fill in facial volume, restore skin tightness, and define facial contours.
The major dermal fillers Dr. Bandy offers include:
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers restore volume to the face by adding a protein into the skin tissues that helps the skin retain more moisture. This causes the treated areas to become plumper. Through this process, hyaluronic acid fillers reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Most hyaluronic acid fillers last for six to 12 months.
Dr. Bandy offers the following brands of hyaluronic acid fillers:
- BELOTERO BALANCE®
Sculptra® Aesthetic is a poly-L-lactic acid-based filler used in most areas of the face to treat sagging skin. It works by stimulating collagen growth, which causes the skin to become tighter and tougher. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, poly-L-lactic acid-based fillers can last up to two years, making them the longest-lasting filler on the market.
RADIESSE® is a calcium-based filler used to reduce laugh lines and nasolabial folds. This filler also increases collagen production, though not to the same extent as Sculptra® Aesthetic.
Dr. Bandy offers patients the opportunity to use their natural fat taken from elsewhere on their body to subtly and permanently enhance their face. This fat transfer procedure can reduce wrinkles, enhance volume, and lower the chance of complications compared to other non-surgical facelift options.
Laser resurfacing treatments use a CO₂ laser to treat surface-level skin concerns on the face. The laser can smooth rough skin, treat skin discoloration, and reduce the appearance of scars. Laser treatments can also increase collagen production in the skin, making the skin more resistant to age-related damage in the future.
Can I Combine Other Procedures With My Non-surgical Facelift?
A series of non-surgical treatments may be performed in concert with a non-surgical facelift. These treatments may also be used separately.
What Is Recovery Like After a Non-surgical Facelift?
Non-surgical facelift recovery tends to occur extremely quickly. Most non-surgical facelifts result in no to minimal downtime. The results of non-surgical facelifts tend to last between six months and two years, depending on the chosen procedure and the patient’s physical condition and lifestyle.
Want to Learn More About Non-surgical Facelifts in Newport Beach?
If you are interested in learning about non-surgical facelifts, you can contact our Newport office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bandy. During your consultation, Dr. Bandy will answer any questions you have, determine what type of treatment may be most effective, and inform you about your non-surgical facelift cost.