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Facelift Alternatives: 4 Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

What do you think are more common: surgical or non-surgical facelift procedures? If you said non-surgical, you are correct. Non-surgical alternatives – like a liquid facelift or skin rejuvenation – are on the rise, and they account for a large share of facial cosmetic procedures performed each year in Australia.

Each year, more and more patients are choosing these minimally invasive procedures over traditional facelifts, and the benefits are clear. Non-surgical procedures greatly reduce recovery time, offer quick results, and are more affordable. These procedures – although the results are shorter term – provide subtle adjustments to many areas of the face.

Are you looking for more information about facelift alternatives? Here are of the most common non-surgical, minimally invasive facelift procedures:

  1. Liquid Facelift

Liquid facelift is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Australia. Essentially, this “facelift” technique involves injecting dermal filler into specific areas to restore volume, enhance youthfulness and reduce wrinkles. With this procedure, results are subtle and specific areas can be targeted, from smile/frown lines, to crow’s feet. For patients, there are many advantages to receiving this type of facelift. The procedure is quick – taking just 15 to 45 minutes – and there is little to no pain. Plus, the results are relatively long-lasting – from 8 to 12 months.

  1. Skin Rejuvenation

There are a number of different types of skin rejuvenation procedures available to patients these days. Yet, one of the most effective, which is offered at our New South Wales practice, is called Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy. This therapy uses plasma collected from the patient’s blood, which contains an abundance of platelets. These platelets naturally encourage the body to repair itself, and when they are injected into the facial skin, they encourage wrinkle reduction and enhance youthfulness.

  1. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are commonly used to remove the damaged top layer of skin on the face, helping to smooth and rejuvenate the skin. In this procedure, an exfoliating agent is applied to the face, which causes the damaged upper layer of skin to peel. The result: Smoother, more healthy looking skin. There are many different types of peels; some target the most upper layers of the skin, while others work deeper into the skin.

  1. Injectable Muscle Relaxants

This is one of the most common non-surgical anti-wrinkle treatments in Australia and around the world. The procedure uses a purified protein injectable to relax facial and neck muscles that cause wrinkles. This procedure can target areas including the brow and forehead, the eyes, lips and wrinkles around the mouth, as well as the nose and neck. Results typically appear in about a week following the procedure, and they typically last 4 months or more.

For many patients, non-surgical treatment offers a solution for subtly adjusting facial features, while greatly reducing overall costs and recovery time. Schedule a consultation with Sydney facelift surgeon Dr. Zacharia today to learn more about how non-surgical procedures can help you achieve the goals you want