Non-Surgical Facelift: 6 Reasons to Choose Over Surgery

Why Choose A Non-Surgical Facelift

Non-surgical facelift options offer a viable way of tightening and rejuvenating sagging skin while avoiding the significant downtime required for traditional surgical treatment. In short, it’s a facelift without surgery.

In this article, we will discuss the different non-surgical facelift options available, such as Fotona 4D, and the many reasons why patients may opt for less invasive treatments to create a more youthful aesthetic. 

For comprehensive skin rejuvenation and tightening without the need for surgery, contact the CREO Clinic today to speak with Dr. Gina Schoeman, our aesthetic doctor. Dr. Schoeman will work with you to tailor treatment to your exact needs, carefully analysing your skin to provide you with the best possible results.

Non-Surgical Facelift: 6 Reasons To Choose Over Surgery Medically reviewed by Dr. Gina Schoeman MB.ChB, MBA, Dip. Derm, MRCGP, MBCAM

What is a Non Surgical Facelift?

A non surgical facelift involves the use of non-invasive aesthetic treatments to tighten and/or rejuvenate the skin without requiring the downtime associated with a traditional surgical procedure. This minimally invasive treatment offers a means to achieve a more youthful aesthetic by improving the quality of the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

A non-surgical facelift treatment may involve one, standalone treatment or may be a combination of different technologies for the best possible results. These include:

Fotona 4D Laser Facelift

The Fotona 4D facelift is an innovative laser treatment that provides comprehensive skin tightening and rejuvenation. The four step protocol combines the power of two laser wavelengths, the Er:YAG and Nd:YAG to stimulate collagen production while treating surface imperfections. 

As a result, patients can enjoy a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin quality, reduced hyperpigmentation and texture, and a youthful, healthy glow. 

Morpheus8 Microneedling

Morpheus8 is an advanced cosmetic treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) technology to rejuvenate, lift and tighten the skin. This can help to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scarring and areas of pigmentation. 

Fine needles are used to create controlled trauma to the skin while RF energy carefully heats the deeper layers. This combination allows for deeper penetration of the skin, effectively stimulating collagen and elastin production for tighter, healthier skin. 

At CREO, we opt to use Fotona 4D over Morpheus8 as its generally a better tolerated treatment that requires less downtime, while still producing exceptional results. 

The One-Stitch Facelift

A one-stitch facelift, or thread lift, is a cosmetic treatment to lift and tighten sagging facial skin. This procedure uses dissolvable threads which are inserted underneath the skin for a lifting effect. 

However, thread lifts are more limiting on the areas that they can target, and do not come with the benefit of skin rejuvenation like Fotona 4D. 

Botulinum Toxins

Anti wrinkle injections or dermal fillers can effectively prevent dynamic wrinkles such as frown lines and crow’s feet from forming by reducing muscle contraction. In addition, anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler treatments can help to improve the appearance of static wrinkles, softening the appearance of lines for a more youthful appearance. 

1. Cost-effectiveness

One factor patients consider when undergoing any cosmetic treatment is its cost-effectiveness. Non-surgical treatments can offer a less expensive means of preventing and managing the ageing process without the need for surgical treatment. 

Cost Vs. Surgical Facelifts

Surgical treatment is significantly more expensive than non-surgical options like Fotona 4D. However, it’s important to consider surgery offers permanent facial rejuvenation results, whereas less invasive treatment requires maintenance or ‘top-up’ treatment over time. 

2. Minimal Downtime

A non-surgical facelift requires little to no downtime thanks to its non-invasive nature. Many patients, particularly those with a busy lifestyle, prefer non-surgical options such as Fotona 4D as they can quickly heal and are less likely to experience side effects that interfere with their daily life. 

Recovery Period Vs. Surgical Options

The recovery period for a traditional facelift surgery can be significant, with patients needing to rest for up to three or even 4 weeks before returning to their day to day activities. 

In contrast, most patients can return to daily activities immediately after non-invasive facelift treatments, such as Fotona 4D and anti wrinkle injections. Other non-surgical options like Morpheus8 may require some downtime, but this is still minimal compared to surgical procedures. 

3. Safety & Lower Risk

Most non-surgical facelift treatments do not require anaesthetic outside of topical numbing cream, avoiding any potential complications that this can cause. In addition, laser treatment like Fotona 4D does not require any incisions, ruling out any associated risks and the need for extensive downtime associated with wound healing. 

4. More Natural-Looking Results

Non-surgical treatments to lift and rejuvenate loose skin offer more subtle results, and do not involve more drastic alterations to the facial skin. In addition, some treatments are completed over several sessions such as Fotona 4D, producing more gradual improvements in the skin’s appearance.  

5. Customization & Targeted Treatments

Non-surgical facelift procedures can be customised to your individual needs and may involve a combination of different treatments. For example, many patients choose to have Fotona 4D followed by injectable treatments like dermal fillers and anti wrinkle injections

Surgical procedures, however, use standardised techniques to tighten the skin and are less able to be customised.

6. Accessibility & Convenience

Access to surgical treatment may be more difficult for a range of reasons, including finances, health conditions and time restrictions. 

Therefore, non-surgical facelift options offer a more accessible and convenient treatment to tighten and rejuvenate the skin for many patients.  

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