Non-surgical facelift
THE NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT

As we age, the face starts to droop and the youthful volume diminishes. The natural elasticity of the face diminishes, leading to the formation of wrinkles and creases.

The non-surgical facelift is a way of giving you a more youthful appearance without resorting to invasive surgery. The procedure involves using Botox® and Sculptra® or dermal fillers or a combination of both.

A non-surgical facelift will result in:

· A subtle lift of the overall facial features.
· The appearance of wrinkles, folds and fine lines being reduced.
· The contours of the face being more natural.
· A warmer smile.
· A more invigorated appearance.

Botox as part of a Non-surgical Facelift

· Frown lines are smoothed out.
· The corners of the mouth are turned up.
· The jaw is pulled up.

Please visit our Botox® page for more information.

Sculptra or Dermal Fillers as part of a Non-surgical Facelift

Prior to commencing the procedure, I will discuss with the patient whether Sculptra® or Dermal fillers will be the most suitable option for them. Sometimes the ideal solution may be a combination of both Sculptra® and Dermal Fillers.

· Filling the temples and the cheeks lifts the face.
· The nasolabial fold, commonly known as smile lines or laugh is lifted.
· The angle of the jaw is lifted.
· The marionettes fold is lifted.

Advantages of a Non-surgical Facelift

· A non-surgical facelift costs a lot less than a traditional facelift.
· No major surgery is required when having a non-surgical facelift. This means it is a much safer procedure and there is not as much downtime as there is with a traditional facelift.
· The effects of a non-surgical facelift are subtler and more gradual.
· The procedure can easily be repeated if required at a later date.
· After having a non-surgical facelift, you can still opt for a traditional surgical facelift at a later date if desired.

Disadvantages of a Non-surgical Facelift

· A non-surgical facelift will not lift the jawline and mid-face as much as a surgical facelift would.

COST OF A NON-SURGICAL FACELIFT

Botox® – Between £280 and £320.

Fillers or Sculptra® – The cost will vary depending on how much is needed. The average cost is between £1000 and £2000. These are usually administered in two or three stages.

HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST FOR?

The procedure takes about an hour to complete, and most patients can immediately go on with their normal daily activities right after the treatment. Immediate but subtle results will be seen immediately after the procedure and these will continue to improve during the following two weeks. The effects of a non-surgical facelift usually last for about 18 months. With regular upkeep, the effects can last for a lot longer.

  • UPKEEP

    bullet Botox® usually needs to be administered between 2 and 3 times a year to maintain the effects.
    bullet Sculptra® usually needs replenishing with between 1 and 2 vials per year.
    bullet Dermal Fillers needs to be administered again after a period of about 18 months.