29-01-2018

What are the best alternatives to a surgical facelift?

Reduce the appearance of sagging skin and lines without surgery

As we enter our 40s and 50s, the visible signs of ageing including sagging skin and deep lines and wrinkles become more noticeable. Whilst loosing elasticity in the skin is a normal part of the ageing process, many of us try our best to turn back the hands of time by stocking up on anti-ageing creams and serums. But, when creams aren’t enough what are your other options? A surgical facelift perhaps?

But, what happens if you aren’t comfortable with going under the knife? Besides the traditional facelift, there are several non-surgical options that can help women and men achieve a more defined, lifted and toned facial structure. Whether you are trying to look more youthful or simply look how you feel on the inside, these non-surgical facelift techniques can be an effective alternative to opting for facial surgery.

Thread lifting

If you are looking for an effective way to restore your natural facial structure without surgery and with minimal downtime, then PDO thread lifts may be a good choice for you.

What is the thread lifting process?

PDO thread lifts are designed to improve the appearance of sagging skin around the cheeks, neck and eyebrow region. This simple procedure involves a small entry being made behind the ear where fine threads are inserted via a tiny tube called a cannula. The threads attach themselves to the surrounding tissue to create a subtle lifting effect.

What are threads made of?

PDO (Polydioxanone) Threads are made from the same material used for surgical stitches, which dissolve naturally in the body.

What happens after the treatment?

Following your treatment, you may experience some bruising and swelling, but this should subside within 7 days. Once the threads are placed, they will not only help to tighten and restore the skins structure, but they can also encourage the production of collagen which adds to the plumpness of the skin.

How long do they last?

The results of a thread lift generally last 12-18 months. It is possible to have the treatment again once the previous threads are fully dissolved.

Who is thread lifting suitable for?

PDO threads lifts are suitable for men and women experiencing sagging or lose skin around the jowls cheeks, neck or brow area. As the procedure requires very little downtime, it is ideal for those who have busy schedules and do not have time for a hospital stay.

PDO thread lifts are available at our York Street Clinic in Manchester, Pines Clinic in South Manchester, The Castle View Clinic in Nottingham and The Kings Park Clinic in Southampton.

Dermal Fillers

If you have started to notice deeper lines and wrinkles and your cheeks have started to hollow, dermal fillers are a popular option for smoothing, plumping and restoring a more youthful appearance.  

What are dermal fillers?

Our dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally present within the body. Hyaluronic acid fillers are natural fillers which are injected directly into the skin to help restore and add volume lost over time due to the ageing process.

Each type of filler is suitable to a particular area in the face, and as such, we offer a personalised treatment plan to suit your individual needs and requirements.

Are they safe?

These treatments involve minimal pain and are only administered by our fully trained and qualified nurses and practitioners. When considering injectables, it is important to choose a reputable organisation that has specialists in dermal filler treatments. 

Are there any side effects?

You may experience a small amount of swelling and bruising where the injection is placed, however this generally subsides within 48 hours.

How long do the results last?

The results of your dermal filler treatment generally last 9-12 months.

Why not consider - The ‘no-knife’ facelift

Restore facial volume with our ‘no-knife’ facelift, which combines injections of dermal fillers and wrinkle treatment into strategic points of the face, to achieve similar results to that of a traditional facelift, but without the surgery.

Price of treatment: £899 (saving £366)

Includes: 3 areas of filler and 3 areas of wrinkle treatment

Interested in a non-surgical facelift?

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Article by Mamuna Arshad – Non-surgical patient adviser and Medical Aesthetician
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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