Are you looking for the best non-surgical facelift to look younger, but the choice of treatments seems to be endless and confusing? Dr Nina is here to help!

Here at Facial Sculpting we are passionate about enhancing a patient’s innate beauty. Dr Nina’s philosophy is ‘less is more’ and she loves to make subtle aesthetic tweaks that lead to excellent, yet natural, results.

In this post, we are going to focus on explaining the best non-surgical facelift treatments that Dr. Nina performs regularly at her clinics in London, so you can have a better idea of which treatment to choose for your needs.

Facelifts come in various types, addressing different issues such as fine lines, deep creases, thinning lips, facial volume loss, and more. 

Dr. Nina always recommends her patients book an initial 1:1 consultation, so that she can tailor their treatments to meet their unique needs.

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What Are Non-Surgical Facelift Treatments

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:

A nonsurgical facelift is a combination of minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures, designed to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance. Compared with a surgical facelift, these techniques do not require large incisions, general anesthesia or overnight hospitalization. The non-invasive treatments get patients in and out of the doctor’s office quickly, with little post-op discomfort and minimal downtime. Even though you will not “go under the knife,” the anti-aging results from a non-surgical facelift are still significant.

There are many options when it comes to non-surgical cosmetic procedures to lift your face. But there’s one thing they have in common: all cosmetic facelift treatments cause minimal discomfort compared to more invasive surgical procedures. They also have little to no recovery times, which allows patients to get back to everyday life almost immediately.

Types of Non-Surgical Facelift Procedures

Some important non-surgical facelift types and non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments include:

Here is an in-depth description of each of the most popular non-surgical facelift procedures performed by Dr Nina.

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Face Fillers

Face fillers are gel-like substances mainly made by collagens, hyaluronic acid, and synthetic polymers. When injected beneath the skin they help diminish facial lines by restoring lost volume and fullness in the face.

But face fillers are also an effective way to fix an asymmetrical face by balancing volumes and making the face aesthetically more attractive.

How the Procedure Works

The treatment begins with a consultation, during which Dr Nina will evaluate your area of concern and review your medical history. Before the treatment start, you may be given a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection. Dr Nina will then inject a precise amount of dermal filler beneath the skin.

Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after the injections. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary and should subside over the days following treatment. 

You will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment.

Fillers can be used to tigthen skin under the eyes without surgery. Similar to facial fillers, under-eye fillers are injectable hyaluronic acid treatments (commonly known as Restylane and Juvederm) that can be used to treat volume loss and dark areas underneath the eyes.

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Ultherapy

Ultherapy is another popular non-surgical facelift treatment. It uses an ultrasound technology to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin deep within the skin, hence targeting signs of aging like skin sagging and wrinkles on the face, neck, and chest, as well as drooping of the brow area.

The precise application of ultrasound energy is used to target the deep layers of the skin without disrupting its surface. After treatment, the body’s tissue repair process stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, creating a lifting and tightening effect.

How the Procedure Works

A face-and-neck Ultherapy procedure takes 45-60 minutes and involves a minimum downtime.

On the appointment day, Dr Nina will clean the areas to treat and apply an ultrasound gel. The Ultherapy device is placed against the skin, and ultrasound energy is then delivered to the targeted areas. You might experience mild, intermittent feelings of heat and tingling during treatment.

You may see some initial lift after three weeks, but ultimate results will be evident over a 2–3 month period. The results will last as long as your body continues to produce new collagen and until the natural aging process takes over again. Effects from a single Ultherapy treatment can last for over a year, depending on your body’s ability to produce new collagen.

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Chemical Skin Peel

Facial skin peels are a very popular and safe non-surgical facelift procedure that can boost your skin’s appearance by removing damaged skin cells to reveal healthier skin underneath.

Skin peels use a low-concentration peeling agent to remove old, dead skin cells from the outer layers of the skin and reveal newer, firmer and smoother-looking skin. They can be used on the face, hands, and neck.

Dr. Nina recommends skin peels to everyone, as they’re the entry point of all non-surgical aesthetic treatments.

How the Procedure Works

There are three different types of chemical peels that you can get, depending on the issue you are targeting: superficial, medium and deep.

Before the procedure, your face will be cleaned, and eye protection like goggles may be applied. For deep peels, which fully penetrate the middle layer of the skin, a topical anesthetic to numb large areas might be used. You’ll also be given an IV, and your heart rate will be closely monitored.

Recovery time varies depending on which chemical peel you received.

  • For light chemical peels, recovery time is four to seven days. Your skin may temporarily be lighter or darker.
  • For medium chemical peels, your skin will need about five to seven days, though you may have redness that persists for months. Your skin will initially swell, and then form crusts and brown blotches before revealing new skin.
  • Finally, for deep chemical peels it will take about two weeks for the new skin to develop. Bear in mind it’s common for redness to last for several months.
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Microneedling

Microneedling is a skin resurfacing technology also called collagen induction therapy. It consists in repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles using a choice of microneedling devices: Dermaroller, Derma Stamp, or Dermapen.

The aim is to create microscopic “injuries” in the skin that trigger its natural healing response and prompt it to produce new collagen and elastin.

How the Procedure Works

Dr Nina will apply a topical anaesthetic to numb the skin before the needles are introduced. A slightly sunburnt complexion is common immediately after treatment and might last up to 48 hours.

Results can be seen within six weeks. Dr Nina recommends a minimum of three sessions every four weeks to achieve further rejuvenation, less visible stretch marks and faded scarring.

Profhilo

Profhilo is one of the best non-surgical facelift treatments and among the top 5 facial aesthetic treatments for the better version of ourselves.

Profhilo is a skin-renewing injectable moisturiser that uses the power of hyaluronic acid to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and boost hydration in the three main layers of skin. This, in turn, reduces fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, sagginess, and promotes firmer and overall fresher-looking skin from the inside out.

As Dr Nina emphasises, Profhilo is not a filler as it doesn’t add any volume nor does it change your features. Instead, it works on skin quality to reverse the signs of aging like skin laxity and loss of elasticity.

How the Procedure Works

The most common and effective method to administer Profhilo is to use the BAP (bio aesthetic points) technique. Once injected into the skin, the hyaluronic acid disperses quickly without any risks of leaving lumps or nodules.

One week after the treatment the skin will look more plump and smooth. After four weeks, the bio-remodelling and anti-aging effects will be fully noticeable: cheeks are lifted, fine lines are improved, skin feels tighter and looks more luminous and radiant.

The effects of Profhilo tend to naturally wear off after a year. To maintain results, a course of two treatments can be repeated every six months or as needed.

Wrinkle Treatment

Wrinkle treatment with botulinum toxin type A is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for non-surgical facelifts. It helps relax certain wrinkle-causing muscles in the face, producing a younger and more refreshed appearance.

Injections with botulinum toxin are most commonly used for the treatment of frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet or smile lines.

How the Procedure Works

The wrinkle treatment is a simple yet effective procedure that does not involve incisions or general anaesthesia and has minimal downtime. On the day of the procedure, Dr Nina will use a thin, sterilised needle to inject the neurotoxin into the targeted areas.

While you may feel some lack of response from your muscles right away, botulinum takes several days to take full effect. Within 3 to 4 days, you will start to see results, but it may take up to 14 days to see the best results.

MINT PDO Thread Face Lift Treatment

Minimal Invasive Non-surgical Threads (MINT), commonly known as the Thread Face Lift, is a non-surgical facelift procedure that will make your face look younger and brighter without the need for cutting away any skin.

In this procedure, threads are inserted underneath the skin to lift sagging skin instantly and effectively. The threads are mainly used on the face and the neck, but can also be used to lift skin on the body.

Threads consist of a dissolvable suture made from a complex sugar called PDO (polydioxanone) that gets completely absorbed by the body over time.

How the Procedure Works

A local anaesthetic is injected into all the areas where the threads will be placed, so the patient doesn’t feel any pain during the thread insertions.

The MINT PDO threads are inserted underneath the skin in the predetermined areas and then lifted upwards to achieve an instant, rejuvenating and contouring effect.

Best Non-Surgical Facelift Treatments: Conclusions

If you are looking for a non-surgical facelift procedure designed to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance of your face without the need for invasive surgery, general anaesthesia, or overnight hospitalisation, check out Dr Nina’s treatments and book a consultation today!