While some of us accept the aging process better than others, the truth is that we all want to age gracefully. However, some of us want a little more help. While many don’t want the invasiveness of a facelift, more and more people are considering alternative, non-surgical solutions.
The question is: what are the best facelift alternatives?
By this, I’m actually referring to a combination of Botox and dermal fillers. Botox could be used to get rid of fine lines on the forehead or around the eyes. Dermal fillers could be used in conjunction with the Botox to lift and plump the skin, getting rid of the larger creases. While it’s not a permanent solution, it is an easy fix to minimize the effects of aging.
This is the only FDA-approved procedure for non-invasively lifting the eyebrow, neck and under the chin. It’s also FDA-cleared for improving the décolletage lines and wrinkles. The treatment takes between 30 and 60 minutes and works by delivering targeted sound waves into the deep layers under the skin to address the fibromuscular layer, the layer that is typically only addressed during surgical procedures. While patients don’t see results overnight, they typically unfold over the course of two or three months.
Sculptra is an injectable that is designed to replace lost collagen in the skin, which has resulted in a loss of volume to the face. It’s used to correct deep facial wrinkles and folds, like those between the nose and mouth or those around the mouth or cheek regions. It’s injected with an average of three injection sessions over a course of several months to restore fullness to your face.
This laser treatment is typically used to treat pigment disorders. However, it’s also an option for stimulating collagen and giving an overall glow to the skin. It can be used on the face, neck, décolleté, back and hands, providing you with smoother skin, reduced wrinkle depth and firmer skin.
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