Not Ready to Face the Facelift? 3 Alternatives

facelift long islandIf you are in your 50’s or 60’s and are noticing that your face simply doesn’t have the lift that it once did and that it is starting to droop in places you didn’t’ know it could, then you might be considering getting a facelift. And although facelifts are an effective way to give you a more taut and youthful looking appearance, they also take a long amount of recovery time and are a fairly intense surgical procedure. If you are looking to help get similar results without having to go under the knife, try one of these three options. Read on to learn more.

Ultrasound Therapy

Yes it’s true that ultrasounds are used to detect a baby’s heartbeat and growth, however, ultrasound therapy can also be used to help boost the collagen in your skin. By using soundwaves, the skin around your face and neck can become tightened. Although the results aren’t immediate, they are apparent and will help you to both look and feel younger. And the best part about the treatment? There is no down time involved. In fact, if you need to go back to work directly after having ultrasound therapy performed then you can.

Fillers

Fillers such as restylane and juvederm can also help to give you similar results of a facelift without having to go under the knife. In order to help combat the lines and wrinkles that are making you look older, fillers are injected into the skin from the nose down and will actually fill in your lines and wrinkles— giving you a smoother and more youthful looking complexion. However, unlike a facelift which is a more permanent procedure, you have to get fillers done every few months in order to maintain the results.

Chemical Peels

As the least invasive way to help smooth your skin out without having to get a facelift, chemical peels can be done in the office and you can be sent back to work immediately afterwards. By applying a chemical agent like alpha hydroxy acids to your skin, the chemical will work to help you get rid of those top few layers of skin that you have and will encourage the production of new skin. And what comes with new skin? More collagen!

As you can see there are several alternatives to facelifts that can give you similar results without having to go under the knife. If you would like to learn more or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!

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