The first facelift reportedly took place in Germany in 1916, and since then the surgical procedure has developed. It’s now a lot safer, a lot more regulated, and can no doubt achieve better results than those of 100 years ago. However, it is still surgery. It still involves anaesthesia, cutting the skin, and a lot of downtime and recovery. Wouldn’t it be incredible if you could achieve the results of a facelift without going under the knife? Well, with our non-surgical facelift treatments, now you can.
Ageing skin can ‘fall’
Our skin contains a protein called collagen which is essential in keeping it firm, plump, and young-looking. Sadly, we stop producing this protein in our 20s and are beginning to lose it by our 30s. This steady decline unfortunately doesn’t relent and can couple with sun damage and environmental factors to wear down our skin. With the combination of volume loss and gravity, our loose skin is pulled downwards to form folds, wrinkles, and unwanted shallow pockets.
The Thread Facelift
We offer two forms of this amazing procedure: the PDO thread lift and the Silhouette Soft thread lift. Our PDO thread lift offers subtle and non-surgical facial rejuvenation by lifting the facial features and the neck. Dissolvable threads are placed under the surface of the skin with a needle under local anaesthetic. Treatment with PDO threads is brilliant for soft tissue lifting, meaning that it can lift volume that is still present in the skin. The Silhouette Soft lift, on the other hand, uses threads placed to stimulate the production of superior facial volume. It does this with its triangular or cone-like placement, which acts on the deeper layers of skin to increase volume in sagging areas. Both thread lifts inspire an immediate lifting effect, though one lifts tissue already present and the other stimulates new volume production.
There is minimal downtime, no scarring, and no cutting of the skin, making them far superior to a surgical facelift. The threads, while lifting immediately after placement, stimulate the new production of collagen and elastin. This allows your results to continue to develop subtly and naturally, so there is no tell-tale pulled-back effect after this treatment unlike it’s surgical sister.
The 8 Point Facelift
Another effective treatment to achieve a non-surgical facelift is the 8 Point Facelift. This treatment also rejuvenates, shapes, and lifts, though it uses dermal fillers instead. For those experiencing hollows under their eyes, sagging cheeks, nose-to-mouth lines, and jowls along the jawline, this may be ideal for you. We focus on 8 key areas of the face to inject targeted dermal fillers, which are made of a substance naturally found in the body (Hyaluronic Acid). This makes treatment completely safe, yet effective. Again, there is no downtime and no cutting of the skin. All that is required is a little topical numbing cream to achieve results to rival those of a surgical facelift.
Why a non-surgical facelift trumps surgical
A surgical facelift may be a permanent solution, but therein lies the problem. Its permanency forfeits natural-looking rejuvenation, because it doesn’t allow you to naturally age and grow into the results. Also, if you don’t like your results, adjusting them means more surgery and more money. The temporary yet still long-lasting (15-18 months) results of our non-surgical options means that if you feel you don’t want to repeat the treatment, there’s no obligation to. Dermal fillers can be added to or dissolved at any point, meaning that you can adjust your results far more easily and for far less money than numerous surgeries.
Furthermore, the results of a non-surgical facelift can develop over time with the production of new collagen or ebb naturally as your body breaks down the dermal filler. This ensures a seamless growing-into process of your results, rather than the stark contrast a surgical facelift provides.
A non-surgical facelift, regardless of the way it is achieved, requires advanced training to perform. Our excellent team at Allison Jeffrey Skin Health and Laser Clinic in Brighton can achieve impeccable results for all of our clients. Book your initial consultation today!