Aging skin is a natural process of life. Eventually, even the most cared-for skin will develop fine lines, wrinkles, sagging muscles, and definition-loss in the facial area. When these insecurity-causing flaws become too much to handle, many patients turn to facelift surgery to give them the facial correction they desire. While these surgical procedures dramatically correct the visible signs of aging, they are invasive and require extended lengths of recovery time—conditions that are not welcomed by or available to everyone. Fortunately, non-invasive technological advancements have created an entire line of facial rejuvenation procedures that can delay, if not fully eradicate, the need or desire for invasive facelift surgery.
Thankfully, it is now possible to slow down the effects of aging and improve the skin’s texture, tone and smoothness, resulting in a more youthful-looking skin all without surgery. To significantly delay skin ageing, non-surgical, and minimally-invasive aesthetic procedures are quickly becoming the anti-aging treatment of choice to address skin rejuvenation.
High patient satisfaction, instant results (and in some cases, long-term), no downtime, minimal discomfort, low incidence of adverse effects, shorter recovery period, and significantly lower costs all make non-surgical anti-aging procedures a growing preference over traditional surgical options. Minimally invasive procedure options are also used routinely – and successfully – to maintain surgical results.
Today, younger clients–even Millenials–are sampling from the full menu of non-surgical aesthetic procedures and coupling them with an effective skincare routine at home – choosing medical-grade products they have purchased at the same aesthetic clinic where they just finished getting their procedure.
What are some of the most popular non-surgical and minimally invasive anti-aging treatments available that can help you achieve younger-looking skin?
Ultherapy is a non-invasive procedure option guaranteed to lift and tighten the skin above the eyebrows, on the face, on the neck, and under the chin. This treatment uses safe and time-tested ultrasound technology to target the fibre-muscular layer of the skin where wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin develop. Experience a boost in collagen production and a smoother and rejuvenated complexion with Ultherapy®.
Micro-needling is a procedure that creates a series of tiny “wounds” in the targeted treatment area to stimulate the production of collagen and, therefore, improve overall skin quality and texture. This treatment helps to postpone a facelift with its ability to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines, minimize pore size, tighten skin, and improve tone and texture with no downtime or pain. And unlike traditional micro-needling, results are immediate.
Botox injections temporarily erase the signs of aging and loss of facial definition through a non-invasive approach. With little to no discomfort and minimal recovery time, these procedures are a natural choice for patients not ready to commit to surgery. Botox injections target fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines, crow’s feet, and furrows between the eyebrows.
As people age, the natural loss of collagen, and elasticity in the skin results in wrinkles and loss of volume in the face, especially around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, and jawline. Injectable dermal fillers are a temporary anti-aging procedure that can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, reduce noticeable wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars. The minimally-invasive procedure of injecting hyaluronic acid dermal fillers give natural-looking and long-term results with regular, ongoing treatments, which makes them very popular non-invasive options.