What is a non surgical face lift?
A non-surgical facelift uses a variety of radiofrequency, ultrasound, lasers, facial fillers and injectables to reduce wrinkles, tighten the skin and increase youthful volume. A non-surgical facelift can be a perfect choice for those looking to reverse the aging process but are not yet ready for a full surgical facelift.
Another benefit is that the financial and time commitment is far less with a nonsurgical facelift. Dr. Payman Simoni is a double board certified facial and plastic reconstructive surgeon with decades of experience in facial rejuvenation. Dr. Simoni will devise a customized treatment plan that specifically addresses the signs of aging you experience as well as your aesthetic goals and budget. He often recommends non-surgical treatments to patients that need to erase 5 to 10 years of aging for an upcoming event or an important job interview.
Some of the benefits of a non-surgical facelift include:
- fewer fine lines and wrinkles
- an overall improvement of the appearance of the skin
- a more affordable price point
- no recovery time
- postpones the need for a surgical procedure
What can I do to reverse the signs of aging?
Aging is a natural process that everyone experiences. The face shows the clearest and most telling signs of aging. From crow’s feet to frown lines to deep creases, each wrinkle adds another year to your face. Nonsurgical facelifts are very popular and offered by many who recognize the economic opportunity it provides. However, Dr. Simoni cautions anyone considering having an injectable facial filler, microdermabrasion or Botox to realize that these procedures require a high level of skill for their successful use.
Incorrectly applied, these injections and surface treatments can damage facial nerves or cause a stretched unnatural look. We have all seen celebrities who have appeared in public with outrageously plumped lips and other embarrassing clues that they’ve had work done. Dr. Simoni provides world-class professionalism to his patients who want a touch up without looking done. The most natural nonsurgical facelift is achieved by those who have the artistic intuition to know when to stop and that use a very light touch.
There are three main types of issues that we experience as the face ages:
Problem #1: Sagging of the Neck and Face
Over time, gravity takes its toll and our neck, jowls, cheeks and eyebrows begin to sag and fall. This can make our eyes look sleepy or angry and conceal the jaw line, which can falsely give the impression of being overweight.
Profound needle radiofrequncy (Profound Lift): Profound delivers skin-changing radio frequency (RF) energy vthrough tiny micro needles that insert into the the skin. Profound technology has been one of the most successful non surgical treatments with a 100% response rate* Only a single treatments adresses neck, chin, jawline aging. The result of a single profound treatment may last a few years with only a few days of downtime.
The Ulthera Facelift. Ultherapy is a non-surgical treatment that uses ultrasound technology to rejuvenate, lift and tighten your neck and face. Nonsurgical facelifts have high-energy executives looking as vital as they feel, and is very popular.
Problem #2: Loss of Volume in the Face
One of the visual indicators of age is the breakdown of the facial support structure. This results in cheeks that gradually begin to look hollow. Overall the face may appear to have a deflated look because of the general sagging of the skin.
Solution: A Liquid Facelift. Injectable fillers are a perfect solution for adding volume to the face creating a more youthful appearance. Some of the products that may be used in a liquid facelift are Radiesse, Restylane, Juvaderm, Bellafill, Bellotero and Voluma.
Before & After Example
Problem #3: Facial Wrinkles and Discoloration
Lines develop around the nose, mouth, upper lip and eyes. These can cause shadowing. Also, as the skin ages, tone and evenness may become a problem, especially if you have experienced moderate to extensive sun damage.
Solution: Skin resurfacing. Products and procedures have been developed to even skin tone, diminish wrinkles and create a rejuvenated, youthful look. Some of the options for this procedure are lasers, radiofrequency (Matrix RF), IPL photofacials, chemical peels and advanced skin creams.
Are there any non-surgical facelift techniques I should avoid?
Dr. Simoni does not recommend the feather lift, thread lift or contour thread lift. These were trendy at one point and promoted as fast, simple treatments. However, they proved to be too costly and invasive for often less than satisfactory results. It is now broadly acknowledge within the plastic surgery community that these procedures are not beneficial for patients.
What can I do if I don’t think non-surgical facelift procedures will get the results I want?
Dr. Simoni has pioneered the Simoni Facelift for patients that have significant facial sagging and want a minimally invasive way to tighten the jowl and neck area without major anesthesia in just one hour. The results of the Simoni facelift last for years and will get results for patients who may have aging issues that will not respond significantly to non-surgical facelift. Patients who have mild to moderate signs of aging are likely very good candidates for this less invasive procedure. For many, this allows them to look fresh and youthful with no down time and has the added benefit of maintaining their new look during discrete lunch hour touch-ups.
To learn more about your options for facial rejuvenation, please schedule a private consultation with Dr. Simoni by calling (310) 360-1360. Dr. Simoni is a leading plastic surgeon whose results have been featured on The Insider, The View, Entertainment Tonight and other national television shows. During your consultation, Dr. Simoni will go over all of your options and advise you on which procedures will suit your needs best.