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If you'd love to look years younger with a facelift but just can't stand the thought of surgery, there is an alternative. Nowadays there are several proven ways of getting a non-surgical facelift, ranging from cosmetic injectables to laser skin rejuvenation.
Taking nothing away from the many very skilled plastic surgeons non-surgical facelifts are clearly a much safer choice - and much cheaper, too. There's far less pain and discomfort, less downtime and the result is subtle and gorgeous.
Ageing is a natural process that none of us can afford, but you can take steps to lessen the impact. At one of the scale you have major cosmetic surgery whilst, at the other, you have Botox, dermal fillers and even fat transfer.
A good skin care regime will slow down the inevitable but, if you're in need of more help, here are some options for a non-surgical facelift in Sydney.
Botox is the best known of the injectable muscle relaxers. It works quite simply by 'freezing' facial muscles to prevent wrinkles forming. Generally speaking, Botox is used for forehead and frown lines. The important thing to remember with Botox is that it won't fix lines caused by sagging skin. That requires a dermal filler.
This popular anti-ageing treatment has been around for years. Various fillers were used in the past and often the results were permanent. These days more natural fillers are used and non-permanent treatment is recommended.
Dermal fillers are used to fill in lines, wrinkles and folds, create a fuller pout and add volume to your cheeks. The best choice is resorbable hyaluronic acid as this occurs naturally in our bodies, offers excellent long-lasting results and can be reversed if necessary.
Whilst this sounds rather gruesome it's actually quite effective and safe. It's used a lot in the US but not as much in Australia. The procedure basically entails taking fat from one area of your body and injecting it into the treatment area. There's less risk of your body rejecting the filler as it's your own fat.
Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy
LED therapy is a pain-free procedure that uses different coloured LED lights to treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne, pigmentation, scarring and rosacea. Several sessions are generally needed and again, it's important to use a qualified practitioner.
Other non-surgical facelift treatments include Thermage, Ultrasound and Laser Skin Resurfacing. You'll find all these on Bookwell.