There’s a reason less and less people in Melbourne are choosing to get facelifts. That’s because there’s a revolutionary, non-surgical way to restore a more youthful appearance. With no knives or painful incisions necessary, the non-surgical facelift offers a way to lift, tighten and plump up the skin to enhance natural beauty in just a short space of time.
If you’re considering a non-surgical facelift (also known as the “liquid facelift” or “eight-point facelift”), here’s everything you need to know about the process.
What is a non-surgical facelift?
A non-surgical facelift uses minimally-invasive procedures to rejuvenate the skin. Ideal for people that want to see results without going under the knife, a liquid facelift includes a range of techniques to achieve the patient’s beauty goals and target their areas of concern.
Each treatment is tailored to the individual. Depending on what the patient wants to achieve, the procedure could include one (or a combination of) the below:
- Dermal filler – dermal fillers are the cornerstones of a non-surgical facelift. These cosmetic injectables restore volume in the face – and are commonly used in the cheeks, temples, lips and under the eyes to address hollowness and restore a naturally youthful vibrancy. Many patients choose dermal filler on nasolabial folds and Marionette’s lines to smooth lines and firm the skin.
- Anti-wrinkle injections – anti-wrinkle injections are used on target areas of the face such as the forehead, crow’s feet and frown lines, to relax the muscles that cause these wrinkles and smooth the face.
Is a non-surgical facelift safe?
Non-surgical facelifts are safe and effective if performed by highly-trained medical professionals that use prescription-only medication. Some patients experience redness, swelling or bruising immediately following the treatment, but any complications are extremely rare. Speak to your medical professional if you are pregnant or have existing conditions, to discuss whether cosmetic injections are safe for you.
Be sure to choose a reputable clinic that is dedicated to offering the latest technology and invests in the ongoing training of their therapists.
What is the cost of a non-surgical facelift?
The cost of a non-surgical facelift is tailored to the individual. Pricing depends on factors such as the area that needs to be treated, the chosen treatment course, your aesthetic goals and the number of sessions needed to reach them.
At Evolve ACM, you’ll have your initial consultation with a qualified professional, who will be able to provide an individualised estimate about the cost of your non-surgical enhancement course.
Do cosmetic injections hurt?
One major advantage of non-invasive cosmetic injections, such as fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, is that there is minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.
Typically, our clients report mild pain or no pain during their non-surgical facelift, though of course this depends on the individual’s own pain threshold. To further reduce any discomfort, we’re able to apply a topical anaesthetic cream to numb the area and use plenty of ice.
Is there any downtime after a non-surgical facelift?
Unlike the surgical alternative, a non-surgical facelift doesn’t require the use of incisions or hospitalisation – you can be in and out of the clinic and in most cases, you can carry on with your day with little or no downtime. Typically, patients that go under the knife can expect a downtime of six weeks or more – making a liquid facelift a favourable choice for those that want to return to work that same day.
Follow the advice of your cosmetic doctor or nurse on how to care for the area post-treatment for best results.
Book a free consultation at Evolve
Just as everyone’s perception of beauty is unique, we believe that each person’s treatment plan should be individualised to them. Book a free consultation with a qualified professional at Evolve ACM to discuss your concerns and goals, and we can put together a tailored solution for you.