15.06.18

Non-surgical facelift: is it really possible?

A non-surgical facelift may seem too good to be true. Can we really rejuvenate ageing skin, tighten problem areas, and restore volume without breaking the surface? The first surgical facelift was reported to have taken place in Germany in 1916, but it has come a long long way since then. So long, in fact, that now the surgical facelift can be performed non-surgically!

Ageing skin and why it ‘falls’

 

As early as our 20s, our body stops producing collagen. This is the protein present in the skin that keeps our skin looking youthful; that being plump, tight, and firm. From our mid 30s, however, we actually begin to lose the collagen still present in our skin. This leads to volume loss most notably in areas like the cheeks and jaw, and gravity too works against us to pull this loose skin downwards.

 

For targeted volume loss, such as flattened cheeks or the lips, we’d recommended dermal fillers. These produce wonderful plumping effects for precise target areas and can add contour and definition to the face. For all-over facial rejuvenation and skin tightening, however, dermal fillers won’t do the trick. Only a non-surgical facelift can provide the universal lifting and tightening of skin.

 

What is a non-surgical facelift?

 

Introducing Ultherapy! Ultherapy is a fantastic way to rejuvenate, tighten, and lift large areas of the face. In fact, it can treat the whole face, and can even tighten problem areas like the neck, collar, and décolletage. The science behind this revolutionary FDA-approved technology utilises ultrasound to act upon the skin. The treatment works by stimulating your body’s natural repair system, boosting collagen production to lift, firm, and tighten. It produces wonderful results and can be used alongside other treatments by Emma J Aesthetics in Inverness. It’s also the only treatment to use ultrasound imaging, allowing us to actually see the layers of tissue we target during treatment.

 

Ultherapy is vastly different to a surgical facelift purely because it doesn’t ever break the skin. There is no downtime associated with this treatment, only very minor discomfort during the procedure, and you may only need one treatment. It’s been suggested that returning to normal routines after a surgical facelift takes 2 weeks and a full recovery up to one year. When compared with the non-surgical facelift Ultherapy provides, with the only side effects being temporary redness and slight swelling, we know which we’d prefer!

 

Is a non-surgical facelift just for the face?

 

This may seem like a silly question, but it’s not. Ultherapy can be used for tightening the entire face, including problem areas like wrinkles around the eyes and the jowls, but its capable of much more. It can non-surgically lift the jaw, neck, chest, and décolletage too. These areas, especially our collarbone and décolletage, are commonly exposed to the sun. For those of us who use sun protection on our faces (which we all should be), we may not realise we should be covering our exposed neck and chest too. Sun exposure in this area can lead to the signs of ageing appearing on our chest and neck, but Ultherapy can help. This completely safe and effective treatment can be used on multiple areas of the upper face, neck, and chest to tighten and lift skin that has otherwise loosened.

 

A non-surgical facelift is entirely possible, and they’re gaining in popularity. With Ultherapy performed at Emma J Aesthetics, we don’t even need to break the skin to lift and tighten it. We are the only clinic in Inverness offering Ultherapy, and we’re so proud to be. Its superior science offers an alternative to invasive, costly, and uncomfortable surgery. Book your initial consultation today to learn what Ultherapy could achieve for you.