4 Types of Non-Surgical Face Lifts to Banish the Signs of Aging

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Nips and tucks, brow lifts, and augmentation — all these invasive beauty treatments may take years off your face but recovery time is a painful, sordid affair.

The good news is you don’t need to go under the knife to banish the signs of aging. Certain types of non-surgical facelifts give the same results without the usual symptoms and pain associated with plastic surgery. Today, we are listing down some of the best non-surgical facelifts you can try to defy aging:

Chemical Peels

Age spots and blemishes make the skin look old and lackluster. A chemical peel helps banish age spots and blemishes; it even restores the skin’s healthy glow. This type of non-surgical face treatment uses various types of peeling agents to slough off dead skin cells, stimulates the skin to renew itself, and reveals younger-looking, even-toned skin! There are different types of chemical peels; the most popular includes diamond peel, Glycolic peel, etc.

This treatment takes more or less an hour to complete. It’s virtually painless but after treatment, the face will appear red and it will be sensitive. We recommend using sunblock after treatment to protect the skin from the sun.

Laser Resurfacing Treatment

Laser resurfacing treatment is best for patients with saggy skin; those with severe skin damage or wrinkly skin. This treatment uses lasers that will gently “drill” small holes into the skin to force it to make more collagen, a compound that enhances elasticity and youthfulness to the skin. Collagen also helps smooth out wrinkles, fade out hyperpigmentation, and repair damaged skin.

Just like chemical peels, laser resurfacing treatment also takes little time to complete. After treatment, the skin will become red, as if you had bad sunburn. The redness will go down overnight.

Liquid Facelift

Liquid facelift is best for those with very deep wrinkles around the eyes and the mouth. This treatment is also recommended for those with a saggy jawline. Liquid facelift involves a combination of Botox and fillers injected on targeted areas of the face. Botox will paralyze the nerves that control the muscles to smooth out wrinkles while fillers help give the face a plumper, younger appearance.

Although non-evasive, this treatment does involve little pain from the injections. After treatment, your face will feel sore and the face will swell for several days. After the swelling goes down, the deep wrinkles in the face will disappear.

Micro-abrasion Treatment

This treatment involves tiny, rough granules that gently slough off dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, revealing the smooth, radiant skin underneath. Micro-abrasion targets the epidermis—the topmost layer of the skin—smoothening out fine lines, blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and age spots using a machine. The result is younger, even-toned skin free from blemishes. Fine lines are reduced and age spots are faded, if not completely eliminated.

The good news is you don’t even need to drop by your local spa to get this treatment. There are many different brands of micro-abrasion machines that you could buy so you can treat your own skin at home!