As we age, our skin begins to wrinkle and sag. This, of course, is a natural part of the aging process, but for many people out there, losing that youthful luster can be nothing short of devastating. It is no surprise, then, that every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans turn to cosmetic surgery to turn back the clock.
Still, admitting that you have had work done can be daunting, if not embarrassing, which is why there are countless new ways to get surgical-grade results without going under the knife. Some of the best non-surgical procedures on the market include ‘liquid’ facelifts, non-surgical eyelifts, and rhinoplasties, Kybella, and ThermiTight.
The non-surgical facelift, otherwise known as the ‘liquid’ facelift, involves a series of BOTOX and facial filler injections, such as Juvéderm or Restylane. The liquid facelift not only tightens the skin but smooths away wrinkles of all sizes and degrees of severity. The best part? The non-surgical facelift demands little to no recovery time.
Hyaluronic acid, a common ingredient in facial fillers, is a naturally occurring substance in the body that works as a joint lubricant. When injected, however, hyaluronic acid stimulates the production of collagen, an essential component in the healing and production of new skin. Having more collagen at your disposal, then, leads to a fuller, better-rested appearance.
With time, the eyelids begin to wrinkle and the skin beneath the eyebrow’s sags. While these are undoubtedly cosmetic issues, they can also pose significant vision problems. Thankfully, BOTOX and facial fillers can simultaneously lift and strengthen the skin, and even do away with dark circles and under-eye bags.
Unlike eyelid surgery, which cuts the skin and rearranges underlying fat, non-surgical eyelifts provide the same results without the invasiveness and risk of complications.
Because the nose is such a prominent part of the face, its shape can be a subject of great sensitivity. More traditional surgical rhinoplasties can refine the nose’s structure—and in some cases completely reposition the nose—but they require the removal of cartilage and demand a long, sometimes grueling recovery.
Non-surgical rhinoplasties, on the other hand, use BOTOX and other injectables to reshape the nose. Patients commonly undergo this less invasive procedure to address problems like:
- Humps on the bridge of the nose
- Indentations on the tip of the nose
- Flat nasal bridges
- Droopy nasal tips
Excess fat around the neck and beneath the chin can lead to the dreaded ‘turkey neck’ and ‘double chin.’ These are not only cosmetic problems, but physical ones that, in some cases, can cause breathing difficulties.
Although these fat pockets are difficult to get rid of, Kybella, an FDA-approved injectable, might just be the perfect remedy. The primary ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid, which, in the simplest terms, eats away fat—permanently. Each session takes around 15 minutes to complete and has minimal downtime; its surgical counterpart, on the other hand, can take hours to complete and several weeks to recover from.
ThermiTight tightens the skin with thermal energy, and is commonly used on the neck, the breasts, the arms, the abdomen, and the thighs. During treatment, the subdermal tissues are heated to encourage the production of collagen, smoothing, and strengthening the skin. ThermiTight is also a great option for those who have lost a significant amount of weight but are struggling with excess skin.
In summary, ThermiTight:
- Noticeably tightens the skin after just one session.
- Is minimally invasive and has a fast recovery time.
- Is excellent for treating multiple areas of the body.
- Offers results that improve over the course of 6-8 weeks.
If you suffer from wrinkles or loose skin and feel as though surgery is your only option, think again! There is a myriad of non-surgical treatments out there; all you need is a professional who can walk you through the process of choosing one. If you are interested in accessing the best non-surgical procedures, look no further than Dr. Andrew Jacono, a top New York facial plastic surgeon and true master of his craft. Call (516)-773-2424 today to schedule a consultation and rejuvenate your appearance.