Nonsurgical Facelift San Francisco offers facial rejuvenation without the need for surgery. They are generally safe, quick, and easy to perform. Treatment options include dermal fillers, botox, and chemical peels. They can improve your appearance by reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and sun damage. They also add volume to the face.
Dermal fillers, often used with Botox, can help soften wrinkles and creases and restore lost volume for a more youthful appearance. These hyaluronic acid-based gels are injected into the face to plump up cheeks and other areas that have lost fullness.
Dermal facial fillers are minimally invasive and usually do not require anesthesia, though some patients feel more comfortable with a local numbing agent. The procedure is typically completed in-office and requires 30-45 minutes, depending on the number of treatment areas.
Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and can be a great option for many patients looking to reduce the signs of aging without undergoing a surgical facelift. As with all cosmetic procedures, however, dermal fillers have risks. The most serious risk is an accidental injection into a blood vessel that can lead to skin necrosis (death of tissue) and other serious complications.
Botox is a popular nonsurgical facelift procedure that temporarily reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It can also be used to treat crow’s feet and frown lines between the eyebrows.
This injectable treatment works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause facial wrinkles. It uses a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum to make neurotoxins.
When injected into muscles, these toxins prevent the nerves from sending a chemical messenger called acetylcholine to the muscle cells. This stops the muscle from contracting, and over time, the wrinkles appear less visible.
The effects of Botox last 3-12 months. However, you may need to return for regular treatments to maintain your results.
Besides cosmetic use, botulinum toxin injections can be beneficial in treating a number of medical conditions including chronic migraines, urinary incontinence and neck spasticity. They can also help improve the symptoms of certain neurological disorders such as Cerebral Palsy and dystonia. These disorders often involve repetitive muscle contractions, tremors or abnormal postures.
A chemical peel is a nonsurgical facelift procedure designed to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment also helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars caused by sun exposure or the natural aging process.
The treatment involves applying a chemical solution to your skin that can penetrate deep into the layers of your epidermis and dermis, triggering your skin’s own healing process to repair damaged outer layers. The result is smoother, more even-toned and younger-looking skin.
Your doctor will select a peel that meets your specific skin concerns and goals. Typically, light chemical peels contain glycolic or salicylic acid.
For a deeper chemical peel, your doctor may use phenol — a stronger chemical that can reach the lower dermal layer of the skin. It’s often used to treat coarse facial wrinkles, blotchy areas of sun-damaged skin or pre-cancerous growths.
Laser treatments are a nonsurgical facelift procedure that can help improve the appearance of your skin. They can be used to treat a wide range of different issues, including sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Depending on your skin type and the specific anti-aging goals you have, Dr. Michele Green may recommend a combination of treatments to achieve the best results possible.
In addition to facial fillers and Botox, a number of laser treatments are available as nonsurgical options for improving the look of your skin. They can be used to tighten and smooth your skin, reduce pore size, reduce the appearance of sun damage, and eliminate superficial capillaries and other signs of aging.
Thermage and Ultherapy are two laser treatments that produce skin tightening effects. Both use radiofrequency energy to target the skin’s deep layers and stimulate collagen production. These treatments can also be used to reduce fat tissue. They are typically used by patients with mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkles.