If you’re considering a facelift then there are two very different routes that you could take. You could go for the traditional option of a surgical facelift, or you could use the newer non-surgical techniques that are available to tackle lines and sagging. The choice is a very personal one, but it’s a good idea to compare both options so that you can be sure you’re making the best decision.
Surgery used to be the only option if you wanted a facelift. Surgical facelifts are performed by making incisions around your hairline or jaw and then removing any loose or excess skin. The remaining skin is then pulled into place and the surgical wounds are stitched closed. A facelift is a serious operation that can cause significant side effects, so it’s important to consider the risks and benefits carefully.
- Facelifts are surgical procedures that require a general anaesthetic
- You will have scars after the surgery, although they’re usually hidden under your chin or at the sides of your face
- The effects are permanent, so there is no need for top-up treatments but you won’t be able to change your mind
- Your skin will still age, so new lines can appear and you can develop more sagging
- Some people might not be able to have surgery, for example if they have other health issues or their skin is unlikely to heal well
- Surgical risks include allergic reactions to the anaesthetic, blood loss and infection
- You will be sore and bruised after the procedure and you’ll need to take 2-4 weeks to
Non-surgical Face Lifts
Non-surgical facelifts are much safer than cosmetic surgery. At the Dermadoc clinic we can use Botox, dermal fillers, PRP therapy, Caci treatment and other techniques to lift and tighten your skin. The results can be just as effective as a surgical facelift, but without any of the risks or time off for recovery.
- You won’t need to have surgery or a general anaesthetic
- Non-surgical procedures usually involve injectables, which can produce fast results with no need for any downtime to recover
- Some redness or bruising in possible, but it should disappear within days
- Side effects such as infection can happen, but they are rare any usually mild
- The effects won’t be permanent, but non-surgical facelifts should last for up to a year, you can then decide if you want to have the treatment again
- You can ask for adjustments to be made if you want to change the effects at any point
Which Option is Right for You?
Everyone has their own needs and preferences, so it’s important to learn more about your options before making any decisions. You can get personalised advice on non-surgical facelifts at the Dermadoc clinic, which should help you to make the best decision for yourself. Getting a non-surgical facelift is a popular choice because it can get you the results you want without needing to have an operation, but we won’t pressure you into making a particular decision. The choice is up to you.