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The New Wave of Non-Surgical Face Sculpting


In the world of aesthetics, the demand for achieving a lifted, contoured, and more youthful facial appearance has never been higher. However, many people are looking to avoid the costs, risks and downtime associated with invasive surgical procedures like facelifts. This had led to a surge in popularity for non-surgical face sculpting treatments that can deliver impressive visible results without going under the knife.

At the forefront of this non-surgical facial rejuvenation trend are innovative treatments like thread lifts, Ultherapy skin tightening, and neuromodulator injectables like Botox and Dysport. These advanced techniques are taking the medical spa world by storm as a minimally-invasive way to tackle signs of age like sagging skin, loss of definition, and unwanted lines and wrinkles.

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Thread Lifts: The Instant Liquid Facelift

Thread lifts involve the strategic placement of medical-grade absorbable thread “sutures” into the face and neck. Once threaded, these sutures are then gently pulled to lift and reposition the tissue into a more youthful position. Results are immediate and can effectively lift jowls, smooth out nasolabial folds, define the jawline, and open up the eye area.

While the threads eventually dissolve after 6-9 months, the mechanical lifting and tissue remodeling they spur lasts well beyond. Most patients enjoy the lifted effects for 2-3 years before considering a re-threading treatment.

Pros of PDO Thread Lifts:

Non-Surgical and Minimally Invasive Thread lifts require only small entry points in the skin rather than large incisions, resulting in less downtime and risk compared to surgical facelifts.

Immediate Results The threads physically lift and reposition sagging facial tissues, providing an instantly visible “lift” right after treatment.

Long-Lasting Effects While the threads eventually dissolve after 6-9 months, the lifted effects can last 1-3 years as the threads stimulate neocollagenesis (new collagen production).

Customizable Threads can be placed precisely to target specific areas like jowls, nasolabial folds, neck, brow, etc. allowing for a customized lifted look.

Lower Costs Thread lifts tend to be more affordable than surgical facelifts, with costs ranging from $1,500 – $5,000 depending on areas treated.

No Scarring Since only small insertion points are made, there is minimal to no visible scarring left behind.

Cons of PDO Thread Lifts:

Potential Complications Risks include bruising, swelling, pain, dimpling, thread visibility through the skin, infection, and asymmetry if threads are improperly placed.

Not a Permanent Solution Results are not permanent, so treatments need to be maintained every 1-3 years as effects gradually diminish over time.

Less Dramatic than Surgery While impressive, thread lifts cannot match the dramatic, comprehensive lifting and tightening of a surgical facelift.

Numbing Injections Required To keep patients comfortable, injections of numbing lidocaine solution are needed prior to thread placement.

Not Ideal for Significant Sagging Those with very advanced facial aging and severe skin laxity are typically better candidates for surgical lifting procedures.

Technique Sensitivity Optimal, natural-looking results rely heavily on the injector’s skilled, experienced technique when positioning the barbed threads.

Overall, PDO thread lifts can provide a great non-surgical middle ground for those wanting a moderate lifting effect without the cost and downtime of a full facelift surgery. Proper vetting of an experienced injector is key for a safe, successful outcome.

Ultherapy: Ultrasound Skin Tightening

Where thread lifts focus on physically repositioning tissue, Ultherapy takes a different approach by harnessing ultrasound energy to kickstart collagen production from within the foundational layers of the skin. This gently heats and stimulates the deeper soft tissues to contract and tighten over time while also gradually building back the supportive collagen structure that keeps skin smooth, firm and lifted.

Neuromodulator Injectables

Of course, no facial rejuvenation regimen would be complete without neuromodulators like Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau or Xeomin. By temporarily relaxing overactive muscles that cause etched-in lines and wrinkles, these injectables smooth the overlying skin for a refreshed, rejuvenated, and more youthfully sculpted outcome.

When skillfully administered, neuromodulators can soften frown lines, lift the brows, relax crow’s feet, sculpt the jawline, and even perform a liquid “neck lift” by reducing the vertical muscle bands that create an aged appearance.  Results typically last 3-4 months before re-treatment is required.

These innovative non-invasive techniques along with advancements in dermal fillers are revolutionizing what’s possible without the commitment of cosmetic surgery. By combining thread lifts, skin tightening, and strategic neurotoxin injections, medical spas can create a completely customized non-surgical face sculpting treatment plan tailored to each individual’s needs and desired outcome. No scalpel required!

So for those looking to turn back the hands of time and regain a more refreshed, lifted, and youthfully contoured look, exploring these non-surgical options could be a game-changer. Achieving facial rejuvenation results previously only possible through a surgical facelift – just without the excessive downtime or risks. The future of facial sculpting is here!


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