Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery | Dr. Maria Lombardo | Rancho Mirage, CA

A Nonsurgical Facelift May Be Just What You Need

We all look at ourselves in the mirror occasionally. Maybe you do it when you comb your hair or brush your teeth. Aside from that, most of us simply go about our day with minimal awareness of our appearance. When COVID-19 caused a worldwide shut-down that lasted weeks, we experienced a significant change in the way that people work. Many people now spend their workdays at a home office. Instead of attending meetings in a boardroom, they converse with coworkers via video conferencing. What this has done is forced us to see ourselves more. As this has continued, we’ve witnessed an increase in facial rejuvenation procedures like the face and neck lifts. Here, we discuss why a liquid facelift could be just as good if not better.

A Liquid Facelift Addresses Unique Concerns

The general concern that people have when they consider a facelift is that their face looks older than they feel. There are reasons the face changes. One is that the body stops making collagen during our twenties, and collagen is what keeps tissue firm. Another reason is that the fat pads the contour the cheeks lose volume. As much as a teaspoon of volume is lost every year beginning at about age 25. Without sufficient midface volume, tissue along the jawline sags. The upper neck may also become loose, giving the appearance of a double chin.

Facelift surgery addresses these concerns by repositioning muscular and fatty tissue and trimming excess skin. This can be advantageous but patients are often surprised to learn that this repositioning doesn’t restore the same degree of contours that once existed. This is because the lost volume is lost forever unless something is put in its place.

The Non-Surgical Facelift Approach

A nonsurgical facelift is a technique of injecting products like Botox and dermal fillers to correct different problems. Botox reduces the lines and creases the form from dynamic facial movements. This is usually used on the upper face to smooth worry lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Botox also lifts the brow. Dermal fillers are inserted in the mid-face area. This is the something that gets put in the place of lost volume. Dermal fillers bind to water molecules for several months and, by contouring the mid-face, can give a subtle lift to the lower face.

The non-surgical facelift isn’t about smoothing lines and wrinkles directly but indirectly, by restoring volume to key areas of the face. If you would like to feel more like yourself on those video conferences with friends, family, and colleagues, the non-surgical facelift may be just what you need. Call our Rancho Mirage office at 760-610-8990 to schedule your treatment.

Posted in: BOTOX® & Facial Fillers

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