If you want to avoid the expense, risk of complications, and recovery time associated with a surgical facelift, then consider your other options. It's possible to get a nonsurgical facelift that provides the same effects as surgery. This can be done in a variety of ways, and one way is to use microneedling with radiofrequency currents. Here's an overview of how this nonsurgical facelift works.
RF Microneedling Is An Office Procedure
The treatment doesn't take too long, and you can go about most of your usual activities after it's finished. However, you'll need to protect your skin from the sun. The treatment is done using a handheld device that has needles on the end of it that emit radiofrequency (RF) currents.
The needles pierce your skin to make tiny injuries that trigger the healing response. The RF currents are delivered through the needle punctures to the deep layers of your skin. The heat from the current further triggers healing that produces collagen and elastin.
Radiofrequency and microneedling can be done alone, but the effect is enhanced when done together. You might even have PRP, or a vampire facial, done at the same time.
The Goal Is To Thicken And Lift Your Skin
An RF microneedling treatment is done to get effects from more elastin and collagen in your skin. The treatment stimulates your skin so new skin grows that is thicker, smoother, and more elastic. This can remove or lessen wrinkles, tighten loose skin, get rid of scars, and give your face an overall lifted, but natural appearance.
This nonsurgical facelift doesn't usually provide immediate results because it takes time for your skin to recover and grow new skin. It might take several weeks or months to appreciate the final results.
A Nonsurgical Facelift Has A Natural Look
Traditional facelift surgery involves stretching muscles and skin, so there's a risk the results won't look natural. A nonsurgical facelift with RF microneedling looks natural since your skin tightens and lifts by itself as it heals. The result gives you a face that looks like you, only tighter and younger, rather than looking windswept or stretched.
RF Microneedling Is More Affordable Than Surgery
Another advantage of a nonsurgical facelift is that it is more affordable than surgery. Since a facelift is usually a cosmetic procedure, insurance probably won't cover it. When you have to pay for the procedure yourself, cost becomes important.
The good thing is you don't have to sacrifice results when you get a nonsurgical facelift. You can pay less and still get a younger look. However, you may need to touch up the results regularly to keep your face tight and to keep wrinkles away.