Nonsurgical Facelifts

The New Era of Non-Surgical Facelifts

Nonsurgical facelifts including thermage and Threadlift

*originally posted in

Long Island Press

Just a few years ago, patients wishing to address the signs of facial aging only had the option of undergoing a facelift, which sometimes appeared too harsh and pulled back. With improved surgical techniques, surgical facelifts remain a very popular and effective procedure today; with extremely natural-looking results. Yet many patients no longer want to wait until they “look old” to benefit from cosmetic procedures. By seeking procedures like ThreadLifts or Thermage when the first signs of aging have occurred, patients can take a proactive approach to aging, maintaining a refreshed, youthful appearance before advanced signs of aging are visible.

The ThreadLift: The ThreadLift procedure is the newest in non-surgical facelifts. Surgeons use sutures (surgical threads) to make the face appear firmer and more lifted. The surgeon makes tiny incisions and a specially designed surgical thread is gently fed into the patient’s skin, and once set into place, pulled to the desired appearance. In this minimally invasive procedure, the need for anesthesia is eliminated. Ideal candidates for ThreadLifts include people who have minimal signs of aging and need just a little lift. If major signs of aging are already apparent, more traditional, surgical options may be the best way to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Thermage: Loss of collagen is one of the reasons skin starts to hang. Thermage uses heat to rebuild the collagen underneath the surface of the skin for a renewed, younger looking face. Thermage provides a lift to the neck, jawline, jowls, and the area around your eyes, with no anesthesia, no incision and no downtime. Over time, new and remodeled collagen is produced to further tighten skin, resulting in healthier, smoother skin and a more youthful appearance. Thermage is also recommended for people with minimal signs of aging who need just a little lift.

The growing popularity for cosmetic surgery and the demand for more minimally invasive procedures has spurred many medi-spas and doctors who are not plastic surgeons by trade to offer plastic surgery procedures in response to the demand. It is very important that you choose a doctor who has undergone the necessary medical training to perform your procedure. Then, relax and enjoy the results.

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