Q: How long does an non-surgical facelift last and do I need to keep getting it done?
A: Many decades ago, patients waited until they had sagging facial, brow and neck skin in their late 50’s or 60’s for a face lift. Today, facial enhancements are offered from a patient’s 20’s and easily into their 80’s.
Rejuvenation is to actively reverse and dynamically assist the repair of your tissues on a daily basis or lifting, filling and tightening as a non-surgical and minimally invasive alternative. When significant laxity exists, surgical skin and soft tissue redraping or lifting are required.
Facelift surgery is now considered when you can “pinch more than an inch” along the jawline and includes excess skin excision. These can be expected to “last” 7 to 10 years” and extended with the use of non-surgical care.
A short list of minimally invasive, non-surgical options includes:
- ZO Skin Health prescriptive skin tightening, evenness of color and rejuvenated repair stimulation
- fillers for volume
- Sculptra for firming
- Botox for brow lift
- Silhouette InstaLift for soft tissue lifting
- ThermiTIGHT for tightening
- Peels, Lasers, RF skin tightening
- depending on your compliance and realistic expectations, these options will last 3 to 12 months
As you see, since the body continuously ages, you will want to consider which options are right for you and how often you wish to maintain your investment. Please consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with surgical, minimally invasive and non-surgical options to best meet your desires and expectations.
I hope this helps. All the best!
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