Experienced plastic surgeons and aesthetic clinicians have been performing nonsurgical facelifts for years. As nonsurgical procedures become increasingly safe and effective, more men and women are taking notice. But what exactly is a nonsurgical facelift?

A nonsurgical facelift is a combination of minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedures, designed to rejuvenate and refresh the appearance of the skin. Compared with a surgical facelift, these techniques do not require large incisions, general anesthesia or overnight hospitalization. The noninvasive treatments get patients in and out of our office quickly, with little post-op discomfort and minimal downtime. Even though you will not “go under the knife,” the anti-aging results from a nonsurgical facelift are still significant.

The list of all pros of the nonsurgical facelift is pretty impressive:

  • the procedure time is short
  • there is minimal discomfort
  • the aftercare is minimal
  • the recovery time is minimal
  • it results in a naturally rejuvenated look
  • there are fewer risks involved
  • it is cost-effective

Main components of a nonsurgical facelift

A nonsurgical facelift is custom-tailored to meet your unique needs and goals. A variety of noninvasive techniques are available, addressing anything from fine lines, deep creases, saggy skin, thinning lips, sunken cheeks, large pores, acne scarring and the loss of facial volume. Common components of a nonsurgical facelift include:

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a cornerstone of nonsurgical facelifts. These gel-like injectibles immediately restore volume along the cheeks, temples, lips and under the eyes. They can plump sunken areas and eliminate dark shadows to give skin a radiant more youthful appearance. Fillers can create definition and smooth tissues for a wrinkle-free look. Dermal fillers can be made from several products, including moisture-rich Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Their plumping and smoothing properties can last from six months to over a full year.

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BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau™

Best known as wrinkle relaxers, BOTOX®, Dysport® and Jeuveau™ are an important piece of the nonsurgical facelift puzzle. These cosmetic injections are often used to smooth forehead creases, frown lines and crow’s feet, but they can work on any dynamic wrinkle. They temporarily relax the targeted muscle, easing the associated wrinkle. Although they do not provide immediate wrinkle relief, patients will see results in one to two weeks. Benefits of BOTOX®, Dysport® or Jeuveau™ can last three months.


MIRACU® PDO thread procedure (known world-wide as the “lunchtime facelift”) is a minimally invasive treatment that provides patients with an immediate effect, has limited to no downtime and generally takes less than an hour to perform. A MIRACU® procedure utilizes very small barbed and smooth surgical sutures made to be reabsorbed in the body much like the sutures which are used in a traditional surgery. This procedure is designed to lift and support the droopy areas of the brow, cheeks, face and neck and numerous other parts of the body. Most of the desired effects take place on the spot and are immediate. The contouring effects of the treatment can last up to 24 months and can be used in combination with other treatments to provide incredible “WOW” factor results to patients. Miracu is an FDA cleared and 510K registered re-absorbable barbed sutures.

Vampire Treatments

The Vampire Facelift® is a revolutionary anti-ageing procedure that combines the science of hyaluronic acid (HA) injectable dermal fillers, like Juvéderm™ and Restylane®, your own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and the artful eye of a skilled provider to deliver a youthful appearance expertly designed for your face. This minimally-invasive, non-surgical solution can make your face look and feel smooth and rejuvenated, like a facelift, but without the downtime.

The Vampire Facial® is a truly sophisticated, elegant and non-surgical procedure that involves two parts: platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling. The Vampire Facial® combines growth factors from PRP with medical-grade microneedling to turn on the skin’s healing mechanisms, leading to the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, increase in elasticity and firmness, smoother texture, and a youthful luster.

If a nonsurgical facelift is of interest to you, speak with our qualified team, a nonsurgical facelift can quickly take years off your appearance and no one will ever know you had anything done!

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