Fraxel, or fractional Co2 laser resurfacing, is the biggest step forward in skin resurfacing in over 30 years; combining the effectiveness of the traditional CO2 laser with state of the art technology to fractionate the laser beam to almost eradicate the unwanted effects of the traditional method.More about Fraxel Enquire Now
Coolsculpting is the fat freezing revolution. It is not liposuction but really does have similar effects. Coolsculpting is the first and only treatment ever to be FDA approved for fat loss. This revolutionary procedure uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis to target, cool, and eliminate fat cells without damage to neighbouring tissue.More about Coolsculpting Enquire Now
Pellevé is the most recent in potent radiofrequency skin tightening devices that has swept across the US replacing old favourites like Thermage. Known as the magic wand, in a short course of economic treatments it will rejuvenate skin, improve fine wrinkles and many will see an improvement in facial shape and sagging skin. It can also be used at other sites such as the inner thighs, tummy and backs of the arms.More about Pelleve Enquire Now
Soprano Laser Hair Removal uses IN-MOTION technology which allows heat to gradually build up in the hair follicle until it is destroyed this then significantly reduces hair growth. By delivering the heat gradually and constantly this form of laser hair removal is virtually pain free for most patients.More about Soprano Enquire Now
What is non-surgical facial lifting and shaping? Facial rejuvenation without surgery. Improving skin quality and then also lifting and reshaping the face are the corner stones of facial rejuvenation, for the best results both need to be achieved. Surgery remains by far the best at reshaping and removing excess skin but will do little for improving skin quality in the long run once the swelling has settled completely. Non surgical techniques are the best for improving skin and some recent advances in technology and techniques are starting to perform reasonably well at reshaping and lifting.
What is the procedure for non-surgical facial lifting and reshaping? There have been some good performing radiofrequency machines in the last few years such as Thermage and Accent which have gained FDA approval for skin tightening (assists facial reshaping) and most recently Pelleve that is giving both a run for their money in terms of results but definitely in terms of comfort. In fact it is described by my patients as being relaxing!
Most recently to come into the market with a storm is Ulthera. The only device ever to be given FDA approval for non-surgical face lifting; not just skin tightening. This is an ultrasound device that can actually penetrate deeply enough to reach the same surgical layer I would operate on doing a surgical facelift, the SMAS. It heats and shrinks this layer giving some really quite stunning results in some individuals
Botox (and the other botulinums) in the hands of an expert, with its muscle relaxing properties can be used to lift and reshape, particularly the brow, the corners of the mouth and sometimes the neck.
Again with careful application volumising injections can help shape and lift particularly the mid face or cheek areas. The shorter acting Hyaluronic acids (Restylane, Juvederm, Teosyal) are very safe and effective particularly in the more superficial planes where as Radiase or Sculptra can augment deeper planes for longer periods of time. These products give the name “liquid face lift.”
Fat transfer also can play a big part. Removing fat and stem cells from other sites of the body and injected back into the face, natural and ever lasting. Popular but with many drawbacks probably should not be considered non surgical.
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