Are there any non-surgical alternatives to a facelift?

As the years pass, we see a number of changes to the face and neck when we look in the mirror. Skin loses its elasticity and starts to sag, volume is lost from the mid-face causing cheeks to become flatter, hollows to appear under the eyes and folds form around the mouth, nose and jawline.

Dynamic wrinkles – lines caused by the continual contraction and relaxation of the muscles under the skin – present in the upper third of the face, known commonly as frown lines and crows feet. Skin condition also worsens as sun damage, pollution and other environmental factors damage the skin overtime.

A facelift, also known as facial rejuvenation surgery, is a very popular procedure aimed at both men and women who want to address these ageing concerns, but often Mr Alan Park sees patients at his Warwickshire facelift clinic, who may benefit more from non-surgical aesthetic procedure rather than a facelift.

This may be because they still have good skin tone and elasticity, so a less invasive approach is idea. They may have a medical condition or general health concerns that preclude them from undergoing major surgery performed under a general anaesthetic. If you suffer from keloid scarring, where scars become red and often swollen overtime rather than flatten and fade, then a surgical incision is not the best option for you.

Dermal fillers

In recent years, temporary dermal fillers have become increasingly popular and it is true that for restoring lost volume and providing a small degree of lift, they are a potential alternative to a facelift. The products that Mr Alan Park recommends are hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, which are very safe, well tolerated by the body and are produced in a number of different consistencies for use in all areas of the face. The leading brands are also developing their products so they last for longer periods before dissipating.

However, if the degree of sagging or ptosis is advanced then dermal fillers are only able to achieve so much. A plastic surgeon such as Mr Park, who has both non-surgical and surgical options at his disposal, means you’ll receive impartial advice about which procedure you are best suited for.

Muscle relaxing injections

Also known as anti wrinkle injections, Botox is an incredibly popular procedure in the UK and worldwide. For dynamic wrinkles across the brow and around the eyes, it’s the only procedure that works and often Mr Park will offer Coventry facelift patients, this treatment as an adjunct to facial rejuvenation surgery to produce the optimal result.

For more information on all non-surgical and surgical facial rejuvenation procedure, get in touch to book your consultation.