Is there a non-surgical alternative to a facelift?

As we age, signs of how we spend our lives show themselves on our faces. Whether we have taken in too much sun, too many cigarettes, a few glasses of wine more than is recommended – or just that we are getting older – it’s all there for everyone to see. It would be fair to say that most people are exponentially more aware of their own wrinkles, but if you look at the mirror and see only the saggy bits it doesn’t matter how many times others tell you that you don’t really look that different. Mr Sudip Ghosh sees many patients in his Milton Keynes cosmetic surgery clinic who explain they are fed up with looking downtrodden and want to appear revitalised and as young as they feel – but they don’t want to have a facelift. Here are just two of their options:

1. Botox:

The muscle-relaxing botulinum toxin has sometimes received a rough ride in the press with ‘spot the celeb with the frozen face’ horror stories – yet it is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure worldwide. With tiny amounts injected into multiple sites, the Botox temporarily blocks the nerve signals sent to the muscles, preventing them from contracting and relaxing and causing dynamic wrinkles. The skin is subsequently smoothed out. Mr Sudip Ghosh, a highly qualified cosmetic surgeon, has a great deal of experience in Botox, producing a beautiful, subtle effect that avoids a frozen face by balancing a reduction of wrinkles and marked lines with your natural facial expressions.

2. Facial peels:

Another very popular non-surgical procedure, facial peels rejuvenate the face by removing the tired, damaged upper layer, thereby improving skin tone and reducing pigment issues and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Mr Ghosh is pleased to offer his Milton Keynes patients the new Pumpkin Peel which avoids some of the classic potential side effects associated with chemical peels.