4 Non-Surgical Alternatives To A Facelift

When it comes to preventing sagging skin, wrinkles, dark circles around your eyes, and other signs of aging, many people immediately assume that their only option is to go the way of surgery and commit to a facelift. Nothing is further from the truth. The fact of the matter is, is that there are numerous ways you can go about retaining (at the very least) a semblance of your youth without undergoing the knife. If you aren't quite ready to get a facelift yet, consider a few non-surgical alternatives to a facelift that are available.


Topical creams have been used for ages in order to retain a certain tautness of the skin, especially in the face. These creams work with varying degrees of success, so it is best to check out reviews of these aftermarket products in order to ensure you're choosing the right one. More often than not, these creams serve to hydrate the face, which will give it a fuller, less gaunt looking appearance; the former of which is usually associated with youthfulness and beauty. These creams can often times be quite healthy for your skin, as well, as hydration of the epidermal layer can be an incredibly healthy phenomenon.

Botox Injections

Botox injections are now a very popular alternative to invasive forms of surgery such as facelifts in order to procure a more youthful appearance. Botox injections are often times incredibly successful at eliminating things such as sagging skin, crow's feet, frown lines, neck bands and other types of wrinkles that are commonly associated with aging.

Essentially, botox injections work by injecting the skin with a certain amount of toxin that will briefly immobilize the skin in order to "freeze" wrinkles. This allows the person who was injected with the toxin to gain a more youthful appearance as their wrinkles will not move in any sort of salient manner along with their normal facial movements.

Thermage Skin Tightening

Thermage skin tightening is a non-invasive skin tightening procedure that serves to renew your skin's collagen level. This procedure is often referred to as a non-surgical facelift. It generally helps to tighten any sagging skin in the face and to restore a youthful vigor and appearance to the face.

It is a heat based treatment, which is useful in making the skin in the face far tauter, and will generally reduce the number of wrinkles that are present. Thermage uses radio frequencies to invigorate and encourage the growth of collagen, which is a protein that is located on the epidermal layer of the skin and is largely responsible for its youthful appearance.

Microcurrent Facelift

Microcurrent facelifts are slowly but surely becoming one of the most popular alternatives to invasive, surgical facelift procedures nation wide. Microcurrent facelifts are well known for injecting one's face with a youthful appearance and vigor. It is also quite convenient and relatively inexpensive and certainly less time consuming than other forms of facelifts: microcurrent facelifts generally take under an hour to perform. Essentially, microcurrent facelifts operate by generating and encouraging the already existing gentle electrical currents that are present in your face's skin. This causes the face's skin to tighten up, reducing or eliminating wrinkles, and regenerate skin growth and collagen levels. It has been shown to be incredibly effective in re-invigorating parts of the face's skin that are quite thin.

Facelifts can be a costly procedure and not everyone has the time or money to throw away on invasive cosmetic surgeries. As such, there are numerous non-invasive alternatives available at your fingertips. It is recommended that you do a bit of research on each one presented here; hopefully, this brief article has given you an idea of where you would like to begin. For more information, contact a business such as My Plastic Surgery Group.