Non surgical facelift in London
Non surgical facelift is a highly effective method of facial rejuvenation which brings together a number of treatment modalities to resurface facial skin, tighten areas of skin laxity, remove excess fat, and restore facial volume.
Non surgical facelift treatment can provide results which make it a very effective alternative to the scars of a traditional surgical facelift which often carries more risks and downtime. Facial rejuvenation is always customised to the individual patient. Different techniques such as Morpheus8 have their own advantages but it is the ability to combine individual treatments to generate dramatic treatment effects.
What is an 8 point lift?
The 8 Point Lift also known as liquid facelift is a powerful treatment designed to address the ageing face without the need for invasive surgical procedures like a facelift. At Centre for Surgery, the treatment is designed as a 3 step protocol. The first step involves a face to face consultation with an aesthetic practitioner, dermatologist or plastic surgeon . Your practitioner will take a detailed medical history including any medicines you may be taking followed by an examination of the face and what can be achieved with an 8 point lift before commencing treatment. After you have had time to reflect on the procedure, the next step involves having the treatment using dermal fillers of the Juvederm brand injected into targeted areas of the face. The dermal fillers injections will be injected into the cheeks and around the eyes for increased definition and volume. Additional areas may include the chin, lips or temples. Your doctor will use a combination of needle and cannula injection techniques for super precise placement of filler. The final and third step involves attending for a follow-up appointment about 6 weeks later where the effects of treatment will assessed. In some cases, a small degree of fine-tuning may be required to achieve the final desired look through the placement of small amounts of filler. The overriding aim of treatment is to achieve natural looking results that give a youthful and refreshed look without looking overfilled from excessive amounts of filler injected.
Examples of non surgical facelift treatments
- Anti wrinkle injections
- Dermal fillers
- Chemical peels
- Fotona 4D / SmoothEye / LipLase
- Laser resurfacing
The strength of Morpheus8 radio-frequency treatment lies in their ability to tighten loose skin and contour the underlying fat. Morpheus8, unlike laser resurfacing can be used safely on the full range of Fitzpatrick skin types. Your consultant may also offer more gentler skin treatments including skin peels and Fotona laser treatment.
What can a non-surgical facelift achieve?
A non-surgical facelift using the latest state of the art techniques at Centre for Surgery is intended to address the aging process using both non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments to produce benefits that are both aesthetically pleasing and help to improve ones confidence and self-esteem:
- Smoother skin with improved tone and texture
- Tighter more elastic skin
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Increased facial volume and improved contour
- Improvement in confidence
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Non Surgical Facelift and Surgical Facelift
A non-surgical facelift does not involve incisions or scars and no requirement for a general anaesthetic. By avoiding the need for incisions, the risk of complications is also much less. The recovery after a non surgical facelift is significantly quicker compared with a traditional surgical facelift. Unlike a surgical facelift which is one procedure which can be quite take a long time to perform, the techniques used for the non surgical facelift can be performed over a number of treatments to both reduce risk and increase effectiveness. Although the results are less dramatic with each treatment, the effects become cumulative with multiple treatments leading to impressive results after 3-6 months. For patients with more extensive signs of facial ageing, a surgical facelift may be better suited followed if necessary by a schedule of non surgical treatments to maintain and fine tune the results over time.
A non surgical facelift is ideal for the younger patient who is beginning to develop signs of early ageing. This most often occurs in people in their 30s and 40s. With more extensive ageing and skin laxity, a surgical facelift can be performed later in the 5th or 6th decade. The real advantage of non surgical facelift treatments such as Morpheus8 is their ability to optimise the results from a surgical facelift to prolong the results after 10-15 years. By having a consultation with a specialist aesthetic practitioner, dermatologist or plastic surgeon at Centre for Surgery, you will have access to the full range of treatment options, both non-surgical and surgical for a complete facial rejuvenation solution.
Morpheus8 non-surgical facelift
Morpheus8 is a fractional radio frequency micro needling treatment for the effective treatment of lines and wrinkles, uneven tone and texture and skin tightening without the need for more invasive surgical procedures like a facelift. The Morpheus8 procedure achieves a fresher, younger and healthier appearance through the tightening and lifting of tissue in the neck, under the chin, jawline and brow area in addition to tightening the skin on the décolleté. Morpheus8 can be used as a pre-surgical treatment for those not quite ready for a facelift or as a replacement for facelift and neck lift surgery and can even be used to maintain the results of surgery after a facelift when recurrent skin laxity develops after a period of time.
Liquid facelift techniques
Liquid facelift or 8-point lift injection technique varies based on the area of the face that cause the most significant features of ageing and this differs between individuals.
The appearance of horizontal lines and wrinkles on the forehead is most effectively treated with the injection of neurmodulator to relax the underlying musculature responsible for the formation of these prominent lines. Over the course of time the underlying soft tissue support diminishes, leading to reduced skin tautness and hence an increased incidence of line and wrinkle formation. In addition to this, repeated movements of the forehead musculature lead to line and wrinkle formation. The deeper lines and wrinkles of the forehead are often more effectively treated with dermal filler in addition to anti wrinkle injections.
FROWN LINES (GLABELLAR REGION)
The vertical twin lines in the middle of the forehead located between the eyebrows are referred to as the 11s. The glabella muscles include procerus, corrugator supercilli and a portion of the orbicularis oculi. Paragraph the muscles of the glabella area give rise to the angry look. If on assessment, these lines are only observed during dynamic facial movement, then the correction is most commonly performed with a neuromodulator. In more advanced cases where the lines appear even at rest then dermal fillers will need to be added in to treat the static component of these lines.
Bunny lines refer to the diagonal lines which appear on the side of the nose when The muscles in this region contract. They run from the nose towards the inner part of each eye. Bunny lines are most commonly observed when smiling. The use of neuromodulator can help to reduce the appearance of these lines by relaxing the underlying musculature and leading to the maintenance of a youthful look.
Volume loss in the temple region is characterised by Depression and hollowness, giving rise to a sunken look. The temple region is composed of a number of bones of the skull which are joined together. The temporal region is located on the side of the face close to the lateral aspect of the eyes and also between the ears and forehead. The large temporal muscle Covers much of the temple area. Temporal muscle functions as a muscle of chewing or mastication. Hollowed-out temples often develop as part of the ageing process as the skin gradually loses elasticity and tautness and begins to undergo soft tissue descent. The use of dermal filler can help to fill out the volume loss in the temples and promote a more useful look.
As part of the ageing process, the cheeks begin to lose soft tissue volume and undergo deflation which leads to a sunken or gaunt look in the midface area. The muscles in this area include part of the orbicularis muscle the elevator muscles zygomaticus major and minor, the buccinator muscle and the masseter muscle. Similar to the temple area, the skin begins to lose elasticity as a result of collagen loss during ageing and the cheek begins to sag in addition to loss off subcutaneous fat in the cheeks. The use of cheek fillers such as Juvederm Voluma can effectively restore soft tissue volume to the cheeks
Dark circles under the eyes and lower eye hollowness begin to appear as part of the ageing process and is due to loss of skin elasticity and volume in the tear trough area. The tear troughs develop as collagen and elastin is gradually lost and leads to thinner skin in this area. The result is a soft tissue depression which is located between the upper cheeks and the lower eyelid. Tear trough correction is very effectively performed with dermal filler of which Juvederm Volbella is the most popular product
The outer aspect of the eyes and the lower aspect of the eyes is the most common area for the development of crows feet also known as lateral canthal lines. These fine lines and wrinkles often become more prominent with time. The treatment of crow’s feet wrinkles is one of the most common reasons for younger patients to have wrinkle-relaxing injections. The movement of the orbicularis oculi muscle leads to the formation of facial expressions in the upper part of the face. These repeated facial expressions are what give rise to crow’s feet overtime on the outer part of the eyes. The zygomaticus muscle also is a cause of the formation of crows’ feet with repeated and continuous facial movements over time. When people frown, smile or squint, it is possible to see the appearance of crow’s feet in the outer aspect of the skin adjacent to the eyes. The injection of wrinkle relaxing injections functions to prevent the contraction of the orbicular and zygomaticus muscle, hence reducing the formation of overlying lines and wrinkles in the crow’s feet area.
BROW DROOP OR “BROW PTOSIS”
The upper facial muscles attenuate or weaken as part of the ageing process. This can lead to descent or drooping of the lateral aspect of the eyebrows which often leads to the eyes having a tired-looking appearance. The primary muscle for raising the eyebrows is the frontalis muscle, in addition to the overlying skin of the forehead. As part of the ageing process, the frontalis muscle weakens and the outer aspect of the brow begins to droop this can give rise to a sad-looking appearance. The targeted injection of anti-wrinkle injections can create a nonsurgical brow lift without the need for a more invasive surgical eyebrow lift.
The nose to mouth lines also known as the nasolabial folds are the lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the side of the nose on both sides of the face. The Nasolabial folds become more prominent with age. The levator muscles and the muscles responsible for elevating the lips contribute to the formation of the nasolabial lines. The repeated contraction of these muscles gradually leads to the development of the nasolabial crease with associated loss of volume in the face. Volume loss in the cheeks can also contribute to prominent nasolabial folds. Prominent nasolabial folds can be effectively treated with Juvederm dermal filler.
The marionette lines are the Fine lines which extend outwards and downwards from the corners of the mouth and often as far as the chin. The marionette lines in common with the nasolabial folds can become more prominent with age. The influence of gravity and loss of collagen and elastin in the skin leads to sagging of the facial tissues. The influence of the depressor Anguli oris muscle (DAO) Accentuates the appearance of the marionette lines. Patients often have a sad-looking expression at rest. Marionette lines can be expertly corrected with dermal filler. Juvederm Ultra is the most popular filler for marionette lines.
Ageing affecting the lower part of the face can result in the development of jowls. The facial jowls refer to the prominent drooping area at the lower aspect of the cheeks. Jowling most commonly forms when the facial muscles weaken as part of the ageing process. The remaining facial volume in the face is, therefore more likely to descend more easily under the influence of gravity, which leads to a heavy appearance in the lower part of the face. The loss of skin elasticity as a result of collagen and elastin also contributes to the appearance of jowls.
LIPS (BORDER AND VOLUME)
The lips are a prominent feature of the face and gradually lose volume with age and perioral lines and wrinkles also begin to develop around the lip area. The lips lose their bulk as less collagen and elastin is produced with age and this leads to the formation of thin lips with an associated loss of definition and shape. For patients looking to enhance volume in the lips, Juvederm Ultra Is the ideal dermal filler. Enhancing definition and shape is also well achieved with Juvederm Volbella for those looking for a more subtle correction.
CHIN (MENTAL CREASE)
The shape and size of the chin change as part of the ageing process. The chin often begins to shrink in size and may develop recession as the overlying skin loses its elasticity. The chin may also be subject to the effects of gravity from facial muscle weakening. Loss of skin elasticity is a fundamental part of the ageing process and may lead to excess skin in the chin and jawline area. Juvederm Voluma is an excellent dermal filler for non-surgical chin augmentation
The jawline gradually loses its definition as the skin develops a loss of elasticity in keeping with the rest of the face leading to an ill-defined jawline. This loss of definition in the lower part of the face and along the jawline can be effectively corrected with dermal filler. Juvederm Voluma or Juvederm Volux is the best dermal filler for jawline contouring.
What to expect
Centre for Surgery are committed to following the latest national guidance and strict medical protocols in the provision of non-surgical facelift treatments. Non surgical facelift treatments are only carried out by trained dermatologists and plastic surgeons for safer outcomes.
You will be looked after by a dedicated patient coordinator to act as your point of contact throughout your journey with us. Once we have a clear idea of your presenting concern, we will book you in to see either a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who is best placed to assess and treat you. The consultation is free and no-obligation and the full range of treatment options will be explained.
What happens at the consultation for a non-surgical facelift?
The specialist will take a comprehensive approach to assessing you by taking a full history and examination:
- Treatment options based on your facial structure and the possible outcomes that can be achieved
- In-depth discussion of the different non-surgical options and what can be expected with each options and whether any downtime is to be expected
- Assessing your physical and mental health to make sure that a non-surgical facelift is right for you
- Answer your questions that you may have about the different options
If it is determined that treatment is appropriate, a written treatment plan will be prepared and presented to you for making a decision on whether to proceed. Some treatments such as facial injectables can take place in the same visit whereas other treatments such as laser resurfacing, may need a period of skin preparation which may require up to six weeks before the actual treatment can take place.
Your consultant will ask you to return for a follow-up visit two weeks later for a review which may include a free top-up or ‘tweakment’ if deemed necessary.
Patient journey quick overview:
- Visit us in Marylebone for a consultation with a fully trained and qualified dermatologist or plastic surgeon
- At the consultation, decide on the best treatment option for you based on expert advice from your consultant. You can choose to have treatment at the same visit if you prefer.
- Come back in 2 weeks for your follow-up visit for a check-up and repeat treatment or free top-up if appropriate.
What is a non surgical facelift?A non surgical facelift is a minimally invasive treatment which includes procedures such as Morpheus8 to tighten and lift the skin of the face and neck for a more revitalised and youthful appearance and without any need for more invasive treatments such as a facelift or necklift which can carry risks that come with any surgical procedure and also risks of anaesthesia. Treatments such as Morpheus8 can help to create a more defined jawline and reduce the appearance of jowls and crepey skin which often affects the neck area. Morpheus8 in combination with AccuTite can also be used for upper face to lift the brow and reduce the appearance of loose and saggy upper eyelids.
What is the difference between a non surgical facelift and a surgical facelift?
Am I an ideal candidate for a non surgical facelift?The ideal patient for a non-surgical facelift is one who is:
- In good physical and mental health
- Has realistic expectations for that the treatment can achieve
- Are looking for a safe and effective treatment with minimal downtime and are not keen on the idea of a surgical procedure or not yet ready to undergo surgery until later on
- Are in their 30s or 40s with mild to moderate signs of facial aging
- You have had a facelift already and are looking to prolong the results of the procedure
Which type of practitioner will perform my non surgical facelift?The non-surgical facelift procedure is performed both by our dermatologists and plastic surgeons and also our aesthetic practitioners for selected treatments. A non surgical facelift covers many different possible treatments and the ideal treatment plan will be made after a consultation. Our facial injectable treatments are only performed by fully qualified dermatologists and plastic surgeons as evidence shows that outcomes are better when performed by fully trained consultant specialists.
Fotona 4D treatments are performed by our aesthetic practitioners however laser resurfacing and Morpheus8 treatments are carried out by our dermatologists. Superficial chemical peels and non energy based microneedling are performed by our aesthetic practitioners.
We pride ourselves on being a medical practice first and foremost with an emphasis on ensuring care is delivered by appropriately qualified doctors and aesthetic practitioners for optimal outcomes.
Is a non-surgical facelift safe?Non-surgical facelift or 8 Point Lift, is a very safe treatment using dermal fillers. Potential side effects are minimal when treatment is carried out in expert hands and include mild and short-lived bruising, swelling and a degree of asymmetry.
Compared with an invasive surgical procedure, the vast majority of significant side effects, risks and potential complications are eliminated when you choose to undergo a non-surgical facelift at Centre for Surgery in London.
When will the results develop after a non surgical facelift?For certain treatments, the results will be immediately noticeable although it may not be until 6-8 weeks for final results to become apparent after any swelling subsides. Radio frequency skin tightening treatments may take 3-6 months for results to fully develop due to ongoing production of collagen and elastin. 3 months is usually a general timeframe for results to develop from a non surgical facelift.
How long do the results of a non surgical facelift last?The results from a non surgical facelift can last many years depend on the type of treatment undertaken. Non surgical procedures such as injectables and laser treatments generally need to be undertaken regularly to maintain the results. The frequency of treatment will determined by your doctor after a clinical assessment and they will be able to recommend how many treatments are necessary to achieve a desired effect. Most patients will often notice when treatment effects are beginning to subside and this will often trigger a follow up visit.
When non surgical facelift treatment is commenced when patients are in their 30s and before signs of significant ageing develop, it is often possible to formulate a highly effective maintenance regime to slow down the signs of ageing which means that often less invasive treatments are required to maintain a youthful look when patients reach their 50s.
Non surgical facelifts should be viewed as a short term solution to addressing signs of ageing and often a highly effective complement to more invasive surgical treatments such as a facelift procedure where the results can last for over 10 years.
Is a non-surgical facelift reversible?
Is a non-surgical facelift painful?Facial injection treatments including anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are non invasive methods for performing a non surgical facelift as there are no incisions, scars or downtime required. The treatment is very well tolerated with only tiny needle pricks felt as mild pricking sensation and this can be reduced by applying topical local anaesthetic cream beforehand.
Other techniques including microneedling, laser resurfacing and Morpheus8 are treatments which involve little discomfort if any. Your practitioner may offer you an oral sedative tablet if you are feeling anxious along with topical local anaesthetic cream for highly effective pain relief.
Do I need to take time off after having a non-surgical facelift?No, in the vast majority of cases there is little if any downtime and most patients can return to their normal activities after the treatment is completed.
It is normal and common to experience some mild bruising and swelling in the areas of treatment particularly in the cheek area but this can be easily concealed with makeup.
How can I maintain the results of a non surgical facelift?
Where is Centre for Surgery located?Centre for Surgery is located at 106 Crawford Street in Marylebone. Crawford Street is just off Baker Street.
Our address is 106 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 2HY.
We are easily accessible by all major bus routes that pass through Baker Street as well as Baker Street underground station.
There is ample local pay & display parking in the surrounding area and an NCP car park is located further west along Crawford Street. Our local residential parking zone is the City of Westminster.