4 Non-Surgical Treatments to Freshen Up Your Face

4 Non-Surgical Treatments to Freshen Up Your Face

4 Non-Surgical Treatments to Freshen Up Your Face

If you’re considering your first cosmetic procedure or you are simply looking for a non-surgical alternative to the Facelift, here we share four of our favourite treatments to revitalise your skin. You’ll see huge benefits including plumped up skin, smoother less noticeable lines and a rejuvenated more youthful complexion. Whether you want Dermal Fillers, Thread Lifts, Fat Transfers or Chemical Peels, our Sydney Clinic provides all of these treatments, plus many more.

4 Non-Surgical Treatments to Freshen Up Your Face

1. Dermal Fillers
As you age, the creases on your face also age. They become deeper (even when you are not frowning or squinting). If the creases on your face are visible while your face is at rest, then fillers can really help fill these creases in. There is a general misconception that anti wrinkle injections (which stop the muscles from working) can fix this, however this only works when the creases on your face are visible when you are actually using your facial muscles to frown or squint. For many people who have these creases at rest, Dermal Fillers can help.
Dermal Fillers work by injecting a tissue friendly gel, which is naturally occurring in the body, into the skin on your face, specifically below the outer layer of skin using a fine needle. This temporarily fills in and augments the treatment area. Benefits include smoothing moderate to severe wrinkles and folds, plumping up the skin to appear fuller and more youthful.
Depending on the level of formulation used and the areas treated, results can last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. There is minimum discomfort due to the smooth consistency of the gel filler and the local anaesthetic. It is a quick procedure, usually done in 15 minutes.

2. Thread Lift
The newest alternative to the Facelift, this procedure has been gaining popularity. It counteracts the effects of ageing by lifting sagging skin on the face and using special suture threads. Compared to a surgical Facelift, it is far less time consuming with much less down time.
It doesn’t require the use of a general anaesthesia, compared to a traditional Facelift where skin is pulled up and a scalpel is used to cut away excess skin. With a Thread Lift, threads act as pulleys on the subcutaneous fat, which is suspended and lifted to give skin a fuller and higher appearance. By repositioning the skin, this stimulates collagen production around it, giving the face a lifted more youthful appearance. Benefits include an instant lift to drooping soft tissues of the mid and lower face areas and smoothening of prematurely ageing skin.

3. Fat Transfer
Fat Transfer is the removal of excess fat cells from different parts of the body with meticulous extraction methods and then re-implanting the cells where needed. Examples of facial areas where they might be needed include the lips, the mouth to nose folds, under the eyes, in the cheeks, the chin and the temples. Fat may have been lost in these areas due to ageing, trauma, disease or sickness. The process requires only a local anaesthesia, which is applied to both the donor and the recipient sites.

Fat is extracted from your body using a small sterile syringe and light suction to avoid damage to the fat cell membrane. The procedure takes about one hour to one and a half hours to remove the fat and inject it into the desired area. Sometimes a second or third fat injection is needed, depending on each person and the average patient can usually return to work the next day.

4. Chemical Peels
Skin is our largest organ and skin ageing depends on genetic factors in addition to environmental factors such as smoking and sun exposure. These can damage our skin leaving it blotchy with uneven pigmentation, broken capillaries and lines. As new skin cells grow, old dead cells slough off from the superficial layer of skin called the epidermis. Chemical Peels involve applying a chemical solution to the face which accelerates the exfoliation of these dead cells. There are a wide variety of Chemical Peels available, those that are purely cosmetic and done by Beauty Therapists or deeper Chemical Peel performed by Doctors, which have longer lasting effects.
The layers of the Chemical Peel will be applied to the desired facial area and you may experience a moderate burning sensation that lasts two to three minutes for each layer applied. How long it takes, depends on the peel chosen, but recovery time takes approximately 1 to 5 days. Benefits include a revived and rejuvenated surface with improved skin clarity and texture.

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