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Nonsurgical Facelift: What It Is, Options, and Benefits

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Rhytidectomy, commonly known as Facelift, is a procedure done to achieve a firm and young look. People often opt for a facelift so that they can retain their youthfulness. There are different ways to achieve a facelift. One can opt for a surgical or nonsurgical one based on preference.

This article is for you if you are more into getting a nonsurgical facelift procedure. We will discuss what options you choose to get a nonsurgical facelift, what benefits you can get out of it, and much more. So keep reading.

What is a non-surgical facelift?

A nonsurgical facelift is also a Non-Invasive Facelift that can help people get their youth back. It is a procedure that does not involve any surgery. Due to this factor, people consider having a non-surgical facelift.

Nonsurgical facelifts can help reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. The main difference between a surgical facelift and a nonsurgical facelift is that a nonsurgical facelift does not have the hassle of extensive procedures that comes with surgical facelifts.

Now that you know what a nonsurgical facelift is let us consider the different ways and procedures that you can get under a nonsurgical facelift are.

Different options under non-surgical facelifts?

Unlike surgical facelifts, where there are limited options when it comes to the procedures, you can choose. In Non-Surgical facelifts, there are many procedures that you can choose from. How these procedures work out will depend on how it is performed and how it is performed.


Botox is a pretty famous name when it comes to options for nonsurgical facelift procedures. The medical name for Botox is Botulinum toxin. Apart from Botox, there are other injection options, like Dysport. The injections are put into the skin near the eyebrow or nose to help relax the muscles. The relaxation of the muscles helps reduce the signs of ageing and also gives a firmer look to the skin.

Chemical peels

The topmost layer of the skin accumulates a lot of dirt and toxins with time due to pollution and the use of different cosmetic products. In the chemical peel option, chemicals are used to remove the first layer of the skin. This helps rejuvenate the skin and remove problems like large pores and wrinkles, giving supple and vibrant skin.

Dermal fillers

Another famous option is dermal fillers. The skin needs a timely supplement of essential things that can retain the smooth and clear texture of the skin. Dermal fillers are injected into the skin to make it tight and to give a glow and radiance that makes a person look younger.

Laser resurfacing

Laser resurfacing works like chemical peels. However, the main difference here is that instead of chemicals, lasers are used. The laser beam removes the top layer of the skin. When the skin gets removed, a more glowing and taut skin is revealed that gives the skin a fuller look.


Microdermabrasion is a process that works exactly like peeling and laser resurfacing. The only difference here is the equipment used to perform this procedure. The handheld equipment has a rough edge that sands away different layers of skin as per the requirement. Once the damaged skin is sanded away, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles reduces too.


Collagen is an essential component in the skin that is responsible for keeping the skin looking younger. In the micro-needling process, minute needles are put in the skin. These needles create pressure and boost the growth of collagen, enhancing the skin’s look. The result of this treatment takes time to show any visible impact tough.

What are the benefits of getting a non-surgical facelift

Nonsurgical facelifts are temporary; however, they are always better than surgical facelifts. Below are a few benefits that you can expect:

  • Lesser pain. Since the procedure is performed without any deep cut or transfer of tissues, the pain level in these methods is way less in comparison to the surgical facelift procedure.
  • Cost-efficient. The results are temporary; hence the cost is also less as the focus is kept on improving the look and texture of the skin externally.
  • Quick process. Given that the procedure is done only on the outer skin, it does not take much time to perform this procedure as compared to the surgical one.
  • Early recovery. Many procedures have immediate recovery or a recovery period that only lasts a couple of hours. There is no nonsurgical facelift procedure where the patient is required to stay in the hospital overnight.
  • Fewer risks. One of the best aspects of the nonsurgical facelift is that there are very few risks as no incision is made. The only risk that can occur is if the skin is too sensitive and reacts to the procedure. However, the specialists run tests before starting any procedure. It is best to discuss your experience and allergies, if any, with the practitioner.

Who should get a non-surgical facelift?

The ideal person who should get the nonsurgical facelift should be facing one or all of the following conditions:

  • Fine lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Marionette lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sunken eyes
  • Extreme dark circles
  • Dull and patchy skin
  • Rough skin texture
  • Sagged skin

On what conditions should one avoid getting a non-surgical facelift?

Since nonsurgical facelifts involve different procedures on the skin, there can be a few problems if you do not have a thorough understanding of the process. However, there are certain situations and conditions under which a person should avoid getting a nonsurgical facelift. Do not get a nonsurgical facelift if:

  • You have skin tags.
  • You have moles.
  • You have eczema.
  • You have an extreme case of acne.
  • You have Sunburns or rashes.
  • You have allergies.


Non-surgical facelifts are a great way to look younger and more beautiful without going under the knife. You do not have to keep your fingers crossed whether the facelift will work. There are next to no side effects of any of the nonsurgical facelift procedures.

Also, it is always better to get any kind of facelift treatment from a trusted practitioner who has years of experience to avoid any problems in the future.

Zuella Montemayor did her degree in psychology at the University of Toronto. She is interested in mental health, wellness, and lifestyle. 

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