What you can expect?
When it comes to non-surgical face lifts, there are plenty of options to choose from, so you’re sure to find one best suited to you. You may want to try dermal fillers, where collagen is injected into the damaged area to plump it up for a super-smooth appearance. Facial CACI is another popular option, which sends electrical impulses into the skin to stimulate the muscles and iron out any pesky creases. Laser treatment may be more what you’re after, where laser beams are directed onto the skin to eliminate fine lines and banish blemishes. Alternatively, many choose to bow down to Botox – here, a fine needle is inserted directly into the targeted muscle to soften any crow’s feet and wrinkles.
Know before you go
- Bear in mind that all non-surgical face lifts wear off sooner or later and require upkeep to maintain the results – you'll either have to go back every few months, or a series of sessions will be needed.
- One session takes up to an hour and a half, and there are no after-effects, scars or healing time. Score!
- If you’re after a big fix for sagging and drooping skin, you’re more likely to get the results from a surgical face lift.
The sciencey stuff
As we all know, getting older introduces us to the dreaded pull of gravity. But what actually causes wrinkles, fine lines and sagging? It’s all down to our skin losing collagen and elastin – the vital ingredients for a soft, plump and youthful appearance. Ultraviolet radiation also breaks down these essential proteins, so sun worshippers, think twice next time you’re catching those rays!