Reverse the Signs of Aging with a Non-Surgical Facelift
December 14, 2016
Aging is an inevitable process that brings unavoidable wrinkles and sagging skin. There are topical creams and oils that help slow the process and reduce the signs of aging. But even the highest quality products are only as effective as long as you apply them. For more a permanent solution there are facelift procedures that deliver amazing results. However, if going under the knife makes you squeamish, there is a non-surgical option that is just as effective. If you’re looking to reverse the signs of aging without the downtime of surgery, read on to discover the benefits of a non-surgical facelift.
What is a Non-Surgical Facelift?
A non-surgical facelift is a less invasive option that uses a fat transfer method to add volume and fullness to the face. A special device is used to pull fat rich in mesenchymal-derived stem cells and deposits them to areas of your neck and face that are loose or sagging.
What are the benefits of a non-surgical facelift?
Non-incisional facelift procedures are far less invasive than traditional facelift surgeries. Highly concentrated fat is very rich in mesenchymal-derived stem cells. These stem cells are important because they have the ability to transfer into cells that produce new collagen, elastin, blood vessels, and other types of tissues to rejuvenate the skin and subcutaneous tissues. The mesenchymal cells are readily harvested from your fat without the need of any manipulation or tissue culturing. By concentrating the donor fat and stem cells, this can significantly improve fat tissue for re-injection and long-lasting volume retention.
What should I know before the procedure?
Before undergoing the surgery it's always advisable to stop taking aspirin, Vitamin E, and fish oil. This is especially important if you are a heavy bruiser. If you bleed or bruise easily, there are some great homeopathic options that help. Arnica Montana is one we not only suggest, but sell here in the office. If you can't get your hands on it, you can also try bromelain. It a natural substance found in pineapples, but we recommend getting a supplement for a higher concentrated dose. Regardless of which supplement you choose, they need to be administered pre and post procedure to help with any swelling.
What is the downtime?
The downtime is actually quite minimal. Within a week you should be back to feeling like yourself. Because there aren't any cuts or incisions, you won't have to worry about marks or scarring. The process uses tiny punctures that are barely visible. It should be noted; the final results are a little over corrected at first. It's important to ensure there is plenty of fat to settle, so results might appear more enhanced post op.
If you are ready to see what a non-surgical facelift can do for you, call our offices at 615-329-3900 to schedule a consultation. Our expert staff can answer any questions and help you on your path toward a better you!