Are you interested in getting a facelift in Los Angeles but want to avoid surgery? Years ago this was not an option, but today the idea of a non-surgical facelift is a reality. We offer a range of non-invasive facelifts in Los Angeles to our clients. While it may be hard to imagine how you can get a more youthful, lifted, smooth face without surgery, we will introduce you our successful types of non-surgical facelifts, and answer some of our patients’ frequently asked questions about these treatment options.
Non-Surgical Facelift Overview
Benefits of a Non-Surgical Facelift
The benefits of a non-surgical facelift, like the ones we offer in the Beverly Hills area, are that you get great results with minimal downtime. Our non-invasive facelift techniques allow for natural results with tighter skin, fewer wrinkles, and a more youthful look. And on top of that, our patients have minimal recovery time which means little time off work and a quick return to daily activities. For patients who are not willing or able to take 2-3 weeks off work for recovery from a traditional facelift, the non-surgical options can be an excellent alternative. Another benefit is that non-surgical facelifts tend to be a fraction of the cost of a traditional facelift. A facelift without surgery also generally results in less pain and less risk of complication.
Expected Results From a Non-Surgical Facelift
The reality is that a surgical facelift in Beverly Hills will produce more drastic results than a non-surgical one. In our Los Angeles offices, Dr. Torkian has performed many types of facelifts, and knows that while the results are not as extensive with a non-invasive facelift, there are notable benefits to these procedures. Non-surgical facelifts can give results that last for years, and are especially good at providing volume and smoothing out wrinkles.
Types of Non-Surgical Facelifts
Non-surgical facelifts are really a combination of non-invasive procedures that we customize to target your personal goals and areas for improvement. Common treatments included in a non-surgical facelift can be:
These are injectable solutions that give volume to areas of the face. Dermal fillers are known for decreasing wrinkles, reducing hollow areas of the face, and minimizing indentations from scars. We often use these on the lower areas of your face, for instance to target lines between your mouth and nose, lines from the sides of your mouth down to your chin, or to plump cheeks. We have a range of dermal fillers made of different materials, and will explain our recommendations to you. The most commonly used ones – like Restylane and Juvederm – contain hyaluronic acid. Dr. Torkian also offers a filler called Volbella that is particularly good for adding volume to your lips.
If you have excess fat under your chin – or what’s commonly called a double chin – Kybella can be a beneficial part of a non-invasive facelift. Some of our Los Angeles patients specifically request this treatment which results in a more firm chin and enhanced jaw line. In the past, the only treatment for a double chin was liposuction. However, FDA-approved Kybella now allows patients to eliminate unwanted fat from the chin area, without a surgical procedure.
This is one of the best known non-invasive facial treatments. Botox is included in many types of non-surgical facelifts, and it works by relaxing muscles in your face. This reduces wrinkles you have, and can even work to help minimize future wrinkles. Patients who have Botox and can go right back to work or running errands, without worrying about taking time away from their busy day.
Lasers & IPL
There is a group of treatments we offer that use non-invasive methods like ultrasound waves, laser, or concentrated light. These options result in tighter skin, smoother skin tone, reduction of brown/age spots, and fewer wrinkles. Our patients can have these procedures done on areas of the face as well as the neck and chest. Ultherapy is an especially popular option for non-surgical facial enhancements. By stimulating your body’s natural collagen-making process, Ultherapy gives many patients excellent results without an invasive treatment.
FAQs About Non-Surgical Facelifts
What is the Downtime After a Non-Invasive Facelift?
One of the most exciting benefits of a non-surgical facelift is that you’ll need minimal downtime to recover. We do recommend you plan to take it easy for a day or so, but there will be no major restrictions on your activities. You may want to take a few days off work in case you have notable swelling or redness, but these will go away after a week for most people. Since the types of non-surgical facelifts we perform are so customizable, different people will have different downtime. For example, Botox requires almost no downtime, while Kybella can result in a swollen chin for several days. Some people prefer to stay home until the swelling has subsided.
How Do I Know If I Am a Candidate For a Non-Surgical Facelift?
If you want some improvements in your face, but do not feel that you’re ready for our surgical Los Angeles facelift, a non-surgical option may be for you. Good candidates include people who are old enough to have some sagging or wrinkles, but not enough to warrant surgical treatment. Ideally the non-surgical facelift candidates we see in our Los Angeles offices are in good overall health and have realistic expectations of their results. Non-surgical facelifts are highly customizable, so they are good options for people with a wide range of goals. In general, most of our non-invasive facelift patients are in their 30s – 50s.
What is a Non-Surgical Facelift Recovery Like?
All types of our non-surgical Beverly Hill facelifts have a substantially quicker and easier recovery, as compared to a traditional surgical facelift. Many of our Beverly Hills patients say they just don’t have time for the recovery period associated with surgery, and these patients love the non-invasive facelift options we have. You can still get a smoother, younger, more toned facial appearance, even without surgical procedures or the more length recovery time that goes with them. You may hear some of our non-surgical facelift options being referred to as “lunchtime facelifts” in Los Angeles. This nickname is because of the very quick recovery most patients have. Generally the recovery time involves some redness or mild to moderate swelling, depending on the procedures performed. For many of these treatment options, you can continue your normal daily activities after your appointment. Some of our patients like to plan for a few days off work to make sure they have time to rest and for any swelling or bruising to subside.
How Much Does a Non-Surgical Facelift Cost?
Since there is no single combination of procedures we use in every non-surgical facelift, there is no set price. The more treatments you choose to have as part of your procedure, the higher the cost will be. Most patients spend about $2000 - $4000 on a non-surgical facelift.
Is a Non-Surgical Facelift Safe?
When done by a well trained and highly experience professional, our Los Angeles non-surgical facelifts are very safe. Each product we use is well-tested and proven to be safe and effective. Dr. Torkian and his team have substantial experience in every option we provide. There are times that a non-surgical facelift is not safe and can result in excessive swelling, loss of feeling in the face, asymmetry, and even nerve damage and destruction of facial tissue. These are the dangers of having these procedures performed by someone who is not well trained, even if they offer a lower cost. This is why it’s so important to ensure you are treated by true experts.
If you have any questions about non-surgical facelift options, please get in touch with us. We see patients in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas, and are happy to set up a consultation with you. Contact our rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Torkian, today.