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What is Non-surgical Facial Contouring?
In the past, the process of face lifting could only be performed through surgical procedures. However, that has changed with the introduction of anti-wrinkle injection and dermal fillers. It is possible to restore the volume of your face, without undergoing any surgical processes. The main advantage with non-surgical facelift and facial contouring techniques is that it requires very little recovery time. In addition, such procedures have minimal risk levels.
The non-surgical facelift techniques can be categorized into two main categories:
I. Enhancement: This is a procedure which will be used to enhance certain areas around the face like the lips, nose, cheeks and the eye area. This is process is aimed at enhancing and balancing the shape of the face. The dermal fillers are used to enhance the face in the right proportion.
II. Rejuvenation: The fillers are used to restore the face to the youthful state that it has lost.
Common Non-Surgical Facelift and Facial Contouring Techniques
During the process, the boundaries of natural beauty are respected, and the treatment is aimed at enhancing that. When there is too much loss of the volume of your face and skin elasticity, there are a number of techniques which can be used. Some of the best non surgical techniques include:
· Dermal filler, which will be used for the full restoration of the lost volume on your facial shape. This is carried out using various methods, like the cannula technique.
· Radiesse using the cannula to lift the face
· Silhouette Instalift re-contours the face, lifting the deeper layers of the skin
Facts about Non-Surgical Facelift and Facial Contouring Techniques
The anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers can be used to volumize, rejuvenate, enhance, lift and reshape the face without surgery. The Phi or the Golden Ratio will be used to achieve the right facial proportion. Some of the processes that can be performed using dermal fillers include check enhancement, nose reshaping, brow shaping, lip enhancement, eye hollows and so much more. The jaw line can be reconstructed using the anti-wrinkle injections.
Dermal Fillers for Facial Sculpting
There are new generation fillers, which will instant results like Juvederm Ultra Voluma and the Restylane Lyft, both of which, are NASHA fillers.
Cheekbone sculpting seems to be more effective for the people who are below fifty years. The process can also be used to balance the jaw line. When you use Restylane Lyft, you can be able to achieve a natural look, but you would need to have a thick skin.
If you have a thin skin, the best alternative would be Juvederm Ultra, which is more subtle and can be used across all age groups. Sculpting your cheekbones can be a single procedure or performed in different stages. Whichever the case, the NASHA fillers will produce instant results, and the effect can last for up to 12 months.
Some of the temporary side effects of non-surgical facelift and facial contouring techniques include redness, bruising, tenderness and a little swelling.
The first stage in getting treatment through the non-surgical facelift and facial contouring techniques is consultation. This gives you the opportunity to meet the cosmetic surgeon and talk about all the possible techniques and any concerns that you may have. The surgeon will also take time to explain the results that you will expect when the procedure is successful.
Your area of concern will be evaluated, and your medical history will be reviewed. As much as the risks that are associated with dermal fillers are minimal, you should disclose your medical history to the surgeon in totality.
If you have any allergies, neurological and skin conditions, you need to talk about them so as to ensure your utmost safety when using the non-surgical facelift and facial contouring techniques. If you have been taking any type of medication like blood thinners or pain relievers, you need to inform the surgeon. Such drugs will increase the level of bruising caused by this treatment.
On the material day for treatment using non-surgical facelift and facial contouring techniques, the area of concern will be cleaned and given anesthetic so as to make the area numb, before the injection. Most of the filler treatments contain lidocaine, which is a form of subtle anesthetic and will reduce your discomfort after the procedure is completed. Once the area is cleaned and numbed, you will be injected with the specific filler beneath the skin surface.
In most cases, you will be able to noted immediate results after the injection. As mentioned earlier, there may be mild side effects after using non-surgical facelift and facial contouring techniques like swelling and bruising. However, these are temporary and should resolve within a few days, after the treatment. It is advisable to stay away from strenuous activities for a few days, so as to get the best results. These non-surgical facelift and facial contouring techniques will be used to provide natural enhancements on your face, and you will regain your youthful look.