A Simple Guide for Non-surgical Facelift and Facial Contouring Techniques

As you grow older, the face seems to lose its volume and eventually the elasticity of the skin seems to wear off as well. After a while, the fat in the face area is lost, and skeleton appears to be changing by the day. This is a process that starts to happen to in the early 40s and by the time you get to the mid 50s, there are noticeable changes that you will see on your overall facial structure. Some of the parts that will be affected include the jaw line, eye area, cheekbones, nose and other bony structures on the face.

When this happens, there are a number of solutions that can be used to restore the volume of your face. Using non-surgical facelift and facial contouring techniques is one of the best solutions that anyone can use. When conducting this process, there are a number of factors that will be put into consideration so as to ensure that you get the best results. The process will start with a full assessment of the medical history, skin tone and the overall anatomy.



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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

· Scupltra

· Juvederm

· Restylane

· 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.
Treatment Process

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.
Injectable Fillers

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.

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