How The Non-Surgical Face Lift Took over Cosmetic Surgery

Headlines can be found across the pages of magazines and websites stating the traditional face-lift is dead and has been replaced by non-invasive procedures. The evolution of the face-lift means the surgeon’s knife and needles are being replaced by new technologies and options that can change the way we look at cosmetic surgery.

Traditional non surgical face lift techniques

In the 1990s and early 2000s, the market for non-surgical options to smooth wrinkles and limit the progression of age began to grow and bring new levels of success to the sector. For most cosmetic surgeons, the arrival of these newly approved non-surgical techniques hit the mainstream with the arrival of Botox. The ability to reduce the impact of tense muscles that create wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. The arrival of Botox was heralded as the first non surgical face lift and quickly joined by fillers and fat injections.

New techniques are emerging

The use of injections as the best way of producing smooth effects on the skin has been largely replaced by even less invasive techniques. One of the most popular versions of the non surgical face lift is now the Ultralift that uses ultrasound to stimulate the growth of collagen deep under the skin to help repair an aging appearance. Another option being touted by many celebrities is the use of micro-needling that produces tiny puncture wounds on the surface of the skin to promote collagen and elastin production. Both of these procedures can be completed without a hospital stay with results visible almost immediately.