Non-Surgical Steps to the Facelift Procedure

Many people have started turning toward the non-surgical facelift style. Although the surgical facelift methods provide you with faster results, nonsurgical methods require no recovery period and are far less invasive. There are three different main types of non-surgical facelift methods. All three of these require no injections, no incisions, and no worries at all. Read on to learn the steps to each of these three procedures.

Radiofrequency

The first step is to mark and measure the area that is to be treated. These marks will help to guide the doctor as they perform the treatment. Your skin will be cooled for your own comfort and safety. This step negates the possibility of the radio waves heating your skin up too much. A specially designed treatment tip is then placed against your skin. Radiofrequency energy is then able to penetrate deep into your skin tissue and stimulate collagen production. This is the step that will heat up your skin as this is necessary for the treatment. The skin was previously cooled in order to make it easier for the doctor to monitor and manipulate the amount of heat that your skin is exposed to. Your skin will vibrate as the pulses of hot and cold are activated one after another. At the end of the procedure, your upper skin will be cooled off.

Intense Pulsed Light

The light used in this process can cause damage to your eyes. Because of this, you will be provided with a thick, protective eye covering, to begin with. A cold hand piece will be administered to your outer skin which will continuously cool your skin. After this, an infrared light will be used to heat the underlying dermal region of your skin. This process will be repeated however many times are necessary to achieve the desired results. After this, the hand piece will continue to be used to cool down your skin at the end of the procedure.

Ultrasound

The area is marked and measured in the same way as the radiofrequency procedure. After being marked, an ultrasound gel is placed on the skin which is to be treated. A hand piece is then placed on your skin which will display an image of your underlying tissue on a projected screen, allowing your surgeon to see the area that is to be treated. This initial stage of the procedure is very much like the ultrasound used on a pregnant woman to have a look at her baby. At this point the surgeon will use the ultrasound to emit small thermal bursts into your skin, stimulating the structural support layers deep within your skin while leaving your epidermal layers undisturbed. Each of these procedures is just as good as the other and there are many others. Each procedure is designed to be most effective depending on your condition. Ask your chosen surgeon for advice on which you should use.