facelift without surgery

Healthcare providers have performed nonsurgical facelifts for many years. Men and women are becoming more aware of nonsurgical procedures as they become safer and more successful. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the United States performed over 15,700,000 minimally invasive procedures in 2017. What is a nonsurgical facelift, exactly? Allow for an explanation from a board-certified plastic surgeon.

What exactly is a nonsurgical facelift?

A nonsurgical facelift combines non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques to rejuvenate and renew the appearance. Compared to surgical facelifts, these procedures do not require large incisions, general anesthesia, or an overnight stay in the hospital. The minimally invasive treatments allow patients to be in and out of the doctor’s office quickly, with minimal post-operative discomfort and downtime. Although you will not be “going under the knife,” the anti-aging benefits of a non-surgical facelift are enormous.

Nonsurgical Facelift Benefits

  • Quick
  • Minor Disappointment
  • No use for general anesthesia.
  • less costly
  • Reversible

Other healthcare providers, such as nurses and pharmacists, administer them.

Components of a nonsurgical facelift

Each nonsurgical facelift is customized to the patient’s unique needs. Numerous non-invasive treatments are available for fine lines, deep creases, sagging skin, thinning lips, sunken cheeks, large pores, acne scarring, and volume loss in the face. The following are some of the most frequently used components of a nonsurgical facelift:

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers play a significant role in non-surgical facelifts. These smooth-gel injectables instantly restore volume to the cheeks, temples, lips, and area around the eyes. Sunken areas are plumped, and dark shadows are eliminated, creating a youthful glow. When used in conjunction with the Nasolabial Folds or Marionette Lines, fillers can help define and smooth tissues for a wrinkle-free appearance. Dermal fillers are available in various materials, including moisture-retaining Hyaluronic Acid (HA). Their plumping and smoothing properties may last up to a year.

Botox injections for dynamic lines

Because Botox offers unmatched wrinkle reduction, it plays an important role in nonsurgical facelifts. Botox reduces the appearance of any dynamic wrinkle, including those on the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet. Botox temporarily relaxes the targeted muscle, smoothing wrinkles associated with repetitive expressions. Although Botox does not immediately reduce wrinkles, patients should expect to see results within one to two weeks. The effects of Botox can last up to three months.

Repair sagging skin with threads.

Threads work by mechanically lifting the skin and stimulating collagen synthesis. Threads are available in various colours and shapes and are approved by Health Canada.

What happens following the procedure?

Noninvasive treatments must be repeated every few months to maintain the nonsurgical facelift’s optimal results. Remember that the more committed you are to maintaining these nonsurgical treatments, the fewer additional treatments you may require. Because the skin and muscles relax following a Botox treatment, expression lines do not worsen, implying that less product may be required to achieve comparable benefits. Additionally, the HA in dermal fillers stimulates collagen production in the body, resulting in a robust scaffolding layer beneath the skin. Due to the shallowness of the wrinkles, fewer syringes of filler may be required later.

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About the Author

Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy, MBA

Dr. Alhallak has established himself as a leading figure in the field of cosmetics and aesthetics, notably in the Canadian healthcare industry. In 2016, he established the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, which offers patients cutting-edge procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials, neurotoxic and dermal fillers, and more. Because of its mix of cutting-edge technology and individualised attention from Dr. Alhallak, the facility has become one of Alberta's most popular places for aesthetic care and laser research. Dr. Alhallak was designated one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum for Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH) in 2021.

You can order our book entitled “The Ultimate Guide for Laser and Ipl in the Aesthetic Field” from Springer website and Amazon. This Book is authored by the health professional team including: Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Dr. Salem Tomi, Dr. Adel Abdulhafid, R.N. Dima Omran.


This case study is based on the personal experience of one patient and is not intended to represent typical results. Individual results may vary, and the treatment results depicted in this case study are not guaranteed. The information provided in this case study is not a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider, and it is important to understand that results vary from person to person. Before undergoing any cosmetic treatment, it is important to speak with a licensed healthcare provider to understand the potential risks, benefits, and results.

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