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The Top 3 Non-Surgical Alternatives to a Face Lift

Dr. Vi Sharma has worked in the field of cosmetic surgery

He has a Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University; and former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice.

Desperate for a lift but not so keen on surgery or extensive downtime? There are alternatives, what is the best alternative to having a facelift will depend on your priorities and the current state of your face. While more excessive loose skin is likely to require surgery to deal with adequately, for a lot of people, this isn’t necessary to achieve fantastic results.

Dermal Fillers

If you are someone who has lost a lot of volume as they’ve aged or other contributing factors like dramatic weight loss, been doing a lot of running and high-intensity exercise than fillers may be an excellent option for you to avoid having a facelift. Dermal filler injections can be a fantastic way to deal with wrinkles, fine lines, and hollowed cheeks and other areas provided there is still a reasonable degree of skin elasticity and not too much extra skin hanging around. Fillers work by providing volume directly, which can provide support to other areas, help tighten up the skin, and even provide a lift to some places when in the hands of a skilled injector. There’s a lot of potential enhancements and rejuvenation that can be performed with fillers, and they can make an excellent companion treatment for many other non-surgical procedures as well. They are very fast to perform, and with little to no downtime typically associated with dermal fillers. The amount of time dermal fillers last can vary quite dramatically primarily associated with the specific products used, also where they are placed, and how quickly your body metabolises and absorbs them.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections

While you may think you haven’t heard of this treatment, it’s incredibly likely you have, it’s one of the most well known cosmetic injectables on the planet and if you have only ever heard of one of them odds are it’s this one. If you are living in Australia or other places where cosmetic clinics are unable to advertise some of the products they use by their brand name due to regulations, often you will find this well-known injectable under the name of anti-wrinkle injections. As the name suggests they are an exceptional tool for dealing with wrinkles, primarily though where they really shine is dealing with dynamic wrinkles that become more visible or apparent as you move your face and make different expressions. However, they can also be used to relax underlying muscles in targeted areas allowing other muscle groups to contract with less resistance providing a lift, this works exceptionally well, especially in the upper face.

Thread Lifts

Thread lifts have been around for quite a few years, they seem to come and go in popularity but since amazing quality threads like Silhouette Soft have become available this is a treatment this is likely staying very much on-trend. A treatment that averages half an hour in length, that is performed using a local anaesthetic, and can last 1-2 years is something that catches a lot of people’s attention. If you don’t have a lot of excess skin, and still maintain good skin elasticity, it’s quite likely a thread lift could do a lot for helping regain your youthful appearance without having to undergo far more invasive and drastic cosmetic surgeries like a facelift. The results are immediate, and many people find the treatment itself very tolerable as the areas that are being worked with are numbed throughout often making the initial injections of the local the worst part for many people which says a lot. Thread lifts make a fantastic option for someone who just isn’t ready for a facelift, but is starting to get frustrated with not looking as youthful and having a delightful smooth face with nicely raised brows.

Alternatives to Getting a FaceLift

If you live in Melbourne and are interested in seeing what you can do to get your face looking more youthful and reaching your rejuvenation goals, Skin Club in Melbourne should be your first stop. Staffed with experienced Cosmetic Doctors they are able to work with you and your particular needs to help come up with a treatment plan to get you looking your best. Book a consultation today and learn more about what treatments may be perfect for you.


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About Dr Vi

Dr Vi Sharma is a renowned and highly trained cosmetic surgeon in Sydney, practising cosmetic surgery since 2012. He has a worldwide loyal patient base. He has a bachelor of medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Monash University. Dr Vi Sharma is a former member of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and the Royal Australian College of General Practice. Along with treating patients, he also provides training for doctors and nurses regarding aesthetic and cosmetic treatment modalities.

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