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Liquid Facelift

At Tracey Bell we produce many Non surgical facelifts or No knife facelifts.

The treatments of non-surgical facelifts in the UK have dramatically increased in the last few years with better products and technologies.

Non-surgical procedures are quickly gaining in popularity as a means of improving facial appearance by restoring the three-dimensional contour of the face without the need for surgery. The cheeks, nasolabial lines and marionette lines can be treated to generate a lifting effect, a look that is instantly rejuvenating, attractive and natural in appearance, this is also known as The Y-Lift.

While the days of the surgical facelift are by no means over, today’s less invasive options are varied and plentiful and offer a number of strategies to reverse the effects of time without resorting to the trauma of surgery. Yet, it is important to remain realistic about what these non-surgical techniques can truly accomplish. Will they make your skin look better? Yes. Non-invasive techniques will typically freshen and tighten your skin, giving you a more youthful yet natural appearance. But make no mistake: though they are effective, these treatments simply do not have the same effect as literally removing skin from your face and neck, and tightening what is left. Only a surgical facelift can do this, and, gruesome as it sounds, it is by far the most effective treatment option for eliminating the drooping and wrinkling of aging skin.
However, many men and women today simply are not interested in such a radical (not to mention expensive!) procedure, in part because they fear the effects. Taken too far, a surgical procedure can look unnatural. Even at its most subtle, a facelift surgery is likely to be noticed by family and friends. A facelift surgery is painful and poses some risks, and requires a lengthy recovery time.
If you wish to try a gentler option that will allow you to age gracefully… but still look the best you can achieve, then a non-surgical option might be the best route for you. There are a huge number of choices with varying degrees of intensity – and effectiveness……

liquid-liftLunchtime Facelift

A number of cosmetic procedures these days like to call themselves the “lunchtime facelift,” but in fact the term was applied first and most accurately to the thread facelift. A thread facelift is literally that: the insertion of a barbed thread into the skin (usually using a needle) to literally tug drooping skin back up to where it used to be. Sometimes a small incision is made during this procedure, but a thread facelift is a quick and easy procedure that requires no down time. Thread facelifts are impermanent and the procedure must be repeated after the tightened skin begins to sag. Occasionally there are complications like a visible surfacing of the thread (which is usually blue); yet the thread facelift remains one of the only non-surgical options that really can compare itself to the surgical facelift.

Liquid Facelift

A liquid facelift is the humorous term for fillers such as Juvaderm, Restylane or Sculptra, which are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers used to plump the skin and fill deep wrinkles or, enhance ageing lips. Lines across the forehead, cheeks, jaw line, chin, and those that run from your nose to the corners of your mouth can be eliminated with a dermal filler. The fillers are injected in small quantities and may cause mild swelling which should disappear in very little recovery time. Results will last for up to one year.
The category of liquid facelifts should also include Botox, since this well-known botulism concoction is in fact injected into the face in liquid form. Botox works by relaxing the muscle contractions of the face, thereby reducing the appearance of frown lines and expression wrinkles. Botox is popular and effective, with results that last up to four months. But can Botox and dermal fillers really be compared to facelifts? Together, they can certainly reduce or even eliminate wrinkles. They can plump the skin and give it a tighter appearance. So, yes, the liquid form of facelift can compete against the real thing.

Radiofrequency Facelift

A very popular option these days is the use of heat to cause the collagen under the skin to contract, resulting in skin-tightening. One of the most popular agents of the heat facelift is known as Thermage, which uses radiofrequency energy to heat the inner layers of the skin (fat and collagen) to tighten and rejuvenate the skin’s collagen structure, which weakens with age and exposure to toxins. A major selling point of Thermage is that the painless treatment, the reullt of which is immediate, requires only one session. Aluma is another brand that uses radiofrequency energy as a cosmetic procedure.

Laser Facelift

There are actually two types of laser facelifts, one of which is a surgical procedure; the other being the skin-tightening non-surgical technique. The non-surgical laser facelift is similar to the radiofrequency facelift, except that it uses infra – red light to heat the skin and tighten collagen structures. Titan is a well-known laser therapy treatment; Lux-IR is less well known. No long-term studies have been completed to prove the relative efficacy of these treatments, though some professionals believe that infrared technology is more highly controlled and thus preferable to radiofrequency treatments like Thermage. However, where Thermage typically requires only one treatment, laser skin tightening generally requires up to six treatments for full effectiveness.
From the mildest to the more advanced, these non-surgical facelift options give you a choice of how, and how significantly you want to address the ageing of your skin over time. They will not give you the same effects as a full facelift surgery, however, they can lift, tighten, plump, and rejuvenate and help you look and feel your best at any age.

 

It is imperative that I have a selection of different products in order to treat different areas. With the Q-Med family I have an answer for everything. More and more women, and an increasing number of men, wish that their faces reflect the age they feel rather than the age they are. They are looking for a subtle look, a gentle lift to the brow, lines to be smoothed but not to the detriment of facial expression, lips to look a little fuller but still natural and soft. Apart from the fact that many of these effects cannot be achieved by the scalpel alone, non-surgical cosmetic treatments, such as Restylane, are far more accessible in terms of cost. The average cost of a face-lift will cover a considerable array of non-surgical treatments and leave you money to spare to sustain the effect. – Tracey Bell


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