A new facial rejuvenation treatment has popped up on the radar of several clinics recently and is proving so popular some recognisable faces are signing up to try it. But can non-surgical facelifts ever rival the results of a traditional surgical alternative?
The Daily Mail reported this week that self-proclaimed ‘selfie queen’ Karen Danczuk visited a clinic to undergo the 90-minute non-invasive facelift, which uses high intensity focused ultrasound to lift and firm the skin of the face. The social media personality was photographed undergoing the treatment, making sure she made the pages of the UK's popular newspaper.
The facial rejuvenation treatment aims to rejuvenate the face without invasive techniques, and post-treatment Karen told reporters she had enjoyed the experience. The long-term results of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments such as HIFU may take a while to be seen, and Karen said she had been given a full aftercare plan to make the most of her aesthetic treatment.
Proving popular with younger patients, skin tightening and volumizing treatments are in the news on a weekly basis now. The effectiveness of this type of aesthetic treatment really remains to be seen, however, it’s often suggested that injectable anti-ageing treatment, such as dermal filler and muscle relaxing injections, often provide patients with a much more noticeable result, in a much quicker time.
Like all non-surgical facial rejuvenation options available, there are pros and cons associated with non-surgical facelifts, and there is no substitute for a surgical procedure if that is what you require. Non-invasive options – which may also include skin peels and dermal fillers – are often used in regards to treating lines and wrinkles, but cannot ultimately rebuild the underlying muscle structure, or remove excess skin in the case of extensive ageing.
For lost volume, Mr, Chana often recommends minimally invasive treatments such as fat transfer. This allows for natural volume to be restored to areas where it may have been lost due to ageing or weight loss, like the cheeks.
Things to remember:
• Facelift surgery is an invasive form of anti-ageing treatment, and unlike non-surgical facial rejuvenation options, you will require recovery time.
• This means downtime, away from work-family duties and everyday activities; at least for a week or two.
• Surgery is not to be undertaken lightly – there are many factors to consider. Booking a consultation will help you make a decision either way.
• Whilst non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments in London may seem like a more affordable, safe option, they do not offer the same level of results that come with facelift surgery.
• It should be emphasised that facelift surgery is the gold standard for facial rejuvenation and no other treatment can match the degree of improvement and the longevity of results.
• There are still complications and risks associated with non-invasive treatments for facial ageing although these risks can be well controlled and managed.
Are you interested in learning more about facial rejuvenation treatment in London?
Booking a consultation with Mr Jag Chana is a great way to discover more about the procedures and anti-ageing treatments available. Your needs should be tailored to as an individual, so avoid making any decisions until you’ve sought expert advice and considered all of the options made available to you before booking any treatment or surgery.