Am I ready to go under the knife? Can a non-surgical treatment give me similar results? You probably have a ton of questions about how surgical vs non-surgical procedures compare. But when it comes to which is the best option, the truth is, it’s entirely a personal decision. Your decision will depend on a variety of factors like what your goals look like and how much time you have to recover.
The bottom line: Cosmetic surgery is a wonderful choice for many people, but we see a lot of patients that may not need surgery quite yet. Here’s a look at some of our non-surgical treatments that can provide similar benefits to a surgical procedure without the downtime:
Some clients like to think of Ultherapy® as hitting the pause button on aging. While it’s not a replacement for the dramatic tightening and lifting effects of a facelift, Ultherapy is a proven tool that uses your body’s own healing response to provide natural, subtle rejuvenation. FDA-cleared Ultherapy uses non-invasive ultrasound energy to stimulate and tighten the deep structural support layers of your skin. It’s ideal for improving sagging skin on the face, neck, brow, décolletage or under the chin. Keep in mind that results will appear gradually over a three-month period as new collagen continues to generate. Though Ultherapy will not replace a facelift, it provides a subtle skin-tightening and lifting effect and long-lasting improvements appearing six to 12 months following treatment.
Morpheus8 RF microneedling is another skin tightening treatment to consider for reversing the effects of sun damage and aging on your skin. We love Morpheus8 for its versatility. This treatment does it all, from tightening crepey neck skin to smoothing away acne scars or even stretch marks on the belly. We recommend a series of treatments to see your best results. During your personal consultation, we can help you devise a regimen that will meet your goals.
As with all non-invasive skin tightening treatments, you should expect to see gradual, buildable benefits over several months as your skin generates new collagen and elastin.
Exilis® is another non-surgical skin tightening option. Exilis safely heats dermal tissues with a combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound energy, stimulating new collagen production for long-lasting skin tightening and rejuvenation without downtime. Exilis can be used on the body, helping to firm and tighten mildly lax skin and reveal younger-looking skin. Plus, Exilis is suitable for any skin type. To see your best results, recommend a series of treatments. Your skin will continue to improve up to 90 days after your treatment, with benefits that can last up to one year.
FDA-approved dermal fillers can help replenish lost volume and smooth away wrinkles. Fillers offer many proven benefits, including providing immediate gratification and dramatic results, depending on your goals, of course. Fillers are also extremely versatile. It’s amazing how lifting your cheeks, for example, can help to lift the skin around your mouth, which could in turn diminish jowls or nasolabial folds, depending on the patient. During your consultation, we’ll carefully evaluate your facial contours and goals to determine the precise injectables plan for you.
Lip injections with dermal fillers provide a temporary enhancement to the size and shape of your lips without surgery. If you’re not ready for a permanent change with a silicone implant, the modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA) in dermal fillers may be the perfect alternative for you. HA is a naturally occurring molecule in your body that helps skin cells retain their moisture, making it a key ingredient for keeping your lips hydrated and plump. With our fillers, including HA-based Juvéderm®, you can add subtle or significant volume to your lips and get accustomed to their new look and feel for up to one year of results.