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What is a non-surgical facelift?

A non-surgical facelift is the utilization of laser and energy devices to elevate and reposition the brow, cheek, jowl and neck without a scalpel or excisional techniques. At vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management, non-surgical facelift involves a series of treatments using Aerolase LighPod laser technologies for skin resurfacing and wrinkle reduction and non-ablative RF heating devices for skin tightening, facial contouring and repositioning of the facial tissues. Color correction IPL and photo rejuvenation applicators will be used at the same time to improve the color and tone of the skin to be lifted. Additionally, the muscles of the facial elevation are stimulated and treated with electrical mild facial therapy to provide additional soft tissue support. The non-surgical facelift techniques are very reproducible and patient can achieve tremendous tightening and rejuvenation without the risk of more open surgical intervention.

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How is a non-surgical facelift performed?

vivaMD Medical Spa & weight Management’s non-surgical facelift patients presenting with droopiness and sagginess of the brow, cheek, jowl and neck undergo a series of treatments once weekly for three to six sessions. In each session, the multiple layers of skin and soft tissue laxity and aging are treated with multiple laser and energy devices, many of which vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management’s medical staff have had a significant experience in implementation. The Trinity treatment is three applicators.
The first layer treated is the superficial layer. Discolorations such as age spots, photo damage and brown spots are treated with photo facial intense pulsed light treatment, which will help remove age spots, broken capillaries and brown discoloration which adds to an aged appearance to the face.

Following intense pulsed light photo facial treatment, LightPod Era skin resurfacing and Multi-Channel Radiofrequency devices are then used to tighten the superficial layer and under carpet layer of your skin, called the dermis, which improves lines, wrinkles, macro-pores in the T zone and superficial skin laxity. Little columns of injury are sent into the skin and the skin is remodeled and tightening through the production of new collagen, elastin and the ground substances that make you skin youthful, soft, tight and lifted. High frequency focused ultrasound, also known as HIFU or Ulthrea may be used in this step.The final application treatment is with multi-channel radiofrequency electrical current devices. This radiofrequency electrical current device, such as the Viora REACTION provide a gentle bulk heating of the entire dermis and subcutaneous tissue, heating the tissue to the desired temperature and controlling that temperature for approximately 30 minutes. The controlled bulk heating of the soft tissue of the brow, cheek, jowl and neck realigns old collagen and stimulates new collagen, ground substances and elastin so that you achieve a lifted appearance of the face.

vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management’s non-surgical facelift is very popular for non-surgical facelift patients who are seeking to have a non-surgical experience, but achieve a noticeable elevation improvement in the position of their droopy soft tissue. The multi-channel RF is able to deliver a deep fractional injury to the collagen, resulting in remodeling, lifting and tightening WITHOUT disruption of the epidermal surface. The superficial skin preserving but deep dermal ablation is a critical part of the vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management’s non-surgical facelift, as even patients with darker skin can have the treatment.

Can Injectables, such as soft tissue fillers be combined with the laser and energy devices to enhance the non-surgical facelift results?

At vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management, medical experts will combine the laser energy devices for elevation, position and tightening of skin with soft tissue fillers to improve the deflation associated with facial aging. Facial aging is characterized by the three D’s of growing old – “deflation, descent and deterioration”. A combination of 3D therapy (intense pulsed light photofacial, LithtPod Era laser resurfacing, multi-channel radiofrequency and painless bulk heating, non-ablative radiofrequency tightening, with or without soft tissue injectable fillers) achieves a significant intervention in the descent that occurs with aging and when combined, give the vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management non-surgical medical Facelift. The modern soft tissue fillers and dermal fillers are soft, natural and long lasting and when injected with great skill and with anatomical and aesthetic knowledge they can enhance the supportive buttresses of the face that deflate with age. This use of injectable volume to create and enhance a lift effect, is called a Volumalift™ a procedure that can add volume to the deflated areas.

Can Botox Injectable be used to help optimize a non-surgical Facelift result?

The addition of Botox Injectable will help synergize the non-surgical facelift effects. Botox Injectable is a protein that is injected in tiny amounts in the muscles of facial expression. If a vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management’s non-surgical facelift ptient has strong muscles that pull down the brow, cheek or face, then these muscles can be injected with Botox Injectable h to allow the muscles that LIFT the brow, cheek and face to work without an antagonist working against them and will combine with the laser and energy devices and soft tissue fillers to lift the skin and soft tissue. Botox Injectable is also famous for minimizing and/or reducing lines and wrinkles that have been reduced or eliminated with a non-surgical facelift and can thus “protect your” non-surgical facelift investment. As discussed above, soft tissue fillers will also be added to your vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management non-surgical facelift program if you have significant deflation as part of your 3D aging and the use of JuvedermVoluma can also be added to your non-surgical facelift program for complete 3D therapy.

Who is a candidate for a non-surgical medical facelift?

vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management Non-surgical facelift candidates are those individuals who have droopiness and laxity of the soft tissues of their neck, jowl, face, eyes and/or brow and desire an elevation and lift effect without the risk of surgical procedure. Good candidates are medically well with no skin diseases and have realistic expectations about the degree of non-surgical face lift and improvement that can be achieved.

What kind of anaesthetic is used for a non-surgical facelift?

vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management non-surgical facelift patients have all of these multiple applicator treatments performed on the same day under a topical local anesthetic cream and an air chiller device. There is no need for additional infiltrative local anesthesia and most patients find this procedure very comfortable.

Is the non-surgical facelift painful?

The non-surgical facelift procedure with multiple energy, laser and multi-channel radiofrequency devices is quite comfortable and tolerable. Like any laser procedure, there may be a mild degree of discomfort. Usually this discomfort is well-masked by a topical anaesthetic cream and a localized air cooler device.

How long does the non-surgical facelift program take?

Our non-surgical facelift patients visit vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management once a week for six weeks. Each week, multiple applicator treatments are performed and these treatments take approximately 1 – 1.5 hours. There may be a slight degree of redness and swelling, but most patients can return to work immediately after the treatment, or the next day. Towards the middle of the program, the Botox Injectable and soft tissue fillers, if required as part of your 3D non-surgical facelift program, will be added.

How long is the recovery following my non-surgical facelift procedure?

All the laser and energy devices selected by experienced medical staff and implemented in the vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management non-surgical facelift program have minimal, if any, down time. The intense pulsed light photo facial may result in initial darkening of skin and discoloration which subsequently flakes off. The LightPod laser and multi-channel radiofrequency devices may create some redness and swelling that usually subside in several days.

What will I look like immediately after my non-surgical facelift?

After each treatment, there will be some swelling and redness which generally subsides by the next day and most patients can return to work looking reasonably normal in makeup. At the completion of your vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management non-surgical facelift program, you can expect to have tightening and elevation of the tissues of the brow, cheek, eye region, jowl and neck, with smoothening of the texture, lessening of wrinkles, diminishment of brown, aging discoloration and broken capillaries.

What kind of results can I expect following my non-surgical facelift?

Most vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management’s non-surgical facelift patients can expect to look between 5-8 years younger following their combination therapeutic non-surgical facelift program. Depending upon the degree of aging changes in the 3D “deflation, descent and deterioration” complex of the patient and the chronological age of the patient, results can be very noticeable to quite profound. Non-surgical facelift certainly result in the average patient with average facial aging who are in their 40s, 50s or 60s, looking at least 5-8 years younger. The benefits, of course, of the non-surgical facelift program for vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management non-surgical facelift patients is that there is very little, if any, risk to the procedure. There are no scars and extensive recovery associated with more open facelift procedures.

What are vivaMD Med Spa & Weight Loss non-surgical facelift patients saying about their non-surgical facelift?

Our non-surgical facelift patients who come to vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management have done their research and understand that at vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management they’re getting the most comprehensive multiple laser energy device, high-tech, non-surgical facelift program available. vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management non-surgical facelift patients understand they’re getting a significant facial elevation, restoration and rejuvenation but without the risks of more surgical procedures and without the recovery, down side and scars. Most patients are extremely happy with the results of their procedure and vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management’s medical staff has performed many of this non-surgical facelift procedure.

How long will the results of my non-surgical facelift last?

The results of your non-surgical facelift, with 3D therapy for the deflation, descent and deterioration can be quite long-lasting, but maintenance is generally recommended to perpetuate the effects of the actual non-surgical facelift. In general, patients will present for a single, multiple-applicator maintenance session once every three to four months. Three to four times a year can help maintain the elevated collagen skin content and skin tightness and wrinkle reduction, as well as preserving the 5-8 year younger non-surgical facelift appearance indefinitely. In general, additional therapeutic and “protect-your-investment” benefit is achieved by the use of Botox Injectable twice a year to continue to treat the strong depressive muscle activity in the face that will want to pull the soft tissue back down and, as well, this Botox Injectable should be maintained twice yearly, for muscles causing excessive wrinkling. The maintenance of volume for the deflation using Juvederm Voluma or long-lasting soft tissue fillers, approximately once every 12- 18 months.

Is there any maintenance required for my non-surgical facelift?
Part of the understanding in entering into a vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management non-surgical facelift program is that, just like surgery, once you achieve a pleasing facial rejuvenation with a non-surgical facelift program, that ongoing maintenance will be required. The ongoing maintenance is relatively simple. It involves the 3 applicator treatment, with intense pulsed light photo facial, LightPod laser resurfacing, multi-channel radiofrequency and non-ablative RF tightening single treatments once every three months, or four times a year. If Botox Injectable and volumization with soft tissue fillers is part of your non-surgical facelift program, the Botox Injectable should be performed once every four to six months and the soft tissue filler once every 12-18 months. This simple maintenance program is not only affordable, but helps protect your five-to-eight year facial rejuvenation, non-surgical facelift effect for many years.

The concept of protecting your investment extends not only to protecting facelift surgical results with non-surgical treatments, but also protecting your non-surgical facelift results with ongoing non-surgical maintenance treatments.

How much will my non-surgical facelift cost?

The combined non-surgical facelift program cost will be discussed during the initial consultation but is approximately one-third to one-half the cost of a more open facelift procedure and generally can achieve significant facial rejuvenation as a result.

Why choose vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management for my non-surgical facelift?

By choosing vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management for your non-surgical facelift patients will be getting the most current and high-tech combination laser and energy devices, with skilled and experienced medical professionals performing this procedure. vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management is well-known for its non-surgical facelift results and the combination therapy that will be delivered on your face cannot be replicated easily by any other center.

How do I schedule a non-surgical facelift consultation?

vivaMD Medical Spa & Weight Management non-surgical facelift patients interested in the non-surgical facelift program should click on the contact us (you can find this on our website under About Us) or call 510-742-5795 to speak to one of our client service representative who will schedule a consultation for you today. Call now to turn back the hands of time without the risk of open facelift surgery.

Please call (510) 742-5795 or click on the link below to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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