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Facelift Fright? Consider These 5 Alternative Age-Defying Treatments

Facelift Fright? Consider These 5 Alternative Age-Defying Treatments

By Beverly Fischer on May 8, 2018

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Almost everywhere you look, you are bound to see a gorgeous model with impeccable skin smiling at you from a billboard or the cover of a magazine. With so much pressure from the media to look perfect, there’s no wonder that aging has become one of our top fears.

Serums and age-defying creams can only do so much in maintaining your youthful appearance, so more and more people are considering plastic surgery. But what if you don’t want to go under the knife to get rid of wrinkles and age spots? What alternatives do you have?

Here are five alternative age-defying treatments to consider:


Botox is perhaps one of the best alternatives to facelifts when it comes to efficiency. This treatment will help you remove wrinkles and fine lines without the discomfort or cost of a facelift. It works by preventing your facial muscles from receiving signals from nerve cells. As a result, the muscles contract and shorten, making your skin look firmer and softer than before.
Keep in mind that it can take between 24 and 72 hours to see results, and the effects can last anywhere from four to six months.

Facial Fillers

Injectable facial fillers are another age-defying alternative to facelifts that are a fraction of the price. The great thing about them is that you can see the results of the treatment in less than 30 minutes after the procedure and enjoy them for up to twelve months. Some of the most common types are:

Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers – These are the most popular form of fillers, with results that can last between several months and one to two years.

Synthetic Wrinkle Fillers – These lab-made substances can correct anything from moderate to severe wrinkles and age lines.

Collagen Wrinkle Fillers – These fillers are made from a purified extract of collagen. but results typically last only one month.

Laser Skin Treatment

Laser skin treatments, like the Halo Laser and Forever Young BBL, are used to treat a wide range of skin imperfections. It eliminates discoloration, scars, fine lines and wrinkles by delivering laser energy deep into the skin in a series of beams. Once these laser energy beams hit the deep layers of the skin, it is absorbed as heat, triggering the body’s natural healing process and revealing new, healthier skin tissues and proteins. These proteins support the natural strength and health of the skin, eliminating the structures responsible for causing skin imperfections and pigmentation. During the recovery period, patients will gradually see improvements in their overall appearance of their skin.

Chemical Peels

Discover the VI Peel, a painless, anesthesia-free chemical peel that addresses blemishes, age spots or uneven skin pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. A solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel, revealing new and smooth regenerated skin. Each chemical peel formula produces different results and carries different risks, so your plastic surgeon will tailor the peel formula to reach your desired results.

Chemical peels may be repeated and can be combined with other treatments. Please note that your new skin will be temporarily more sensitive to sun during the healing process.


Micro-needling through the Vivace machine is a pain-free, collagen inducing therapy that involves the use of tiny needles to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin. The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and, in the process, produces collagen and elastin. This healing process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars. Uniquely, this procedure is safe for skin type 6, African American skin.

With so many great alternatives to traditional facelifts, you don’t have to go under the knife any longer to maintain your youthful appearance. Get in touch with the experts at The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery to discuss your cosmetic needs and find the best age-defying treatment for you.

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