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When it comes to a face lift procedure, many patients assume that a face lift will be expensive, require invasive plastic surgery, and only be useful for those who are “of a certain age.” However, thanks to non-surgical face lift techniques, patients can experience transformative anti-aging treatments that improve the look and feel of skin with virtually no downtime required. From those in their 30’s and upward, our patients rely on non-surgical face lift treatments to reduce the appearance of acne scars, improve elastin and collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent sagging skin or age related volume loss from the midface to the jawline. Non-surgical face lift treatments can even be used to create a non-invasive neck lift.

Non-surgical face lift treatments are all non-invasive procedures, meaning that they don’t have the same risks, costs, or recovery times that a facelift surgery offered by a facial plastic surgeon might require. Non-surgical face lift  include a combination of different procedures, from injectables of Botox and dermal fillers, to chemical peels, laser treatments, skin tightening radiofrequency energy treatments, and microneedling treatments, among others.

If you’re interested in facial rejuvenation through cosmetic procedures that reduce skin laxity (loose skin), improve signs of aging on the skin, and require virtually no downtime, Dr. Michele Green is an expert in cosmetic dermatology, and consistently voted one of NYC’s top doctors. Dr. Green is an expert in anti-aging treatments, skin care and non-invasive procedures, and will create a custom non-surgical face lift treatment plan. With over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Green is able to tailor your treatments for the best cosmetic results possible.

What is a Non-Surgical Face Lift?

As the name implies, a non-surgical facelift is a procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the face, using a range of techniques such as Botox, Kybella, fractional lasers such as Fraxel laser, PRP Microneedling, as well as skin-tightening devices such as Thermage and BBL. Non-surgical procedures all help to create a youthful appearance without the need for invasive cosmetic surgery. Non-invasive cosmetic treatment options have soared in popularity over the past several years as they provide patients with painless, fast facial contouring treatments that lead to natural-looking results without any downtime.

Do Non-Surgical Face Lifts work?

Yes! Non-surgical face lifts are an incredibly effective way to reduce the appearance of aging on the skin and create the effect of a traditional face lift without any need for invasive plastic surgery. With the use of dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, Botox, and rejuvenating skin care treatments, Dr Green is able to restore your youthful appearance and revitalize the health and appearance of your skin.

How Does a Non-Surgical Face Lift work?

Typically, a non-surgical face lift is sought out when patients experience either volume loss or sagging skin along the midface or the jawline, which can lead to drooping under the eyes or the appearance of jowls, respectively. Non-surgical face lift procedures are able to boost the production of collagen in the skin, which in turn improves elasticity and can even correct age-related volume loss in these important areas of the face. Additionally, several non-surgical face lift treatments like chemical peels, IPL, Vbeam laser treatment and Fraxel laser treatment, can help to reduce the appearance of sun damage or pigmentation on the surface of the skin, leaving an even skin tone and glowing complexion.

Non-surgical face lift procedures can also be used in order to prevent the signs of aging from forming. For example, Botox has been shown to prevent the development of dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause these facial lines. Additionally, treatments such as microneedling can boost collagen production on the surface of the skin, which in turn can improve skin tone and texture, as well as reduce the appearance of sun damage or acne scarring at any age.

Liquid Facelifts & Dermal Fillers

Also known as a “liquid facelift”, a dermal filler is a treatment that can be used to reduce the look of deep lines and wrinkles on the face. Dermal fillers are designed to restore volume where there are hollow or sunken areas, such as in the cheeks. Common dermal fillers are Juvederm®, and Restylane®, which are both hyaluronic acid fillers that create natural-looking volume to restore facial contouring, as well as to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sculptra and Radiesse are unique in that they stimulate the body to produce its own natural collagen.


Juvederm is a dermal filler that uses its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, to boost new collagen production in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that helps to rejuvenate and rehydrate skin cells, as well as boost volume within the treatment area. Some of the key areas where Juvederm can be used include moderate facial wrinkles in the midface, nasolabial fold lines (“laugh lines”) and “marionette lines” around the mouth. Additionally, for those looking to enhance the appearance of the lips, Juvederm Volbella or Juvederm Ultra can be used. Find out more about how Juvederm injections work.


Juvederm Voluma™ XC

Juvederm Voluma™ XC is an FDA-approved dermal filler which, like Juvederm, can be used to help improve the appearance of facial wrinkles. Juvederm Voluma™ XC is great at helping to correct volume loss in the mid-face area, which can reduce the appearance of facial hollowing, particularly on the cheeks, chin, and temples. This dermal filler is amazing at restoring lost facial volume and making you appear younger in a very natural way. Find out more about Juvederm Voluma™ XC.

Restylane® & Restylane Lyft®

For treating wrinkles, Restylane or Restylane Lyft may be the right treatment for you. Restylane Lyft is great at improving the appearance of deeper lines, wrinkles, and even facial scaring, while Restylane can help remove more superficial wrinkles. Restylane and Juvederm are both innovative hyaluronic acid fillers that are able to boost volume in the skin for a wonderfully natural look. Learn more about Restylane.

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Sculptra is a poly-L-lactic acid-based dermal filler that helps to stimulate collagen production within the body. Sculptra can be used to treat a wide number of areas such as deep facial wrinkles, cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds, temples, mid-face and jowls. Find out more about Sculptra.

Other Liquid Face Lift Treatments

Radiesse® is a different type of injectable filler – one that is made from Calcium Hydroxyapatite. This filler helps replenish collagen that has been lost under your skin. Over time this extra volume helps fill in the gaps and to reduce visible lines and wrinkles. Discover how Radiesse® can work for you.

Botox® (Botulinum Toxin Type A), is a treatment that is injected directly into the dynamic wrinkles of the face and neck. Botox essentially “freezes” the nerve signals to wrinkle-causing muscles, releasing tension and thus reducing the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox is great for frown lines, forehead lines and “crow’s feet” around the eyes. Neck bands can also be treated effectively with Botox to provide a non-surgical neck lift. As with many of these treatments, Botox is a complementary treatment which can be used alongside other techniques to improve several different problem areas at the same time. Find out what Botox can do for you.

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Before & After Photo (used with Juvederm Voluma), 2 syringes of Voluma into cheeks and Botox on forehead.

Other Non-Invasive Face Lift Procedures

There are a variety of excellent stand-alone or complementary treatments to the injectable treatment options provided above. These include the use of radiofrequency energy for skin tightening, laser treatments for skin resurfacing, and skincare treatments such as chemical peels. Learn more about revitalizing chemical peels.

Radiofrequency (RF) Technology

In terms of non-surgical face lifts, radiofrequency energy (RF) technology can also be used to help improve the overall look of the face and skin. RF technology is typically used to heat the inner layers of your skin. This deep heating helps tighten the existing collagen in the skin while simultaneously stimulating new collagen production to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

One example of this is Thermage, a non-surgical procedure that makes the skin appear smoother and softer via a short series of treatment sessions. Each treatment uses unique radiofrequency (RF) technology to safely heat the inner layers of your skin, while cooling the surface of your skin simultaneously. This in turn helps tighten existing collagen and stimulates the production of new collagen, thus giving you a more youthful complexion. Thermage FLX is the latest generation of skin tightening lasers, which produces even faster and greater cosmetic results.

Thermage vs. Ultherapy

A similar procedure to Thermage that is often discussed is Ultherapy treatment, which uses ultrasound energy to access deep into the dermis, reaching the SMAS, which is the muscle that plastic surgeons typically tighten during a facelift. While Ultherapy treatment can be useful for reversing skin laxity, the painless and universal success of Thermage makes it a more competitive treatment option for most patients. Additionally, potential side effects for Ultherapy include volume loss. For more information, check out our detailed comparison of Thermage and Ultherapy.

Laser Treatments

Laser treatment is a modern approach to treating the signs of aging that is both highly effective and popular with many Hollywood celebrities. There are several different types of laser treatments that can be used to treat a variety of symptoms. Dr. Green often uses the Fraxel® Dual Laser to treat general signs of aging, from sun damage and age spots to fine lines and wrinkles.

Another popular laser treatment is the Sciton BBL Laser, which can help eliminate signs of sun damage, fine lines, and discoloration all in one treatment. Find out more about the wide range of different skin rejuvenation techniques using laser technology.

What Is a Caci non surgical face lift?

A Caci non-surgical face lift is a dive that uses microcurrent LED technology to mirror a person’s own natural bioelectrical field, in turn helping muscles to lift, firm and tone. Though there is no downtime required for this treatment, it has a lot of upkeep, needing a minimum of 10-15 treatments in order to achieve optimal results. For this reason, Dr. Green often recommends other non-surgical face lift options in order to achieve more satisfactory results.

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How much does a non surgical face lift cost?

The answer to how much does a non surgical face lift cost varies depending on your individual needs and aesthetic goals. When you meet with Dr. Green, during your initial non surgical face lift consultation, Dr. Green will evaluate your current skin condition, discuss your medical history, and customize a treatment plan for you. The cost of your non surgical face lift will depend on the amount of dermal fillers needed and which laser treatments or procedures are needed for the best cosmetic results.

Which non-surgical face lift is best?

When it comes to non-surgical face lift procedures, each treatment plan relies heavily on an individual’s skin condition and ultimate goals. When you work with Dr. Green, she will give you an honest assessment and curate a treatment plan that best satisfies your needs. In general, when it comes to skin tightening and evening out skin tone, treatments like Thermage and Fraxel laser treatments tend to be highly effective. For those who are dealing with volume loss or deep folds, dermal fillers such as Juvederm Voluma and Sculptra are an excellent choice. Additionally, those who want to reduce dynamic wrinkles on the skin can benefit immensely from Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin treatments. The majority of these non-surgical face lift options are quite complementary, and Dr. Green’s artful approach will leave your skin revitalized, youthful, and healthy.

If you’re frustrated by sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging on the face, a non-surgical face lift may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board-certified dermatologist based in NYC, practices the latest techniques at the forefront of skin care and non-surgical face lift procedures to give you the look that you deserve.

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