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When it comes to a facelift procedure, many patients assume that it will be expensive, require invasive plastic surgery, and only be useful for those over fifty. However, thanks to non-surgical facelift techniques, patients of all ages can experience transformative anti-aging and skin-tightening effects with minimally invasive procedures and no downtime required. Dr. Michele Green is an expert in NYC in non-invasive cosmetic dermatology treatments. From those in their 30s and upward, patients rely on non-surgical face lift treatments to improve the look and feel of their skin, increase elastin and collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, treat and prevent skin laxity, and correct age-related volume loss for a long-lasting, natural-looking, more youthful appearance that lasts.

Non-surgical face lift treatments are all non-invasive, meaning that they don’t have the same risks, costs, or recovery times that are associated with a traditional facelift surgery by a plastic surgeon. A non-surgical facelift may include a combination of different procedures, from injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra to chemical peels, Kybella injections, laser treatments such as Fraxel, and skin tightening treatments with radio-frequency like Thermage FLX, and microneedling treatments with PRP and Vivace, among others. Dr. Green will carefully assess your desired results and combine the best dermal fillers, lasers, and other non-surgical treatments to produce a complete facial rejuvenation with natural-looking results.

If you’re interested in non-invasive cosmetic procedures, which require no incisions, reduce skin laxity, tighten loose skin, treat fine lines and deeper wrinkles, and improve sagging skin. A non-surgical facelift may be the best treatment for you. These cutting-edge non-surgical treatments, offered in Dr. Green’s private NYC Upper East Side office, have no downtime. They will improve the visible signs of aging and skin tone, replace volume loss, and treat sun damage with no general anesthesia needed. Dr. Michele Green is an expert in cosmetic dermatology. She is consistently voted one of NYC’s top doctors by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, Super Doctors, and the New York Times for her dedication to her patients and expertise. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience in anti-aging treatments, skincare, and non-invasive procedures and will create a custom non-surgical facelift treatment plan to provide you with the best facial rejuvenation results.

What is a Non-Surgical Face Lift?

A non-surgical facelift is a term that refers to the unique combination of non-invasive cosmetic procedures used to achieve pan-facial rejuvenation and an overall more youthful appearance with minimal downtime. Non-surgical facelifts typically incorporate non-surgical skin tightening treatments, such as Thermage FLX and Vivace, cosmetic injectables, such as Botox or dermal fillers, resurfacing laser treatments, and other collagen induction treatments like PRP with microneedling. Non-surgical face lift procedures are preferred by many patients who are seeking pan-facial rejuvenation treatments due to their completely customizable nature and the fact that there is very little involved in regard to downtime and discomfort.

During your consultation with Dr. Green in her private NYC dermatology office, she will help determine the best combination of cosmetic procedures for your non-surgical facelift treatment plan, depending on the signs of aging you would like to address and your personal facial rejuvenation goals. Dr. Green has over two and half decades of experience providing the best non-invasive treatments for some of the most discerning men and women worldwide. Non-invasive cosmetic procedures have soared in popularity due to their exceptional ability to provide patients with quick, painless, pan-facial rejuvenation solutions that produce a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance.

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Does Non-Surgical Face Lift Work?

Yes! When you consult with Dr. Michele Green in NYC regarding a non-surgical facelift treatment, you will have the opportunity to discover which particular non-invasive cosmetic procedure or a unique combination of cosmetic procedures will work best for you in terms of addressing the signs of aging that concern you and producing optimal facial rejuvenation results that are long-lasting and natural-looking. Your facial rejuvenation treatment does not have to include plastic surgery for it to be effective and provide you with improved skin elasticity, skin tone, and skin texture. Non-surgical facelifts are an incredibly effective option for men and women alike who are looking for a way to minimize the visible signs of aging and get smoother, firmer, brighter skin without the need for any invasive plastic surgery procedures. It is always best to consult an experienced board-certified dermatologist, like Dr. Michele Green in NYC, for cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers and laser treatments to have the most effective and safest results for your non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Working with an expert dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green is the best way to ensure you avoid unwanted side effects. Dr. Green has over 25 years of experience performing non-surgical facelift treatments and will recommend the best combination of non-invasive cosmetic treatments that will rejuvenate your skin and restore a more youthful appearance.

How does a Non-Surgical Face Lift work?

The first step in having an effective non-surgical facelift is to schedule a consultation with an expert like Dr. Michele Green in New York. Dr. Green will recommend the best non-surgical treatments for you based on your skin tone, skin type, and the signs of aging you’d like to address. Non-surgical face lift procedures typically work by stimulating the production of new collagen in the skin, which in turn produces a tightening, firming, and revitalizing effect. Collagen is the structural protein in the skin that acts as a scaffold, providing elasticity and a smooth, firm skin texture. With age, collagen production naturally decreases, causing age-related facial skin laxity, wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss. Various non-invasive cosmetic procedures can be used in a complementary fashion to target multiple aspects of aging skin, such as replacing lost volume with dermal fillers. Essentially, a non-surgical facelift provides facial rejuvenation without the need for cosmetic surgery, downtime, or discomfort. To understand more about how your non-surgical facelift treatment would work for you, it’s best to consult with Dr. Green at her boutique dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.

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

When browsing through non-invasive cosmetic treatments for facial rejuvenation, the sheer number of cosmetic procedures available may be overwhelming initially. Working with a board-certified dermatologist for your non-surgical treatments is the fastest, most efficient way of understanding whether or not you are a good candidate for a certain type of anti-aging cosmetic procedure. In general, a good candidate for a non-surgical facelift is an individual experiencing some degree of skin laxity, facial volume loss, lack of facial contour, double chin, or the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Many patients prefer to opt for non-surgical treatment options that produce natural-looking, long-lasting results and that do not involve any discomfort or a significant amount of downtime.

When you consult with Dr. Michele Green in New York City, you will have the opportunity to discuss in-depth your skin concerns and your personal aesthetic goals. Together, you will identify the ideal non-invasive treatment options that are effective and appropriate choices for your skin tone and skin type that deliver optimal facial rejuvenation results. Suppose the non-invasive cosmetic procedures available are not going to be sufficient for correcting the amount of skin laxity a patient presents with. In that case, Dr. Green will provide an honest assessment and may refer you to a plastic surgeon for cosmetic surgery that can adequately address your concerns.

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What is a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift is a term that is used to describe facial rejuvenation treatment that consists of utilizing cosmetic injectables, including neurotoxins such as Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, and dermal filler products like Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, and Belotero. The goal of a liquid facelift is for pan-facial skin rejuvenation, volume restoration, and creating a more youthful appearance. An experienced board-certified cosmetic dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green in NYC performs the best liquid facelift. Dr. Green can provide patients with younger-looking, smoother skin, enhance key facial features, and eliminate the visible signs of aging in just 30 minutes with minimal downtime. Dr. Green is an expert injector and has over 25 years of experience providing the best cosmetic injections for her patients from around the world. Dr. Green is recognized and appreciated internationally for her holistic approach and “less is more” philosophy when it comes to cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation treatment, giving her patients natural-looking, long-lasting results so that they look and feel their absolute best.

Botox Injections

Neuromodulators, like Botox, are ideal for eliminating dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles form due to repeated facial expressions, like smiling or furrowing and raising the eyebrows. They are most commonly seen as creases on the forehead, between the eyebrows (the 11 or frown lines that develop in the glabellar region), and around the eyes (the crow’s feet). Botox essentially “freezes” the nerve signals to wrinkle-causing facial muscles, releasing tension and thus reducing the appearance of deeper lines and wrinkles on the face. An increasing number of patients, both male and female, are electing to engage with preventative Botox – also referred to as “Baby Botox” or “Botox sprinkles.” Preventative Botox is a cosmetic treatment that essentially helps to prevent the signs of aging (fine lines and deep facial folds) from developing before they even begin to appear. Botox is also commonly used to provide patients with a non-surgical brow lift, which helps to open up the eye area and create an overall more youthful appearance. Neck bands can also be treated effectively with Botox to provide a non-surgical neck lift. When Botox is injected into the neck, it gives skin-tightening results within a few days. It is often referred to as a Nefertiti lift. As with many of these treatments, Botox is a complementary treatment that can be used alongside other techniques, including lasers, microneedling, and dermal fillers, to improve several different problem areas simultaneously. Dr. Green was among the first dermatologists in NYC to offer her patients cosmetic Botox injections. She is an Allergan Platinum injector and provides what has long been described as the “best Botox in New York.”

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Thermage before and after photo

Dermal Fillers for a non-surgical facelift

Dermal fillers, also known as soft tissue fillers, are often incorporated into facial rejuvenation treatment plans due to their ability to restore facial volume immediately, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance facial contour without any downtime involved. Dermal fillers are also an excellent treatment option for cheek augmentation, lip augmentation, chin augmentation, jawline augmentation, and correcting fine lines around the mouth, making them a versatile and indispensable non-surgical treatment option for patients with varying signs of aging and facial rejuvenation goals. Popular dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring humectant that attracts moisture and promotes hydration for immediate and long-lasting volume restoration. There are various fillers within the families of Juvederm and Restylane that are unique in consistency, thickness, and G-prime to cater to the different areas of the face for the most natural-looking results. Another popular dermal filler, Sculptra, is composed of poly-L-lactic acid. Sculptra is a liquid injection and a bio-stimulant that promotes collagen synthesis for a gradual and natural-looking appearance for volume replacement and to treat fine lines. As an experienced injector with a background in art, Dr. Green often utilizes multiple types of dermal fillers for a single patient to achieve pan-facial rejuvenation. Different types of dermal filler products are described in further detail in the following sections.

Juvederm Injections

Juvederm is a popular family of hyaluronic acid dermal filler products that are often used for the treatment of moderate facial wrinkles in the midface, nasolabial creases (“laugh lines”), and “marionette lines” around the mouth. Juvederm Voluma™ XC is an FDA-approved dermal filler that 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. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, another dermal filler in the Juvederm family, is perfect for softening moderate to severe nasolabial folds, smile lines, and marionette lines, and it can also be injected for lip enhancement. Other Juvederm dermal filler products include Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Vollure, Juvederm Volbella, and Juvederm Volux.

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Juvederm Voluma 3 weeks before and after

Restylane Dermal Filler

Restylane is another family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that Dr. Green utilizes for a non-surgical facelift. Dermal fillers like Restylane are an exceptional non-surgical treatment for reducing various signs of aging, enhancing facial contour and features, and providing a natural-looking, youthful appearance. For treating wrinkles, Restylane or Restylane Lyft may be the right treatment for you. Restylane Lyft is a relatively thick dermal filler that is great at improving the appearance of deeper lines, wrinkles, and even facial scarring. At the same time, Restylane can help remove more superficial wrinkles. Restylane and Juvederm are both innovative hyaluronic acid fillers that can boost volume in the skin for a wonderfully natural look, and Dr. Green selects the dermal fillers for each patient based on their unique facial anatomy, signs of aging, and facial rejuvenation goals.

Restylane Defyne® is a dermal filler made for deep smile lines and laugh lines, and Restylane Refyne® is for moderate smile lines and laugh lines. Restylane® Silk is the first FDA-approved dermal filler designed specifically for the lips and the fine lines around your lips. Restylane Silk’s unique, refined formulation, with small particle size, is designed for precise lip shaping and for smoothing the lines around your mouth to create a natural look. As we age, one of the main areas that show the visible signs of aging is the lips and the perioral lines.

Restylane Contour is designed specifically for injection into the mid-face. Restylane contour is ideal for injection into this area due to its flexibility, smooth integration into the skin, and texture that is perfect for both providing support and replenishing volume. This makes dermal filler injections with Restylane Contour an excellent option for patients who are experiencing a lack of volume or contour in the midface and seek a non-surgical option for facelift treatment. Restylane Contour can also be used as a temporary treatment for patients who are considering having a more permanent cheek augmentation procedure, such as a facelift, cheek implants, or fat grafting, but who are not quite ready to undergo an invasive process that requires significant more downtime than fillers.

Sculptra

Sculptra is a dermal filler product that is different from many other commonly used hyaluronic acid fillers in that it is composed of a substance called poly-L-lactic acid. This FDA-approved biocompatible material stimulates new collagen production in the treated area once injected. Sculptra is a cosmetic injectable that is used to stimulate new collagen production within the treatment area and is ideal for use when it comes to providing volume restoration and improving hollows, as well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles, depressions, skin folds, stretch marks, and scars. Sculptra is biodegradable, which means it is gradually broken down and naturally removed from the body. Dr. Green also commonly incorporates Sculptra into the treatment plans for patients who are struggling with acne scars. 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. While still considered an off-label use of Sculptra, expert injectors like Dr. Green use the dermal filler as a non-surgical treatment for body contouring. Dr. Green often uses Sculptra to improve the appearance of hip dips and to achieve a non-surgical BBL or Brazilian Butt Lift.

Radiesse

Radiesse® is another unique cosmetic dermal filler that is composed of a substance called Calcium Hydroxyapatite. Radiesse is commonly used to treat wrinkles and deep lines around the nose and mouth area, including nasolabial folds (also known as smile lines) and marionette lines. Using a patented microsphere technology, each injection of Radiesse starts a process called collagenases, which stimulates new collagen production near the injection sites. At the same time, the CaHA gel microspheres themselves provide immediate volume to fill in visible deep lines and wrinkles. Most patients observe that the results of their treatment with Radiesse last for about one year.

Kybella

Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved cosmetic injectable treatment that is used to eliminate excess fat, remove the double chin, and contour the neck, jowls, and jawline. Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring enzyme in the body that dissolves fat cells. With simple, minimally invasive injections, Kybella can permanently dissolve fat cells in the treated area. The results of Kybella injections remain permanent, provided the patient does not undergo additional weight gain following the cosmetic procedure. Most patients require 3-4 treatment sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve the desired results and have permanent fat cell destruction. Kybella injections have become increasingly popular due to the minimal downtime and discomfort with no incisions or general anesthesia needed. Kybella can also be used to treat fat bulges on the body as well, including bra and abdominal fat, without any plastic surgery like liposuction involved. Kybella is an excellent non-surgical option for fat removal and face and neck contouring. It complements well with CoolSculpting, Thermage, Vivace, and other non-surgical facelift procedures for ultimate facial contouring and anti-aging.

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Man treated with Kybella, before and after

Other Non-Invasive Face Lift Procedures

CoolSculpting for permanent fat loss

For those who are struggling with stubborn pockets of fat that are unresponsive to regular exercise and a healthy diet, Coolsculpting is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can remove unwanted excess fat, contour the face, and help provide a more youthful appearance. Liposuction is a surgical and invasive fat removal procedure that is not always the best option for patients, whether due to excessive recovery time or the risks of invasive plastic surgery. Coolsculpting is an effective non-surgical alternative that is painless and is not associated with any downtime. CoolSculpting utilizes FDA-approved applicators that work via cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy fat cells in a targeted area. CoolSculpting is not indicated as a weight loss or a treatment for obesity. The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting treatment is a patient who has reached their ideal weight but still has specific bulges of fat that are unresponsive to regular exercise and a healthy diet. CoolSculpting reduces the fat cells in a single treatment area by 25 percent without any side effects and can be of great benefit to patients seeking non-invasive facelift solutions to reduce the appearance of the double chin permanently.

Laser Treatments to Complement a Non-surgical Face Lift

Laser treatments are a modern approach to treating the signs of aging that is both highly effective and popular with many Hollywood celebrities. Many different types of laser treatments can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns. However, not all lasers are created equal and should be used with caution on darker skin tones and those with hyperpigmentation or melasma. It is important to consult a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green in Manhattan, who is experienced in treating all skin types. When you consult Dr. Green on your anti-aging and skincare goals, she will carefully assess your skin and create a customized anti-aging and skin rejuvenation plan to create a youthful complexion and restore your confidence. Find out more about the wide range of different skin rejuvenation techniques using laser technology.

Fraxel Dual

Fraxel Dual is a popular fractionated laser that creates controlled, microscopic injuries to the skin to induce the natural wound-healing process of the skin and produce new collagen without significant downtime. The Fraxel Dual laser is equipped with two distinct settings or laser beams, making this a two-for-one laser treatment. The 1927 nm wavelength is a Thulium laser that can remove pigmentation, skin discoloration, age spots, and sun damage from the superficial layer of the skin. This specific wavelength targets chromophores or colored elements within skin cells to create a controlled, local thermal reaction to destroy pigmented spots. The 1550 nm wavelength Erbium component is used to improve skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. The Erbium technology delivers the energy deeper into the skin, stimulating new collagen synthesis. Fraxel is best for Fitzpatrick skin types I-III for safe and effective results. Dr. Green utilizes a combination of laser treatments like Fraxel to reverse sun damage, along with Thermage RF laser for skin tightening and Botox and dermal fillers for ultimate skin rejuvenation.

Radiofrequency (RF) Technology

Non-invasive cosmetic procedures that utilize radiofrequency technology can be incredibly beneficial for patients who are seeking options for their non-surgical facelift treatment. Many treatment modalities that use radiofrequency technology work by heating the inner layers of the skin. Through heat application, the therapy helps to tighten already existing collagen in the skin while simultaneously encouraging new collagen production. Collagen is a protein that is naturally found in the skin and provides it with a firm foundation and a supple, youthful appearance. The production of new collagen in the skin that is stimulated by treatment with radiofrequency technology not only helps to firm and tighten skin, improving skin elasticity but also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Thermage FLX is one example of a non-surgical, non-invasive skin tightening treatment that utilizes radiofrequency technology to provide smoother, firmer, tighter. In just a single treatment session, Thermage is able to induce new collagen production within the skin to create a more youthful appearance. Thermage can be used to treat the face in a non-surgical facelift, but can also be used to treat other areas of the body that are commonly affected by skin laxity that often develops due to aging, including the upper arms, abdomen, thighs, chest, and neck. The innovative radiofrequency technology of Thermage is able to safely and effectively hear the inner layers of the skin, resulting in a tightening effect for the existing collagen in the skin and the stimulation of new collagen production, leading to a more youthful complexion. Thermage FLX is the latest generation of skin-tightening lasers, which produces even faster and greater cosmetic results.

Vivace RF Microneedling is one of the newest cosmetic procedures that the FDA has approved for improving the texture, tone, and elasticity of skin for patients of every skin tone and skin type. This non-surgical treatment works by combining microneedling with radio frequency (RF) energy, treating the epidermal and dermal layers of skin to stimulate new collagen production. Vivace Microneedling is an excellent non-invasive treatment option for skin tightening, as well as for improving the overall skin texture, including reducing the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, and enlarged pores. In order to achieve the best cosmetic results from your Vivace treatment, Dr. Green recommends that patients engage in three Vivace treatment sessions that are each spaced four weeks apart.

eMatrix Laser is an innovative skin resurfacing treatment that uses bi-polar radio frequency energy to heat below the skin’s surface while keeping the top layers of skin intact. The cosmetic procedure induces the natural wound-healing process of the skin, stimulating new collagen production in the dermis. New collagen production leads to a smoother, brighter, tighter complexion and an overall more youthful appearance that lasts. Since the energy is delivered below the skin’s surface, patients are able to achieve remarkable facial rejuvenation results without lengthy downtime. eMatrix can be used to target various signs of aging, including wrinkles, sun damage, skin laxity, acne scars, stretch marks, skin discoloration, and enlarged pore size. Most patients require a short series of treatment sessions to attain their desired results, and eMatrix is easily combined with other non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, dermal fillers, and Thermage, to achieve pan-facial rejuvenation.

Thermage vs. Ultherapy for non-surgical facelift

Ultherapy and Thermage are both non-surgical treatment options that produce skin tightening effects and can be used in a non-surgical facelift plan. The primary difference between the two treatment options is that Thermage uses radiofrequency energy, whereas Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy. The treatments access the deep dermis to affect the SMAS muscle, which a plastic surgeon typically tightens during a surgical facelift procedure. Due to the nature of the Ultherapy treatment, one of the potential side effects that can occur is volume loss. The reason that patients who have a non-surgical facelift via Ultherapy may appear to look sunken or hollow following their treatment is that the ultrasound energy used to produce the tightening effect can penetrate the skin too deeply, affecting the fatty layer of skin, essentially “melting” the area. Thermage, however, is not associated with this potential side effect and, for this reason, is the preferred non-invasive treatment for skin tightening in Dr. Green’s NYC-based office. Not only is Thermage recommended over Ultherapy by Dr. Green, but although 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, Ultherapy is not FDA-approved for treating other areas of the body. In contrast, the Thermage skin tightening treatment can be used on sites other than the face, such as the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, chest, and neck. For more information, check out our detailed comparison of Thermage and Ultherapy.

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Restylane male aged 40-49 before and after

How much is a non-surgical facelift?

The total cost of having a non-surgical face lift is ultimately dependent upon a number of contributing factors, including the experience level of the provider who performs your treatment, the geographic location of the office in which you are treated, and the type and number of non-invasive cosmetic procedures that are incorporated into your non-surgical treatment plan to produce your final facial rejuvenation results. During your consultation with Dr. Michele Green in New York City regarding non-surgical facelift treatment, you will determine the non-invasive cosmetic procedures that are best suited to addressing your signs of aging and producing your ideal cosmetic results. At that time, the cost of the non-invasive treatments will be discussed. When you work with Dr. Green, she will provide you with non-surgical treatment options that work best for you within your budget.

What is the best type of non-surgical facelift?

When it comes to selecting the best non-surgical facelift procedures to incorporate into your facial rejuvenation treatment plan, there is no one best treatment for every patient. The best treatment non-surgical treatment depends on the areas of facial rejuvenation that need addressing, whether it be facia hollows, skin laxity, jowls, or sun damage. When you consult with board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Michele Green, she will always give you an honest assessment and curate a treatment plan that best addresses your specific cosmetic concerns. Some of the most commonly recommended cosmetic procedures included in non-surgical facelift plans include Thermage for skin tightening and laser treatments such as Fraxel Dual for improving skin texture and tone. The combination of these two non-surgical treatments effectively restores a youthful appearance by tightening and revitalizing skin. Facial volume loss and deep wrinkles are usually best treated with dermal filler injections. Dr. Green often recommends dermal filler products like Juvederm Voluma and Sculptra for replenishing facial volume and for achieving liquid facelift results. Those who also want to reduce dynamic wrinkles on the skin can benefit immensely from treatments with neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin. By combining these non-invasive procedures with Dr. Green’s MGSKINLABs, Inc. line of skincare products, Dr. Green will help you achieve a more healthy, youthful appearance for your skin.

How long does a non-surgical facelift last?

The cosmetic effects from your non-surgical facelift will vary slightly depending on the types of non-invasive procedures utilized to produce your results. The results from these non-surgical facelift treatments with Dr. Michele Green are long-lasting and produce natural-looking cosmetic results. Patients typically schedule maintenance treatment sessions on a semi-annual or annual basis in order to keep up their optimal results. In general, neurotoxins like Botox produce results that usually last between 3 and 4 months, depending on the treatment area. Kybella and CoolSculpting treatments lead to permanent removal of unwanted fat in the area treated, provided there is no additional weight gain following either cosmetic procedure, whether it be for the double chin, neck, or body.

The cosmetic benefits of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers last between six months and one year, depending on the type of dermal filler injected, your metabolism, and the decorative

area of the face treated. Thin hyaluronic acid fillers for fine lines, such as Belotero, typically last six months, and thicker dermal fillers for volume loss, such as Juvederm Voluma, can last more than one year. Dermal fillers, such as Sculptra, help stimulate the production of new collagen, with results typically lasting for up to two years. Resurfacing laser treatments provide patients with long-lasting effects, with most patients engaging in maintenance sessions on a yearly basis after achieving their ideal baseline results. Skin tightening treatment with Thermage radiofrequency can last for up to two years, but many patients choose to have Thermage performed annually for the best cosmetic results. When you discuss your non-surgical facelift treatment with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to establish a timeline for your initial treatment series and learn the recommended schedule for maintaining results.

What is the least invasive facelift?

Many of Dr. Michele Green’s patients in New York City are interested in the non-surgical treatments that will provide them with the most optimal facial rejuvenation results and that have the least amount of downtime and discomfort. An increasing number of patients are looking for non-invasive treatment options to accommodate their busy schedules and lives. Every individual patient presents with specific concerns regarding signs of aging and cosmetic goals, and many patients also have their preferences about what types of non-surgical cosmetic procedures they want to include in their treatment plans. When you work with Dr. Green, you will have the opportunity to identify a number of treatment options that will provide you with non-invasive, non-surgical facelift solutions to get the results you‘re looking for.

What is the most effective non-surgical facelift?

The most effective non-surgical facelift is a unique combination of treatment options that are carefully and intentionally selected by a board-certified dermatologist like Dr. Green and cater to your specific signs of aging and overall aesthetic goals. Dr. Green suggests combining Thermage with cosmetic injectables like Botox and dermal fillers for the most comprehensive facial rejuvenation results. Thermage is a non-surgical skin-tightening cosmetic procedure that utilizes radiofrequency energy to stimulate new collagen production in the dermal layers of the skin. The effects of Thermage will be enhanced structural support, resulting in firmer, tighter, smoother skin and an overall more youthful appearance.

Botox is often combined with these dermal fillers to relax the brows and crow’s feet. Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that is considered the gold standard for eliminating the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are those that form as a result of repeating facial expressions over time and typically first develop between the eyebrows (the frown lines at the glabella), the forehead, and the crow’s feet. Dermal fillers are used in all different areas of the face to replenish lost facial volume, enhance contour and definition, and reduce facial wrinkles that form related to collagen loss. When you meet with Dr. Green for your initial facial rejuvenation consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss with her your specific skin concerns and ideal aesthetic goals. She will physically assess your facial anatomy and help you determine which combination of non-invasive treatments will provide you with the most effective non-surgical facelift results.

What is the best treatment for sagging jowls?

The best cosmetic procedure for treating sagging jowls depends on the degree of skin laxity in the lower face. For improving a mild to moderate amount of skin laxity, Thermage FLX treatment is considered the gold standard. Thermage is a non-invasive treatment that relies on radiofrequency heat to stimulate new collagen production in the dermis. Collagen is a protein in the skin that provides it with a firm underlying foundation and which naturally depletes over time as part of the aging process. By inducing new collagen production, Thermage firms and tightens the skin, eliminating the appearance of loose, sagging jowls. Patients with severe skin laxity may benefit more from having a facelift surgery, as very loose skin may not improve drastically with Thermage FLX. During your initial consultation with Dr. Green regarding skin tightening, she will help you understand whether or not you are a good candidate for Thermage treatment. If the degree of skin laxity is too severe for Thermage FLX treatment, Dr. Green will refer you to a plastic surgeon for a cosmetic surgery consultation.

What Is a Caci non-surgical facelift?

A Caci non-surgical facelift is a device that uses microcurrent LED technology to mirror a person’s 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 facelift options in order to gain more satisfactory results.

Can you get a facelift without plastic surgery?

Yes! It is now easier than ever before to have a non-surgical facelift. Thanks to the various resurfacing laser treatments, dermal fillers, and skin tightening treatments available in the private dermatology office of Dr. Michele Green in NYC, it is entirely possible to improve the texture, tone, and elasticity of skin without significant downtime or discomfort. Whether you are interested in non-invasive treatment options like skin resurfacing laser treatments, cosmetic injectables like Botox or dermal fillers, or radiofrequency skin tightening treatments, Dr. Green has the non-surgical solution for you. If you are interested in facial rejuvenation without any plastic surgery involved whatsoever, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green in New York, who has the extensive experience and expertise to recommend the best non-surgical treatment options for you.

Can you tighten your skin after 50?

Yes! Skin tightening after 50 is entirely attainable without cosmetic surgery thanks to Thermage radiofrequency treatment. Patients with a mild to moderate amount of skin laxity can achieve smoother, tighter, firmer skin and an overall more youthful appearance in just a single treatment session of Thermage. Thermage is a non-invasive treatment that relies on radiofrequency energy to stimulate the production of new collagen in the dermis of the skin. Collagen is a naturally occurring structural protein in the skin that provides it with a firm underlying foundation and enhanced support. It begins to deplete at a faster rate than it is renewed as we age. This breakdown of collagen is what leads to skin laxity and the appearance of loose, sagging skin. By inducing new collagen production, Thermage improves skin elasticity and provides a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. Thermage is incredibly popular for targeting skin laxity in the lower face and neck but is also used for non-surgical skin tightening in the chest, decolletage, upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. It is important to consult with Dr. Green to ensure you are a good candidate for skin tightening with Thermage. For patients with severe skin laxity, Dr. Green may refer you to a trusted plastic surgeon. When you consult with Dr. Green at her private dermatology office in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, she will work with you to determine which skin-tightening cosmetic procedure you are a good candidate for. Together, you will create a personalized treatment plan for rejuvenation that incorporates the in-office cosmetic procedures and specially formulated skincare products that will help you achieve and maintain a natural-looking, long-lasting, youthful appearance.

How to get a facelift without plastic surgery

Thanks to advances that have been made in the field of cosmetic dermatology, there are countless non-surgical treatment options available for patients who are looking to get the facial rejuvenation benefits of a surgical facelift without actually needing to have invasive plastic surgery. Most patients who are seeking non-surgical pan-facial rejuvenation choose to engage with multiple complementary non-surgical treatments to achieve their ideal cosmetic results and a long-lasting, natural-looking, more youthful appearance. Since many of the cosmetic procedures are painless and are not associated with any significant amount of downtime, it is fairly easy for patients to create a non-surgical facelift treatment timeline that incorporates a variety of cosmetic procedures that each target different signs of aging. Depending on the specific symptoms of aging you present with during your consultation, Dr. Green may recommend non-surgical treatments such as dermal filler injections, skin resurfacing laser treatments, skin tightening treatments like Thermage, or a unique combination of non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Getting a non-surgical facelift is safe, effective, and revitalizing when you have your treatment with Dr. Michele Green in New York City.

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

What is the latest type of non-surgical facelift?

Thermage is considered the gold standard when it comes to non-surgical skin tightening procedures. Still, with constant developments being made, many patients wonder about the newest treatment option each year. The latest generation of the skin tightening device is Thermage FLX. The Thermage FLX is the state-of-the-art, latest generation in non-invasive skin tightening technology by Solta Medical. Thermage FLX is equipped with AccuRep technology that disperses an incredibly precise, even amount of radiofrequency energy with each pulse to provide enhanced cosmetic results and a faster treatment session compared to older models of Thermage. Not only is Thermage FLX ideal for achieving a non-surgical facelift, but it can also be used to treat loose skin on the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, chest, neck, and décolletage. One of the greatest benefits of Thermage is that there is absolutely zero downtime involved with the treatment, meaning patients can resume their usual daily activities immediately upon completion of their procedure and can schedule their treatment session with ease. The treatment is also painless, and no topical numbing cream is required in preparation for the course, unlike many other skin tightening treatments available. The cosmetic effects of Thermage last for up to two years after taking effect, making it an excellent low-maintenance treatment option for patients interested in achieving a long-lasting, natural-looking, more youthful appearance.

The thread lift is another non-surgical treatment that has recently gained popularity. A thread lift is a cosmetic procedure that entails a cosmetic plastic surgeon placing temporary, dissolvable sutures in the skin to improve skin laxity by providing a subtle “lift.” Many patients report persistent pain, swelling, and bruising in the treated area following a thread lift, and the facial rejuvenation results of the cosmetic procedure are often unfavorable and short-lived. Dr. Green instead recommends other non-surgical treatments that produce consistently stunning results without discomfort or downtime.

What is the most popular non-surgical facelift?

The most popular non-surgical facelift treatment at Dr. Michele Green’s private dermatology office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood is a customized combination of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with over 25 years of experience providing some of the world’s most discerning individuals with the best non-surgical procedures for achieving a natural-looking, long-lasting, more youthful appearance. With a background in art, Dr. Green takes a holistic approach and embraces a less-is-more philosophy regarding facial rejuvenation, customizing each patient’s non-surgical facelift treatment to perfectly cater to the signs of aging which they would like to address and achieve their ideal aesthetic goals. Most patients of Dr. Green’s who are interested in a non-surgical facelift take advantage of the non-surgical skin tightening benefits of Thermage and engage in other cosmetic procedures, such as Fraxel, dermal fillers, and Botox. During your initial consultation with Dr. Green, she will collect a thorough medical history, review any previous cosmetic procedures you may have had, and physically assess your skin condition. She will then work with you to create a personalized facial rejuvenation plan that leaves you looking and feeling your best with minimal downtime.

How Can I Get Started with a Non-Surgical Facelift?

Fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and crepey skin are natural signs of aging, but for many people, their appearance can induce feelings of self-consciousness. For those who are looking for a way to revitalize their skin and achieve a more youthful appearance without undergoing invasive facial plastic surgery, non-surgical facelift procedures may be just the solution. Non-surgical procedures, when performed by a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist like Dr. Michele Green in New York City, can produce long-lasting results that are comparable to cosmetic surgery without the need for any downtime or discomfort. Dr. Green is internationally renowned for her holistic approach and ‘less is more’ philosophy when it comes to non-surgical treatments for facial rejuvenation.

With over two and a half decades of experience providing the best non-invasive treatment options for some of the most discerning men and women from around the globe, Dr. Green’s dedication to her patients and expertise is well-reflected by the fact that she is consistently voted as one of New York’s best dermatologists by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, and Super Doctors. When you consult with Dr. Green at her boutique dermatology office, located in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss with her in-depth your specific skin concerns and aesthetic goals. Together, you will identify the non-invasive treatment options that are best suited to meeting your wants, needs, and budget. To get started with your non-surgical facelift and get a natural-looking, more youthful appearance that lasts, schedule a consultation with Dr. Green by contacting us online today or calling the NYC office at 212-535-3088. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board-certified dermatologist based in NYC, practices the latest techniques at the forefront of skincare and non-surgical facelift procedures to leave you looking and feeling like the best version of yourself.

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