It’s a pretty helpless feeling when you realize your facial serums and skin care creams are less effective in keeping the signs of aging at bay. A facelift may seem like such a drastic next step, but you don’t want to sit back and do nothing. Are there intermediate treatments that can have as positive an outcome as a facelift without the scalpel? Dr. Zenovia at ZENA Medical has everything you need to know about non-surgical anti-aging treatments that can keep you looking and feeling young without a facelift.
The signs of aging creep in thanks to loss of collagen, which leaves your skin loose and sagging. Without this most important of support structures, your facial tissues, such as fat pads and connective tissues, can begin to droop. This leads to wrinkles and is when jowls start to appear, your jawline becomes less defined, and your lips and cheeks become thinner. The facial heart- shape that’s the mark of youth becomes more squared off, changing the contours of your features.
You don’t have to sit idly by while this happens, though. There are non-surgical facelift options that will induce collagen production, restore lost volume to your facial features, and lift your features into a more youthful contour. Dr. Zenovia has the unmatched talent and intensive facial anatomy knowledge necessary to put recent cosmetic enhancement innovations to their advantage, giving you the results of a facelift without you having to undergo a surgical procedure.
Thread lifts are becoming more common and provide both a physical and biological lift to your facial features. This treatment begins with anesthetic, after which, Dr. Zenovia will insert a mesh of threads beneath your skin. We use NovaThreads, which are polydioxanone (PDO), a material that stimulates fibroblasts to increase collagen fiber production. At first, the threads do the lifting of your tissues. As collagen grows, it surrounds the threads, creating a matrix of its own support. Over time, the threads are absorbed, leaving behind this collagen scaffolding for longer lasting, beautiful, and natural results.
Sculptra® Aesthetic is another collagen booster made of biodegradable, biocompatible poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates collagen production in the dermis. Sculptra® Aesthetic fills in deep wrinkles and replaces lost volume for a more youthful appearance. As the PLLA interacts with your tissues, collagen fibers become more prolific, holding your tissues in place the same as they did in their younger state.
The Juvéderm® line has turned the science of cosmetic sculpting into an art, with a variety of hyaluronic acid-based (HA) fillers. HA is naturally produced by the body to nourish and hydrate the skin, keeping it supple and looking naturally beautiful. Juvéderm® fillers are precisely engineered with specific consistencies to enhance your features and tackle a multitude of aging issues. Whether you’re looking to plump your lips, decrease the depth of facial folds and wrinkles, subtly smooth away finer lines and wrinkles, or enhance cheek volume, ZENA Medical has a Juvéderm® for that.
The Restylane® line is another HA-based family of fillers with carefully formulated consistencies to address almost any aging concern from wrinkles, deep nasolabial folds, cheek volume loss, and more. HA’s nourishing qualities keep skin supple, which helps keep your collagen network healthy and thriving.
Radiesse® fills in lost volume and stimulates collagen production for up to a year, so not only is your face a more pleasing, youthful shape, your skin has more support to maintain its elasticity. There are no sagging jawlines and drooping cheeks with Radiesse® and the talents of the ZENA Medical team.
At ZENA Medical, we believe in creating a natural look as opposed to overfilled, obvious results, which in some cases, can contribute to an aged appearance rather than alleviate it. Giving our patients results they can be proud of without being exaggerated is our goal for youthful, effective beauty that gives your face balance. While dermal fillers have more immediate results thanks to the gel’s consistency, Sculptra® Aesthetic results appear in the 3-4 months it takes to complete your treatment regimen. Thread lifting also offers some immediate improvement as the threads to the initial lifting, and those results continue as collagen grows to replace them.
Our passion for cosmetic enhancement is only matched by our compassion for how we treat our patients. We’ll listen to your concerns and evaluate your facial aesthetic as a whole, so you get treated as the person you are, and not just a body part.
With the wealth of choice for alternative face lifting treatments, there’s bound to be a treatment you qualify for. Schedule a comprehensive consultation at ZENA Medical to learn which of these non-surgical facelift options is best for you.
If you’d like to learn more about non-surgical facelifts, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with your personal assessment at ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Call us at (949) 200-8222 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!
*Individual Results May Vary