If you are not ready or simply do not need to undergo surgery, a non-surgical facelift may be the perfect alternative. Expertly combining a number of dermal fillers, Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander can create a youthful, buoyant look in your face with minimal downtime and a virtually pain-free experience.
As we age, not only does the skin become more lax and start to sag, but also the face actually starts to lose volume. We lose muscle and fat, and as a result, the face appears deflated and shadows become apparent under the eyes, in the mid-cheek region, around the mouth and along the jawline. This can lead to an aged or tired appearance.
At FACE Toronto, we specialize in giving our patients options for both surgical and non-surgical ways to freshen the face and reverse the signs of aging. The goal of a non-surgical facelift is to treat sagging skin around the jowls and jawline and to refresh the appearance of the areas around the neck, cheek and mouth.
Also referred to as a "liquid facelift" a non-surgical facelift uses dermal fillers to restore volume to areas that are starting to sink or hollow. This makes it an excellent option for patients that have milder signs of aging or who are just not ready for surgery.
The key to a nonsurgical facelift is to have it performed by an expert. As specialists in facelift surgery, Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander understand the regions that need to be corrected. He uses cosmetic fillers such as Perlane, Restylane, Juvederm, or Radiesse in a precise and well-placed combination to give you the best results. Further, he is a sought-after speaker and trainer on nonsurgical injectable fillers and has directed courses for other physicians on techniques to produce the best results.
The advantages of a non-surgical facelift treatment include:
Ada Shim and Ashlin Alexander have unique abilities to look at each patient’s face and see the complete picture. His attention to detail leaves no stone unturned when it comes to enhancing your natural beauty. We are not endorsed by any medical product, causing our approach to be 100% geared toward your interests.
At FACE Toronto, we use different tools to produce a soft and natural appearance. A combination of Radiesse, Voluma, and Perlane are used for deep lifting. Dynamic wrinkles (crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines) are treated with BOTOX® or Xeomin, relaxing the muscles that cause those wrinkles. The finer regions and more superficial wrinkles are corrected with Juvederm, Restylane, and Restylane Fine Lines.
On average, the results from a nonsurgical facelift will last for nine months to a year. A true facelift with surgery will produce results that should last for approximately ten years. Other permanent options that are often combined with a facelift include fat grafting which is similar to a filler treatment, but much larger volumes can be used and the results are long-standing.
The results after treatment with BOTOX® and cosmetics fillers are immediate. The volume correction and wrinkle softening can be seen right away. There can be some mild swelling that will last for 24 to 48 hours.
There is a possibility of some mild bruising and we recommend avoiding a full treatment two or three days before a major event. Full activities, including heavy exercise, can be resumed the day following the treatment.
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a natural blood product with remarkable regenerative powers. A non-surgical facelift with PRP can be performed to restore, rejuvenate and bring back the glow to your facial skin. PRP has been used for decades in the medical field to speed wound healing, and by professional athletes who need to get back to the field or court as fast as possible. Often called a “vampire facial” due to the use of blood products, this treatment can be used singly, or in combination with other facial rejuvenation treatments.
Your blood has a multitude of ingredients. PRP is extracted from a small sample of your own blood in a centrifuge. Within the PRP is what is termed “growth factors,” elements in the blood that restore and repair skin. The treatment essentially works with your natural body processes to rebuild your skin from within. As the skin regenerates, fine lines and wrinkles smooth, and your facial skin takes on a youthful radiance. New collagen is produced – the perfect, natural skin enhancement.
The addition of a PRP treatment along with your non-surgical facelift can produce a remarkable improvement in skin quality, particularly if your skin has lost its supple quality and has begun to loosen and look lax and crepey. The dermal fillers will smooth lines, wrinkles and creases, while the PRP works from deep within the skin layers to regenerate and restore. The combination of these two procedures can produce a truly dramatic improvement.
Every patient is different in how often retreatment will be needed. We work closely with our patients to determine when retreatment should be performed. Typical results of PRP treatments will last for a year or longer. Want softer, smoother, more radiant skin? Add PRP treatments to your non-surgical facelift for added benefits – a more youthful skin texture that glows from within.