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3 Alternatives To A Facelift

Written by Cosmetic Surgery of New York | May 15, 2017 10:20:02 PM

Getting a facelift is a surgical way to help you get back your more youthful appearance by tightening the skin around your face and neck. However, if you are wanting to get rid of your fine lines and wrinkles without going under the knife, try these three alternatives instead.

 

Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasounds aren’t just used to reveal the gender of a fetus. In fact, ultrasound therapy can also be used to help restore your skin’s collagen and smooth out your wrinkles. As one of the most effective alternatives to going under the knife, ultrasound technology will give you the results you desire within a few months.

How does ultrasound technology work exactly? By penetrating deep into the layers of the skin, ultrasound therapy works to target the skin cells which in turn helps encourage the production of collagen.

 

Injectables

If you are want more immediate results than those that ultrasound technology can give you, consider getting an injectable like Botox which is popular among all age groups. As one of the most effective ways to temporarily rid you of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and forehead, Botox is virtually pain free with very few side-effects, if any. In fact, Botox is so simple and easy that one of the doctors at Cosmetic Surgery of NY will simply inject it into the muscles on your face and around your eyes to paralyze the muscles, in return leaving you with a smoother looking complexion and a more youthful looking appearance.

 

Chemical Peels

Another alternative to getting a facelift is through a chemical peel. A chemical peel involves placing a thin layer of a chemical like an alpha hydroxy acid on your skin and then removing it after about 5-10 minutes. These chemicals work to target the top few layers of your skin and after a few days or so the skin will slough off, in turn encouraging the production of new skin will help aid in the reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

If you are interested in less invasive alternatives to a facelift, ultrasound therapy, injectables, and chemical peels are all great options. To learn more, contact Cosmetic Surgery of NY and schedule an appointment.