There is no life timeline when it comes to considering getting a full facelift or any other cosmetic procedures. It’s down to the individual, and it depends on how you view yourself.
If you are happy with the natural signs of aging and consider them as the beautiful marks of evolution – which they are – then you’ll potentially be in a good place when it comes to confidence and self-love. However, there’s still a large proportion of women out there whose self-confidence is spiraling downwards due to increased wrinkles, creases, and sagging facial skin. This is where people consider aesthetics, or a full facelift.
You know it is the right time for you when you are starting to dislike the appearance of the loose skin of your jawline and neck, or even when you spy extra fat under your chin becoming prominent. I’ll be honest, I’m only 34 and I’m quite happy with how I’m aging, but I can easily feel down when I catch photos of me with so many little lines around my eyes, or a few extra layers going on under that chin!
Another reason some women feel disheartened is when the minimally non-invasive treatments – like skin peels, microdermabrasions and other facials, don’t work like before.
Getting back your healthy, fresh and rejuvenated look does not necessarily mean going under the knife and considering surgery. There are so many safer, non-surgical procedures that can work wonders, which are less expensive, safer, and pain-free. Let’s take a look at one today that is growing in popularity:
What do you need to know about Full Face Lift?
Full face lift is a non-surgical procedure that is also called the 8-Point Face Lift or Liquid Facelift. This highly popular procedure targets the eight areas of the face, tightening them and restoring plumpness to mitigate the signs of aging.
The 8 strategic areas of the face are the cheekbones, tear troughs, mid-face volume, nasolabial folds (indentations on either side of your mouth), corners of the mouth, chin (pre-jowl area), lower cheeks, and jawline.
Full facelift contours the shape of the face, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Other benefits include:
● volumising the lips
● lifting the corners of your mouth
● correcting the jowls
● enhancing and correcting the facial symmetry
● opening and brightening the eyes
● lifting the facial feature from your forehead to the jaw region
● replenishing the volume in your cheeks
● lifting the neck that defines the jawline
How does it work?
It involves using dermal fillers to lift the facial tissues, so it’s similar to the practice of botox to some respect.
It may also include using Botox and other products to naturally enhance and discreetly revitalise the structure of the midfacial region of your face – it all depends on the person and their concerns. The injectable fillers are administered to the identified areas to lift them, and the combination of dermal fillers and Botox produces smoother and longer-lasting effects.
The dermal filler contains hyaluronic acid, the naturally-occurring substance in the body that enhances the skin hydration and adds volume. This acid triggers the natural production of collagen that keeps the skin healthy and contoured. As you grow older, the skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity. It leads to wrinkles, sagging, discoloration, and other skin issues.
While Botox, a popular treatment among celebrities and high-profile personalities in society, uses different kinds of botulinum toxin, this treatment works by relaxing the muscle activity, minimising the appearance of wrinkles. Other non-invasive alternatives include Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy), Thermage, Ultherapy, Laser Skin Resurfacing, and Threadlift.
How safe is the procedure?
While it combines different treatments to create an almost magical transformation, the full facelift is generally safe. During your initial consultation with the aesthetic doctor or trained professional, he would evaluate your facial skin, the extent of damage, and the type of treatment you need. Every person has a unique face, which requires a customised procedure to resolve the problems.
It is a relatively simple and pain-free procedure that starts by applying numbing cream across the face area. Anesthetics are available upon your request. The next step is administering a series of injections to the key areas of the face to achieve the desired result.
The procedure lasts for 30-60 minutes, including the consultation. After the treatment, you can continue your usual routine. You can see visible results right after the procedure, but the full effect happens within 2 weeks.
Does it have side effects?
Like other injectable treatments, the risk of bleeding and bruising is present. During the treatment, some patients feel a burning sensation, but it passes quickly. Expect a slight swelling, tenderness, and redness around the treated spots after the administration of fillers. They are natural and temporary reactions of the skin tissues beneath the surface as they adapt to the effects of the substance. There are also instances that bruises appear but eventually subside after several days.
It is essential to leave the treated areas alone for 48 hours. Avoid using make-up or exposing your face to extreme temperatures. It is best to avoid using steam rooms, saunas, and sunbeds during the recovery period to prevent possible complications. Refrain from rubbing, massaging, or touching the filled sections. Also, be careful when washing your face.
How long do the effects last?
The effects of a full facelift, like other non-surgical procedures, typically last for 1-2 years. The bigger, surgical treatments last up to 10 years. The results also depend on the location of your injection. Fillers tend to dissipate quickly when there is a lot of movement or motion. It is vital to follow your doctor’s instructions and have a regular follow-up visit to find out if the t effects are wearing off, and you need a repeat procedure.
According to experts, regular treatments provide cumulative benefits that sustain the lasting effects. Also, there is a finding that after the first and second treatment, the next touch-ups require a lesser amount of fillers. This is because the body creates a sort of scaffolding in the treated areas, preventing the wrinkles from going deeper. Proper and regular treatment of patients in their 30s helps them sustain their looks, even if they are now in their 50s.
Who is not allowed to undergo a full facelift?
It is not suitable for people with severe allergies, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, and under 18 years of age.
How much does this procedure cost?
The price you pay for this treatment depends on the number of syringes used to treat the areas that require lifting and rejuvenating. Generally, treating the 8 points of your face or more than one section requires 2 types of 1ml syringes. Your minimum spend is £350 to more than £1,000. The cost may vary depending on the extent of the whole procedure.
If you believe that it is time for a confidence boost and bring back your youthful appearance, opting for non-surgical procedures like a full facelift is a good alternative.