As you age, the production of elastin and collagen by your body’s cells naturally weakens. These two proteins are responsible for keeping your skin plump, smooth and firm. Their decreased production results in sagging skin in different areas of your body, but it is more pronounced on your neck and face.

A facelift is an ideal choice to tighten your skin and generate a youthful facial appearance. And for years, the only option you had for a facelift was a surgical procedure. Fortunately, with non-invasive procedures like dermal filler injections and Botox being offered by cosmetic clinics like Clarity Skin in Salt Lake City, you can now get a facelift without going under the knife.

These non-invasive facelift procedures are quick, have little discomfort and require minimal healing time. They also allow those who, for some reason, cannot undergo surgery to still benefit from a facelift. Here are some things to know about your available non-surgical facelift options.

Botox

This product marketed under brand names like Xeomin and Dysport is the most common facelift option. It is a neuromodulator that injected into your facial muscles to enable them to relax temporarily, smoothing out wrinkles, crow’s feet and creases. Botox can also smooth out bands around your neck. The effects of Botox result in a youthful appearance. It takes about three to seven days after your injection for the results to become evident, and they last for three to four months.

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Dermal Fillers

There are different dermal filler types including collagen-based, hyaluronic acid-based, permanent and semi-permanent. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Voluma, are the common ones. The fillers are primarily used to restore facial volume to your cheeks and lips and fill in spaces and lines, giving you an “instant facelift.” The fillers have minimal side effect and the results last six to 12 months.

Kybella

This is a fat-blasting medication used to correct sagging neck following the loss of fat and muscle tissue. To achieve the effects you are aiming for, you will need two to four Kybella injections over a three or four-month period, depending on the extent of your sagging neck. The injection will also dissolve submental fat, which gives the illusion of a double chin.

Fat Transfer

In this technique, fat is removed from different areas of your body and injected into your face. The fat helps in the addition of volume to your skin. Fat transfer is used to correct crow’s feet, acne scars, sunken cheeks, laugh lines and skin depressions. It produces natural-looking and often permanent results. It has neither allergic reactions nor rejections since it is harvested from your body.

There exists no clear-cut solution to getting a youthful appearance regardless of your age. A cosmetic surgeon will first assess what should be worked on to give you a facelift and then map your desired treatment objectives. This way, you can choose the best non-invasive treatment option for your case. To guarantee you get your desired effect, work with a certified and licensed cosmetic surgeon. The treatments are all FDA-approved and safe, so devastating side effects should not be a concern for you.