Getting A Non-Surgical Facelift With Botox

(Creative Commons) Getting a non-surgical face lift can be achieved with Botox injections.*

Facial symmetry and radiant skin are paramount to beauty. Not only that, how we feel about our looks can positively or negatively affect self-esteem. The philosophy of an ideal symmetry has existed since Ancient Greece with the golden mean and golden ratio. Aristotle defined “universal standards of beauty” using his golden mean equation, based on a mathematic score. A main aspect of his definition is the moderation of extremes concerning symmetrical, well-balanced bodily proportions. When symmetry is askew and skin is sagging, many consider the possibilities of a facelift. However, today’s innovations in dermatology can offer remarkable results with non-surgical facelift procedures.

Los Angeles residents are constantly on the lookout for anti-aging regimens and non-invasive cosmetic procedures to improve looks. In the never-ending conquest of beauty, a dermatologist can assist you with selecting the best non-surgical facelift procedures for you. The course of action will depend on your:

  • Skin issue
  • Skin tone
  • Goal of patient

For those not entirely on board for a permanent cosmetic surgery, non-surgical procedures are a wonderful way to test different results. Other contributors to the signs of aging include sun damage, smoking, reduction of muscle mass, genetics and a poor diet.

Non-surgical facelift procedures and treatments include:

  • Non-surgical jowl lift
  • Non-surgical cheek lift
  • Non-surgical blepharoplasty
  • Non-surgical chin augmentation
  • Skin-tightening treatments
  • Laser skin rejuvenation


Not even the best anti-aging regimen and skin care products can prevent aging. Lucking, the prevalence in non-invasive approaches can ensure optimal aging over time and at time slow the process of developing wrinkles. Non-surgical facelift procedures work by counteracting volume loss, sagging skin, wrinkles and uneven skin tone.

The appearance of aging is directly linked to the loss of bone, fat, collagen and elastin in the face, as well as the rest of the body. Collagen also hydrates skin, so producing less of it is an issue for a radiant appearance.

Loss of elasticity is also huge since it contributes to definition loss along the jaw line, droopy eyes and cheeks, and the development of jowls.

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This Los Angeles patient had a Radiesse treatment to reduce the appearance of her jowls. Radiesse can be combined with other non-surgical facelift procedures.*


To counteract these problems, you need a dermatologist who offers procedures and treatments that tighten and rejuvenate skin, replenish hydration loss and stimulate collagen production.

Skin Tightening Techniques

Thermage is a non-ablative treatment technique that uses electric and magnetic energy (radiofrequency) to tighten skin and improve skin sagging issues. It works in just one treatment with little down time. Treatments with skin-tightening devices work well on those who have the first signs of aging.

It works well around the eye skin for fine lines and wrinkles, as well on the upper and lower eyelids for tightening effects. Thermage is also effective on the face for over all tightening, eradicating fine lines and to address jowls. A sagging jawline is a main indicator of age, so Thermage works to tighten the jawline and under the jaw on the neck. This non-surgical facelift procedure is also safe for use on the entire body, with the possibility to temporary diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are also ideal for non-surgical facelift procedures. Formulations such as Radiesse, Restylane or Juvéderm can plump skin, counter act sagging, replenish volume and smooth wrinkles. Dermal fillers are either formations of calcium hydroxyapatite or hyaluronic acid. Radiesse is calcium hydroxyapatite based. Restylane, Juvéderm and Belotero are hyaluronic acid based. Of the four, Radiesse has a thicker consistency for contouring benefits. In terms of a non-surgical jowl lift, dermal fillers can be injected into both the jawline and cheekbones. This both lifts cheeks and counteracts the sagging of the lower face and prevalence of jowls for more symmetry.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Two of the most popular laser skin rejuvenation options are Fraxel and Spectra. These non-surgical facelift procedures work by stimulating new collagen production to address unevenness, age spots and wrinkles.

Spectra is a dual mode Q-switched laser. Its four wavelengths of 532, 585, 650 and 1,064-nanometer wavelengths offer versatility in anti-aging treatments. Spectra may also be used on those with darker skin and pigmented lesions.

Fraxel offers three laser models that also offer versatility. A Fraxel re:fine, Fraxel DUAL 1550/1927 or Fraxel re:pair treatment will be determined by your dermatologist. Factors include the severity of your signs of aging and skin tone. The non-ablative re:fine and re:store DUAL may be used on all skin types. The ablative re:pair is only used on light to medium skin tones.