Anti-Ageing Treatments: Surgical or Non-Surgical?
It’s no secret that we live in an incredibly image conscious society that values a youthful appearance seemingly above anything else. As a result, we are now flooded with options and often major decisions to restore our young-looking appearance, but this wider range of options open to us does come with a downside. It can be very hard for many patients that decide whether the surgical or non-surgical route is right for them. In this article we will be looking at the most popular surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments and procedures, how they have developed, and the positives of both options to hopefully help you make your journey a little easier.
A procedure many consider on their quest for a younger looking face is the facelift. Made well known by celebrities in the 1980’s (not always for the right reasons, it has to be said!) facelift procedures are often held as the original modern cosmetic procedure, and the most traditional solution for an ageing face. The invasive surgery lifts the skin on the face, helping patients to look less tired and the skin less wrinkled, and in the right hands the results can be quite natural. But the healing process can be painful, and there is a fairly lengthy recovery time to factor in. In years gone by the thought of a facelift was considered as your last chance of restoring your youth, as images of tight and extremely stretched skin came to mind.
However, facelifts have come a long way and now allow patients to achieve not only a more natural look but also target more specific problem areas of the face with the invention of mini-facelift treatments, and even non-surgical alternatives like thread lifts – offered at APSARAS. The techniques used to perform a facelift treatment have also changed dramatically over the years, but there are still risks attached to facelift surgery which can be avoided by choosing a non-surgical option like the Silhouette Soft thread lift. This is available in clinic and, costing a third of the price of a traditional facelift, is a popular non-invasive option.
A positive for many people that undergo a surgical anti-ageing treatment such as a facelift is that the effects are permanent, which is great if the treatment goes according to plan. The fact of the matter is no one a fully predict what the results of your treatment will be like until the procedure has be done. This could potentially leave some patients with long term results that they are unhappy with. Patients thinking about undergoing a surgical procedure such as a facelift should approach the treatment with caution and do as much research as possible before undergoing the treatment, and consider a less invasive option as part of this.
When looking at non-surgical anti-ageing treatments the biggest players in the game are muscle relaxing injections and dermal filler injections; together these cosmetic products are often called non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment. These two cosmetic treatments together work as a great anti-ageing treatment, as dermal fillers are able to fill the skin creases, lines and wrinkles due to their skin plumping nature. Muscle relaxing injections are able to effectively freeze the facial muscle they are injected into, making it impossible to overuse the muscle and crease the skin further. These treatments are two of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the UK and it’s easy to see why. They provide patients with great results that, if combined with a thread lift (as mentioned above) can rival a surgical procedure without the hefty price-tag that can be attached to surgical procedures. They’re also quick and convenient, and have much less risk attached, compared to their surgical counterparts.
Non-invasive options are more popular than ever, as a recent report revealed injectables and thread lifts are the most popular treatments in the UK for those looking to avoid going under the knife. Thread lifts – popular with women from 35 onwards, offer adaptable results and can help reduce the earliest signs of ageing. Threads are placed under the skin to lift muscles and give the face a more youthful, volumised look. Requiring just local anaesthetic, the treatment is reliable, safe and allows you to return to work immediately – something that cannot be said for traditional facelift surgery.
“My most requested and more performed treatments within my practice are anti-ageing treatments and I can completely understand why. Non-surgical treatments are perfect for women 35 onwards as they are flexible and offer natural results. Anti-ageing treatments, like thread lifts and injectables, are designed to combat the signs of ageing but also allow patients to return to their skin prior to treatment – which isn’t an option with long term surgical cosmetic procedures.”
If you would like more information on non-surgical anti-ageing treatments such as Silhouette Soft thread lifts, dermal fillers and muscle relaxing injections then book your consultation with Dr Thevendra today.