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You only have one set of adult teeth, and they need to last until you are 80, 90, or beyond. The actions you take towards your teeth today will either benefit you or harm you in the future. Of course, good dental care starts with seeing a dentist regularly. You should go in for cleanings and checkups, and any other time you think something might be amiss with your teeth. Education is important when it comes to any aspect of your health, so start reading the articles on this website to educate yourself about dentists and dental care. We promise that when you're 80 and you still have your teeth, you won't regret the time spent.


The Tooth of the Matter: A Dental Blog

What's A Nonsurgical Facelift, Anyway?

Sofia Curtis

When you hear the word "facelift," you almost certainly think of a procedure that involves making a few incisions along your hairline, removing skin, and suturing the tissue back together for a tighter, lifted experience. So when you hear the term "nonsurgical facelift," you may instantly wonder how anyone might remove and lift the skin without making any cuts. Well, here's the thing: a nonsurgical facelift is not an actual facelift, per se. Rather, it is a series of non-surgical procedures designed to give you an appearance similar to that achieved with a facelift. What are these procedures? Take a look.

Dermal Fillers

Facial skin starts sagging mostly because it becomes depleted of collagen, the protein that gives it plumpness and elasticity. If you can make the skin plumper, it creates a tighter, more toned look without you having to remove any of the skin via surgery. Dermal fillers are designed to do just this.

Some fillers are made with actual collagen, whereas others are made with synthetic substances. Your dermatologist can recommend the best option for you based on the location and severity of your wrinkles. In either case, the filler will be injected into your skin. The effects will last several months or up to two years, depending on the filler used. While you might have a little tenderness and redness after the injections, it's nothing like healing from a facelift!

Fat Injections

Sometimes patients' faces droop due to a loss of fat from underneath the skin. It's common to lose fat from the temples, chin, and cheeks as you age. Your dermatologist may remove some of your own fat from your hips or buttocks via liposuction, and then inject that fat into your face. This will instantly give your face a fuller look that should last for several years. Since your own fat is used, there is little to no chance of a bad reaction. 

Ultrasound Therapy

Another component of many nonsurgical facelifts is the use of ultrasound therapy to tighten and tone the skin. Basically, your practitioner will hold a special device against your skin. That device will emit ultrasound waves, which cause your skin to produce more of its own collagen. Slowly, over the coming days and weeks, your face will start to look tighter due to this increased collagen production. You won't feel a thing during treatment, and it is very safe compared to a surgical facelift.

 You don't have to undergo surgery for a younger look. To learn more information about non surgical facelifts, reach out to a company such as Essentially Pure Dentistry