Non-surgical facelift in Houston

Sometimes an individual may think they need surgery when, in fact, cosmetic injectables can deliver the results they want. Neuromodulators such as Botox and/or dermal fillers can be used to inject target areas of the face such as the cheeks, temples, jawline, and chin to create a lifted appearance that’s tighter, smoother, brighter, and more contoured. This is known as a “non-surgical facelift”, or “liquid facelift”, and is very popular, with rave reviews from patients.

Radiofrequecy techniques like InMode’s FaceTite™, NeckTite™, and Morpheus8™ add a deeper level of tightening for the neck and lower face, and are often combined with fillers like Sculptra®. In addition, lasers for resurfacing like the Contour TRL™ laser by Sciton® and BBL® treatments work well for sun-damaged skin. 

Advantages of a non-surgical facelift

  • Quick, convenient treatment time
  • Minimal downtime
  • Mild side effects and few risks
  • Quicker results than with a surgery
  • Less expensive than surgery

Goals of a liquid facelift

With age, the face starts to gravitate downward, with the lower half of the face becoming saggy and more prominent. A non-surgical facelift works to pull it back up, lifting the tissues and removing the appearance of weight in a subtle manner. The overall goals of a liquid facelift include:

  • Lifting/enhancing the cheeks
  • Improving the contour of the face
  • Providing volume to the temples
  • Removing heaviness from the upper eyelids
  • Smoothing wrinkles, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and smoker’s lines
  • Tightening the jowls
  • Defining the jawline 
  • Correcting under-eye bags and hollow areas
  • Restoring youthful plumpness to the skin
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FAQ

What injectables and treatments may be included in a non-surgical facelift?

Dr. Mentz’s on-site medspa offers the following cosmetic injectables, any of which may be included in a non-surgical facelift: Botox®, Dysport®, Daxi®, Belotero® Balance, Versa®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Revance® RHA® fillers, Sculptra®, and Kybella®. Dr. Mentz may also utilize cell-enriched fat grafting, which is also injected. Please see the second paragraph of this page for other procedures that can be added to a non-surgical facelift.

Are there any risks with a non-surgical facelift?

You may have a little discomfort, swelling, redness, and/or bruising following treatment. Bruising is often worsened by blood-thinning elements such as aspirin and alcohol. There have been very rare cases where patients experienced allergic reactions, staph or strep infections, herpes flare-ups, and skin necrosis. If you’re concerned about any of these side effects, please bring them up during your consultation. Also be sure to let us know of any allergies you may have.

Commonly addressed areas

  • Area under the eyes
  • Area around the brows
  • Cheeks
  • Temples
  • Jowls and jawline 
  • Area between the nose and mouth

Non-surgical facelift treatment details

Our liquid facelift procedures are performed at Dr. Mentz’s on-site medical spa and take anywhere from 15 to two hours. Before the treatment, your skin will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic cream will be applied to help numb the injections. Your skin may also be marked to help guide your specialist.

You will then receive a series of injections into targeted areas of your face, just underneath the skin. Your specialist will know just the right amount to inject, and where. Your injections will all be focused on achieving a fresher, brighter, and more youthful appearance. Although you may feel a small amount of pinching from the injections during treatment, there shouldn’t be any pain. 

Recovery and results

The majority of liquid facelift patients are able to resume their regular activities 24 hours after treatment, except for workouts, UV exposure, and tanning, which may be resumed in one week. You may experience mild bruising and swelling around the injection site for a few days to one week. You’ll be able to see some results instantly after treatment, depending on which products were used. Every cosmetic injectable has a different onset and lifespan, and some products may take a little longer to become apparent. Results often last 9 to 12 months, and may even last up to two years (again, depending on what type of products were used). Many patients have maintenance sessions to prolong their results.

Candidates for a non-surgical facelift  

If you’re in the Houston area and you’re interested in a liquid facelift, it may be the perfect option for you. The ideal candidates for this treatment are those who:

  • Are just beginning to notice signs of aging
  • Do not have severe wrinkles or sagging skin
  • Don’t want the recovery time or cost of a surgical facelift
  • Have realistic expectations for what a liquid facelift can accomplish
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