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5 Best Non-Surgical Facelift Options

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By Clarissa Vanner

Are you tired of seeing wrinkles and fine lines on your face? Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance without undergoing surgery? A non-surgical facelift may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Not only is it less invasive and more affordable than traditional facelifts, but it also offers a variety of benefits, including reduced downtime and natural-looking results. In this article, we’ll explore the top five non-surgical facelift options available today, so you can make an informed decision on which one is right for you. Start your search today and discover the best non-surgical facelift options for a younger and more vibrant appearance.

Liquid Facelift

A Liquid facelift is a popular non-surgical option that uses injectable fillers to restore volume and lift sagging skin. This treatment can address a range of concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume in the cheeks, temples, and jawline. The fillers used in a liquid facelift are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin. This makes the treatment safe, minimally invasive, and with minimal side effects.

During a liquid facelift, the filler is injected into strategic areas of the face to lift and contour the skin. The procedure typically takes 30-minutes to an hour to complete, and there is no downtime required —  you can return to your daily activities right away! The ideal candidate for a liquid facelift is someone with mild signs of aging. Book a consultation today to find out if a liquid facelift is the right treatment for you!


Thermage uses radiofrequency technology to stimulate collagen production and tighten sagging skin. The treatment is often used to address concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin around the eyes, forehead, and neck. During a Thermage treatment, a handheld device is used to deliver radiofrequency energy deep into the skin, which triggers the body’s natural collagen production. The result is a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance that can last for up to two years.

One of the biggest benefits of Thermage is that it can achieve facelift-like results without the need for surgery. It’s non-invasive, meaning there are no incisions or sutures required, and there is no downtime needed for recovery. Additionally, unlike other treatments, Thermage delivers results after just one treatment, and your result will continue to improve over time.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a non-surgical facelift option that uses a combination of chemicals to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. The treatment involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, which causes the top layer of the skin to peel off. The new skin that grows back is smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking. Chemical facelifts can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and uneven skin tone. This treatment is particularly effective for those with mild to moderate signs of aging.

One of the main advantages of a chemical facelift is that it is a non-invasive treatment, which means there is no need for incisions or sutures. Additionally, chemical facelifts have minimal downtime compared to traditional facelifts. Patients may experience some redness, peeling, and flaking of the skin for several days after the treatment, but this typically resolves on its own.

While a chemical peel can be a great option for many, not everyone is an ideal candidate. A chemical peel is not recommended for people who have a history of poor wound healing, abnormal scarring, deep wrinkles or scars, or loose or sagging skin. It’s also not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.


Ultherapy is another non-surgical facelift option that uses ultrasound technology to lift and tighten sagging skin. The treatment is FDA-cleared and works by delivering focused ultrasound energy deep into the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen. By increasing collagen production, Ultherapy can lift and tighten loose skin around the neck, chin, and brow reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Like the other treatments on this list, Ultherapy doesn’t require incisions or anesthesia, and there is no downtime required for recovery. Patients may experience some mild redness and swelling after the treatment, but this typically resolves on its own within a few hours. Ultherapy is only available through licensed physicians, so search online to find a clinic near you!

Botulinum Toxin Injections

Botulinum toxin injections, also known as neuromodulators, are a popular non-surgical facelift option that works by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles and fine lines. The treatment involves injecting a small amount of botulinum toxin into the muscles of the face. The toxin works by blocking the nerve signals that cause the muscles to contract, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

There are several different types of botulinum toxin injectables available, including Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau, and they all smooth out wrinkles in the same way. It usually takes about 5- to 15-days (but up to 4-weeks) to see results. It’s also worth noting that the results are temporary, lasting about 3- to 5-months. This means patients will need ongoing treatments to maintain results. That said, it’s still a great option if you want a treatment with little risks and downtime.

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Clarissa is the Junior Managing Editor of ActiveBeat. She aspires to live a healthy lifestyle by staying active and eating foods that nourish her body, but she isn't afraid to indulge in a little chocolate here and there! Clarissa loves cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her dog. In her free time, you'll find her relaxing in her hammock or curled up on the couch reading a book.

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