Non-Operative Facial Rejuvenation

Even though surgical mode of treatment is the best and longest lasting form of facial rejuvenation, the following alternatives are outpatient, non-surgical procedures that offer the lifted, toned, and tightened effect without going under the knife.

Light-emitting diode (LED) therapy, commonly called "Party laser", uses a variety of different coloured lights to target various parts of the face, treating acne, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scarring, and rosacea. It also targets redness and inflammation. But it must be repeated several times before significant results are seen. However, immediate glow is visible within hours or less than a day after this treatment. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a similar facial treatment that works well for brown pigmentation, red vessels, and sun damage. The treatment involves a broadband light device that delivers a spectrum of wavelengths. Its effects are seen more readily than that of LED therapy.

Thermage is a radiofrequency cosmetic procedure that helps to smooth and improve skin by tightening existing collagen and stimulating the production of new collagen. It is used to treat fine line and wrinkles as well as dimpled skin and cellulite. It also lifts the brows, cheeks, and jawline. It needs to be repeated every 2 to 3 years to maintain results.

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) or Ultherapy uses ultrasound to heat targeted tissue under the surface of the skin, which triggers the natural production of collagen. Ultimately, ultherapy counteracts the effects of time and gravity on the skin. Ultherapy can be repeated every 6 to 12 months, as collagen typically takes this long to develop. Patients typically require three to four treatments.

Threadlifts are the new “it” non-surgical facelift option. The facelift procedure can be performed under 2 hours and involves a cosmetic surgeon inserting thin threads into the face through tiny incisions made in the targeted area. The threads attach to the skin tissue and then are pulled back to lift and smoothen the face. The ends of the threads are hidden and the results of the lift are seen immediately. The effects last about 15-18 months, at which point the threads biodegrade and are absorbed by the body.

Chemical peels work best for people who are experiencing hyper-pigmentation, textured skin, discolouration, and acne scarring. A chemical peel is a chemical exfoliation process that penetrates deeper in the skin in order for the top layers of the skin to start shedding.

A Vampire Facelift or Vampire Facial is a procedure for facial rejuvenation which uses the patient’s own blood (PRP). This revolutionary treatment is followed by incredible anti-aging results such as skin tightening, lifting, volumizing, collagen remodelling and overall brightening of the face and neck. It is a painless and minimally invasive procedure which combines the science behind injecting the concentrate of growth factors to the face. Benefits of Vampire Face lift includes improved tone, texture, and colour of the skin. It helps to smoothen the wrinkles and fine lines. It activates the growth of collagen. Vampire face lift treatment targets the supporting tissues present beneath the skin instead of treating the upper skin layers. It helps to treat acne scars and other scars. The procedure is done under local anaesthesia or under the influence of numbing cream. A small quantity of patient’s blood will be drawn and centrifuged to isolate a concentrate of growth factors & essential proteins. This concentrate helps in healing injured tissues. Then, a fine needle is used to inject these growth factors back into the patient’s skin resulting into new collagen production and blood vessels under the skin. One can expect a natural looking youthful skin after a vampire facelift. No admission is required as this is a lunchtime procedure. At least 3-6 sittings at monthly intervals are recommended for optimal results. There is some redness that may persist for upto 2-3 days after the procedure which is self-limiting.

Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can improve the appearance of sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, acne scarring, melasma, and to some extent, acne scars. It is done by a device that rubs off the superficial layers of the skin and gives a youthful glow to the face.