If you’d like to lift and tighten your skin without having to endure the pain and downtime of surgery, you’ll be pleased to hear that it is possible to get impressive results with non-surgical treatments. Historically, a facelift is viewed as the ultimate solution for men and women who wish to shed years off their appearance. However, the traditional surgical method is invasive and requires significant downtime whilst the skin heals. It also comes with increased risks and can, when poorly done, result in an unnaturally taut appearance of the skin. Thanks to the development of modern technology and aesthetic medicine, we now have an array of treatment options for achieving desired results without having to go under the knife.

What kind of results can non-surgical treatments deliver?

You can achieve a significant change with non-surgical treatments. Some of these changes are major transformations from smoothing deep lines and improving under-eye bags and hollows to lifting deflated cheeks and smoothing jowls.

As we age, the face loses volume, and the skin’s elasticity declines significantly, with the effects of gravity becoming all too evident. For women, the chin can also be a tell-tale sign of ageing: the loss of deep supporting fat, combined with the loss of bone, impact the lower face causing jowls to form and the lips to thin and wrinkle.

Many of these changes can be addressed very effectively with clinically proven non-surgical options, including fillers, Sofwave, Profound RF and anti-wrinkle injections. But, are you a good candidate, and what can you expect in terms of results?

Profound RF microneedling

Profound isn’t just any RF microneedling device – it has been proven to deliver transformative, long-lasting results in just one treatment. It penetrates the skin at a precise depth with tiny needles, releasing a burst of radio frequency energy, thus stimulating collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. It is clinically proven to produce these three fundamentals for youthful skin, not simply by adding them to the skin but by activating your collagen production.

For a powerful lifting and rejuvenating result, we recommend our Tri-lift treatment to target three layers – the skin, subcutaneous tissue and bone. Profound does a lot, and the results are exceptional, but it doesn’t address bone loss, which happens as we age. To achieve what we consider the best non-surgical facelift, we must also address bone loss using facial fillers.

Sofwave Ultrasound skin tightening

Sofwave is an impressive ultrasound non-surgical lifting procedure and is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after treatments for tighter, youthful skin. It is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment for lifting and tightening the skin on the face, neck, chin and brow.

Sofwave is an excellent option for people looking to rebuild their collagen bank – or to smooth, refine and rejuvenate their skin. It uses Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Beam Technology to stimulate new collagen production in the skin and the deeper layers of the face. The procedure doesn’t have any downtime, and over 3-6 months, people can get a lovely tightening, lifted effect. I love using it around the jawline, under the eye for smoothing crepeyness and for lifting the brow.


Injectables also have an essential role to play, and they can be utilised to minimise the effects of ageing and achieve a lifting result either on their own or in conjunction with other treatments. When used correctly, Botox can help open up the eye and achieve an overall fresher look, whilst fillers in the cheek or along the jawline can also help subtly lift the skin.

Is the non-surgical approach right for you?

These treatments are ideal for both men and women over 35 who are concerned about skin laxity, wrinkles and general skin ageing. Non-surgical skin tightening treatments will work better on people with mild-to-moderate skin slackening than on older skin with significant droopiness, which may require a surgical lift. In this case, I can refer you on to a suitable surgeon. When assessing your suitability for treatment, I will consider your physiological skin age rather than solely looking at your chronological age – so don’t assume that you’re ‘too old’. For many people of all ages, we can achieve great results through non-surgical means.

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