Non-Surgical Facelift – Reverse Facial Aging Without Surgical Treatment

Non-Surgical Facelift

Fine lines and wrinkles are part of aging, but that does not mean you have to live with them. You do not even have to have surgery to achieve a youthful appearance. A non-surgery facelift is a simple and efficient anti-aging treatment and a way to achieve radiant and younger-looking skin.

The most effective non-invasive facelift will depend on your unique needs. Non-surgical facial treatments are more affordable and less invasive, offering various types of treatment options. Specific treatments provide better results for different issues, such as how loose skin you have, how deep your wrinkles are, or if you want to get rid of age spots.

To stay up-to-date with the latest non-surgical facelift news, contact Douglas M. Sidle, MD, Northwestern Facial Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL.

What Can a Non-Surgical Facelift Correct?

A non-surgery facelift can correct many problems related to aging to create a more youthful appearance. Many cosmetic treatments target common aging concerns, such as:

  • Facial lines
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Deep creases
  • Frown lines
  • Acne scarring
  • Sunspots

Some other problems non-surgical facelifts can help with are the skin’s texture and coloring. It also can increase the skin’s volume and texture. Non-surgical facelifts help all skin types attain a radiant glow.

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Non-Surgical Procedures/Non-Surgical Facelift

There is no need for invasive procedure to keep your skin looking young. Depending on your problem areas and what you want to correct, your doctor can help determine which procedure would be best. Some options include:

Botulinum Toxin Injections

Perhaps one of the most popular non-surgical facelifts is the botulinum toxin injection. A doctor injects the serum where needed, blocking nerve signals and muscle contractions for a limited time. Botulinum toxin injections work best to improve the skin near the eyes and diminish the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles.

Some common brands of botulinum toxin injections are:

  • Botox
  • Dysport
  • Jeuveau
  • Xeomin

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers help if you have issues with facial volume and wrinkles. Generally, Dermal fillers use poly-L-lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, or calcium hydroxylapatite to increase your face’s volume.

Some well-known brands of Dermal fillers include:

  • Bellafill
  • Juvaderm
  • Voluma
  • Restylane
  • Radiesse
  • Sculptra

Dermal fillers are a great non-surgical lower facelift option, consisting of simple gel injection. They mainly help the cheeks, mouth, lips, and chin.

Laser Skin Treatments

Laser skin treatments help improve the texture of your skin and the coloring. They enhance the overall appearance of your face by making it smoother and more radiant. In addition to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, laser skin treatment can help with :

  • Minimize pores
  • Remove brown spots
  • Erase acne or surgical scars
  • Tightens skin

Experts divide laser skin treatments into two categories: laser skin tightening and laser skin resurfacing. Laser skin tightening uses radiofrequency to heat the tissue under the skin. The heat tightens the skin and helps to create more collagen.

Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, removes old and dead skin to expose newer skin for a smoother and more youthful look. Laser skin resurfacing fades sun damage, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and other age-related issues.


Microneedling is an effective way to create smoother and firmer skin. The process includes using tiny needles that make micro-injuries. These micro-injuries increase collagen production as your skin heals.

The increase in collagen naturally improves your skin appearance and improves:

  • Texture
  • Firmness
  • Acne Scars
  • Fine lines
  • Minimized pores


Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation that improves the texture and softness of most skin types. Like many other non-surgical facelift treatments on this list, it fades or removes wrinkles, sun damage, large pores, and acne scarring.


Kybella is the only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment meant to eliminate the double chin. The Kybella injection prompts the body to destroy and naturally absorb fat cells while prohibiting new fat accumulation. It works with the body’s natural processes to remove a double chin.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels mainly aid in correcting your coloring and enhancing your skin’s texture. They come in different levels depending on the condition of your skin. Medium and deep peels penetrate through the surface of your skin, making it tighter and smoother.

How Long Does a Non-surgical Facelift Last?

The time a non-surgical facelift lasts will depend on which treatment you receive. For example, derma fillers typically last six to 12 months, botulinum toxin injections last up to four months, and laser skin resurfacing lasts for a few years.

Each person and their skin is different, so results do vary. It is important to remember that non-surgical solutions are not permanent and require multiple treatments to maintain.

When Will I See My Results and What Is the Recovery Time?

A facelift without surgery has a drastically minimal recovery time than a surgical facelift. Cosmetic surgery includes weeks of recovery and post-op care. It may even require prescriptions to alleviate pain.

Non-surgery facelifts only take an hour or two, and there is less care afterward. Non-surgical options are easier to manage, and depending on your chosen procedure, you can be good to go on the same day. However, some treatments do require multiple visits for the best results.

Some non-surgery facelift options result in redness, tenderness, swelling, dryness, or stinging. You will see an improvement once the redness and swelling go down, while in some treatments, you might see results immediately.

What Is the Best Age for Non-Surgery Facelift

The best age for non-surgery facelift changes from person to person. Because each person ages at different rates and develops various issues, there is no one answer. It is up to the individual and their doctor to determine what areas they want to treat and when.

Northwestern Facial Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL

Opting for a non-surgery facelift is a relatively simple and effective way to achieve glowing skin. Contact Dr. Sidle at Northwestern Facial Plastic Surgery for more information on your options. He is your experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgery doctor in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Sidle with Northwestern Facial Plastic Surgery is a top-rated facial plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL. Call us today at 312.695.8182 to schedule your consultation appointment.

About Douglas M. Sidle, MD, FACS

Dr. Sidle specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. His services range from minimally invasive office procedures with little to no down time to major operations leading to dramatic improvements in appearance. Dr. Sidle is one of a select group of cosmetic surgeons who are “double boarded”. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.