Question: Do any of the non-surgical face lift alternatives provide results as long-lasting as a traditional face lift?
Answer: The short answer that question would have to be no, simply because the non-surgical face lift alternatives are not going to be nearly as rejuvenating as a surgical traditional face lift. Several non-surgical modalities exist, but at Quintessa Medical Spa we were selected to be one of the phase 1 centers for Ultherapy which is an ultrasound-based device that causes facial lifting and I discuss the results with patients as being permanent due to the fact that it does change the underlying tissue but they will age out of it. Due to the fact that the Ultherapy is not going to be as rejuvenating as a surgical face lift they will age out of it sooner than a surgical approach. Ultimately, though the advantage of a non-surgical face lift is the fact that it is non-surgical and therefore has no down time or recovery. There risks of any sort of complication are also nearly eliminated.