Common Non-Surgical Procedures for Facial Rejuvenation

By Dr. Sunil Choudhary in Aesthetic And Reconstructive Surgery

Nov 07 , 2020 | 2 min read


Diwali is not just another day, it represents best in Indian culture and everyone likes to look their best on this special day! A rejuvenated and fresh young face would be a great way to celebrate Diwali. Even the new iPhone recognises the uniqueness of our face as a passcode! Our face is not only unique, it is the only one we have! Face is such an important part of our identity that we always want to put our “best face” forward! With the advancement in technologies, it is possible to modify facial features to our advantage without going under the knife and that too as short day procedures

Some of the popular and safe non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation are:

  1. THREADLIFT: Gone are the days of open surgical facelifts which entails scars and risks which most people do not want. Barbed long lasting threads with suspension system have revolutionised the art of facial rejuvenation. No scars and great instant results that can last for upto 2years with the added advantage of them being a safe lunchtime procedure has made this a number one major procedure this season. The versatility of the procedure also lies in the fact that when combined with other procedures like fillers and botox it gives a great comprehensive facelifting effect that is just unbeatable with any other technique. One can even do resurfacing laser or thermi for improving skin quality simultaneously.
  2. THERMI:  One of the most recent innovations Therm RF uses temperature controlled thermal waves to tighten loose facial skin especially around the eyelids and double chin. Technology is safe and can give long lasting results.
  3. LASER RESURFACING:  Fractional CO2 laser can tighten skin, smoothen out acne and trauma scars. Precautions should be taken to avoid sun exposure as skin darkening can happen.
  4. PIGMENT LASER LIKE REVLITE: Q- switch laser is quite effective at reducing freckles, pigments, spots and removing unwanted tattoos. Multiple sessions are usually required.
  5. BOTULINUM TOXIN: Botox is a great tool in the surgeons hand to selectively treat dynamic lines and facial expressions. It is especially good for reducing frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, forehead lines etc. Great knowledge of facial anatomy is required to give precise injections. It is better not to overdo it, as complete loss of expressions can make one look like a mask.
  6. FILLERS:     Bio-compatible hyaluronic acid filler injections are safe and can plump up lips, lift the nose tip and the deep line wrinkles. Results are instant and long lasting upto a year. The advent of blunt cannulas have even made filler injections near eyelids safe.
  7. PRP THERAPY(Platelet Rich Plasma):  Erroneously referred by many as ‘vampire lift’ is  a safe and effective treatment for facial rejuvenation and to reduce hair fall.  Persons own blood is withdrawn and centrifuged to derive this growth factor producing PRP. The effects are not radical but can be complementary to other facial treatments.

Most of these procedures are quick with short recovery and good safety record in the hands of a skilled aesthetic surgeon. Let us face this Diwali with greater confidence and a premium face!