Back in the day, when you wanted a facelift treatment, you had to go “under the knife”. The whole deal was pretty intense; there might be general anesthetics, grafts and all kinds of other things that increased the risk and decreased the appeal of facelifts. Nowadays, you see a lot of non-surgical methods of getting a facelift, and all of them have one advantage over the old method: they’re safer. In the medical community, we’re always looking to reduce harm; here are some options for facelifts without the knife that will help you look your best.
Lasers and Peels
There’s a lot of tropes about how discomfort and challenge create growth; in the world of cosmetic care, it’s quite literally true. When dead skin cells are exposed to chemicals or abrasion, they more readily detach from healthy skin cells, creating a more healthy, youthful look. There are two common ways of accomplishing this with new cosmetic techniques; chemical peels and ablative lasers.
Chemical peels are essentially acids applied to your face that dissolve the bonds between old and new skin cells. This procedure will require you stay out of the sun for quite awhile afterwards, and you can expect your skin to turn red and scale, a reaction similar to a sunburn. Dr. Newman has his own version of a chemical peel that is gentle enough for all skin types, it is called the Newman Peel.
Lasers come in two types, ablative and nonablative. Ablative lasers work on similar mechanisms to chemical peels; they remove the top layer of skin in order to allow the healthy skin below to show through and breathe. Nonablative lasers work below the surface of the skin, in order to stimulate the healthy skin cells; the results are less drastic than with ablative lasers. Dr. Newman’s office has a nonablative laser that he recommends because it’s safer and there is much less downtime vs an ablative laser.
These techniques have brought cosmetic procedures a long way away from the knives, but they still leave a bit to be desired; they are generally focused on removing old skin, instead of on stimulating young, beautiful skin cells.
The Stem Cell Lift
Dr. Newman’s Stem Cell Lift is an innovative procedure that uses your stem cells to add beauty and dimension to your face. The procedure is done using a blunt object, so there’s no cutting involved, and the stem cells come from fat, and are thus ethically sourced. Stem cells are really incredible, and allow your face to look young and rejuvenated without chemical peels, lasers or knives; the procedure is quite novel, and if you look at the results, you can see for yourself!