It can sometimes be challenging to determine which cosmetic procedure is best suited to your particular needs. There’s a need for the most natural and authentic-looking results possible, particularly when it comes to facial rejuvenation. Patients want to avoid an “overdone” or “too-tight” look that makes it look obvious that there’s been work done.
Often, patients turn to injectable fillers for an easy, minimally invasive way to treat signs of aging. But other options can help restore aging skin without the need for touch-up or follow-up treatments. Dr. Calabria’s revolutionary non-surgical facelift helps smooth facial skin and replace lost facial volume by using the patient’s own tissues for natural and long-lasting results.
A non-surgical facelift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses the patient’s own stem cell-enriched fat as a type of filler to rejuvenate the facial tissues. The stem-cell enriched fat itself also helps trigger a natural regeneration process. This leads to longer-term rejuvenating results with little to no scarring or side effects.
Dr. Calabria uses liposuction on certain parts of the patient’s body to extract the fat cells that are then purified using an enzymatic process. These cells are then injected into areas of the face that have experienced loss of volume, scarring, or other skin conditions. The injected stem cells give skin a fuller, smoother appearance, along with promoting new skin growth for further rejuvenation.
Stem Cell Facelift
The stem cell facelift is a little more intensive than a non-surgical facelift, but still uses the patient’s own tissues to achieve ideal rejuvenation results. Again, Dr. Calabria extracts fats from areas of the patient’s body to re-infuse them into the facial tissues. After the stem cell-enriched fat cells are injected, Dr. Calabria then re-drapes and anchors the facial tissues through two simple incisions. A stem cell facelift combines vertical facelift techniques with the state-of-the-art stem cell process to provide a natural-looking and naturally regenerative effect.
Synthetic Injectable Fillers
Injectable dermal fillers, more commonly known as fillers, can also provide many of the same benefits to patients as the stem cell or non-surgical facelifts. Fillers are very popular because they are generally non-invasive and provide quick, noticeable results. Fillers can also help replace lost facial volume, smooth lines and wrinkles, plump up lips or other facial areas, and correct facial scarring.
There are several different types of filler available that treat particular concerns or specific areas of the face. Fillers can be made using naturally occurring substances, such as calcium hydroxylapatite and hyaluronic acid, or synthetic materials such as polyalkylimide or polylactic acid. These materials help promote collagen production, leading to smoother, younger-looking skin. While recovery is typically quick, repeated treatments may be needed to correct specific areas or treat certain conditions. Most fillers also require biannual or annual touch-ups to maintain optimal results.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Facelifts Over Fillers
The non-surgical facelift and stem cell facelift can:
- Smooth and soften facial skin
- Replenish lost facial volume
- Trigger natural skin cell regeneration
- Contribute to new skin growth
- Lead to continual and long-lasting skin improvement
These two procedures provide many advantages over other non-invasive options. One of the biggest benefits of either procedure is the long-lasting effects. Dr. Calabria’s use of the patient’s own tissues leads to a shorter recovery period for the patient. The enriched cells themselves also trigger a regrowth process that extends the rejuvenating results of the initial procedure. Results typically last much longer than fillers, which usually need touch-ups at least once a year. A non-surgical or stem cell facelift will instead lead to continuous skin rejuvenation and an overall more youthful, vibrant look for years to come.
Curious about Dr. Calabria’s stem cell or non-surgical facelifts? Contact us and schedule a consultation soon.