At Thrive Med Spa & Wellness in Honolulu, HI, we know that not everyone who wants to combat the aging process wants to commit to a surgical facelift to do so, and the good news is, you don’t have to. We offer a facelift alternative called the Non-Surgical Facelift, also known as the Zero Downtime Facelift, which uses versatile, non-surgical treatment methods to relax, resurface, reposition, and re-volumize the face.
What Is the Non-Surgical Facelift?
The Non-Surgical Facelift is a customized treatment that we tailor to each patient’s unique needs and treatment goals. It uses regenerative aesthetics to reverse how the aging process has affected each patient’s appearance through various non-surgical methods to restore youth.
The Treatment Goals
The goal of the Non-Surgical Facelift is to take 10 to 15 years off of the patient’s appearance over the course of the treatment process to restore a youthful look without altering the integrity of the patient’s overall appearance or making them look like a different person.
We accomplish this by combining the four R’s of regenerative aesthetics, relaxing, resurfacing, repositioning, and re-volumizing, to create customized treatment plans that address each facet of facial aging to achieve the most natural treatment outcome. We never take a one-size-fits-all approach to our treatment plans, as each patient requires a unique approach to achieve their goals.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
Patients who undergo the Zero Downtime Facelift won’t have to plan around surgical preparation, downtime, a lengthy recovery, or significant discomfort. Instead, they can achieve their desired results through non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment methods. Other treatment benefits include the following:
- Treatment plans are custom-tailored for each patient’s needs
- Each method is non-surgical
- There’s no social downtime
- Results are both noticeable immediately following treatment and improve gradually
- Results are long-lasting
The Four R’s of the Zero Downtime Facelift
The relaxing aspect of our non-surgical facelift aims to relax the muscles responsible for expression lines that have formed due to repetitive expressions and the weakening of the skin’s foundational layers due to the aging process. We offer BOTOX® and Xeomin® injections that smooth frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
Smoothing Lines and Wrinkles With Neuromodulators
BOTOX® and Xeomin® contain neurotoxins, highly-purified proteins that relax the muscles responsible for the expressions that lead to dynamic wrinkles. Injections into specific muscles temporarily relax the muscles, which leads to smoother and younger-looking skin.
Results appear within the first few days of treatment, and the best results are visible within the first 30 days. Results can last three to four months post-treatment, and maintenance treatments can extend results long-term.
The resurfacing aspect of our Zero Downtime Facelift focuses on resurfacing the skin to eliminate imperfections and promote optimal skin health. Our resurfacing treatment options include our IPL and Erbium YAG treatments that use light-based energy to eliminate damaged and discolored skin cells from the skin’s surface, promote natural collagen production, and increase cellular regeneration rate.
The light-based energy targets discolored skin cells while improving the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The skin absorbs light energy, and the body responds by healing the area and increasing natural collagen and elastin production. This resurfacing treatment process doesn’t require significant downtime and can produce visible results within a few weeks of initial treatment.
The repositioning aspect of our Non-Surgical Facelift aims to tighten the skin and treat skin laxity. Treatment options include RF microneedling with the Scarlet SRF device, the PDO Instalift, and the Endolift. All these treatments rely on natural processes to improve skin elasticity and deliver natural and long-lasting results.
Scarlet SRF is a radiofrequency energy-based microneedling device that stimulates collagen production, remodels existing collagen, and helps patients achieve tighter and healthier-looking skin. It can also shrink the pores, and smooth lines, minimize wrinkles, improve skin volume, and promote younger and healthier-looking skin.
The PDO Instalift uses PDO threads to lift the skin tissue to improve facial aesthetics and restore a youthful appearance. During the treatment, we use a specialized device to inject tiny PDO threads into specific areas of the face, which adhere to the tissue below the skin’s surface, instantly lifting it to sculpt and contour the face. The body absorbs these sutures over time, and the long-term results include tighter skin, improved skin elasticity, and increased skin volume.
The Endolift is a laser treatment that remodels both the deeper and uppermost players of the skin to tighten the area, stimulate collagen and elastin production, and reverse the aging process. Treatments are quick, safe, comfortable, and completely non-surgical.
The re-volumizing aspect of our Non-Surgical Facelift uses dermal fillers to restore volume to areas of the face to smooth lines, wrinkles, and facial folds, add dimension to and contour the features, and fill hollow areas. We offer several different dermal fillers to accomplish each patient’s unique treatment goals. We will customize each treatment plan with the right type and amount of product to ensure the most natural-looking results.
Hyaluronic Acid-Based Dermal Fillers
The hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers that we use during treatment include the JUVÉDERM® Collection, the Restylane® Collection, and the RHA® Collection. Each uses a unique, gel-based formula containing different-sized hyaluronic acid particles nearly identical to what the body produces naturally.
Injections into different areas of the face restore natural and subtle volume to reverse the most common signs of aging and enhance the features to promote a youthful appearance.
We offer different biostimulators, including Sculptra®, RADIESSE®, and Bellafill®, to stimulate natural collagen production and reverse the most common signs of aging that affect the lower and middle half of the face.
These injectables work differently than hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers; each contains a collagen-stimulating active ingredient that reduces visible aging by adding natural volume to the area to smooth lines and wrinkles, and facial folds, and add natural-looking definition to the face. Results appear gradually after injection and can last two to five years post-treatment.
A fat transfer is a treatment during which we remove unwanted fat cells from one area of the body and re-inject them into the desired treatment area to restore natural volume. This process is minimally invasive and can help patients combat volume loss using their own fat cells to do so.
Reclaim Your Youth With the Zero Downtime Facelift
You may be the perfect candidate for our Zero Downtime Facial if you want to naturally reverse the aging process and restore your youthful appearance. During your consultation, we can give you more details about this treatment, learn about your aesthetic and aging concerns, and confirm your treatment eligibility. Then, we will design a unique treatment plan combining the four R’s of regenerative aesthetics to naturally restore your youth.