There are many ways to achieve a younger looking appearance without undergoing surgery. Elements under the direction of cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar, is Toronto’s most superior facility, specializing in providing safe, effective, non-invasive solutions to patients seeking similar benefits to that of a traditional facelift without going under the knife. Although results are temporary and will require return treatments, these expertly-crafted alternatives are excellent incision-less options yielding fantastic results secondary to those of a surgical facelift, with the advantage of costing less and little to no downtime. For those looking for temporary fixes that address minor skin imperfections and signs of aging, these non-invasive options are fantastic substitutes!
Over time the natural aging process, along with factors including sun exposure, toxins and genetics, all take their toll on a patient’s skin elasticity or lack thereof. We begin to notice deep folds in the skin, as well as sagging cheeks and brows and slackening tissues, putting years on the age of our appearance. Fortunately, here at Elements, we’ve perfected the art of facial rejuvenation with procedures that are non-invasive and lend results only secondary to the traditional, surgical facelift.
Botox is one of the most popular alternatives for patients looking to address any fine lines, deep wrinkles, crow’s feet, forehead creases and more. These injections work by specifically targeting muscles in the face and weakening them by blocking certain nerves, resulting in less creases and lines and more youthful looking skin. Botox injections reduce the facial muscles’ ability to contract, resulting in patients with smoother, taut and younger looking skin that appears natural. Minor swelling and/or redness may occur which typically only lasts less than 30 minutes with desired results lasting anywhere between four to six months.
The Thermage System
The Thermage facelift uses heat and radio frequencies to stimulate cell renewal and collagen production, resulting in reduced facial creases and smoother looking skin. As we age and our exposure to toxins increase, we naturally produce less collagen in our skin, a structural and essential protein responsible for the maintenance and appearance of young, tight and smooth skin. Thermage uses heat to stimulate deeper layers of the skin responsible for collagen production, and encourages them to strengthen and regenerate newer cells. With no downtime, this painless, non-invasive skin tightening treatment can address various areas of the face including the forehead, jaw line, eyes, chin and sagging skin, as well as typically takes less than an hour to administer and produces immediate results that can be achieved during a patient’s lunch hour!
The Bio-ultimate Facelift
The Bio-ultimate facelift is a non-surgical alternative that uses gentle electric micro-currents that smooth out the skin by stimulating the body’s natural ability to produce collagen. This collagen rebuilds new skin and fills in lines and wrinkles while lifting and tightening sagging jowls and facial muscles, resulting in re-hydrated skin that looks years younger naturally and instantly. The Bio-ultimate facelift requires no downtime whatsoever, and works quickly, efficiently and safely to tone and exfoliate the skin, reduce wrinkles and lend the patient their desired younger looking results.
The Threadlift subtly elevates sagging cheeks, brows and jowls using delicate threads that are carried along previously marked delineations of the face. These threads create firm attachments to underlying tissues which then produce new collagen resulting in refreshed, lifted and rejuvenated skin. Depending on the patient’s skin condition and the amount of threads used, the results can last anywhere between one to three years, and patients are able to return to work after only a couple of days. The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and takes up to one hour to complete, lending results that are noticeably younger looking with skin appearing tighter, lifted and refreshed.
This popular non-surgical “liquid” facelift refers to the use of dermal fillers to restore volume to areas of the face that are beginning to sink and shadow, and provides immediate results with little swelling and recovery time. Dermal fillers are specifically-tailored combinations of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in our connective tissues that fill and smooth deep lines while adding volume to areas of the face that appear depressed and lack hydration, natural curve and/or definition. The hyaluronic acid works by attracting water to the injected area, resulting in hydrated skin that looks younger and, when injected by an experienced injector like cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar, gives the face more balance and symmetry with results that are subtle and natural looking. Depending on how quickly a patient’s body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid, fillers can last anywhere up to 18 months.
These non-surgical alternatives are all fantastic for addressing minor imperfections and signs of aging, yet prove themselves ineffective if not administered by an experienced professional. Elements’ Dr. Adibfar specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery and injections. His many years of experience and long list of successful cosmetic surgeries and satisfied patients attests to his meticulous attention to detail, artistic eye and expertly-crafted skill. The highly-referred Dr. Adibfar is one of Toronto’s most superior choice for delivering optimal results to patients from all over the world.