Are injectables safe for a non-surgical facelift?

If you want to rejuvenate your aging face but don’t wish to have surgery, a non-surgical facelift can make you look younger as you age. The procedure usually involves the use of injectables to contour and tone the skin.  But are injectables really safe for a non-surgical facelift.

Crepey, loose skin and drooping facial features, are some of the inevitable consequences of aging. The changes often make the face look sad and tired, but a non-surgical facelift can help turn back the clock.

Non-surgical facelift
A non-surgical facelift is a minimally invasive procedure designed to rejuvenate the face, and improve skin texture. The procedure uses cosmetic injectables such as botox and dermal fillers to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, enhance facial contours, and gently lift the face.

Are injectables safe?
The injectables used for the non-surgical facelift, specifically botox and dermal fillers, are generally considered safe, and have been approved by the FDA. However, there are risks involved, as is the case with any other medical procedure.

Botox is derived from botulinum toxin A. It has been used by millions of people as an anti-aging agent, with very few cases of adverse reactions being reported.

Most of the dermal fillers used for the non-surgical facelift, such as Restylane, Juvederm Voluma, and Perlane, are derived from hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin.

Swelling, bruising, and redness, are common side-effects of these injectables, but they are usually not a major issue.

If you live in the Boston metro area and would like to learn more about the non-surgical facelift, contact Dr. Sean Doherty. Dr. Doherty has offices in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Doherty to  find out how you can recapture a more youthful appearance. Call (617)-450-0070 for the office in Boston, or (978)-369-4499 for Concord.

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