WHAT IS A NONSURGICAL FACELIFT?
This term describes a variety of techniques from injectables to minimally invasive procedures that add volume or tighten skin to "lift" the face.
WHAT IS A "LIQUID FACELIFT"?
This term refers to using injectables to lift the facial tissues. Early aging can be shown through hollowing under the eyes and loss of volume in the cheek area. Injectables—most commonly hyaluronic acid (JUVÉDERM, VOLUMA®, Restylane®)—can restore some of the lost volume and highlight the cheekbones. There is an art to this type of injection to achieve a natural, pretty look not just big cheeks, which is why I perform these injections personally at Atlanta Face and Body Center.
WHAT ABOUT SKIN TIGHTENING?
Several technologies, typically radiofrequency (Pellevé®), heat the skin to stimulate collagen and elastin formation, inducing skin tightening. Ultherapy®, a unique ultrasound technology reaches the same deeper tissues of the face and neck otherwise only reached with a facelift. Therefore, it is the only noninvasive technology that can say it "lifts" the neck. I perform Ultherapy® treatments personally, for optimum outcome and comfort.
YOU MENTIONED "MINIMALLY INVASIVE" TREATMENTS?
Sometimes labeled as "nonsurgical," but more accurately "minimally invasive," these treatments use a laser fiber (PrecisionTx™) or a radiofrequency probe (Thermi™) to deliver energy under the skin to better define the jawline, lift the neck and tighten skin.
SO HOW DO THESE COMPARE TO A SURGICAL FACELIFT?
A facelift remains the gold standard to address significant jowling and neck laxity. I focus on natural looking facelift techniques performed with relaxation and local anesthesia to minimize recovery and downtime. Technological advances have created many nonsurgical and minimally invasive options for younger men and women who don't want to just sit by and wait until they need a facelift. And best of all, having smaller treatments over time may delay needing a surgical facelift!
Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker
Atlanta Face & Body Center
Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker brings to her patients the benefits of a world-class education combined with unparalleled experience. After receiving her Doctorate of Medicine from Duke University, she was the first woman to complete her specialty residency training program at Emory University. Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker elected an additional year of advanced fellowship training focused exclusively on cosmetic surgery of the face at Tulane University. These exclusive and competitive fellowships are offered to only 38 candidates internationally each year, and only a handful of surgeons in Atlanta have this specialized training.
Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker is Double Board Certified and a Fellow of both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Having performed thousands of facial procedures, including 4000 facelifts alone, she is one of the most experienced Facial Plastic Surgeons, not just in Atlanta, but the entire country.
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