Non Surgical Lifting
Non Surgical Lifting is feasible with dermal fillers (see filler information) or with a purified preparation of botulinum toxin Type A, obtained from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum (actually forbidden in Italy).
Botulinum toxin causes a temporary paralysis of the treated facial muscles and this allows the lines to soften over a few weeks to months. The onset of action is 3 to 5 days after injection and the paralysis usually lasts for approximately 3 months. Repeat injections lead to gradual weakening of the muscles.

The clinic procedure is composed of fine needle injections into the muscles of the affected areas.

Contraindications are: pregnancy or breast feeding, allergy and disorder of muscle activity.

Other methods for a non surgical lifting are Fillers and Laser Resurfacing.
Laser resurfacing can give excellent results in treating fine superficial wrinkles; around mouth, eyes & cheeks.

Dynamic lines (forehead, cheek, movement associated) respond less well with approximately 50% improvement.
With laser resurfacing you must avoid sun for 1 months before laser and for 3 months after, and use sun block (SPF 15-20) after 1 week; you must avoid also smoking for 1 month and Aspirin/Ibuprofen.

After the treatment you can have swelling and oozing especially around eyes and neck, which lasts for 5-7 days, skin redness (bright red for first week, pink for 3 - 4 weeks and normal skin colour by 3 months) or darkening (more common with olive or dark skin tones, may last for 3 - 6 months and can worsen with sun exposure) or lightening (rarely permanent, darken or repigment after 3 - 6 months).

These effects are different depending from the kind of laser: CO2 is different from herbium ecc.