|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
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.