The Best Non-Surgical Facelift Options

Lady getting facelift treatment without surgery

Getting a facelift no longer means going under the knife. Here’s a guide to the top non-surgical facelift and skin tightening options to turn back the clock and get that ageless look.

Thanks to technological advancements in cosmetic dermatology, it’s no longer necessary to have plastic surgery procedures for a simple facelift. Although getting rid of excess skin will still need a plastic surgeon’s help, there are other non-invasive measures you can consider before surgery.

Non-Surgical Facelift

Today, your dermatologist can provide numerous non-surgical treatment options that give you the same results as a facelift. Cosmetic dermatology is a field of study that can offer you treatment options that are minimally invasive, quick, and affordable alternatives to plastic surgery.

Our cosmetic treatments provide a range of options to address aging for all skin types. And with our team of dedicated and certified dermatologists and physician assistants, you can be sure that the treatment you’ll receive will suit your needs.

Some procedures, such as BOTOX injections and fillers, may be already familiar to you. Other skin rejuvenating cosmetic treatments that show great results include Thermage, Ultherapy, and laser resurfacing.

These laser treatments can offer the best way to tighten skin and give you a younger-looking visage.


Ultherapy is great for the chin and neck areas. It is a very effective treatment to lessen hanging jowls and shrink double chins.

Ultherapy is a medical procedure performed under a dermatology provider’s care. It can take up to an hour to complete, and you will have nearly no downtime. Results can last for up to six months.


Thermage is another procedure that can benefit not only problem areas on the face but also other parts of the body. For instance, new mothers can get Thermage to tighten loose skin around their bellies after birth, while other patients can request cellulite removal using this procedure.

The treatment usually lasts up to an hour, and the results can last several years.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

You can get a more youthful and fuller look with laser skin resurfacing treatment. It shows excellent results for skin damaged by sun, acne, and the wear and tear of aging.

Fraxel Laser

The Fraxel CO2 laser uses a non-invasive procedure, where an advanced fractional CO2 laser treats wrinkles and lines on the face and damaged skin throughout the body.


During the procedure, tiny, sterile needles are used to cause small holes in the skin allowing the skin to produce new collagen. This is used to treat acne scars, reduce pore size and fine lines/wrinkles, and help with overall rejuvenation.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a safe and quick way to remove the topmost layer of damaged and aging skin. It can help with sun damage, acne, pigment, and fine lines/wrinkles around the neck, face, back, chest, and hands.

A variety of chemical peels are available for use during a medical procedure with a dermatologist, including:

  • VI Peel
  • Jessner’s Peel
  • Glycolic Acid Peel
  • Salicylic Acid Peel

Chemical peels stimulate collagen growth to achieve a more youthful, healthier skin complexion. They can be repeated as advised by your dermatologist.

Liquid Facelift

A liquid facelift involves injecting dermal fillers to plump up the skin. Medically prescribed dermal fillers are used in this procedure to soften and get rid of unwanted wrinkles, face creases, and age lines.

In addition to BOTOX, other products used for a liquid facelift include JUVEDERM®, Radiesse®, and Restylane®. These injectables help contour the shape of your face to your preference.

The key ingredient in all these fillers is hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring in the body and helps add volume and hydration to the skin.

As you age, your skin becomes thinner and more elastic. Dermal fillers help plump up sagging skin and give the face and other body parts a fuller and more youthful appearance.

Your dermatologist can also inject these FDA-approved dermal fillers into the lips to make them look fuller. Results can last for 1 to 2 years.

Are you looking for a non-surgical option for skin tightening or facelift?

Our dermatology providers can help you identify the best skin tightening procedure to suit your skin. Call Schweiger Dermatology Group at (844) DERM-DOC to schedule a consultation today. To find a location near you, check out our location pages.

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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