Facelift surgery, or Rhytidectomy as it is clinically known, is a procedure in which the patient goes under the surgical knife to lift facial muscles, acting as a way of turning back the clock to reduce the telltale signs of ageing such as sagging skin and wrinkles. While surgeons promise the results to be a beautiful, natural-looking complexion, the potential issues of undergoing surgery, as well as healing time and the sometimes astronomical costs, may act as a detriment to customers considering the procedure.
For those wary of cosmetic surgery, alternative methods of tightening and firming skin are available outside of expensive facial creams and toners that boast life-changing results but can often fall short of expectations. Acoustic Wave Therapy is a non-invasive method of increasing skin elasticity, and comes at a fraction of the cost of facelift surgery, with none of the risks. Acoustic Wave Therapy is a gentle solution to the signs of ageing around the face and body, targeting problem areas with mechanical vibration that increases blood flow and triggers the release of healing cells that result in smoother, tighter skin and an increase in collagen — an important protein that revitalises the skin to retain firmness and elasticity, something that is lost with ageing.
Acoustic Wave Therapy is most commonly used to break down cellulite on areas of the body such as thighs, hips and stomach. However, it can also be used safely around areas of the face to restore firmness and drastically reduce the appearance of wrinkles, laughter lines and sagging skin on the neck. Acoustic Wave Therapy is a long-term solution to these problems, and will provide lasting results, with none of the side effects of cosmetic surgery. Patients may wish to return up to twice a year after completing the treatment programme; however, this is not required.
With treatments such as these providing alternatives to facelifts in Manchester, the latter may seem to be a severe and needless option for those wishing to achieve a younger-looking complexion.