Non-surgical Facelift

In Birmingham, AL

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Price: Starting at ~$2,100

Procedure Time: 30-60 minutes

Recovery Time: 24 hours

Introduction to

Non-surgical Facelift

As you get older, your skin can lose elasticity, muscles become weak, facial ligaments become lax, fat atrophies, and bone resorbs, all of which contribute to an aged facial appearance. For those unable to undergo surgical facial rejuvenation for whatever reason, a non-surgical facelift at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery can be an excellent alternative for a more youthful appearance. A Non-surgical Facelift with Dr. Raggio often involves a variety of treatment options to boost the skin and underlying structures’ firmness to enhance your appearance. The treatment options chosen will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you are considering a non-surgical facelift in Birmingham, AL, come and see double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Blake Raggio, who promises to give you one of the best non-surgical facelift treatments Birmingham has to offer.

Facelift Expert In Birmingham, AL

What is a Non-surgical Facelift?

A non-surgical facelift is a cosmetic procedure wherein Dr. Raggio implements any combination of non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques to create a more youthful and rested appearance. Common non-invasive treatments that Dr. Raggio employs include botulinum toxin (BOTOX), injectable fillers (Juvederm), Radiofrequency Microneedling, and CO2 laser treatments, amongst others.

What are the benefits of a Non-surgical Facelift?

If you are concerned about the appearance of aging on your face and are considering a non-surgical facelift, here are some of the ways one of our Non-surgical Facelift in Birmingham can benefit you: 

  • Reduce sagging skin around your face and jawline
  • Reduce shadows and bags around your eyes
  • Improve the volume of your lips and cheeks
  • Bring back a youthful vibrance to your skin
  • Reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet, marionette lines and creases
  • Restore your confidence

Who are the best candidates for a Non-surgical Facelift?

An ideal candidate for a non-surgical facelift is first and foremost someone who holds realistic goals for their appearance and generally has good health. These non-invasive procedures are also great for people who can’t, for whatever, reason, undergo a more invasive procedure such as a facelift or neck lift. Here are some other ways to know if you are a good candidate for a non-surgical facelift: 

  • You avoid excessive sun exposure
  • You are generally healthy and don’t partake in excessive tobacco or alcohol consumption
  • You have no active significant health issues or other medical comorbidities
  • You understand the realistic expectation and inherent limitations of a non-surgical procedure as compared to the more dramatic results achieved with surgery
  • You want to avoid the surgical option

To learn if you are a good candidate for a non-surgical facelift, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raggio.

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What’s the first step to a non-surgical facelift?

What are the first steps?

The first step to restoring your youthful appearance through a non-surgical facelift is to call our practice to schedule a consultation. During this session, Dr. Raggio will perform a detailed facial analysis, assess your goals, and ultimately advise which specific procedures are best suited to you. Dr. Raggio will explain the process of the non-surgical facelift so you know what to expect, and discuss the potential risks. We encourage you to share any relevant medical history so that you can make an informed choice about your proposed procedure(s).

What to expect on the day of the Non-surgical Facelift procedure

Our non-surgical facelift procedures typically take place in our state-of-the-art cosmetic facility in Birmingham, AL. The treatments are typically completed in one session. When you arrive at our clinic, our team will prep you for the procedure while Dr. Raggio walks you through the process and techniques he will be using. Oftentimes, oral sedation is provided along with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to maximize your comfort and ensure a pain-free procedure. Then, a team member may apply a topical numbing agent to further minimize any pain and discomfort, depending on the procedure being performed. 

Once the skin or treatment area is numb, Dr. Raggio will begin the procedure. Some require filler and BOTOX injections to the skin and face, some use minimally invasive techniques such as Radiofrequency Microneedling, and others use CO2 laser technology. 

Here is what you can expect for the following non-surgical facelift treatments:

  • Chemical peels: Chemicals remove the top layers of your skin. Depending on the strength of the peel selected, some people need multiple chemical peels to achieve the results they want.
  • BOTOX: botulinum toxin injections are injected in the entire face, especially the lower ⅓ and neck. Results can last up to three to four months.
  • Dermal fillers: Also called soft tissue fillers, injections of substances such as hyaluronic acid or other biocompatible materials add volume back to deflated or hollowed areas of the face. These fillers typically last 12 months or more.
  • Fat injections: Also called autologous fat grafting, facial fat injections use adipose tissue (fat) from elsewhere in your body to delicately fill in devolumized areas of your face. Fat injections are more invasive than dermal fillers, in the sense that low-volume liposuction is necessary to harvest the fat from your body, but they offer a superior result to dermal fillers based on their natural appearance, stem cell effects, and durability. 
  • Laser skin resurfacing: Dr. Raggio implements a fractionated CO2 laser to remove the older, outer layers of your skin, removing several years of skin damage. Laser skin resurfacing can help your skin appear smoother and firmer.
  • Radiofrequency Microneedling: Radiofrequency microneedling (RF microneedling) is a noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatment that enhances the collagen-boosting effects of microneedling with the heat of radiofrequency energy.  It improves skin texture, tone, pore size, fine lines, wrinkles, laxity, acne scars, and stretch marks.  

As one can see, Dr. Raggio can implement multiple modalities to improve your overall attractiveness. Allow his expertise to guide you through the process of obtaining a more vibrant, youthful facial appearance.

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Non-surgical Facelift recovery

The best part about a non-surgical facelift is that you can resume almost all regular activities quickly. There is minimal downtime with almost all of the procedures listed above, except for CO2 laser and RF microneedling which coincide with more side effects but also more striking results. Dr. Raggio will give you specific information on how to care for your face depending on the procedures performed.

How much does a Non-surgical Facelift cost in Birmingham, AL?

The cost of a Non-surgical Facelift in Birmingham starts at $2,100 but will depend on a number of factors including: 

  • The type of procedure(s) you have chosen
  • How many appointments Dr. Raggio has advised for your treatment plan
  • The areas of your skin and face being treated

When you discuss these with Dr. Raggio during your consultation, he will be able to give you a more accurate cost estimate so you know what to expect.

Why choose Dr. Raggio for your non-surgical facelift?

By placing your trust in the capable hands of Dr. Blake Raggio, you are choosing a double-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who is an authority in the arena of facial cosmetic procedures. Whether a patient is seeking surgical or non-surgical rejuvenation for the aging face, Dr. Raggio relies on his unique and comprehensive training, as well as his artistic eye and appreciation for beauty, to help restore and create a more attractive and youthful appearance to the face in a subtle but natural way. Whether the issue is functional or cosmetic, Dr. Raggio closely and carefully listens to each individual’s concerns to design a personalized treatment plan for each and every patient. Above all else, Dr. Raggio is passionate about his work and enjoys making others feel more confident about themselves.

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Schedule your non-surgical facelift consultation

To schedule a consultation for your non-surgical facelift in Birmingham with Dr. Raggio, call us today, and one of our patient coordinators will guide you through the steps. Alternatively, you can also contact us through the patient portal on our website, and our coordinator will respond in a timely manner to schedule your consult. 

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Patient reviews

  • Torrey

    5 Star Review

    I am a week post-op from my cosmetic rhinoplasty with Dr. Blake Raggio, a Facial Plastic Surgeon here in Birmingham, Alabama. I just had my cast removed today and I could not be happier with my results already!

  • Jessica

    5 Star Review

    Thank you, Dr. Blake Raggio, for the excellent work on my nose. The Rhinoplasty to correct the deviated septum and nostril closure went so smoothly. My breathing has improved and the before and after pictures were amazing. Your knowledge and skills improved my health and facial profile.

  • Pamela

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Blake Raggio is an amazing Facial Plastic Surgeon. I am one week out from having my
    Blepharoplasty and Browlift and could not be more pleased. Not only is he a talented Facial Plastic Surgeon he also has a wonderful bedside manner.

  • Elizabeth

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio and staff get an A+ for their superb care! From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you will be treated like family! Best of all you’ll leave looking younger and feeling good! You can’t beat the care and compassion from Dr Raggio and his staff!

  • Chelsea

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio is the absolute best! He listens and is very precise with his injections. I am extremely happy with the results I have gotten with him. He does not push any services on you, either. I have uploaded two pictures to show the difference. I get Botox and lip filler.

  • Sheila

    5 Star Review

    I went to Dr Reggio for my eyelids. They were folding over. I was scared to have the surgery but the right eye was bothering me. So I decided to have the surgery and this Doctor is such a delight and kind-hearted. I am very, very happy with the way my surgery turned out. I would highly recommend Dr. Raggio to anyone!

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