Dr. Jacono Examining a young Woman for a Non Surgical Facial Procedure

Non-Surgical Facelift: Options for Wrinkles and Firmness

Info about non-surgical facelifts including Ultherapy, Sculptra, and dermal filler injections in New York, NY.

What is a Non-Surgical Facelift?

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Non-Surgical Face Lift Ultherapy and Liquid Facelift. Doctor Jacono used a combination of Ultherapy to tighten the face and neck, and injectable fillers to the face. He added Voluma to the cheeks and Juvederm to the nasolabial folds.

As we age, gravity causes the face and neck to droop and wrinkle. Non-surgical facelifts temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin using a combination of injectable fillers and thermal energy therapy.

These procedures are most popular among people who want a lift but are not ready for surgery.

Best Non-Surgical Facelift Treatments to Look Younger

Dr. Jacono offers many non-surgical facelift options, including:

  • Dermal Fillers
  • Lasers and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy)
  • Kybella
  • Botox
  • ThermiTight
  • Ultherapy
  • Replacing Lost Facial Volume with Sculptra

Dermal Fillers

non-surgical face treatment areas
Non-surgical face treatment areas

Dermal filler injections restore lost volume, smooth lines, and wrinkles, and enhance facial contours. Common filler compounds include calcium hydroxylapatite, hyaluronic acid, and polyalkylimide. Juvéderm, Restylane, Sculptra, Radiesse, and Voluma are among the most popular dermal filler brands and last between 6 and 12 months.

Lasers and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light Therapy)

Lasers use intense light energy to improve the texture of the skin. The two most common types of laser machines are ablative and non-ablative.

Ablative lasers remove the thin outer layer of the skin—the epidermis—while heating up and tightening underlying tissue. This process also stimulates collagen growth, which builds healthier skin. CO2 laser resurfacing and Erbium YAG are among the most popular ablative laser treatments.

Non-ablative lasers do not remove the outer layer of the skin but heat up and tighten underlying tissue. This also promotes the production of new collagen, which fills in wrinkles. CoolTouch, Fraxel Restore, and N-Lite are some of the most common non-ablative laser treatments.

IPL uses light to correct sun damage, age spots, acne scars, wrinkles, and other blemishes. It can also treat rosacea. IPL is considered a non-surgical procedure, and has no downtime, meaning patients can immediately return to normal activities.


Kybella is an injectable that eliminates fatty tissue under the chin. Its active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is a naturally occurring molecule that breaks down fatty tissue. Once injected, Kybella dissolves fat cells and safely metabolizes the damaged tissue.

Kybella works best on patients whose skin is still elastic, as the skin can snap back into place after fat is removed. Results are permanent, as once the fat breaks down, it cannot return.


Botox is one of the best-known injectables on the market for treating wrinkles. Its active ingredient, botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxin that, in small doses, safely freezes muscle tissue and fills wrinkles. Botox is usually injected into the forehead, the corners of the mouth, and around the eyes. Results vary for each patient but usually last between 3 and 4 months.


ThermiTight directs radiofrequency energy into the neck and jawline. A small electrode is inserted under the skin to melt away fat and tighten muscles. ThermiTight also has the effect of reversing skin laxity and other unwanted signs of aging. Results typically last 3 to 5 years.


Ulthera is the first and only ultrasound energy-based device cleared by the FDA with a non-invasive “lift” indication for the neck, face, and eyebrows.

Ultrasound is sound at frequencies higher than those detected by human hearing.  These sounds register at least 18 kilohertz or 18,000 cycles per second.

Ultherapy addresses the deep skin layers as well as the foundational layer that lends support to the skin. This foundational layer in the face is called the SMAS, and in the neck, the platysma.

Ultrasound allows Dr. Jacono to bypass the upper layers of the skin.  This delivers the right amount of energy at the right depths.  Skin contracts and then ultimately lift the SMAS and platysma. As a result, there is no damage on the surface of the skin and thus no healing downtime.

The treatment also produces new collagen, which brightens the skin. Ultherapy’s results build gradually over 2 to 3 months and last about 2 years.


Sculptra helps to add the volume back to the face that has deflated with age. An older face will show a loss of the fullness of the cheeks, temples, and areas around the mouth. It will also show fat loss under the eyes which creates a hollow effect and shadows now appear.

Sculptra works by stimulating the body to produce new collagen at the sites of injection. Thus, replacing lost volume and contours to restore a fuller, more youthful appearance.

The lasting effects of Sculptra™ vary from patient to patient. Studies have shown that some Sculptra™ patients have seen results last up to or greater than two years from the first treatment. Periodic touch-up treatments will maintain the desired effects.

How Does a Non-Surgical Facelift Work?

Non-surgical facelifts use minimally invasive and nonsurgical techniques to refresh the appearance. In simpler terms, nonsurgical facelifts do not require incisions, anesthesia, or overnight hospitalization. They also have short recovery times, so patients can get in and out of their doctor’s office quickly.

During your consultation, Dr. Jacono will determine whether you are a good candidate for a non-surgical facelift. Then, he will evaluate which treatments are best suited to your desires, including injections, lasers, and tightening devices.

Advantages of a nonsurgical facelift include:

  • Fast procedure time
  • Little discomfort
  • No general anesthesia
  • Significantly cheaper than a facelift

Disadvantages of a nonsurgical facelift include:

  • Less dramatic results
  • Outcomes do not last as long
  • Repeat visits can become costly

What is a Liquid Facelift?

A liquid facelift uses dermal fillers to correct fine lines and drooping skin. This treatment is best for patients with less severe aging signs, such as deeper wrinkles and jowls.

A liquid facelift can do a number of positive things, including:

  • Correct scars
  • Smooth lines and wrinkles around the eyes, lips, and forehead
  • Add volume to the cheeks
  • Strengthen the brow

Are Liquid Facelifts Worth It, and How Effective Are They?

If you are not ready for surgery, a liquid facelift is the next best option. It is cheaper than a surgical facelift and offers good results and quick recovery times. The liquid facelift is also a strong fit for patients who do not yet exhibit serious signs of aging.

Although liquid facelifts provide temporary results, they are not as effective as surgical facelifts. This is mainly because injectables do not alter the underlying facial structure.

Why Choose Dr. Jacono for Your Non-Surgical Facelift?

Dr. Jacono is a dual-board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over twenty years of experience in the field. He is a celebrated expert in non-surgical facelifting and offers the best possible results for his patients.

To deliver the best results in Non-Surgical Facelifting Dr. Jacono combines several procedures. Ulthera or Thermitight with facial volumization utilizing the injectable fillers Voluma, Restylane Lyft, or Sculptra.

To see if you qualify for a non-surgical facelift with Dr. Jacono, please contact his New York City or Long Island office.

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Non-Surgical Facelift Before and After Photos

Non-Surgical Face and Neck Lift with Ultherapy:

This woman in her forties started to experience laxity along her jawline and neck which was improved with one session of Ultherapy.

Before & After
non-surgical facelift ultherapy before and afters

Non-Surgical Face and Neck Lift with Ultherapy:

This woman in her sixties did not want a facelift surgery but hated her “turkey neck”. She shows a nice improvement after one Ultherapy session. Ultherapy works best on patients with thin skin like this.

Before & After
ultherapy before and afters

Thermitight Non-Surgical Facelift:

This woman in her sixties did not want a facelift surgery but hated her jowls and hanging neck. She shows a nice improvement after one Thermitight session.

Before & After
thermitight non-surgical facelift before and after

Thermitight Non-Surgical Facelift:

This woman in her sixties did not want a facelift surgery but hated her “turkey neck with extra fat deposits under her chin. She shows a nice improvement after one Thermitight session.

Before & After
non-surgical facelift thermitight before and after

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