How to Tighten Your Face Without Surgery

With an endless supply of inspiration, and sometimes pressure, to look your best, we are always looking for new alternatives to achieving a youthful and healthy appearance. Thanks to new advancements, we can have the best of rejuvenation techniques without a visit to the operation table. Check out the best face tightening procedures VIDA’s Medi Spa has to get lifted, toned and smooth skin without going under the knife.

Injectables: Non-Invasive Face Lift Treatments

Thanks to exciting advancements in the medical field, a new generation of injectable procedures offers plumper and smoother skin without the need to hit the operation table. That’s why some insiders call them “non-surgical face lifts”. These new generations face tightening procedures use natural substances for a natural look, so they are safe for everybody.


Hyaluronic acid fillers are a good option to correct the tear trough area, that makes patients look tired or sad.

One of the most popular non-invasive face lift procedures is getting a shot of Juverderm. This mighty injectable is made out of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally present in the human body and responsible for that “dewy” and hydrated look celebrities have; and the first FDA approved dermal filler. We tend to think that the only sign of aging are wrinkles but loss of volume or sagging skin can have a negative effect on our overall appearance. Create a more youthful look with this non-surgical face lift procedure that will restore fullness to areas of the face that lack volume such as cheeks and lips. Juvederm is the only filler that can last two years, so you can expect immediate and long-lasting results.

Radiesse and Belotero

Lower eyelids treated with fillers, to correct the tear trough area.

As powerful as non-surgical face lifts go, Radiesse and Belotero are at the top of the game. If you want to Kim Kardashian-worthy contouring, this is the non-surgical face lift for you. Immediately lift and contour your chin, jawline with the volumizing effect Radiesse offers. On the other hand, Belotero offers an optimal skin support by filling the spaces between the cells and retaining water. Thanks to this advanced system, Belotero lifts deep folds and wrinkles.


If you want immediate effects of a facelift without surgery recovery, you should try expertly administered units of Botox. Botulinum Toxin is a substance that dramatically and quickly reduces the signs of aging while preventing the appearance of new and deeper wrinkles. Another great thing about Botox is just how affordable it really is: with a Botox unit costing only $8 dollars! Some people may have the wrong idea of the finished look of Botox patients, however VIDA’s expert team: Dr. Fuentes, Dr. Castañeda and Dr. Quiroz have extensive experience in Botox application, so you can expect natural-looking results.

Lasers: More Non-Surgical Facelift Options

Is there anything lasers can’t do? From treating urinary incontinence, eliminating tattoos to curing keloid scars, lasers are a powerful tool in cosmetic dermatology. One of the most popular uses for lasers is as an alternative non-surgical face lift. Lasers promote the natural production of collagen in the body, so the process is progressive and friendly for the patient.


Thermage is a revolutionary, non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses laser radiofrequency technology to boost your skin’s production of collagen, resulting in a “lifted” appearance. Underneath the upper layers of our skin we can find collagen strands. Collagen is in charge of keeping our skin firm and tight. As we age, our skin’s collagen production slows down. This results in fine lines, wrinkles and a “sagging effect” in certain areas. A Thermage treatment uses radiofrequency to heat the deeper, collagen-rich areas of your skin. As the “old” collagen strands heat up and contract, the body naturally produces new ones; boosting your skin’s look. The moment you leave the doctor’s office, you will feel you had a facelift without the surgery, your skin will look and feel smoother and plumper. However, the real magic begins approximately two months after your treatment, once the collagen production evens out, the skin in your eyes, neck, and cheeks will be noticeably tighter and firmer.

IPL Photofacial

A powerful non-invasive facelift alternative is using Intense Pulsed Light in the form of a facial. As the name suggests, a photofacial involves an intense light that penetrated the deeper skin layers. As the light penetrates the skin, it creates a controlled “injury” in the dermis, a lower skin layer. This injury is at a microscopic level, only injuring old cells. Since there is a “damage”, our body naturally heals itself, creating new cells and boosting the production of collagen. Less pores, finer lines, reduced wrinkles, and improved skin tone are some of the results you can expect. Since the wavelength used in Photofacials is broader, the procedure is safer and gentler for sensitive skins.

Take the first step to a painless and immediate youthful appearance. To schedule the non-surgical face lift of your choice, contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling 619-738-2144 (toll-free).

Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes

Juan Carlos Fuentes, MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Tijuana BC Mexico (619) 738-2144 . Dr. Fuentes served as Chief of Residents in Plastic Surgery in Guadalajara. His postgraduate fellowship training was also completed at the University of California at Irvine and at Texas University.