Non-Invasive Face Lift: The Top 5 Non-Surgical Facelift Procedures

How to Tighten Sagging Skin on Your Face Without a Surgical Procedure

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 in nonsurgical facelifts, we can have the best rejuvenation techniques without a visit to the operation table. Check out the best nonsurgical facelift and face tightening procedures VIDA’s Medi Spa has to get lifted, toned, and smooth skin without going under the knife for a surgical procedure.

Dermal Fillers and Injectables: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Sagging Skin

Thanks to exciting advancements in the medical field, a new generation of injectable nonsurgical treatments offers plumper and smoother skin without the need to hit the operation table.

That’s why some insiders call these minimally invasive techniques “non-surgical face lifts.” These new nonsurgical treatments and face-tightening procedures use natural substances for a natural look, so these injectable treatments are safe for everybody with minimal downtime.


Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a good option to correct the tear trough area, which 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 is wrinkles, but the loss of volume or sagging skin can have a negative effect on our overall appearance. Create a more youthful look with this non-surgical facelift procedure to reduce skin laxity and 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 nonsurgical facelift results from your dermal fillers.

Radiesse and Belotero

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

As powerful as nonsurgical facelifts 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 and jawline with the volumizing effect Radiesse offers.

On the other hand, Belotero offers 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, or Botulinum Toxin injections, for a nonsurgical facelift. Botulinum Toxin is a substance that dramatically and quickly reduces the signs of aging while preventing the appearance of new and deeper wrinkles and loose skin.

Another great thing about Botulinum Toxin injections 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 of plastic surgeons (Dr. Fuentes, Dr. Castañedaand Dr. Quiroz) have extensive experience in Botox application, so you can expect natural-looking results from this nonsurgical facelift. 


Laser Skin Resurfacing: More Nonsurgical Facelift Options

Is there anything lasers can’t do? From treating urinary incontinence and 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 nonsurgical facelift. Lasers promote the natural production of collagen in the body, so these nonsurgical procedures using lasers are progressive and friendly for the patient with minimal downtime post-procedure compared to a surgical facelift.


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 outer 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 in its deeper layers slows down, resulting in increased skin laxity. 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 and giving a skin tightening effect. 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 nonsurgical facelift treatment, once the collagen production evens out, the skin in your eyes, neck, and cheeks will be noticeably tighter and firmer.

IPL Photofacial: Laser Skin Resurfacing

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 “damage”, our body naturally heals itself, creating new cells and boosting the production of collagen.

Fewer pores, finer lines, reduced wrinkles, and improved skin tone are some of the results you can expect from your minimally invasive, non-surgical facelift using IPL. Since the wavelength used in photofacials is broader, this nonsurgical facelift procedure is safer and gentler for sensitive skin.


Do you want to achieve skin tightening without a surgical facelift? Take the first step to a painless and immediate youthful appearance with a minimally invasive nonsurgical facelift. To schedule the nonsurgical facelift of your choice with our board-certified plastic surgeons, contact VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling 619-738-2144 (toll-free).

Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes

Dr. Juan Carlos Fuentes, MD Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing at VIDA clinic Tijuana. 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. Specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Rhinoplasty, Botox & Facial Fillers, Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty, Facial Enhancement and more. He is a member of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (A.M.C.P.E.R.), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (A.S.A.P.S.), San Diego International Plastic Surgery Society, Tijuana Medical Association, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (I.S.A.P.S.) and The Rhinoplasty Society.