We Compare Invasive & Non-Invasive Face Lifts & Their Results

We Compare Invasive & Non-Invasive Face Lifts & Their Results

When it comes to ageing, time happens to be our biggest enemy. People want to maintain the “flawless” look of a 20-year-old forever, but fine lines, wrinkles and creases seem to get in the way.

One of the biggest frustrations is sagging skin as we age, which is why so many people now seek out facelift or skin tightening procedures.

The biggest question then becomes on what kind of treatment to use for your facelift.

With so many options out there, making the wrong choice is surprisingly easy.

Even so, cosmetic procedures fall into two main categories – invasive and non-invasive. And just like everything else, each option comes with its fair share of pros and cons.

Invasive procedures

Popularly known as cosmetic surgery, invasive procedures have been the go-to option for many people over the years. They are pioneers in this space, and they’ve also built quite a reputation. Unfortunately, all of them involve anaesthetics, hospitalisation, and a hefty price tag.

With an invasive facial procedure, you get to deepen the fold lines between the nose, mouth and also get rid of excess skin on the cheeks, neck and jaw. But that also means serious downtime due to inflammation, wounds, nerve injury and more.

Non-invasive procedures

Thanks to innovation in the industry, we now have alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Think about it for a second – no need for hospitalisation, no scars and the list goes on.

Microneedling, for example, is a popular cosmetic procedure that can adequately address all your skin concerns. It involves pricking the skin with tiny needles to stimulate a healing response. During this, the body produces collagen and elastin that tighten the skin.

And it gets better, they’ve added the radiofrequency (RF) element to Microneedling, which has made the treatment even more effective. The small needles deliver RF energy deep into the dermis, leaving the skin tighter while reducing the risk of scarring.

However, there are RF facelift procedures that don’t involve needles. And they are perfect for people looking to get rid of acne, scarring, axillary hyperhidrosis, excess skin on the neck, stretch marks and even those vertical lines that develop on the chest in older women.


While non-invasive procedures may take longer to see visible results, they are safer and more convenient compared to surgical options. The side effects of RF treatments, for example, are mild swelling, redness and tingling depending on the procedure you get.

Microneedling procedures rarely come with side effects, but patients have reported tightening of the skin and itchiness – all of which go away after 2-3 hours.

Cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, causes hair loss, complications related to anaesthesia, infection, fluid buildup under the skin and more. So you really have two choices here – get a radiofrequency facelift or settle for Microneedling.

That said, you might also want to choose an anaesthetic service carefully. The last thing you’d ever want is to have a half-baked team working on your precious body.

If you’re opting to go for a non-invasive procedure like Radiofrequency or Microneedling, get in touch with us at Ivory Aesthetics (located in Business Bay) – we’ve been featured in Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping and various other publications for our non-invasive face-lifting treatments.

For more information, contact us on 04 451 5554.


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