If you are unhappy because your face looks older than you feel, you might consider plastic surgery to look younger. 

But for many people, the results of plastic surgery don’t make them look younger, they make them look different, sometimes even with a stretched, windswept look. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid this risk, and achieve facial rejuvenation that makes you look like yourself, just younger, rather than making you look like someone else. For many people, a nonsurgical facelift with dental procedures is a better option for achieving natural-looking rejuvenation. 

Why a Facelift Can Make You Look Different

Attractive woman talks a walk on the pierA facelift procedure seeks to alleviate the loose, sagging skin that causes wrinkles, jowls, turkey neck, and other symptoms of facial aging. It does this by cutting away some of the skin and stretching what’s left tightly over your facial structure. Ideally, this smooths the skin and eliminates some of the other effects of hanging skin. 

A facelift treats all the hanging skin as if it were “extra” skin. And sometimes that’s not far from the truth: facial aging can cause skin to lose elasticity, making it stretch and hang down more. 

However, that’s not the only reason why people have hanging or folding skin in their face. Often, it’s less a matter of extra skin and more a matter of lost facial support structure. 

What is the facial support structure? It’s the teeth and bones of the face. As the teeth get worn down, or even lost, and the bone structure similarly diminishes, the support structure shrinks. The skin, however, does not. 

If a plastic surgeon neglects the shrunken facial structure and simply pulls your skin tight over what there is, it can make your face look different, sometimes to the point that it doesn’t even look like you. 

A Nonsurgical Facelift Rebuilds Support from Within

In contrast, a nonsurgical facelift uses dentistry to rebuild your facial structure. Worn teeth are built up. Lost teeth are replaced. The vertical dimensions of your face are restored to their youthful proportions, restoring the harmony between skin and support that conveys healthy youth. 

A facelift is a superficial procedure, and the results can sometimes have the look of a new facade that doesn’t fully restore a building. But our nonsurgical facelifts address the underlying cause, which can achieve a better restoration for many patients. 

And not only do you get this foundational improvement in your proportions, you also get your smile brightened and restored, another important part of looking younger. 

An Alternative to Injectable Fillers

But our nonsurgical facelift is not just an alternative to surgery, it can give better results than other nonsurgical procedures, such as injectable fillers. 

One of the most common uses for injectable fillers is lip augmentation. However, many people develop thin lips because their teeth are worn, which compresses their lips. Restoring teeth can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth, common targets for injectable fillers.

People with conventional dentures have an even worse experience with shrunken facial dimensions. Conventional dentures not only fail to replicate youthful proportions in terms of height, they are often narrow to increase their stability. This lets lips and cheeks fold inward, creating thin lips and sunken cheeks. 

For denture wearers, FOY® Dentures can achieve the effect of a facelift and fillers by restoring youthful dimensions. They not only restore the height but the proper width of natural teeth, helping people look dramatically younger than they do with conventional dentures. 

Considering a Nonsurgical Facelift in Kanata?

If you are looking to restore the youthful appearance of your face, you should consider all your options to find the one that will truly serve you best. If you’ve talked to plastic surgeons about a facelift, you should talk to a cosmetic dentist about a nonsurgical facelift. 

In the Ottawa area, please call 613.271.7091 today for an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Andrea Stevens in Kanata.