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Non-surgical facelifts - any experience?

(16 Posts)
BigbreastsBiggerbeard Sun 12-Nov-17 15:43:19

Does anyone have experience of non-surgical facelifts?

Thinking of having one but wondering if it's worth it.

The areas I'm most concerned about are my jowls and those lines going from my nose to my mouth.

IvorHughJarrs Sun 12-Nov-17 15:48:15

I had a course of ten CACI or similar treatments at a reputable salon. No difference at all, still a saggy old gimmer

BigbreastsBiggerbeard Sun 12-Nov-17 15:54:57

Oh bugger, IvorHugh - I was hoping it might make a difference.

Guess I just have to accept my saggy self confused

buggerthebotox Sun 12-Nov-17 18:25:03

I've had a treatment similar to Caci. I can't remember for the life of me what it was called but, Yes, it worked, up to a point.

I think jowls are the most problematical area to deal with.

I've also considered a thread lift for this area but reviews are mixed. Cheaper though, than many treatments.

Realself is good for researching the pros and cons of various treatments.

mrwalkensir Sun 12-Nov-17 18:28:56

radiofrequency treatment is very good, but slow and natural. Also try the forced wide grin plus nose-wrinkle face pull to get the jowls pulled up

Namethecat Sun 12-Nov-17 18:30:51

I had a 10 session Caci treatment and I think it made a difference. Tbh I only had it as I was attending quite a swanky wedding and my exh was also invited. I felt it made my face firmer, and refreshed and dewy . It obviously all sagged back to its usual after a few months so I'd say only for an occasion or a long-term commitment.

JMAngel1 Sun 12-Nov-17 18:44:59

Radio frequency facials have massively lifted my cheeks, firmed my jawline and reduced my eye bags - definitely worth it and not short lived results either - if anything my skin is getting plumper and it's 3 months since I finished my course of 6 treatments.

Delatron Sun 12-Nov-17 19:01:15

Is radio frequency the same as Caci?

JMAngel1 Sun 12-Nov-17 19:37:28

No caci is electrodes which stimulate muscle whereas radio frequency heats the dermal layer up and stimulates collagen to lift and tighten.

Delatron Sun 12-Nov-17 19:43:07

Ah ok. Different to a laser though? It's all so complicated. I like that these treatments can stimulate collagen.

Delatron Sun 12-Nov-17 19:45:55

Just googled. I'm having the endymed 3 for me laser soon and think this is radio frequency. She called it an Icon laser but looks like it used radio frequency. Fingers crossed for good results.

JMAngel1 Sun 12-Nov-17 19:49:10

Well there are different types of laser - some also stimulate collagen - check out IPL. I would say if your main concern is severe sagging, go for radio frequency but if it's texture, pigmentation and minor sag, go for IPL.

Delatron Sun 12-Nov-17 20:01:13

Thanks JMAngel1 that's really helpful. I'm not too saggy yet (just slightly) and my doctor is talking about sun damage, it doesn't actually bother me, I have always been freckly!

lovemylover Sun 12-Nov-17 21:07:48

My daughter had the thread facelift,didnt look much different,she has also had the HIFU treatment, not much different either, but to be honest shes had so much I don't know how she can tell what has worked and what hasn't, but she does look good for her age, 52,no lines etc
I have just sent for a Nu face facial toner mini

Real price £199, on ebay brand new £69,
Might not work but reviews are good,for mainly jowl area
You can see the demos on you tube

BigbreastsBiggerbeard Mon 13-Nov-17 11:56:19

A lot to think about here. I definitely want to try something for the jowl area, even if it's not quite clear what that is yet.....I dread to think where they'll be in five years shock

lovemylover Mon 13-Nov-17 13:54:09

JMAngel1/what was the treatment you had called? was it a salon one?

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