Nonsurgical Facelift

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Revitalize your beauty, without the scalpel

At Still Well in Staten Island, NY, we know that the aging process is inevitable, but we can slow it and even reverse it with the right treatment methods. For those who want to reverse aging but don’t want to commit to a surgical procedure like a facelift, we offer a Nonsurgical Facelift, a treatment that tightens the skin, erases lines and wrinkles, and contours the face for noticeable, natural, and long-lasting results.

What Is a Nonsurgical Facelift?

Our Nonsurgical Facelift is a treatment that combines a PDO thread lift with a Sofwave™ treatment to address the signs of aging by tightening and lifting the skin, smoothing lines and wrinkles, and helping patients feel more confident in their appearance. This treatment uses two advanced anti-aging techniques to create a facelift effect that is not nearly as invasive as a standard surgical facelift but just as effective.

We offer PDO threads and Sofwave™ as both standalone and combinable treatments. Both are effective, results-driven anti-aging treatments on their own and can address some of the most common concerns and imperfections that affect the appearance due to aging, but they also pair well together to deliver a Nonsurgical Facelift and rejuvenate the appearance.

What Are the Treatment Benefits?

The primary benefit is that the entire treatment process is non-surgical. As a result, there’s no significant social downtime, no recovery, and no need to take time off work. Other treatment benefits include the following:

  • Visible results after initial treatment
  • Gradual results in the weeks following treatment
  • Long-lasting results due to a natural increase in collagen and elastin production
  • Customized treatment plans to address each patient’s unique aging-related concerns
  • PDO threads and Sofwave™ can be scheduled together or as standalone treatments
  • The treatment is minimally invasive and completely customizable
  • Results are immediate and continue to appear gradually
  • Results are natural
  • There’s no significant discomfort or social downtime


PDO Threads

PDO threads are surgical threads made of polydioxanone. This sterile and dissolvable material has been used for decades in the medical world, and as a cosmetic treatment, it can reverse aging by tightening and lifting the skin.


PDO threads create a scaffolding effect when inserted below the skin’s surface to promote increased collagen and elastin production. The treatment can tighten, lift, and smooth the skin to combat and reverse the aging process.


What Do They Treat?

PDO threads treat skin laxity, the effects of decreased collagen and elastin production, and can reverse the aging process on both the face and the body. We use them in our Nonsurgical Facelift, but they can also be administered to perform a neck lift alternative. We can also administer them to different body areas exhibiting the effects of the aging process and the resulting skin laxity to smooth out crêpey skin.


Some common treatment areas on the body include the abdomen and knees. We can use PDO threads to smooth lines and wrinkles on the face and body, contour and add volume to cheeks that have flattened with the aging process, tighten loose skin, and reduce the appearance of jowls. We can also use them to treat nasolabial folds and marionette lines, smooth wrinkled skin on the chest or neck, and help patients naturally achieve a more youthful-looking appearance.


How Long Do the Results Last?

Once PDO threads are inserted with a cannula just below the surface of your skin, they’ll immediately begin working to lift and tighten the treatment area. The body will respond to their presence with a natural increase in collagen and elastin production.


Within six months of the treatment, the PDO threads will dissolve and be absorbed and eliminated by the body, but the treatment results will continue to improve for a year or longer as the body produces new collagen and elastin.



Sofwave™ is a collagen-building anti-aging treatment that delivers clinically proven results. This FDA-approved treatment uses non-invasive techniques to treat the most common signs of aging on the face, chin, and neck. It promotes increased collagen and elastin production using SUPERB™ technology, which stands for synchronous ultrasound parallel beam, a form of technology that creates uniform heat in the mid-dermal layer.


This heat reaches 1.5 mm beyond the skin’s surface to force the body to respond with a healing reaction that increases collagen and elastin production. The device is equipped with integrated SofCool™ technology to ensure patients maintain a comfortable skin temperature during treatment, protecting the epidermis from damage. There’s no downtime after treatment, and patients won’t have to worry about discomfort.


What Can It Treat?

Sofwave™ can address the most common signs of aging on the face and neck by reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles of different severities, lifting the eyebrows, tightening the skin on the neck and the area beneath the chin, and reversing skin laxity. It uses a non-invasive treatment process to naturally increase collagen and elastin production to rejuvenate the appearance and help patients look and feel younger, more refreshed, and more confident.


How Long Do the Results Last?

Once you begin a unique treatment plan custom-tailored to your concerns, you can expect some initial results within a week of your treatment. It can take up to 12 weeks to see the most visible results, and those results will continue to improve for six months following your treatment and last long term.


We recommend maintenance treatments every eight to 12 months so patients can continue to combat the aging process and promote increased collagen and elastin production.


Combing the Treatments for Optimal Results

While PDO threads and Sofwave™ treatments can target specific concerns and reverse the aging process when scheduled as standalone treatments, the results are even better when experienced together through the Nonsurgical Facelift.


Patients who want to address moderate or more advanced aging-related concerns can undergo this treatment to experience the benefits of a PDO thread lift and Sofwave™ sessions to tighten, lift, and contour the face, reversing the most visible signs of aging for a rejuvenated appearance.

Nonsurgical Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

The duration of results can vary depending on the specific procedures performed and individual factors such as age, skin condition, and lifestyle. Generally, the effects of nonsurgical facelifts can last anywhere from several months to a couple of years. Regular maintenance treatments may be required to sustain the desired outcome.

When performed by qualified and experienced professionals, nonsurgical facelifts are generally considered safe. However, as with any medical procedure, there can be potential risks and side effects. It is important to choose a reputable provider and discuss any concerns or pre-existing conditions with them beforehand.

One of the advantages of a nonsurgical facelift is that it typically involves minimal to no downtime. Most people can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, it is common to experience some temporary swelling, redness, or bruising at the treatment sites, which usually subsides within a few days.

Nonsurgical facelifts are suitable for individuals who want to address signs of aging or improve certain facial features without undergoing surgery. They can be an option for people with mild to moderate skin laxity, wrinkles, volume loss, or other cosmetic concerns. A consultation with a qualified professional can determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Experience the Benefits of a Nonsurgical Facelift

If you want to improve your appearance, reverse how aging has affected your skin, and feel more confident in your appearance, you may be the perfect candidate for this treatment. We can schedule an initial consultation to confirm your treatment eligibility and give you more details about your customized treatment plan so you can experience all the treatment benefits.

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