What’s the best way to fast-track a facelift?

FACELIFTS used to involve lengthy invasive surgery and months of painful recovery time.

However, times have changed and now there are fast-track options available, from 60-minute lunchtime lifts for premature skin changes, to thread lifts that treat loose or sagging skin. Many of the most popular procedures can be done in just one visit to the clinic.

Years ago the aim of a facelift was to stretch and tighten slack skin. The result was often an unnaturally smooth visage. Now the idea is to refresh and revitalise, with a final look so subtle you can’t tell whether anything has been done at all.

A good facelift makes patients look healthier, rather than different or operated on. We always say the best results should look as if you’ve had a good night’s sleep. No matter which treatment you opt for, make sure you do your research and find a good Doctor. Never be afraid to ask questions about how much experience they have and read up on all the possible side-effects or complications.


What is it: Also known as the Injectable Facelift, this procedure may use a combination of wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers to sculpt the face, redefine the jaw and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Best for: The treatment is ideal if your skin is changing prematurely, including loss of volume, lines and loose skin. Expertly placed fillers contour the face and come in a range of options suitable for all skin types.
What happens: The treatment takes about an hour to perform, during which a combination of injectables is used to treat problem areas, including the cheeks, under-eye hollows, lines around the nose and lips. Wrinkle relaxers may then be used to minimise crow’s feet, lift the brows and open the eye area.
Results: Redness and slight bruising may occur but both can be easily covered with make-up. Results last about 18 months and the fillers used will continue to boost skin volume and tautness over time. Prices start from $650 for Instant Cheeks (1ml of dermal filler).


What is it: Also known as the Puppet Lift, or Thread Lift, this is a non-invasive treatment using special dissolvable threads made from polylactic and glycolic acid to lift sagging skin.

Best for: This speedy and subtle 30-minute procedure is ideal if you have lost volume in the cheeks and want to refresh your look without fillers. It is also a good option if you have had a surgical facelift in the past and the results are starting to fade.

What happens: Tiny incisions are made near the hairline and along the jawline and soft sutures are inserted to lift sagging cheeks back into place. The threads can be tightened two weeks after the initial treatment if more lift is required.

Results: Mild swelling and redness may occur but this will disappear after a few days. Most people can return to work the same day. Results last up to a year and as the threads kick-start collagen production, they will continue to rejuvenate skin for three months after the procedure.

Ready to get started?

For a consultation, or to book in for a treatment, call SKYN 08 9389 9022 or request an appointment online.