Aging Skin: Alternatives to Surgical Facelifts

For decades, people have looked to aesthetic experts to offer procedures and treatments to reverse the signs of aging. The facelift has long been a popular option in this arena. In fact, over 120,000 people choose this procedure each year. 

The problem? A facelift is an invasive surgical procedure the requires weeks of downtime afterward. 

Fortunately, it’s not your only option to help you turn back the clock. At Dr. McKenna’s Orthopedics and Biologics, Dr. Wade McKenna,and our team offer multiple facelift alternatives that are minimally invasive or noninvasive and come with next-to-no downtime. 

Let’s take a look at your options for treating aging skin without surgery. 

Exilis Ultra™

We offer this FDA-approved skin-tightening treatment to address lax skin around your eyes, mouth, and jawline. 

The Exilis Ultra works by sending radiofrequency and ultrasound energy into the layers of your skin. This stimulates the production of collagen, the protein that keeps your skin tight and plump. 

The treatment itself is completely comfortable, and most people tell us it feels like a warm massage. There’s no downtime after treatment.

People usually get their ideal results with a series of 2-4 Exilis Ultra 360 treatments, each spaced about a week apart. 


As another way to address thinning, wrinkled skin, Dr. McKenna offers this minimally invasive treatment. During surFACE treatment, he injects a proprietary blend of growth factors and metabolically active tissues into your skin. This triggers collagen production, heals damaged tissue, and increases blood flow in your skin. 

A surFACE treatment takes just 45 minutes and comes with minimal downtime.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facelifts

This treatment works much like the surFACE treatment, introducing growth factors into your skin to reverse the signs of aging. With this treatment, though, Dr. McKenna gets the growth factors from PRP, which he derives by taking a small sample of your blood and separating out the platelets.

When the resulting PRP is injected into your skin, it stimulates regeneration in your skin tissues. 

PRP treatment is also relatively quick and comes with almost no downtime. You may achieve your desired level of anti-aging with your first treatment, or you may choose multiple PRP treatments to trigger more dramatic regeneration in your skin.

If you’re concerned about the signs of aging, don’t hesitate to talk with Dr. McKenna about your options. At Dr. McKenna’s Orthopedics and Biologics, we offer the latest alternatives to surgical facelifts so you can look and feel your best without an uncomfortable procedure or extensive downtime. 

To learn more about your treatment options for aging skin, call our office or make your appointment online today.

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