When it comes to tightening loose skin in the face and achieving a more youthful appearance, there really isn’t a better option than the facelift. However, some patients just don’t want to commit to a full facelift procedure. Thankfully, there are alternative options for people who don’t want to have surgery. In this article, we are going to talk about a handful of alternate cosmetic options for patients who are not ready to go under the knife and have a full facelift.

Thread Lifts

A thread lift is a great (non-invasive) method for tightening facial skin. The procedure involves “lifting” the patient’s skin with the help of temporary sutures. Threat lifts can help with skin laxity, wrinkles, jowls, and drooping skin.


Injectables like Botox and facial fillers are a quick and easy way to reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the face. These injectables are painless, have zero downtime, and can be completed over a patient’s lunch break. The downside is the results don’t last nearly as long as surgical procedures.


Microdermabrasion is a fantastic option for patients who have never previously had any cosmetic work done. The procedure is non-invasive and works to rejuvenate facial skin using an exfoliating device. The procedure can be adjusted to fit the specific needs of each patient.

Riverview Facial Plastic Clinic

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a variety of cosmetic treatment options for patients in the Twin Cities area. From facial injections, to face lifts, to medically supervised weight loss, we have a number of procedures that can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. As a board-certified facial plastic surgery, Dr. Daniel Schneider is well-equipped to provide the best possible treatment for your situation. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer at Riverview and set up your appointment!


Facelift Alternatives