Going under the knife can be scary to say the least. Signing up to have something permanently changed on our bodies is something we need to be 100% sure about. For those who aren’t quite sure whether plastic surgery is the right option but want to achieve results mirroring what they could on the operating table, there are a whole host of non-surgical treatments available.

Surgical procedures are normally identified by patients under going a general anesthetic and due to the invasive nature of these procedures recovery time can be considerable. Of course, surgical procedures will always have their place and not all treatments can be replaced by a non-surgical alternative. However with advances in technology we are starting to see a shift from these traditional surgical approaches to less invasive non-surgical techniques.

It is amazing what can be done with the power of a needle and a correctly trained aesthetic practitioner. In this article we take a look at 3 of the most common alternatives to traditional facial surgery:

  • Non-Surgical Facelift using Dermal Fillers
  • Non-Surgical Nose Reshaping
  • PDO Facial Thread Lifting

Non-Surgical Facelift

The Non-Surgical Facelift works by targeting your mid and lower face. With the use of dermal fillers, this quick treatment, coined the lunchtime facelift re-introduces volume into the cheek and jowl area. This in turn minimises the signs of ageing. This clever technique restores volume and lifts the face, giving excellent results.

This is a perfect treatment if you are wanting to restore that youthful glow perhaps before an event or to simply feel more confident within yourself. This treatment uses the Juvederm Vycross range of dermal fillers meaning results can last up to 18 months.

The best thing about the non-surgical facelift at Cosmetic Courses is that we can create a bespoke treatment plan specifically designed around your expectations. We can vary the treatment from a very subtle lift to a more obvious uplifting effect dependent on your desires.

Cosmetic Courses Cost: £145 per syringe

Surgical Facelift Cost (for comparison): £9,000

Treatment Time: 1 hour

Downtime: Patients can go back to normal day to day activities but are advised to not partake in any strenuous activity.

Before & After Photos of a Non-Surgical Facelift Treatment

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

We have seen an incredible increase in the demand for the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty, also known as the Non-Surgical Nose Job.

With a combination of dermal fillers and botulinum toxin, the nose can be contoured and reshaped to soften irregularities. For example if you have either a bump on the bridge of your nose, a flattened or high tip of the nose or even asymmetry then you may be suitable for this treatment.

Although a fantastic and affordable alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, some patients may find that the result they are after can only be achieved through the surgical route, therefore a consultation is normally necessary prior to treatment.

Cosmetic Courses Cost: £200

Surgical Rhinoplasty Cost: £4,500-£7000

Treatment Time: 15 minutes

Downtime: Patients can return back to work the same day, but are advised to stay clear of any strenuous activities. 

Before & After Photos of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

PDO Thread Lifts

One of the newest treatments on offer here at Cosmetic Courses is the phenomenal PDO facial thread lifting. The results of this amazing treatment mimic a surgical facelift by using dissolvable threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). These threads are inserted into each side of the face with minimal incisions and then pulled upwards to achieve a tighter and more youthful appearance.

The PDO creates a reaction within the body which awakens our collagen, resulting in tighter and firmer skin.

Cosmetic Courses Cost: £500

Surgical Facelift Cost: £9,000

Treatment Time: 30-60 minutes 

Downtime: 2-4 weeks, patients can go back to normal day to day life. There may be slight bruising and care should be taken when handling the face.


Non-Surgical Treatments as a Model at Cosmetic Courses

Cosmetic Courses has been training medical professionals in the UK since 2002. As one of the longest-established providers we pride ourselves on the quality of our training and the products we use for treatment. This means that you are receiving the safest possible treatment as a model with us. The added bonus is that the treatment with us is a fraction of the high street cost.

If you would like to speak to one of our consultants or to book in for any of our Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetic Treatments please call us now on 01844 390110 or register here to receive further information.