What Are the Different Types of Face Lift Treatment?

If you are anything like me, you want to skip cuts and bruises yet see the results of facelift treatment asap! Sounds too good to be true? Don't worry, there are options you can select if you are searching for comfortable, non-invasive facial lifting treatment.

Sure, those who don't mind traditional facelift surgery and recovery won't be disappointed with the results but truth be told, my heart always goes to radiofrequency skin tightening and HIFU facelift. Nothing can beat the comfort of those methods and their outstanding effects, especially when using at-home beauty devices like Dualsonic Professional and TriPollar STOP Vx GOLD 2!

I know it can be confusing to understand the different types of face-lifting treatment and know which is best for you - I’ve been there. Not to worry though, let’s go through some options to help you learn the differences so you can make the right choice and get stunning results whether you are looking for a cosmetic surgical procedure or non-surgical face lifting. 


Traditional Facelift 

During face lifting surgery or rhytidectomy, the surgeon makes precise incisions to reduce sagging face skin and make the skin smoother and tighter. The cosmetic surgery procedure requires general anesthesia, and the recovery period can take two to four weeks. 

The cuts are made around the chin, ears, and hairline to reduce the appearance of loose skin. The effects are visible for ten years. If patients also undergo eyelids and brows lift, nose job, and jawline rejuvenation, the results of this facelift surgery are even better and last longer.  


Botulinum Toxin Injections

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Botox or Botulinum toxin injections are a smash-hit type of facelift for years, one of them being Botox. The toxin paralyzes the muscles for a limited time and smooths the wrinkles. In addition, Botox is also useful for migraines, lazy eyes, excessive sweating, or bladder issues. 

Botox injections involve topical anesthesia, which makes it almost pain-free. There is no recovery, and the results are visible for up to three months or four months.


Dermal Fillers

Face treatment with injectable gel-like substances, or dermal fillers, is another option for face sagging. The fillers help plump up the facial skin and achieve a youthful appearance.

The results' longevity depends on the type of fillers you are using. Some may last up to five years, while the effects of other dermal fillers may be visible for six to twelve months. 

As an aesthetic treatment, filler injection is minimally invasive, and the patient doesn't need recovery time. 

Another benefit of dermal fillers is that you can use them to reshape the face. For example, if you have a long face, fillers in the lateral cheeks will widen your face. Therefore, patients use them to get a more symmetrical and aesthetic face.



Ultherapy is FDA-approved, noninvasive facial tightening with outstanding results. It helps with sagging cheeks, and fine wrinkles on the face and upper chest. During the treatment, the technician uses ultrasound to deliver the energy to facial tissues that need it the most.

However, Ultherapy is an expensive lifting facial treatment. In addition, only licensed physicians can perform the treatment. Your chin lifts, face and neck lift, and decolletage treatment results need two to three months to emerge. Most patients need only one treatment to get the desired results.


HIFU Facelift

HIFU stands for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound and is one of the most efficient facelifting treatments. It works for various skin issues, such as wrinkles, face sagging, excess skin on the body, etc. 

HIFU is a popular face-lifting treatment, Malaysia and the whole world swear by it because of the outstanding results. And one of the most in-demand HIFU devices in the market right now is none other than Dualsonic Professional HIFU treatment tool!


Dualsonic Professional

 Dualsonic Professional HIFU beauty device - Types of Face Lift Treatment - BeautyFoo Mall

HIFU devices such as the Dualsonic Professional tool are designed to target specific skin tissue, which connects the muscles to the dermis. That way, it makes the skin more elastic by boosting collagen production. 

Dualsonic is simple to use, and you can set it to three depts - 3.0, 4.5, or 4.5 mm. Dual depth is enabled for user convenience. The device comes with an additional 1.5 mm eye cartridge so your face-firming treatment includes an eye lift - this is definitely a plus point for those who are in their 40s and above looking to improve or maintain firm skin around the eye.

Dualsonic Professional not only rejuvenates the skin but also helps on how to prevent premature aging process. The best part is that this is a pain-free procedure and you don’t have to worry about recovery period - just use the device and go on with your usual skincare routine! 

Do check out our Dualsonic Professional review to learn more about this powerful beauty device!




Even though microneedling is carried out with needles, the procedure is minimally invasive and almost doesn't need recovery. In most cases, the small bruising disappears 24 hours after the procedure. 

As the word suggests, microneedling includes using tiny needles which puncture the skin. That way, they damage the skin minimally and force the skin to heal and produce more collagen, and elastin during the process. 

Microneedling makes holes in the top skin layer and doesn't damage the outer layers of the skin permanently. Similarly, the discomfort during the procedure is minimal.

The results from the procedure appear approximately seven days after the treatment. However, the results aren't long-lasting. You need to repeat the treatment every six months to keep the skin looking fresh and rejuvenated. 


Chemical Peels

Chemical peels have been around for a while. They work for various skin conditions, including acne scars, saggy skin, discoloration, fine lines, facial wrinkles, precancerous skin growth, etc. Specific chemical substances used in peel help remove affected skin layers. Then, new skin appears and looks smoother, healed, and younger. 

The stronger the chemical solution, the better the results. However, deep and potent chemical peels need a longer recovery time. Also, most people need several treatments to get the desired firmer skin results. 


Radiofrequency Skin Tightening 

Another way to stimulate the production of new skin cells, collagen, and elastin is by using radiofrequency. Thanks to anti aging for home use technology, you can tighten your skin with some great home or pro-RF devices. Let's take a quick overview of the best ones!


Silk'n FaceTite Z

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RF tools such as Silk'n FaceTite Z generate heat to achieve the best instant results, similar to surgical procedures. The device is excellent for sagging skin and is easy to use, wired or wireless.

In a couple of minutes, the device heats the skin surface enough to boost immediate collagen production. So, in two weeks of use, you can notice significant results in terms of skin texture and radiance. 

You can pick between four modes engineered to target specific skin issues - rejuvenation, lifting, collagen stimulation, and firming. Additionally, this RF device is easy to use and has safety control to prevent overheating on delicate spots. It comes with a compatible gel, the Silk’n Slider Gel, that works as a conductor and enhances the effects.

Not sure if this device is for you? You can check out our Silk’n FaceTite Z review for more info.



TriPollar STOP Vx GOLD 2

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The science behind TriPollar Stop Vx Gold 2 tool focuses on a thermal mapping algorithm to reduce deep wrinkles and provide unique jawline toning. 

The device combines two advanced technologies - Radiofrequency waves and DMS - dynamic muscle stimulation. That way, the tool targets specific dermal layers to achieve the best results. 

The Tripollar device warms specific skin layers to a certain point when the skin starts to make collagen and elastin. The DMS ensures you have a sculpted face without makeup!

You can do treatments at home with TriPollar Stop Vx Gold 2 luxurious device. It smooths the skin significantly after only several uses. I also like the turbo option allows, which is perfect for when you are in a rush and need quicker and better results. 

We have also reviewed the device, comparing it with its predecessor models, which you can read here.



Dr. Arrivo Zeus II

Dr Arrivo Zeus II - Facial lifting treatment - BeautyFoo Mall 

Dr. Arrivo Zeus II is a high-end skin tool that ensures top-notch results because it combines the best of all worlds - EMS, radiofrequency, and ultrasound pulse. Not only does it remove wrinkles, but it also plumps up the skin, making the entire skin truly healthier and better-looking.

Ultrasound pulse sends electrical impulses to train facial skin cells for a youthful appearance and reduce wrinkles on the forehead, and lines around the eyes and mouth. RF technology warms the skin cells to improve cell metabolism and provide healthier skin. Muscle stimulation with EMS is perfect for daily antiaging care and keeps the skin fresh and good-looking.

In addition, this Zeus II 宙斯二代美容仪 device features 24-karat gold layers to ensure your skin gets only the best treatment and results, as gold is an excellent conductor and the most skin-friendly material with the highest proven affinity to the skin. I also like the head shape, because it is moveable and can easily reach all spots on your face comfortably.




Microdermabrasion - types of facial lifting treatment - BeautyFoo Mall Malaysia

Microdermabrasion is distinct from micro-needling because it removes dead skin with crystals and vacuum function. That way, it leaves only healthy skin, which is significantly smoother and rejuvenated. 

Also commonly known as diamond peel treatment, the facial microdermabrasion procedure is non-invasive and used not only on the face but also on the chest, neck, back, and hands. It is also effective against age spots and minor scars. 

The treatment is less invasive than micro-needling, and the procedure is limited to the less serious appearance of sagging skin and other issues. Microdermabrasion only targets the top layer of skin. Redness is often the only inconvenience, and it disappears within hours.

The treatment frequency depends on your skin. You can do it once a month, or sooner.


Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is another way to reverse the aging process on your face. The laser removes affected skin layers and promotes skin healing. The result is younger-looking skin with a smoother and tighter appearance. Most people undergo laser skin resurfacing alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures to achieve the best skin care results.

The treatment is slightly uncomfortable, patients experience swelling and redness. In most cases, a new skin layer needs around two weeks to appear. 

The results are at their peak a month after the procedure. Laser therapy results are long-lasting, but you might need a touch-up in the next several years to maintain good-looking skin.


Fat Injections / Fat Grafting

Fat grafting, also known as fat injections, or fat transfer is a reconstructive type of face lifting. After local anesthesia or general anesthesia, a patient’s excess fat is harvested and carefully injected into skin tissue to improve the skin's appearance and contour. A person's fat is used because there are no risks of the body rejecting it because of biocompatibility. 

Fat fillers improve tone, facial volume and skin elasticity, and overall appearance. After the establishment of fat under the face skin, the cells provide permanent effects. However, you will continue to age, and you can repeat the treatments after some time, or try something else.

Some benefits of fat grafting include filling in fine lines and wrinkles, removing fat cells from your body, and precise face sculpting. The downside to this method is you may experience swelling, bruising, bleeding and soreness. Pain medication will be issued, and it may take a few weeks before you can resume normal activities depending on your recovery rate.


Thread Lift Treatment

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Thread lift Malaysia is less costly than some other face lifting treatments using face lifting machines, but you have to repeat it to maintain good-looking skin. The procedure is used for eyebrow lift, upper lip, nose, and neck to achieve a slimmer or more attractive appearance. Facial thread lift helps achieve the fox or cat eyes effect when eyebrows are pulled towards the temple.

The treatment is non-invasive, and the surgeon puts thread under the skin to tighten it. Then, the natural skin healing process is activated alongside collagen production. The thread facelift before and after images don't have as dramatic a difference as in some invasive procedures. 

Minimal downtime as well as painless and quick procedure are some benefits of this non-surgical facelift. Over time, the threads are absorbed in the body, and the results disappear. If you like the thread lift face treatment results, it is safe to repeat the same facelift procedure.

Also read: Natural V Shape Treatment for Face


HIFU and Radiofrequency Skin Tightening Are The Best Methods for Face Lifting

HIFU and radiofrequency skin tightening is generally better face-lifting treatment options compared to other face-lift methods. Both HIFU and radiofrequency skin tightening do not require any recovery period and are non-invasive procedures that result in no or minimal discomfort in the form of tingling sensation. 

They can be done by professionals or by yourself at home, which gives more treatment flexibility. These treatments produce long-term results, which is advantageous compared to other temporary facelift methods, Botox for example. 

While the cost of these treatments may be higher than options like chemical peels or microdermabrasion, the long-term results, the convenience of at-home treatment using advanced beauty tools and lack of invasive procedures make them both worth the investment for many people, myself included!

I have summed up a table comparing HIFU and radiofrequency skin tightening against other facelift methods:


Treatment Type Recovery Period Invasiveness Pain Treatment Setting Cost  Results


Up to 2 - 4 Weeks Invasive Moderate Pain Done by Professionals $$$ Long-term
Botulinum Toxin Injections Minimal recovery time Minimally invasive Minimal Pain Done by Professionals $$ Temporary, Lasts up to 3-4 months
Dermal Fillers Up to 2 days Minimally invasive Minimal Pain Done by Professionals $$ Temporary, mostly lasts 6 - 12 months
Ultherapy None Non-invasive Minimal Pain Done by Professionals $$$ Long-term
Microneedling Within 1 day Minimally invasive Minimal to Moderate Pain Done by Professionals $$ Temporary, lasts about 3 - 5 months on average
Chemical Peels Up to 2 Weeks Minimally invasive Minimal to Moderate Pain Done by Professionals $ - $$ Temporary, lasts about 1 - 2 months
Microdermabrasion Minimal recovery time Minimally invasive No Pain Done by Professionals $ Temporary, about 1 month
Laser Skin Resurfacing Up to 3 Weeks Ablative technique is invasive Minimal to Moderate Pain Done by Professionals $$ Long-term
Fat Injections / Fat Grafting Up to 2 - 3 Weeks Invasive Moderate Pain Done by Professionals $$$ Long-term
Thread Lift Treatment Up to 2 Weeks Minimally invasive Minimal Pain Done by Professionals $$ Temporary, typically lasts 6 - 9 months


None Non-invasive No Pain Can be done at home or by professionals $$ Relatively long term for home treatments with consistent use

Radiofrequency Skin Tightening

None Non-invasive No Pain Can be done at home or by professionals $ - $$ Relatively long term for home treatments with consistent use



We have come to the end of different facelift treatments! Among the many face lift methods, I personally opt for homecare beauty devices as a wholesome, safe, and comfortable solution for various skin issues, including fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, spots, and especially on lifting the face skin. 

HIFU is backed by advanced science, and there are excellent home devices such as the Dualsonic Professional to get great lifting results. You can also try RF treatments with professional home tools such as the Silk’n FaceTite Z, Tripollar STOP Vx Gold 2 and Dr Arrivo Zeus II, as they are proven effective with many positive user reviews.

I hope you found the list useful! What’s your preferred face lift option? If you need more information about facelift Malaysia, do reach out to our customer service! 


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Josephine Wong

A health and beauty enthusiast who is passionate about helping people to discover the best beauty trends and understand how high-performance home beauty devices can solve their facial and skincare problems naturally from the comforts of their own home. Loves following best tips, tricks and latest trends on anything and everything about anti-aging skincare.