Non-surgical facial contouring with dermal fillers are a great way to achieve a more youthful facial profile and appearance without the cost and downtime of surgery. Precisely placed hyaluronic acid filler can lift sagging brows, mask heavy jowls, plump nasolabial folds and more.
Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai is leading international oculoplastic surgeon based in London. She has researched and pioneered many innovative facial rejuvenation treatments, and medical practitioners from all over the world fly to London to learn her techniques.
- Instant result – improvement can be seen immediately
- No downtime – can return to work right away
- Unrivaled expertise – performed by leading oculoplastic surgeon and her expert team of doctors
Non-surgical facial contouring – for treating sunken cheeks, weak chins, sagging jawlines, & deep marionette/nasolabial folds
Most patients often notice deep nose to mouth lines and jowls caused by lost volume in the face as we age. They also notice their face appears to be sagging and being pulled down by gravity. What is often actually happening is the face is losing volume in key areas which can be effectively replaced with filler.
In a non-surgical facelift, Dr Shah-Desai and her team strategically place filler at anatomical points, to gently and naturally supports the face by addressing localised volume loss.
This plumps, volumises and lifts key areas of the face giving you a younger, refreshed look, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and removing a gaunt and sagging appearance. Since filler stimulates collagen production and hydrates the skin, patients will also notice improved overall skin quality.
Frequently Asked Questions
Non-surgical facial contouring vs surgical facelifts
If you primarily have facial volume loss, a non-surgical facelift is likely to be able to deliver fantastic results. However, if you have skin laxity issues (stretched and sagging skin) energy based treatments (Morpheus8, Sofwave, endolift & Tixel) prior to fillers or a surgical facelift may be a better option.
Dr Shah-Desai & her team identify whether skin laxity or volume loss is the primary cause of your facial ageing. This assessment will then tell you whether a surgical or non-surgical facelift is the best option for you.
Is a non-surgical facelift painful?
Most patients find that non-surgical facelifts do not hurt. We apply topical anaesthetic on your face before the injections, and the fillers include an anaesthetic too to help you feel more comfortable. The procedure takes around 30 minutes and most patients find this time goes extremely quickly.
How long does a non-surgical facial contouring last?
The effects tend to last from 12-18 months depending on your physiology and lifestyle.
What are the side effects and risks?
Bruises, lumps and swelling can occur but these tend to disappear within 3-7 days. You can return to work straight away after the procedure and are advised to avoid vigorous physical activity for 48 hours after the treatment.
You shouldn’t have this treatment if…
- Have a known allergy to the product or lidocaine
- Have an active infection at site of injection
- Have alcohol in your system: the injections are more likely to give you bruises
- Are pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
About Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai MS, FRCS
Dr Sabrina Shah-Desai is a distinguished oculoplastic surgeon and one of London’s leading eye specialists. She has over two decades of surgical experience and is renowned for her ability to create a natural look.
Dr Sabrina has a deep anatomical knowledge of the periorbital area and an appreciation for the differences in treating both men and women. When raising the brows and eyelids in a male Upper-Lid Blepharoplasty, it is important to preserve the T-shaped brow – in order not to feminise their appearance.
Non-Surgical Facelift Patient Reviews
“Dr Sabrina is amazing. I’ve never felt safer or better taken care of than I do with this team. Dr Sabrina is direct and straightforward but still extremely caring. Plus my results were the best I’ve had!
“I am so grateful to have found Dr Sabrina and to know that my face is in safe hands for decades to come. At my initial consultation, Dr Sabrina really took the time to listen to my concerns and understand what I was hoping to achieve. She outlined a very clear action plan and explained clearly and honestly what would and wouldn't be achievable, patiently answering all of my questions until she was happy that I felt relaxed and reassured. Dr Sabrina is incredibly talented and I could not be happier with the results which are both natural and have me looking ten years younger (I am 51). Her professionalism, kindness and integrity permeate throughout her team and the aftercare service was such a valuable part of the whole experience. I am just so delighted to have found her.
“Dr. Sabrina is just incredible, full stop. I have been having botox since I was 30 and fillers for the last 8 years. I have been to a number of very reputable doctors, but felt quite unsatisfied by their sense of aesthetics, either things were too frozen or simply imperceptible. I discovered Dr. Sabrina as I was looking for someone who knew eyes well. What is extraordinary is her sense of aesthetics, she did a number of small things, filler and botox and honestly at one point I looked at my face and thought I look so balanced and natural, I never had people comment on how well I looked before. She has something unique in my opinion, an extraordinary combination of a critical/objective eye, and a kindness that never made me feel judged, and of course amazing skills. In a few months I will have my under eyes done (yes time has come!) and would not trust anyone else!
“I had a Filler treatment under the eyes as i had very deep lines that wouldn't go away no matter how well rested i was. I read about Doctor Sabrina on the newspaper and i booked the treatment with her. I have to say, i was absolutely amazed by the results.”
“I've suffered from pretty bad under eye dark circles and pigmentation around my mouth area for several years now. However, having used many different creams, other products, facial treatments and fillers, I have to say I am really impressed with the fillers used by Sabrina Shah-Desai.”
“If I could give more stars, I would! Suffice to say sabrina and her work is perfection. Not only is she incredibly professional, careful, considerate and honest, she is also such a wonderfully humble, patient and positive person.”
“Due to having real bad tear trough in another clinic and looking horrendous and keep going back to fix it but kept looking worse and too scared to go anywhere else I was recommended to see Sabrina I was really impressed with the results all she did put hyalase and now I'm back to my usual happy self”
“I visited Sabrina because I needed to fix a problem from some botched juvederm injections at a different clinic a year previously. The filler had migrated and formed a large unsightly lump underneath my eye, and I wanted to try to fix this problem, as well as having filler injected properly.”
Non-Surgical Facelift Cost
Dermal Fillers with Dr. Sabrina Shah-Desai is £600 per syringe
With PEL associate doctor per syringe £500 for the following areas
Marionette lines, chin & jawline
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