Non-surgical facelifts are minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that help improve the appearance of the face and neck. Unlike surgical facelifts, these procedures have minimal recovery time, and do not require anesthesia or a hospital stay. In fact, most non-surgical facelifts can be done in a few short hours.

  • Types of Non-Surgical Facelifts

    Some common types of non-surgical facelifts include:


    Botulinum toxin (more commonly known as Botox) helps reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles by blocking certain chemical signals from nerves that cause the facial muscles to contract. This relaxes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles around the eyes and in the forehead area, known as expression lines. 

    Average cost: The average cost of botox can range from $300 to $1,200.

    Dermal Fillers

    Both dermal fillers and botox use injections to improve the overall appearance of the skin. But unlike Botox, which temporarily relaxes the facial muscles, dermal fillers help plump the skin and restore fullness to the face. 

    Average cost: The average cost of dermal fillers can vary greatly depending on the type of dermal fillers you get and how many syringes are required to achieve results. Below are the average prices for some common dermal fillers:

    • Radiesse: $691
    • Hyaluronic acid: $682
    • Platelet-rich plasma: $683
    • Polylactic acid: $915
    • Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres: $889

    Fat Injections

    Fat injections take fat from one part of the body and inject it into the face to smooth wrinkles and plump the skin. According to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “While some of the injected fat is reabsorbed over time, the plastic surgeons believed that most of the transferred fat was still present at up to one year after facelifting.“

    Average cost: The average cost of fat injections are $2,126.

    Needleless Treatments

    There are also needleless treatments for people who want to improve the overall look of their skin, but don’t want to be injected with a needle. 

    Two common types of needleless treatments used to lift the face are ultrasound and radiofrequency skin tightening procedures.

    These skin tightening procedures heat the tissues just below the skin’s surface to promote collagen production, which smooths wrinkles and improves the overall elasticity of the skin.

    Average cost: The average cost of ultrasound and radiofrequency skin tightening procedures ranges from $1,000 to $4,000, depending on the size of the treatment area, the specific type of skin tightening procedure, and your location/provider.3

  • How Long Will My Non-Surgical Facelift Last?

    How long your facelift will last depends on the type of procedure you get. However, most non-surgical facelifts will require regular maintenance. If you’re unsure, ask your provider when you should expect to return for a followup visit.