Non-Surgical Facelift


What Is A Non-Surgical Face Lift?

Non-Surgical Facelift

The non-surgical facelift is a comprehensive facial rejuvenation strategy that avoids the use of surgery. Although the term implies a single treatment, it usually consists of a combination of different treatment modalities to address your concerns and deliver a fresh, rejuvenated complexion. 

The first step in the non-surgical facelift is usually to restore lost volume from the face, which is usually the most profound change that happens as we get older. We typically do that by injecting dermal filler to key areas of the face. Our objective is to restore that fat that has been lost over the years. Non-invasive facelift treatments such as laser skin resurfacing and skin tightening procedures are usually also integrated to enhance the effects. These techniques ultimately all work to improve skin texture and firmness, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. The goal is to provide the patient with their desired youthful appearance through minimally invasive treatment methods, offering an alternative to the traditional surgical facelift procedure.

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What can help?

One of the main features of the facial ageing process is the loss of volume from both fat and bone, which allows the soft tissues of the face to sag. Restoration of volume with injectable fillers is, therefore, normally a key component of any non-surgical facelift package. Likewise, injectable muscle relaxants can often improve deeper lines and drooping on the upper face. Finally, the quality and condition of the skin can be improved with a combination of laser treatments to improve the skin health and glow.

In addition, addressing skin laxity through advanced, non-invasive treatments like radiofrequency therapy or BBL-based procedures can provide further tightening effects. Our preferred skin tightening options are BBL SkinTite or the Morpheus8 systems. These treatments are designed to stimulate collagen production, gradually improving skin elasticity and structure without the downtime and costs associated with surgical facelift procedures.

In the patient below, a comprehensive non-surgical rejuvenation was performed by combining full facial volume replacement with laser skin rejuvenation with the BBL and Halo devices. 

Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions



Most of our non-surgical procedures are carried out either with no need for local anaesthetic or with the application of a topical numbing cream.

Non-Surgical Facelift
Non-Surgical Facelift

The main benefit of the non-surgical facelift is that it avoids the use of surgery and, therefore, has fewer risks and less downtime. It’s an excellent option for patients who are primarily concerned with the ageing of the face. When a patient is also significantly bothered by the ageing of the neck, it may be best to consider a surgical procedure. 

Non-Surgical Facelift

We abandoned the use of threads over a decade ago in our practice. Whilst threads may look (and sound) attractive, in our experience, the results are short-lived lived and they are not as effective as other non-surgical options. We therefore prefer to opt for more reliable methods that deliver consistent, predictable results for our patients.

The effects of most non-surgical facelift procedures can be seen almost instantly, although they will typically improve up until two weeks after treatment. If we have combined laser or skin tightening with your treatment, it can take up to three months to reach maximum effect.

Non-Surgical Facelift
Non-Surgical Facelift

Non-Surgical Facelift Treatments performed by


Dr Darren McKeown

Dr Darren

Medical Director

Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach, delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

Dr Nina Singh

Dr Nina Singh

Aesthetic Doctor


 Dr Nina Singh is a skilled aesthetic doctor who joined the practice in 2023 after undergoing a year of immersive training in the McKeown Method. She is passionate about good skin at any age and combining techniques to achieve the most natural and effective results for our patients. She also has a specialist interest in treating skin of colour.

Non-Surgical Facelift

Dr Rhona Cameron

Aesthetic Doctor

Dr Rhona Cameron is a skilled injector who has been extensively trained in Dr McKeown’s signature intuitive technique. Her treatments blend advanced facial optimisation with powerful, energy-based devices – such as lasers, BBL and radio frequency – energising the appearance and enhancing skin health, delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

Our Prices

Volumetric Facelift

Facial Fillers (ml)
Dr Darren Mckeown
Associate Doctors
8 ml
9 ml
10 ml
12 ml

BBL & Halo Laser

BBL Single Session
BBL Course of Three
Maintenance Session
Halo Laser (full face)
Halo Laser & Session of BBL
Halo Laser & Course of Three BBL
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Choose McKeown Medical For Expert Care

Opting for a Non-Surgical Facelift? McKeown Medical in Glasgow offers a team of doctors, each with their own niche specialist interests, to offer comprehensive solutions for facial rejuvenation – without the need for surgery. This approach combines various advanced treatments like laser skin rejuvenation, BBL treatments, dermal fillers, and muscle relaxing injections, tailored to each patient’s unique requirements. The focus is on restoring volume loss from fat and bone in the face, reducing sagging, and improving overall skin quality and appearance.

The clinic’s commitment to delivering natural-looking results and a global approach to facial aesthetics makes it a leading choice for non-surgical facial rejuvenation.

Types of Non-Surgical Treatments

Non-Surgical Facelift

In the realm of cosmetic enhancement, non-surgical treatments like facial fillers and advanced light therapies, such as BBL (BroadBand Light) and Halo Laser, are increasingly popular. These minimally invasive options address age-related facial changes and skin imperfections, promoting natural collagen production and skin rejuvenation. Often complemented by additional techniques, they offer a comprehensive approach to achieving a youthful and revitalised appearance without the risks and recovery time of surgical procedures.

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular methods of non-surgical facelift treatment, as they offer minimally invasive procedures that address the volume loss asspects of the ageing process, in comparison to traditional surgical facelifts which deals with predominantly areas of the face where there has been volume gain. In fact, many of our patients who are undergoing a surgical facelift will also undergo additional filler injections. These injectable treatments are designed to restore the facial features, achieving a natural, younger appearance without the surgical facelift costs, risks, and recovery time.

These light therapy treatments are at the forefront of non-surgical facelift treatments, offering an alternative solution to combat fine lines, wrinkles, the skin complexion and even loose skin. These non-invasive treatments work synergistically to rejuvenate the skin, promoting natural collagen production for smoother, more youthful-looking skin.

BroadBand Light (BBL) Therapy utilises intense light wavelengths to tackle surface imperfections, while Halo laser, a hybrid technology, penetrates deeper into the skin to improve the skin texture. Additionally, these procedures can be complemented by other techniques, such as laser peels, dermal fillers ( hyaluronic acid treatments), offering a comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation. Most patients report significant skin texture and tone improvements, achieving a more refreshed and revitalised appearance without the need for invasive procedures.

See for yourself, just what the clinic can do


Justine, aged 31

Tear Trough Fillers

The tear trough is the groove that runs between the lower eyelid and the cheek, contributing to dark hollows below the eyes. This can be improved with precise volume restoration. Hear how this treatment turned out for our patient Justine.
Catherine, aged 50

Treatment of Lines Around the Lips with Injectables

Lines around the lips are one of the most common complaints that women come to us with. These can be treated permanently with aggressive resurfacing, although a much less invasive option is to simply restore some volume around the area. Hear how Catherine got on with filler injections around the mouth.
Michelle, aged 35

Treatment of Deep Frown Lines

When the frown muscles are strong, and frown lines well established, sometimes we need to employ a combination approach to achieve the best result. Hear how this worked out for Michelle. 
Lorraine, aged 50

Treatment of Jowls with Dermal Filler

The jowls are one of the most commonly complains about parts of the face. For patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, fillers in the cheek, chin and jawline and offer an effective non-surgical solution. Listen to how this approach worked for Lorraine.
Lisa, aged 45

Combination Treatment of Advanced Crow's Feet

Sometimes when the crows feet get stronger, simply relaxing the muscle around the eye is not enough and we need to do combination treatments to achieve the best result. Listen to how this turned out for our patient Lisa.
Marie, aged 46

Treatment of Downturned Mouth Corners

Downturned mouth corners can make us look sad, even when we feel happy inside. Hear how treatment with filler injections corrected this problem for our patient. 
Claire-Louise, aged 28

Augmentation of the Chin

Deficiency of the chin and jawline is a common problem that leads to facial disharmony and can lead to early jowl formation. Hear how correcting the chin improved our patients profile, and her self confidence. 
Deana, aged 57

Treatment of Eye Bags and Jowls with Injectables

Bags under the eyes and jowls along the jawline are some of the most common concerns patients have as they age. For patients who do not wish to have surgery, these can be significantly improved by restoring volume to the facial anatomy. Hear how this treatment approach worked out for Deana.
Jennifer, aged 27

Nose & Chin Contouring

A prominent nose can be one of the most distressing features for some people. Often, the problem is exacerbated by a weak or recessed chin and contouring the nose and chin with filler injections can help to re-balance to profile, achieving facial harmony. Hear how this treatment turned out for Jennifer, and the impact it had on her life.
Grant, aged 32

Male Wrinkle Reduction

Most people – men and women – begin to notice wrinkles appearing in the upper face in their early to mid 30s. This is the optimal time to start considering aesthetic dermatology to reduce the wrinkles and prevent them getting worse as the years progress. Listen to how the treatment turned out for Grant.
Tony, aged 38

Male Facial Volume Restoration

Tony had lost of a lot of weight, and the effects were showing on his face. As we age, we all lose volume from our face but in Tony’s case it was accelerated by significant weight loss. Listen to how treatment with facial fillers restored Tony’s facial volume, and his self confidence.
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How Is A Non-Surgical Face Lift Performed?

The process begins with an in-depth consultation where one of our doctors assesses the patients facial structure, discusses the goals, and plans a personalised treatment strategy.

A key component of the non-surgical facelift is restoring lost facial volume. Dermal fillers are injected into target areas, such as the cheeks, chin, jaw, under-eye region, and area around the mouth to replenish lost fat and bone volume. This step helps in lifting and smoothing out sagging skin, diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.

Techniques like laser skin resurfacing and radio frequency micro needling are integrated to enhance skin texture and firmness. Laser treatments target the deeper layers of the skin, promoting collagen production and reducing the appearance of imperfections.

The non-surgical facelift can be paired with additional treatments like BroadBand Light (BBL) Therapy. BBL Therapy uses intense light wavelengths to address surface skin concerns and is an excellent, non-invasive option to maintain the quality of your skin. Rather than having a facial done once per month, we recommend our patients come and have a session of BBL two or three times per year which costs a similar amount – but achieves much more substantial and long-lasting improvements in skin quality.

Following the treatments, all of our patients are provided with post-treatment care instructions to ensure optimal healing and results. A follow-up appointment is usually scheduled to assess the outcomes and make sure we have achieved your expectations. If we haven’t managed to achieve your expectations – if something needs a minor tweak for example – we will do whatever we can to get you there.


See below, where we answer some of your most frequently asked questions about volumetric facelifts.

Ultimately, the ‘most effective’ of the non-surgical procedures depends on the patients goals and personal preference in terms of the procedure. However, when it comes down to reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, injectables such as dermal fillers are the most effective choice.

The longevity of results from a nonsurgical facelift varies significantly based on the type of treatment chosen. Generally, most dermal filler treatments can be expected to last up to two years (although see my other blog on how long fillers really last). When you have undergone laser skin rejuvenation, your skin will usually always look better than if you hadn’t had treatment – although we typically recommend you do a single session of BBL two or three times per year to maintain and enhance the results.

The ‘best’ treatment plan entirely depends on the individual, their preferences, needs, and ageing concerns. Dermal fillers are ideal for restoring volume and smoothing wrinkles, while muscle relaxant injections are effective for dynamic wrinkles – especially in the upper face. For improving skin quality , laser treatments are usually the best option to improve skin texture and tone. Skin tightening devices like BBL SkinTite or Morpheus8 are generally best for addressing skin laxity. Often, a combination of these treatments offers a comprehensive approach, addressing various signs of ageing synergistically without the need for surgical incisions.

The cost of non-surgical facelift procedures varies, with facial fillers ranging from £2,400 to £3,900, depending on the volume. For BBL sessions an initial course of three corrective treatments is usually recommend which costs £1350 for full face treatment, whilst smaller individual maintenance sessions are priced at £350 each. Skin resurfacing with the Halo Laser ranges from £1,200 to £2,500 – depending on the number of sessions and protocol recommended. Skin tightening treatments with BBL SkinTite or Morpheus8 typically cost between £1500 – £2000 for a course of treatment.