|Invasive?||Cost||Recovery Time||Risks||Efficacy||Long-term effects|
|HIFU||Noninvasive; no incisions||$1,707 on average||None||Mild redness and swelling||In one study, Trusted Source, 94% of people described improvement in skin lifting at a 3-month follow-up visit.||The same study trusted source found that improvement in appearance persisted for at least six months. You will likely need to have additional HIFU treatments once the natural aging process takes over.|
|Surgical facelift||Invasive procedure that requires incisions and sutures||$7,562 on average||2–4 weeks||•Anesthesia risks|
•Pain or scarring
•Hair loss at the incision site
|In one study Trusted Source, 97.8% of people described the improvement as very good or beyond expectations after one year.||The results are long-lasting. In one study Trusted Source, 68.5% percent of people rated improvement as very good or beyond expectations after an average of 12.6 years following the procedure.|
*Individual results may vary. Not a guarantee.