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Facial rejuvenation is the most popular segment of nonsurgical medical aesthetics. In recent decades, much effort has gone into advancing the technologies and techniques used to treat skin and reverse signs of facial ageing. Today, there are numerous treatment options we can use to help our patients achieve a more youthful appearance — instead of, or in addition to, traditional facelift surgery.

The knowledgeable team at AF Aesthetics are here to help you understand the most modern and effective nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options available to you. After a thorough consultation, our doctors will help you select the best treatments based on your unique characteristics and your goals. Contact us today to book your appointment.

The AF Aesthetics Approach

At AF Aesthetics, we are all about nonsurgical lifting and tightening. These technologies and concepts go back to early 2000 when a handful of radiofrequency devices were introduced, but these were painful, had significant downtime and side effects, and produced inconsistent results. The technology has significantly improved over the past 20 years, and we are pleased to announce we provide all safe, proven nonsurgical lifting and tightening technologies available in the world.

Each device available in our Chatswood clinic utilises different energy and delivery methods. Because no one device is perfect for all patients and all situations, we frequently combine different devices together to provide a comprehensive and synergistic outcome. Our devices include Profound, Ulthera, Thermage FLX, Accent Prime and Secret.

AF Aesthetics is an Authentic and Approved Provider for all showcased devices.

AF Ultimate Lifting

“All of our devices for the ultimate glow.”

Create younger, smoother-looking skin with our signature package for complete rejuvenation. This comprehensive combo blends the benefits of ultrasound, radiofrequency and collagen induction therapy to transform both the superficial and deeper layers of the skin.

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AF Countouring

“Powerful jawline and submental reshaping, midface volumizing.”

  • Profound for powerful countouring
  • Accent Prime TuneFace for enhanced reshaping and upper layer tightening

Renew your skin from within and reverse facial ageing with our contouring package. With this treatment duo, we can sculpt the jawline, improve skin elasticity, reduce submental fat (“double chin”) and restore skin firmness and plumpness in the midface.

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AF Signature Lifting

“Internal tightening and external lifting.”

Give your skin the best of both worlds with this impactful treatment pairing. Ulthera sends ultrasound energy deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production, while Thermage FLX tightens the surface with radiofrequency. This combo can be customised to suit any skin type.

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AF Premium Lifting

“Powerful lifting and contouring.”

Jumpstart collagen production with the ultimate ultrasound package. Ulthera and Accent Prime enhance your body’s natural regenerative response to tighten skin, smooth wrinkles, lift the brow and streamline facial contours without invasive surgery.

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AF NeckTight

“Safe and effective modality with minimum downtime.”

  • Secret Neck Lifting for precisely controlled depth of bipolar energy.
  • Biocompatible Collagen booster.

Caring for ageing skin isn’t exclusive to your face. Sun damage, unhealthy habits and environmental factors lead to wrinkles and sagging skin on the neck and under the chin. This package rejuvenates these ageing-prone areas with minimal risks and low downtime.

AF Lines (Thread Lifting)

To perform a thread lift, we introduce fine and soft flexible threads made of dissolvable material (polydioxanone or PDO) in different shapes and sizes through a small needle. When the threads are gently pulled, they suspend the skin for a visible lift and smoothing effect. The threads also provoke a natural healing response to increase collagen production.

We place the PDO threads strategically in different layers of the skin to provide not only lifting and tightening, but also improvement in the colour and texture of your skin through enhanced blood circulation. Thread lift results are seen immediately, and the results may last more than two years.


Surgical procedures will always have their place in aesthetic medicine, but for those looking for alternative solutions, there are many safe and effective treatments to consider. With today’s technologies, these treatments can be personalised to your unique features to help you reclaim a more refreshed and radiant appearance. Great skin is possible at any age.

At AF Aesthetics, we offer the latest and most effective options for facial rejuvenation in Chatswood, including nonsurgical facelifts, brow lifts, neck lifts and eyelid lifts. We invite you to fill out our online contact form or call us on 02 8004 3323 to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our doctors. We provide expert assessment and advice regarding both surgical and nonsurgical options. Please come and meet our friendly experts to discuss this in detail.

if you are interested in learning more about our surgical facelift, please visit Asian Plastic Surgery in Sydney.


Does nonsurgical face lifting work?

For the benefits of nonsurgical lifting and tightening procedures to be visible, they require a natural biological reaction to take place. There may be immediate collagen shrinking after the procedure which, when combined with temporary oedema, leads some patients to see significant improvement right away. These initial improvements are short-lived.

The true longer-lasting improvements tend to occur slowly over time, over several months. We utilise 3D clinical photography with Vectra (Canfield USA), which provides detailed and quantified image analysis which can demonstrate the improvement, although many of our patients do not require assistance from the computer to tell us they look better.

How long does nonsurgical face lifting last?

The benefits from nonsurgical procedures are temporary. Generally, patients can expect their results to last from six months to two years, depending on the energy-based device used. Surgical lifting may last longer, however, this is still not considered a permanent result since our natural ageing process will continue and the results may gradually diminish over time.

The best way to determine how long any nonsurgical treatment might last is to schedule a consultation. Your AF Aesthetics provider will assess your lifestyle and the current state of your skin and recommend the best course of action. They will also offer insights as to how long the results of your treatment plan are likely to last.

Are there any side effects from nonsurgical face lifting?

Temporary redness and swelling are the most common skin reactions after nonsurgical lifting and tightening procedures, although bruises may occur with treatments such as Profound. Rarely, blistering or a superficial burn injury may develop due to heat accumulation. These reactions are rare, but should any issues arise, we are confident we can aid to full recovery.

Which is more effective — nonsurgical lifting or surgical lifting?

There is no simple answer to this question. Each treatment modality has its pros and cons, and each patient has different requirements based on their genetic factors, age, gender and social circumstances.

For patients with significant skin laxity, nonsurgical treatments may not be adequate to fully correct their concerns. For patients in the earlier stages of ageing, or patients who wish to enhance the results of a surgical procedure, nonsurgical treatments can provide beautiful results.

Our team of expert medical specialists will provide assessment and advise you regarding appropriate treatments for your best outcome. This starts by listening to your needs and understanding your goals so that we can customise a treatment plan that is right for you.

How is ultrasound used for skin tightening?

Ultrasound skin tightening treatments send focused ultrasonic waves below the surface of the skin into the dermis. At this deeper layer, the ultrasound energy induces collagen production and produces a skin firming effect. The top layer of the skin is not affected, and neither are surrounding tissues and structures such as muscle and blood vessels. Ultrasound has been used in medicine for many decades and has an excellent safety profile.

How is radiofrequency used for skin tightening?

Like ultrasound, radiofrequency energy can be used to gently heat the skin and increase collagen and elastin production. The heat also causes constriction of the skin, resulting in visible lifting and tightening. Radiofrequency treatments typically involve little to no discomfort and require no downtime. Most radiofrequency-only treatments are safe for all skin tones and types. Radiofrequency may be combined with microneedling for enhanced results.

What is collagen induction therapy?

Collagen induction therapy, also called microneedling, is a procedure that uses tiny needles to puncture the skin. These micro-injuries trigger a natural healing response that increases collagen production and cellular renewal. Microneedling can improve a range of concerns, including fine lines, scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, pigmentation and mild skin laxity. Ideal results are usually achieved after a series of sessions.

Are nonsurgical face lifting treatments painful?

Nonsurgical lifting and tightening treatments can be uncomfortable. What you feel during the treatment are the tiny amounts of energy being delivered below the surface of your skin. Depending on which device is used, applying an anaesthetic cream before the treatment may be an option. Your AF Aesthetics provider will do everything possible to ensure your comfort throughout your procedure.

What procedures complement nonsurgical face lifting?

When we rejuvenate the face, we often do a combination of lifting, tightening and revolumisation. Dermal fillers are a quick, convenient way to restore lost volume and provide additional contouring in key areas. Fillers can smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhance the lips, or reshape the cheeks, chin, nose or jaw.

Anti-wrinkle injections nicely complement both filler treatments and lifting treatments. While the latter two options smooth out unwanted lines by adding volume or tightening the skin, anti-wrinkle injections work by stopping muscle contractions so the wrinkles relax. A combination of these three modalities can have a powerful rejuvenation effect without surgery.

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