Choices in Facial Rejuvenation
- Posted on: Jul 30 2020
Not long ago, a person interested in refreshing their appearance had limited options. Facial creams offer some benefit but cannot correct photoaging and tissue laxity by themselves. On the other end of the spectrum was facelift surgery, a technique that, until relatively recently, needed some refining. In the past decade, multiple options for facial rejuvenation have become available. The surgical facelift gained a competitor, the liquid facelift. Here, we discuss what these two options look like and how you might choose which is best for you.
How quickly do you want results?
It is understandable that, once the signs of aging are noticed, we want them gone. This is one of the reasons that the use of cosmetic injectables skyrocketed so quickly after these products became available. If you have decided the time has come to do something about the signs of aging and you do not want to wait weeks to see improvement, injectable dermal fillers and wrinkle reducers may be ideal. People who undergo carefully planned injectable treatments leave the office looking five to ten years younger and much more satisfied in their appearance. There is no recovery time to speak of, just a little redness and swelling.
With injectables like dermal fillers and Botox, we can:
- Smooth creases on the forehead and around the eyes
- Lift the eyebrows
- Restore volume to the cheek area, which gently lifts the lower face
- Add volume in the mid-face that makes the cheekbones look lifted
- Smooth lines and creases around the nose and mouth
- Restore sharper angles to the jawline, reducing jowls
- Reduce or eliminate undereye bags
- Rejuvenate the lips
Convinced that a liquid facelift is right for you? Keep in mind that, amidst the many benefits of injectables, this treatment does not last as long as a surgical facelift. Injections need to be repeated as often as every 4 to 6 months.
How significant do you want your results to be?
Despite the immense value of nonsurgical treatments, the most dramatic facial rejuvenation still comes from a surgical facelift. This procedure, customized to the individual to correct moderate to severe facial aging, repositions not only the skin but also the underlying muscular structure. There are a few weeks of recovery after a surgical facelift but the results of this approach are meaningful. Over time, of course, the face will age. However, the improvements made sustain a more youthful appearance for many years.