Posted October 30, 2012 in Blog
You don’t have to wait until your age is written all over your face to have a facelift. As a matter of fact, the sooner you get a facelift—or any non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment, for that matter—the less noticeable the work is. Most people will just remark on how rested and relaxed you look or ask you what changes you’ve made in your diet to get such a glowing complexion.
A facelift is the most effective and long-lasting approach to address facial aging; for many people, the results will last for 10 years or more. You’re most likely ready for surgery if you have these concerns: loose skin and fat that give you a double chin; sagging or sunken cheeks; deep creases between the cheek and lip; or droopy skin along your jawline.
While “facelift” is sometimes used as a catch-all phrase for all facial procedures, you may in fact have concerns that should be addressed by an alternate surgical approach. For example, a brow lift may be called for if your forehead is sagging or you look angry, while an eyelid lift can correct eyes that are puffy and make you look old and tired. A neck lift, combined perhaps with liposuction, may be what you need to remove the first signs of aging in that area.
If the years aren’t yet taking a dramatic toll, there are a variety of facial rejuvenation options you can undergo that require less downtime and less expense. Non-surgical options include Botox®, ideal for treating forehead lines, furrowing between the brows, and crows’ feet around your eyes; laser resurfacing that’s best suited for eliminating fine lines before they deepen; and microdermabrasion that exfoliates dead skin and promotes the production of new skin cells to give you that youthful glow.
Belotero®, Juvederm®, and Restylane® injections are remarkable treatments that plump up fine to medium-sized wrinkles and fill in those bothersome creases around your mouth to give you a firmer, more youthful appearance. The fillers provide instant gratification with skin renewal that lasts six months to a year before you’ll want a touch-up. Each product has its nuances, so I will help determine which one is right for you.
The point is that you have options—lots of options! If you’re not physically or emotionally ready for surgery, one of the many cosmetic services we offer will make you look and feel rejuvenated. Visit my office for a consultation to determine whether the time is right for a facelift or if a different treatment is more appropriate for you.