There comes a point in many people’s lives when the signs of aging start to feel like a troubling nuisance. Not long ago, there were only a couple of ways to deal with this transition into “older adulthood:” one could have a facelift or one could just keep using the best skin creams that were available to them. The invention of injectables and other nonsurgical treatments is recent history. Also, innovations in medicine have been game-changing. Now if a person wants to refresh their face, they have more options than ever. Here, we discuss two important questions that can help you determine what your best approach may be. Both focus on results.
The results of both surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation have been proven to be outstanding. So what do you need to know as you make your big decision about the kind of care you seek?
How Quickly Do You Want a Refreshed Look?
This may be a no-brainer. If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of certain signs of aging, of course you want to see an improvement as quickly as possible! We understand. Injectables are some of the most popular treatments in our office near Las Vegas. Patients can turn to Botox, dermal fillers, and other injectables to achieve results that immediately take 5 to 10 years off the face. Goals that can be achieved with injectable facial rejuvenation include:
- Elimination of a double-chin
- Reduction in jowls
- Smoothed lines and creases around the nose and mouth
- Plumper, more defined lips
- More rounded cheekbones
- Elimination of undereye bags
- Eyebrow lift
- Smoothed frown lines and forehead lines
How Long Do You Want to Look Refreshed?
As convenient and accessible as injectables are, and as successful as they are at achieving the goal of immediate facial rejuvenation, there is a downside. The results don’t last longer than 2 years. Some results, like frown line reduction or a brow lift, only last a few months at a time. This is why it is important to ask how long you want to look refreshed.
A surgical facelift can take 10 or more years off the face and achieve results that last many years. After a facelift, aging continues but the face will always look younger than it would had a facelift not been done. This is the tradeoff that a person gets by undergoing a precise procedure that incurs a brief recovery period of about two weeks.