Facial Rejuvenation: Comparing Facelifts and Injectable Fillers
- Posted on: Feb 7 2024
Many women and men are finding themselves looking in the mirror, wishing they could return to their old selves—wrinkle-free skin, plump and volumized lips, and tight facial skin. This phenomenon is even more common among baby boomers, who often feel that they are younger than they look. Luckily, these advanced medical techniques allow us to re-experience the past.
Facelifts and dermal fillers allow patients to rewind the clock in only a few steps. Both of these procedures represent great options for patients who are looking to reverse their aging signs and rejuvenate their sagging skin. However, the process and effects can be different, depending on the procedure that you decide to undergo. This blog will examine both treatments so that you can make an informed choice with the help of our providers at Azul!
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure often chosen by men and women past their 40s or 50s, who notice skin sagging in their facial features. The procedure aims to surgically remove excess skin, usually from the neck and face area, offering a more youthful appearance.
Facelift surgery can be performed in different ways, from mini to traditional. The procedure you choose depends on your desires and preferences, along with the amount of sagging skin on their faces. Our providers will help you decide which surgical procedure will give you the results you are looking for.
What Are Injectable Fillers?
Injectable fillers are gel-like solutions injected underneath the skin, used to reduce aging signs. Made from hyaluronic acid (i.e., JUVÉDERM®) or other filling agents, dermal fillers can add extra volume while improving elasticity and reducing facial folds.
Dermal fillers are often the most popular choice when looking to reduce the signs of aging, as they are minimally invasive and require no surgery. When injected strategically in the face, fillers offer the effects of what is usually called a “liquid facelift.” Results are fairly long-lasting, and patients can enjoy the results for up to two years, depending on which filler is used.
Which Kind of Facial Rejuvenation Should You Opt For?
The right treatment for you will mostly depend on the results that you want to obtain along with your willingness to go through the recovery process. Traditional facelift surgery will involve incisions and sutures, which requires a longer recovery time. It may take weeks, or even months for you to recover from a facelift, as long as you stick with the proper after care. However, the results of facelift surgery can last for years and are only changed by the unstoppable natural aging process.
On the other hand, dermal fillers are less invasive compared to facelift surgery. And, while a facelift aims to reposition the skin and reduce sagginess through removal, dermal fillers will replenish lost volume. This makes injectable fillers a good choice for patients who notice hollowness in different facial areas like their cheeks. The effects are temporary, and you may need to go in every six months or so (depending on the filler) to maintain your results.
Depending on what your needs may be, Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa providers can offer a combination treatment using both facelift surgery and dermal fillers. A facelift can be very helpful if you have areas of sagging skin to tighten and restructure. After that, dermal fillers can restore plumpness and volume, reducing wrinkles and dynamic lines that the facelift could not correct.
The Bottom Line
Both facelifts and injectable fillers can bring exponential benefits to your facial rejuvenation journey. Your choice depends on your preferences and the effects you are looking to obtain. Contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa and set up an appointment for your preferred facial rejuvenation procedure!
For more information about traditional facelift surgery and injectable fillers (liquid facelift), please contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa at 239-379-8924. We would be more than happy to offer the information that you need for you to make a decision. Alternatively, you can fill out our online contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
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