It may be a privilege to grow older, but that does not mean every person loves the way they look as the years pass. We have so many options today to manage and rejuvenate our aging appearance that the vast majority of adults take some form of action. The question that often comes up relates to which course of action may be the best. The answer is that it’s different for everyone. Here, we discuss the benefits of facelift surgery and the benefits of injectable treatments to help you get more informed about what may be best for you.
Benefits of a Facelift
Facelift surgery has been, for many years, the gold standard in facial rejuvenation. Over time, techniques have evolved to achieve better and better results. Patients who receive care from an experienced, board-certified surgeon have little to worry about in terms of their facelift results. Focusing on deeper layers of muscle and fat, the surgeon can avoid the windblown look that was common with the early facelift techniques that were used. In addition to restoring the youthful contours of the face, a surgical facelift is beneficial because the results last many years. From the cheeks to the jawline, the face will have more defined contours for well over a decade, provided you practice good skin care and sun protection.
Benefits of Injectable Treatments
Injectables are known as wrinkle-reducers, but they do accomplish more than that when applied strategically in various parts of the face. Some people combine injectables like Botox with dermal fillers to achieve more dramatic rejuvenation around the eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jawline. The primary benefit offered by this approach to aging is that treatment is conducted in the office without the need for anesthesia. There is no downtime needed to recover and, in many cases, some degree of improvement can be seen immediately. The downside to injectables, as you may know, is that the results we achieve last only so long. At the most, a patient may go about two years before needing to repeat their treatment. At that, not all injectables last two years, so some areas of the face may require retreatment every few months.
Choosing Your Best Treatment Option
There is no “ideal” treatment that is right for every person. We take into account the extent of rejuvenation a person desires, the problems they are facing (is it sagging? wrinkles? or more?), what it will take to maintain their results, and their preferences for cost and downtime (taking into consideration cost-effectiveness). Would you like to discuss the ways in which you can maintain your desired appearance as you age? Contact us at (775) 826-4477 to schedule your visit to our Reno plastic surgery office, where we offer personalized surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation.