The average age of patients considering a facelift is on the rise due to more innovative non-surgical options. New advances in skin care products, dermal fillers, Botox and laser resurfacing help to maintain a more youthful appearance longer. Facelifts are more lasting and can be more cost effective than yearly dermal fillers and frequent Botox administration. However, facelifts have more down time initially to recover from the surgical procedure.
Patients who are looking for a solution to smoothing out their facial wrinkles and folds can benefit from Juvederm injections. A Juvederm injection is a colorless dermal filler that is made from hyaluronic acid that smooth out lines and wrinkles in the face. There are different Juvederm formulations, all of which are made from hyaluronic acid, which is natural to our body. Botox injection can help to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, especially on the forehead and around the eyes. Botox injections make use of the botulinum toxin that works by paralyzing the muscles responsible for facial movements, which cause wrinkles to appear. Botox however cannot help get rid of large wrinkles in the lower face or wrinkles that are caused by the sun. Dermal fillers can be costly and need to be administered yearly, and botox losses its efficacy after 3 months and needs to be readministered.
A facelift by Dr Totonchi, in our Cleveland plastic surgery clinic is a very effective procedure in removing loose and sagging skin around the face, particularly at the jawline, cheeks, jowls and neck areas that anti-aging creams and other cosmetic procedures just won’t reach. A facelift helps tighten the face and neck muscles to achieve a smoother more youthful appearance. A facelift in combination with fat injections to fill any hollows of the cheeks or under eyes is a more lasting alternative than dermal fillers. With the continuous improvement in cosmetic technology, a facelift can be tailored to fit your cosmetic goals. Even with the introduction of other innovative cosmetic procedures, a facelift is still the anti-aging treatment of choice.