Facelift or Botox – Which is Right for You?

Posted on February 13, 2018 under Botox, Facelift

Your face is often the first thing people notice about you, so you want to feel confident with the way it looks! Signs of aging often affect the face first, resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. A facelift and Botox are two common plastic surgery procedures aimed at improving these signs of aging, each with different benefits and drawbacks. Find out which one has the benefits you’re looking for, so you can get your youthful appearance back!

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a surgical procedure that can improve facial sagging in the mid to lower face. By removing excess skin and repositioning tissue, a facelift can reduce sagging and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. However, with any surgical procedure comes anesthesia, downtime, and recovery. Patients should expect at least two weeks of recovery, with time off work to properly heal. Through the use of surgery, a facelift is able to give dramatic results with significant improvements. These results are much more permanent than noninvasive procedures, lasting for ten years or more.

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment that smooths lines and wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles that are causing them. Unlike a facelift, Botox does not treat facial sagging or excess skin. With Botox, there is no anesthesia, incisions, or downtime required. Although it is a more cost-effective way to a younger looking face, the results are temporary, requiring future touch-up sessions for maintenance.

Which One is Best -Facelift or Botox?

Deciding which treatment is best for you will depend on your specific concerns and goals. If sagging and deep folds are present, you may benefit more from a surgical procedure with a facelift. However, if you’re not ready for a surgical procedure, or if your signs of aging are mild to moderate, you can probably see effective results with Botox. Talking with a board-certified surgeon is the best way to determine which will benefit you the most. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Taylor, contact our office today!