With all of the wonderful advancements that have occurred in recent years, many people have had the opportunity to address complaints related to facial aging. It wasn’t as if this opportunity didn’t exist before solutions like dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing were available; it’s that a large percentage of potential patients really didn’t want to have surgery. It is important that we discuss that fact that surgical facelifts have been improved quite a bit over time. Techniques are gentler now than they were just a few decades ago, and most facelift procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. The question remains, is a facelift necessary?
Anti-Aging with Injectables
The standard approach to facial aging today is to seek injectable treatment of some sort. Botox and Dysport are popular products used to achieve a non-surgical brow lift. We have so many dermal filler products to choose from now that we can customize every nuance of treatment. Cheek augmentation occurs with denser, more structural fillers, while lip filling requires a softer touch. These are all goals that can be easily achieved. Because of this ease, you might think the facelift is now outdated. Not so.
There is value in non-surgical treatment that is often referred to as the “liquid facelift.” We are happy to meet patients preferences for natural-looking rejuvenation using appropriate injectable products. At the same time, Dr. Rosenthal may discuss the long-term benefits of surgical lifting for some patients. Which ones? The men and women who want longer-lasting results, or who have excess skin or more severe drooping of facial tissue. In such situations, injectables fillers may not fulfill the true desire to look younger.
Surgical facelifts don’t have to be dramatic to be effective. Statistics suggest that men and women from their forties on up are continuing to rely on meticulous surgical techniques to improve the positioning of superficial facial tissues across bone structure. The re-draping of tissue achieves results that are noticeable in all the right ways.
Don’t assume that a facelift is complicated and filled with risk. Learn more about the benefits of this procedure, as well as your non-surgical alternatives for a younger looking face. Call our office near Los Gatos at (408) 559-4700.