BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers seem to be the gold standard in fast and easy ways to eliminate the wrinkles and fine lines that make us look and feel older. These are the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures for a good reason: they show results. However, there may come a time when even the power of fillers isn’t enough to rid you of the effects of aging and sun damage. While BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers provide wonderful touch-up results, which for some is all they require, no injection can match the results offered through surgery.
How Will I Know if I Need Surgery?
BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are designed to target signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and minimal volume loss. These injections can provide natural results with little to no downtime; however, they are only temporary solutions to a non-temporary problem. Unlike long-lasting surgery, fillers are only designed for minimal changes and improvements. Deep lines, sagging skin, puffy bags around the eyes, and jowls are all common signs of aging that BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers cannot address the way their surgical counterparts can.
What Type of Surgery Would Be Best for Me?
The limited-incision facelift procedure surgically removes excess skin while tightening the underlying fat and muscle, leaving you with a younger, refreshed look. The limited-incision facelift targets the lower area of the face, including the jowl area. While the recovery time of a limited-incision facelift is greater than that of facial fillers, it is shorter than a more extensive traditional facelift. Patients can experience noticeable tightening, lifting, and rejuvenation of the face that will last for years.
Blepharoplasty targets both the upper and lower eyelids (areas that fillers cannot address). Eyelid surgery can take years off of your appearance by removing the sagging skin and fat on the upper eyelids and the puffy bags below your eyes that may interfere with your expressions and vision. Since the skin around the eyes is among the thinnest on the body, it is the first to show the visible signs of aging. Blepharoplasty can open your eyes and reveal a youthful, rejuvenated appearance.