Surgical Facelift or Liquid Facelift?: How to Decide
The Botox and collagen revolution has freed New Yorkers from the need for a surgical facelift, right? Nowadays, the so-called liquid facelift rules while cosmetic surgeons drool. Or so they say . . . However, if you want to get the best and longest-lasting results possible there is no substitute for a surgical facelift. Which procedure is best for you depends on your personal preferences and personal situation.
A liquid facelift is a nickname for a combination of non-surgical, injectable treatments that combat common symptoms of aging. Typically, this includes:
· Botox for crows’ feet and forehead wrinkles
· Restylane or Perlane to replace lost facial volume as a result of aging
· Obagi facial peel to combat fine wrinkles, age spots, and sun damage
The results of a liquid facelift depend on the characteristics of your skin and face, but some people experience results that make them appear as much as five years younger. The procedure is short, since it only involves a number of injections, and results are visible after a few days. The main drawback of a liquid facelift is that the results are temporary, and treatments must be repeated every six months or so to maintain results.
A surgical facelift, or just a facelift, is a procedure that actually involves the repositioning of facial skin and fat to make you look younger. Since the sagging of soft tissue in the face is one