Fillers or Facelift?

Facial aging can be frustrating to deal with, especially when at-home products don’t work as advertised in the commercials. There are different types of facial aging that require different techniques to correct. There are both surgical and non-surgical methods for reversing the visible signs of aging. The best method for you will depend on your type of aging.

Wrinkles? Think Fillers

Dermal fillers are designed to treat the lower portion of the face, focusing on wrinkle formation around the nose, mouth, and lips. These types of wrinkles are usually the result of collagen breakdown and some lifestyle factors. Dermal fillers are administered via non-surgical injections that stimulate the production of new collagen in problem areas, smoothing and volumizing these treated areas.

Dermal fillers can also be used to restore lost volume in the cheeks. Collagen and fat loss in the cheeks can leave you looking hollow or gaunt. Dermal fillers can be built up in the cheek area to restore youthful volume.

Sagging Features? Consider a Facelift

Dr. Ip Facelift PatientA facelift is a surgical procedure that improves sagging facial features. Drooping is often the result of laxity in both the skin and muscles. This tissue weakness is due to gravity, genetics, and lifestyle factors. Sagging is typically seen from the cheeks to the jawline, creating the appearance of jowls. However, you may also develop laxity in the neck, which can also be addressed with your facelift.

Lifting and repositioning facial tissue is key for restoring a firmer, more attractive facial contour. If you have laxity of the upper face (around the eyes or across the forehead), you can choose to combine eyelid surgery or a brow lift with your procedure.

Scheduling a Consultation

Facial aging can be a complex issue. A plastic surgeon needs to evaluate your facial needs to recommend the best technique for you. You should schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to have your facial needs evaluated.

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