Facial Rejuvenation Decision: Facelift or Botox?

Facial Rejuvenation Decision: Facelift or Botox?

As the signs of aging start showing themselves on our face, there is a desire to try and push back the clock to maintain a younger-looking appearance. Many people narrow their choices down to either having a facelift or opting for Botox injections. Apart from the fact that a facelift is an invasive procedure and Botox isn’t, there are other factors to carefully consider when deciding between the two.

What are your cosmetic concerns?

A facelift is specifically designed to tighten loose skin and weakened muscles that typically involve the middle and lower thirds of the face. The appearance of nasolabial folds, lowered cheek pads, sagging skin along the jawline, double chins, and jowls can be significantly improved with a facelift.

Botox targets issues on the upper third of the face: forehead creases, furrows between the brows, and wrinkles on the outermost corners of the eyes (also known as crow’s feet). Mild to moderate laugh lines also respond well to Botox injections.

How much time can you allot for recovery after a facelift?

After facelift surgery swelling and bruising are relatively extensive and full recovery takes from four to eight weeks, depending on the extent of facelift.

With Botox injections, there isn’t really any recovery time. It is often referred to as a lunchtime procedure because you can simply have it done during your lunch break and return to work immediately.

What type of facelift results do you want?

Facelift results last for a long time, usually at least a decade. Botox results are temporary, lasting around three to four months, and repeated injections are required to maintain your results.

Get in touch with us today and we’ll help you decide between a facelift and Botox injections. Call 518.346.0002 to schedule an appointment at our office.

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Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.