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.
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.
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.
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.