Do I Need a Facelift or Botox?

A facelift and Botox are two of the most popular facial rejuvenation treatments performed every year. In fact, they’re so influential that even people who don’t know much about cosmetic treatments have likely heard about them. If you’re considering your options with facial rejuvenation, it’s normal to wonder what’s the best way to achieve your goals. The best first step is consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation so you can learn more. In the meantime, here’s what to know about the surgical facelift, Botox injections, and which could be best for signs of aging.

Signs You May Be a Good Candidate for Botox Treatments

Botox is an injectable treatment that works by blocking chemical movement signals in the facial muscles. The biggest benefit is that it can prevent fine lines and creases from appearing or forming altogether with a simple injection. It can also reduce the appearance of common wrinkles in the face and neck. It’s typically injected in areas like the brow and around the eyes, which are places where aging signs first become visible for most people. It’s also commonly combined with dermal fillers to greater effect.

Botox may be the best solution if you don’t want to undergo facelift surgery or if you’re beginning to see mild to moderate signs of aging like crow’s feet, forehead lines, or frown lines between the brows. It’s important to know, however, that Botox only lasts for 3-4 months for most patients – and that if you have moderate to severe aging signs, Botox may not achieve the results you want.

Signs You May Be a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery

The facelift is a surgical procedure that lifts the sagging skin, facial tissues, and muscles of the face to restore them to a more upright, youthful position. As you age, the face begins to lose its volume and become more susceptible to gravity. The result is sagging and signs of aging in the mid and lower face, causing concerns like nasolabial folds, sagging neck skin, jowls, or hollow cheeks.

The facelift is often the best option for patients who have moderate to severe signs of aging that can’t be fully addressed with minimally invasive treatments. The other benefits of a facelift include allowing Dr. Prysi to customize your results and achieve a younger, more rejuvenated version of yourself. As with any surgery, you’ll need to be in overall good health to ensure a low-risk surgical procedure.

Which One is Best for Me?

This is best judged on a personal basis, but generally Botox is best if you’re just starting your cosmetic journey or only have beginning signs of aging like fine lines and small wrinkles. On the other hand, the facelift may be best if you have deeper folds and want the most long-lasting, rejuvenating results. The best way to learn more about your options is by scheduling a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Prysi to learn more.

Schedule a Consultation

To get started, contact our Naples, FL office for a complimentary cosmetic consultation. There, you can discuss your goals with our world-renowned plastic surgeon to determine the best approach. To contact us, give us a call or fill out our online form.