Are you starting to notice signs of aging in your face? Unwanted lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin are all side-effects of aging that can cause many individuals to appear tired or sad. There are a number of procedures that can be done to address these signs of aging, and two of the most popular are Botox and Facelift. Read on to learn more about these procedures and when each one is necessary.


Botox is used to smooth out lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. Made up of botulinum toxin type A, Botox works by temporarily relaxing facial muscles, smoothing these signs of aging. Botox injections are minimally invasive and require no downtime, so you can feel free to return to your everyday routine right away. However, results from Botox are temporary and usually last from 3-6 months before a touch-up appointment is needed. Also, Botox can only address static lines and wrinkles, and cannot treat sagging skin.


A facelift is a surgical procedure done to address signs of aging on the face such as sagging skin, lines and wrinkles, and loss of facial volume. This procedure is often done to correct significant and visible signs of aging, with results lasting for more than 10 years. However, because a facelift is an invasive option, recovery time is needed, and most patients need to take two or more weeks off from work. Swelling and bruising will also be present, and stitches will be involved.

Overall, patients who are looking for a subtle improvement to aging can benefit from Botox, while those with more significant signs of aging should turn to a facelift for a more youthful look. If you are interested in learning more about facial rejuvenation procedures in Brandon, contact our office today!


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Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marvin Shienbaum has over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery procedures, including Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Mommy Makeovers, and Brazilian Butt Lifts. Dr. Shienbaum offers these services to patients located in the entire Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, and Riverview, Florida. For more information about your ideal procedure, please visit