Facelift or Botox: Which is Right for You?
So, you are noticing some lines and wrinkles in your face, and signs of aging are becoming apparent. You may be able to benefit from a cosmetic procedure in Brandon, however, which one is right for you? Do you need a nonsurgical solution like Botox, or a more invasive option like a facelift? Read on to learn more about these options and which one is right for you.
Botox is a nonsurgical injection that is made up of botulinum type A. It works by blocking nerve signals that tell facial muscles to contact. These contractions can cause lines and wrinkles over time. Botox is most commonly used on lines and wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and at the corners of the eyes. There is no downtime involved and results last from 3-6 months. However, because Botox is a nonsurgical treatment option, it is best for those with lines only in their forehead area and those who do not have a lot of lax skin. Also, results will not be as dramatic as those of a facelift.
A facelift is a comprehensive solution to facial sagging, lines, and wrinkles. During the treatment, sagging skin will be removed, tissues and muscles will be re-draped, and skin will be tightened. It provides more significant and visible results than Botox, and results can last for 10 years or more. However, it does require downtime for healing.
Overall, if you have mild to moderate signs of aging, Botox may be able to help. If you are living with more severe signs of aging and lax skin on the lower face, a facelift is probably the better choice. However, be sure to contact Dr. Shienbaum to discuss your treatment options.
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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit Brandonplasticsurgery.com