While the thought of having a surgical procedure can be intimidating, for some patients seeking to maintain a youthful appearance, there is no better alternative than undergoing a facelift. While skin care and peels, lasers, and facial fillers may be effective, less expensive options. Sometimes a surgical procedure is needed to have a natural and youthful look.
Creams Seem Appealing, But Just Don't Cut It
Truth be told, many skin care options include creams that can tighten and brighten a face for a youthful appearance. These will generally contain caffeine, hydroquinone, glycolic acid, retinols, and other active ingredients. These products can help:
- Removing dead skin cells
- Brighten the skin
- Hydrate the skin
- Stimulate collagen in the skin to reduce wrinkles
The effects of the creams are for treatment and maintenance of skin aging. But they do not work on the deeper structures of the face.
Botox and Fillers Can Delay the Need for Surgery
Injectable treatments can treat the aging of the structures under the skin by reducing the wrinkling caused by the muscles of facial expression and by replacing the volume lost due to gravity and aging. It is important to make sure the injections are performed by a professional who is experienced in these treatments because incorrectly placed injections can make you look unnatural and even scary.
A Facelift is the Best Option for Natural Rejuvenation
A facelift can reduce the appearance of aging by removing excess skin and reversing the effects of gravity on facial muscles and fat compartments. Attempting to correct a saggy face and neck with fillers can make the person look overfilled and plastic. It is important to have a realistic understanding of what fillers and skin care can do and when it is time to have a surgical procedure. Having a facelift does not eliminate the need to take care of the skin and good skin care is still essential to prevent and control further aging.
If you are considering facial rejuvenation, you should have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Yuly Gorodisky. His experience in surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation can help you stay looking youthful and natural.