Should I get a facelift or fillers?

If facelift or dermal filler is not right for you, there are other options such as PDO Thread Lift, Thermage®, and laser resurfacing. Such as facelifts and dermal fillers, this procedure has its pros and cons as well.

PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive technique that can be performed by a dermatologist or nurse injector that uses collagen-stimulating threads inserted under the skin, cheeks, jaw, brow or neck to lift the underlying tissue. Swelling and discomfort last about two weeks, although you can return to work the day after the procedure. While the PDO Thread Lift is less invasive, there is a rare potential complication in that the threads can be constricted, visible, or even poke out of the skin.

Thermage® is another technique and uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and the contour of the skin by stimulating the production of collagen. The procedure is easy, and at the end of treatment, leaves little or no swelling or bruising. However, its effectiveness is not nearly as strong as that of a Face Lift Perth, and some patients reported not to see the benefits. In addition, it can take up to six months to see an improvement. Thermage® can be combined with a facelift, AOP Thread lift or dermal fillers to amplify its benefits.

Are facelifts better than fillers?

The goal of facelift surgery is to lift and smooth sagging skin, restoring the position to the younger, and eliminating jaw and excess skin. The important takeaway is that if your goal is to look cool without looking as if you have done the work, a facelift can get better as excess filler.

The right treatment for you

Invasive surgical techniques with a facelift and drastic changes, it is ideal for people who can allow time for recovery; they are healthy and are looking for the most dramatic change. Unlike dermal filler – which is temporary – facelifts are not reversible. Effects of cosmetic surgery can be used in recent years of gravity and the natural aging process, but its effects last much longer than promised Dermal Fillers six months to two years of results. By contrast, dermal fillers are a better choice for those looking for quick, non-invasive and smaller tweaks.

For cosmetic surgery procedures it is essential that patients have a consultation one-on-one with a certified plastic surgeon who specializes in joint facelifts to determine if they are a good candidate. Due to the healing and recovery of significant time demands of surgery, patients should be in good health to cope with the expected bruising and swelling. On the other hand, dermal filler is less likely to have adverse effects, because it is an injectable instead of a plastic surgery procedure. Its effects are immediate and recovery time is only about two weeks.

Depending on the needs of the patient, some may even opt for a combination of a facelift and dermal filler or fat transfer. After waiting a couple of months, patients can receive cosmetic surgery treatments such as dermal filler Retouching fatten their lips, cheeks, or temples

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Article references:

Siavash Yousefi, Mark Prendes M.D., Shu-Hong Chang M.D., and Ruikang K. Wang “Microvascular complications associated with injection of cosmetic facelift dermal fillers", Proc. SPIE 9303, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics XI, 93030D (26 February 2015);

Samuel M. Lam, Fat Grafting: An Alternative or Adjunct to Facelift Surgery?, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, Volume 21, Issue 2, 2013, Pages 253-264, ISSN 1064-7406, ISBN 9781455770878,

Jayanth Kunjur, Helen Witherow, Long-term complications associated with permanent dermal fillers, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 51, Issue 8, 2013, Pages 858-862, ISSN 0266-4356,

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