16 Mar Can I Have A Facelift After Fillers? 3 Things A Facelift Can Do That Fillers Can’t
Fillers vs Facelifts
Wanting to do something about the signs of aging is not uncommon. Aging brings wisdom but also all kinds of unwelcome wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin. Some of the more robust solutions include fillers and facelifts. Dermal fillers are natural compounds injected under the epidermis to add volume, improve hydration, and reduce wrinkles and other aging symptoms. Fillers are effective in the short term, but facelifts work better to tighten the skin, eliminate wrinkles, and provide dramatic results that last. Here are 3 more things facelifts can do that fillers cannot.
1. Remove sagging skin
Over time, skin loses elasticity and can begin to sag in all the wrong places. Sagging skin can make the lower face appear older, create folds, and even impact the neck. Dermal fillers can increase volume but cannot address sagging skin. A facelift uses incisions along the hairline and ear. The skin is then lifted while the underlying tissue is repositioned. The surgeon can also remove sagging skin during the procedure, resulting in a more defined jawline and a tighter, smoother appearance.
2. Deeper wrinkles a problem?
Due to repetitive facial movements, genetics, and aging, wrinkles can form. Over time, however, with reduced collagen production, wrinkles get more defined. Deeper layers of the epidermis and even the dermis form wrinkles. Fillers can smooth out the skin but often fail to improve those peskier, deep wrinkles fully. Facelifts allow the surgeon to manipulate the skin, tightening and smoothing out areas that fillers can’t reach.
3. The test of time
While fillers are quick and effective, most have a short lifespan. For example, fillers, like hyaluronic acid, can last just 12-18 months. In a short time, the patient is back at the doctor again for more fillers to keep aging at bay. Facelifts can provide long-term results. On average, a facelift lasts 10 years, depending on factors like age and genetics. While more expensive up front, facelifts offer considerable time and cost savings in the long run.
Can I get fillers and a facelift?
Surgeons will encourage both fillers and facelifts to treat signs of aging. While facelifts eliminate wrinkles, tighten skin, and accentuate the jawline, limitations exist. The procedure is meant to tighten but not add volume. Dermal fillers can do just that, giving a fantastic final look. The fillers add that plump, dewy look that everyone loves, with the anti-aging benefits of facelifts.
A younger, fresher you
Fillers are an effective cosmetic treatment for wrinkles and other signs of aging. However, the treatment is limited by timeframe, skin elasticity, and location. A facelift, on the other hand, can help sagging skin, particularly in the mid-to-lower face. By shifting the tissue and removing excess skin, patients see more dramatic results. Fillers can then support the facelift, providing a fantastic facial rejuvenation.