Will Your Wrinkles Return After Dermal Fillers? The Case For A Full Facelift


Will Your Wrinkles Return After Dermal Fillers? The Case For A Full Facelift

Filling In The Lines

With every smile, frown, or laugh comes the possibility of wrinkles. With age, skin loses elasticity and volume, and fine lines, as well as sagging skin, are possible. Many people are eager to turn back the clock by eliminating wrinkles. Dermal fillers are a go-to procedure to smooth fine lines. However, there are limits to dermal fillers. For longer, more dramatic results, a full facelift may be the answer.

The injectable route

Dermal fillers are injectables of natural compounds. When placed in specific parts of the face by a trained professional, fillers can smooth and plump the skin. The fillers lie in the top layer of the skin. A dermatologist, surgeon, or aesthetician injects the compounds into the forehead, near the lips, nose, or eyes. The procedure takes less than an hour and shows results in a week. Dermal fillers add volume but differ from neuromodulators, which freeze muscle movement to limit wrinkles.

Pros and cons of fillers

Dermal fillers are popular for several reasons. Most patients prefer fillers as an alternative to surgery. There is little downtime, fewer complications, and fast results. As fillers restore volume, the dermatologist or surgeon can target specific parts of the face for fantastic results. However, the effectiveness of dermal fillers varies. Age, the amount of sagging skin, and whether a patient has previously used fillers all affect the success rate. More importantly, fillers only last between 6-24 months. In other words, the results are not permanent, and the filler will wear off over time as the body absorbs the compounds. As a result, patients will require multiple treatments to sustain the look, which can be time-consuming and expensive.

Is a facelift the better option?

While fillers have many advantages, including avoiding surgery, a full facelift is a fantastic, long-term solution. Fillers can’t address dramatic wrinkles and signs of aging, like sagging skin and loss of muscle tone. A facelift targets these issues by tightening the skin and adjusting underlying tissue. With a facelift, a plastic surgeon makes incisions along the hairline to around the ear. The skin is gently lifted so the surgeon can access the underlying tissue. The tissue is strategically readjusted, and the skin is tightened with excess skin removed. After a recovery period, the patient will notice dramatic results.

The full facelift advantage

With a 98% satisfaction rate after 1 year, facelifts provide significantly better results than fillers. The procedure can make a face appear tighter and smoother. Facelifts are also customizable, with the surgeon targeting specific problem areas, like jowls and double chins, for the best results. No procedure is permanent. However, unlike temporary fillers, facelifts can last 5-10 years. Some even have a 70% satisfaction rate after 12 years. After a full facelift, patients are often perceived to be at least 10 years younger.

Fillers or facelift

Dermal fillers are quite effective and popular today. The approach works well for people with minor wrinkles and mild signs of aging. Dermal fillers provide near-immediate results with no downtime. However, for moderate to severe wrinkles, fillers have limitations. Furthermore, injectables only last for a short period. For a long-term solution with more dramatic results, a facelift can help. Patients discover that wrinkles stay away for many years, dramatically improving quality of life.

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