Facelift or Botox? Which is Right for You?

By Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno on December 27, 2017 under Botox, Facelift

Facelift or Botox? Which is Right for You?

A facelift and Botox can both improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to give you a younger, more rejuvenated appearance. The two popular procedures target similar areas for similar results, sometimes making it difficult to decide which one to get! We will take a look at the pros and cons of both procedures to give you a better idea of which one is right for you.

Facelift in Denver

A facelift in Lone Tree is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and reposition tissue for a tightened appearance. A facelift is often used to address deep wrinkles and facial sagging. Because it is a surgical procedure, results are dramatic and long-lasting. There is, however, some downtime required which comes with time off work, some discomfort, and side effects such as bruising and swelling.

What is Botox?

Botox in Denver is an injectable formula that targets the facial muscles responsible for causing lines and wrinkles in the upper face. The placement process only takes about 15 minutes and won’t require any downtime. The downside to a nonsurgical procedure like Botox is that results won’t be as dramatic or long-lasting. Instead, Botox is a temporary solution that will require future sessions to maintain.

Comparing Facelift and Botox

When deciding which procedure is right for you, you should consider the extent of your concerns and your reason for wanting the procedure. Botox won’t improve sagging or deep wrinkles, so if these are your concerns you might choose a facelift for dramatic improvement. If you just have some fine lines and moderate wrinkles, then Botox can give you effective results. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution, you can enjoy up to ten years of results with a facelift. But if you just want to look your best for an upcoming event or don’t mind returning for future treatment sessions, Botox is a fine solution.

Luckily, you won’t have to make this decision on your own! During your consultation, one of FacesFirst’s certified plastic surgeons will examine your facial wrinkles or sagging skin and discuss your concerns to determine which procedure will be right for you. At FacesFirst, we offer a comprehensive approach, providing treatments and aesthetic solutions that are minimally invasive through the most advanced surgical procedures.

Schedule your initial consultation at FacesFirst by contacting our office today!