One of the first things that people notice about you is your face. Your eyes, your mouth, your nose, and your complexion are the focal point when conversing with someone, or meeting someone for the first time, so don’t you want to make a great first impression?
As our bodies begin to age, one of the first areas to show major signs of aging is our face. We begin to develop wrinkles, creases, sunspots, and all sorts of little imperfections that can prevent us from feeling young and confident.
There are a number of options available in terms of minor plastic surgery procedures as well as non-surgical treatments and solutions to help rejuvenate your face. Some can range from very expensive, to less than $100, but it’s hard to understand which treatments are going to give you the best results for your money.
Non-Surgical vs. Surgical Procedure Results
In most cases, when it comes to facial procedures, non-surgical treatments aren’t going to give you as good of as outcome as a surgical procedure would. Fillers, topical creams/lotions, laser procedures, and other forms of non-surgical treatments can’t fully compete with things like face lifts, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth the money.
Not everyone wants to go through a surgical procedure or doesn’t want to shell out the money for one, so in those cases non-surgical treatments are a great way to help rejuvenate your face without the commitment that surgery sometimes brings.
So the main thing to think about when talking about getting the most out of a facial rejuvenation is it all boils down to your needs. Your surgeon should be able to discuss all of the options within your budget and your physical concerns and lay out a treatment plan that is best for your situation.
What procedures or treatments you go with at that point will be determined by exactly what you’re looking address in your face and your doctor will be able to get you on the right track.
Overall Best Facial Rejuvenation Procedure
As we said, surgical procedures are almost always going to provide a better, long-term, solution for facial rejuvenation than non-surgical procedures. With non-surgical procedures you’re going to be in and out of the office with almost instant results (or final results within a few days), but they are often temporary and require upkeep to maintain. This means more trips to the doctor and more money.
When it comes to surgical procedures, there’s more of an up-front commitment, but the results are going to last a lot longer and are going to be more impactful. And while there are a number of different facial plastic surgeries that you can undergo, most doctors agree that the face lift is going to get you the most benefit.
Face lifts are designed to help tighten up the skin on your face, particularly around your lower face and skin around the neck. It also helps alleviate wrinkles and aging lines that have appeared over the years.
When a face lift is performed, the skin is separated from the underlying connective tissue and muscles. The surgeon will then adjust the facial tissue under the skin to make them firmer so that when the skin is draped back over, it will give your face a smoother, rejuvenated look. Excess skin that has caused the face to sag and droop will also be removed.
While there are non-surgical procedures that can help tighten up the skin on your face, it’s difficult for those types of treatments to penetrate deep enough to affect the deep connective tissue and muscles, which doesn’t allow for the results you would see with a full surgical face lift.
If you’re truly looking to get the most out of facial rejuvenation, and restore the youthfulness to your facial features, the best way is to opt for a face lift. But as we said, surgery may not be for everyone, so we recommend talking with a surgeon and discussing what you want to get out of a procedure and they will be able to help you make an informed decision on whether or not non-surgical options can get you to the place you want.
If you have questions about facial rejuvenation procedures, or non-surgical procedures, please contact us today and we’d be happy to setup a consultation with Dr. Adams to discuss the various options available.