Dermal Fillers or Facelifts: Which Is Right For You?

face lift Seeing signs of aging on your face that you’d like to address? Whether they be wrinkles or fine lines, sagging skin, thinning lips, frown lines, or more, there are options to rejuvenate your face and restore the look of youth.

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option, but a facelift may be your best option if you’re looking for longer-term results. Keep reading if you’re trying to choose between dermal fillers and facelifts.

Dermal Fillers

What It Helps With

Dermal fillers utilize injectables to add volume or create a fuller facial appearance. They can help in areas such as around the eyes, chin, cheeks, lips, corners of the mouth and nose, and the forehead.

Fillers are terrific options for light touch-ups and modest age-defying results.

What Are Results Like

People generally report satisfaction with their results; however, it should be noted that most dermal fillers have temporary results.

As the body can break down and absorb the dermal filler, maintaining your younger-looking results requires repeat doctor visits to get the injection. Based on the type of filler you choose, your results may last anywhere from a few months to a year.

Are Dermal Fillers for Everyone?

The FDA has approved dermal fillers for people over the age of 21, except those with certain medical complications such as bleeding disorders or certain allergies. Ensure you speak to a licensed healthcare provider to understand if dermal fillers are right for you.


What It Helps With

Facelifts address similar areas to dermal fillers, except they have the added benefit of addressing the aging of the neck. For more advanced signs of aging, facelifts may offer you the greatest value and benefit.

What Are Results Like

Sharpening the neckline, correcting lines at the corners of the mouth, highlighting the cheeks, and addressing sagging around the eyes are all results you may expect with a facelift.

Facelifts have the added benefit of longer-lasting results: with some facelifts lasting upwards of a decade.

Are Facelifts for Everyone?

Though many can benefit from the effects of a facelift, the surgery may not be appropriate for everyone. Make sure to speak to a doctor to learn if you would have complications with surgery and if a facelift is right for you.

Get a Superior Facelift at Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa

Facelifts are a surgical procedure requiring a capable, knowledgeable hand. Working with a board-certified surgeon can give you peace of mind and lead to better results.

At Salzman Cosmetic Surgery and Spa in Louisville, KY, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marc Slazman has been giving exceptional care for over 30 years and is proud to offer fusion facial lifts, a specialized technique combining the latest methods to bring superior results that can even replenish the collagen in the skin.

If you want to learn more, call 502-425-5200 to request a consultation.

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