Are Injectables the Answer to your Aging Woes?

Botulinum Toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) New York City, NYOne of the questions people ask quite frequently is “how can I look younger without surgery?” We get it. Part of our responsibility as a reputable cosmetic surgery practice is to provide our New York City patients with a degree of certainty about the safety of various procedures. We understand the reasons for this question. Surgery requires down time. Surgery costs more. There may even be questions about the ultimate result of cosmetic surgery, especially something like a facelift.

No doubt, any cosmetic procedure should be well thought-out and well-planned. Part of the process, though, is to give a great deal of consideration to the validity of common questions. There is an assumption among a large group of people that injectables are always a good alternative to rejuvenation with a facelift. That simply isn’t true. We want to dispel some of the common perceptions about these two paths toward a younger looking face.

#1. Surgery will look obvious.

We’ve all seen pictures of people who could have done a better job at choosing a plastic surgeon for their facelift. However, if you think about it, there are also numerous examples of going too far with injectables. The fact of the matter is, both forms of treatment have the potential to ultimately degrade natural beauty. Fillers and Botox are not necessarily any less likely to do this than surgery. The key is to choose a plastic surgeon carefully and to thoroughly discuss the desired outcome. Also, make sure that a potential surgeon can explain how facelifts are performed to achieve that goal (hint: filling is as important as tightening).

#2. Injectables are more affordable.

Initially, this is the case. However, the more product that is used in a single treatment, the more costs will add up over time. It is important to pay close attention to the investment you’re making into injectable treatment. In time, it may become apparent that a customized facelift procedure would achieve better results that last much longer.

The list of myths surrounding injectables and facelifts goes on and on. Get the facts to get the results you want. We’re happy to schedule an appointment for you in our NYC office. Book online or call us at (212) 508-0000.

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