Injectables can’t prevent the fact that you may need a facelift down the road, but they can potentially delay it. Botox, in particular, can prevent dynamic wrinkles—those associated with muscle movement—from forming. Even though injectable fillers are often used in conjunction with a facelift, they are not a replacement or substitute for surgery.
Injectable fillers can add back lost fullness and volume to areas of the face, like the cheeks and under-eye area. Injectables are for those experiencing the first signs of aging and a little looseness in their skin. If you suffer from severe signs of aging, like extreme skin laxity, then a traditional facelift is most likely a better alternative. “Although a ‘liquid facelift’ may produce temporary results, keep in mind that they aren’t long-term. You will need to repeat the procedure for the best outcome,” says La Jolla, CA, plastic surgeon Robert Singer, MD.
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