The symptoms of aging can leave a person feeling down about their appearance and frustrated about their lack of options. A person who has wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin on their face might think that they have to choose between living with their aged appearance and the major surgical procedure known as the facelift. While the facelift provides many Orange County patients with long-lasting, stunning results, it’s important for people in Newport Beach that they do have non-surgical cosmetic improvement options available to them.
What are the Non-Surgical Alternatives to the Facelift Procedure?
Anti-wrinkle Creams — If you simply browse the make-up aisle at your local drugstore, you will find plenty of anti-wrinkle creams available. Most of these will not provide the same results as a facelift, which is why many people avoid these creams. However, over-the-counter anti-wrinkle creams are available, and these creams can produce astounding results. This option is recommended to younger patients who are just beginning to show the first mild symptoms of aging. A person with a few fine lines and thin wrinkles can benefit from these specialty anti-aging creams. These creams work to provide the skin with extra moisture, ultimately concealing the wrinkles and lines that have formed on the face.
Injectable Dermal Fillers — This is the most popular non-surgical facelift procedure. This in-office procedure is performed by board certified expert cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati. Injectable fillers, such as Botox, are used in order to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles on the face. Botox injections are placed strategically on the face in order to prevent the facial muscles from contracting and forming wrinkles. Minor side effects such as swelling and redness at the injection site are common, but most people are immediately able to return to their normal daily obligations while enjoying instant results.
There are many advantages to choosing a non-surgical facelift procedure in order to improve your appearance. A non-surgical procedure is less invasive and will not force patients to go through a lengthy and uncomfortable recovery process. In addition, the results of most non-surgical procedures are immediate. One of the only disadvantages to these non-surgical facelift procedures is the fact that the results will not last as long as the traditional surgery.
The surgical facelift produces results that last for 8-10 years, while most non-surgical facelift procedures provide results that last for several months. However, patients can have these procedures performed again in order to maintain their new look. If you want to know if there is a non-surgical facelift procedure available that is right for you, set up a free cosmetic consultation today. Dr. Kevin Sadati can provide you detailed information about the best ways to minimize the signs and symptoms of aging that you are experiencing.