Comparing Dermal Fillers and Facelift: Are The Results that Different?

By on July 19, 2022
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Everyone wants to look and feel their best. If you’ve found your self-esteem is a little bit lacking in social and professional settings, a little help with facial restoration can go a long way. One popular approach to youthful facial contours is facelift surgery. Another option is quick and convenient dermal fillers. But what is the distinction between the two, and are the results that dramatically different?

Dermal fillers can deliver a youthful facial appearance. However, there may come a time when your physician suggests a facelift for longer-lasting results. While both are highly effective in reversing the clock on facial aging, there are significant differences. Continue reading to learn more!

About Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are anti-aging injectables that target wrinkles and fine lines, softening or eliminating them. As a result, facial contours become fuller, creating a youthful look.

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Fillers also target facial contours that start shifting downward with the combined effects of gravity and a loss of structural integrity. Dr. Pugash strategically targets different facial areas with fillers to replace lost volume and the natural moisture-retaining hyaluronic acid. Our dermal filler benefits last from six to nine months, depending on which product Dr. Pugash employs.

Dermal Filler Benefits

Dermal fillers may help with the following:

  • Add facial volume lost with age
  • Plump up lips and address smoker’s lines
  • Complement facelift surgery or Botox injections
  • Boost collagen regeneration

Moreover, fillers carry little risk of scarring, deliver nearly instantaneous results, and require little downtime. They are an excellent treatment to diminish or resolve the early signs of aging and pair beautifully with other surgical or non-surgical treatments.

About Facelifts

A facelift is a surgical procedure that can deliver cosmetic benefits lasting up to a decade or more. The surgery tightens facial and neck skin and the facial muscles, while repositioning underlying facial tissues for youthful contours. Dr. Pugash addresses fat and muscle loss and can add volume with fat grafting.

If you require facial rejuvenation, a facelift restores lost volume and corrects sagging on the neck. Unlike dermal fillers, the operation addresses deep tissues, effectively eliminating neck bands and jowls.

Facelift or Dermal Fillers?

A facelift procedure is appropriate for people with deep-set wrinkles and sagging that no longer respond well to minor touchups with dermal filler. In many cases, dermal fillers can address unsightly wrinkles and fine lines. But with others, the amount of dermal filler product required to resolve facial flaws would produce an unnatural-looking result. Eventually, you will reach a point when surgical intervention is necessary to restore youthful contours and facial beauty.

If it gets to that point Dr. Eric Pugash at Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery provides a facelift procedure that includes removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscle layers, and removing loose skin. In some cases, he may restore fullness in areas of hollowing through careful fat grafting. He’ll take care to hide any resulting scars around the ear and under the chin. A facelift does make for a longer recovery time. As for many surgical procedures, you will need to significantly reduce your activity level for the first two weeks. After that, you should be able to gradually increase your activity level.

If your job is not strenuous, you may be able to return to work in as little as two to three weeks. However, you will most likely need to wait four to six weeks before resuming your exercise routine. As a highly accomplished plastic surgeon patients turn to regard comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Eric Pugash offers a range of procedures that can reduce the signs of facial aging.

 It is important to see a qualified plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy to achieve natural and optimal results. Dr. Pugash has over 30 years of experience helping women achieve their aesthetic goals and restore their self-confidence. To start your facial rejuvenation journey, give us a call at (604) 522-5199 or schedule an appointment online. We’d be happy to book your consultation at your earliest convenience.

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Comparing Dermal Fillers and Facelift: Are The Results that Different?