Can Botox & Fillers Deliver a Non-Surgical Facelift?
Thanks to the internet, patients today come into my office asking for a “non-surgical facelift.” They’ve read about the term online and how injectables like Botox and fillers, in the right combination, can actually turn back the clock without surgery.
They want this procedure because, let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to look younger without having to deal with incisions, downtime and anesthesia? No one! But here’s the catch: Botox and fillers can deliver non-surgical facelift results, but only in the right patient.
Ideal Candidate for Botox & Fillers
The thing that every patient must understand is that any aesthetic procedure, whether it is an injectable such as Botox or a surgical facelift, is only effective if it is the right match for your individual anatomy and needs. Bottom line, what worked for your favorite social media influencer or best friend may not work for you.
The ideal candidate for Botox and fillers is any patient, male or female, who is bothered by fine lines, wrinkles and volume loss in the face. Physically, these patients are great candidates with the following boxes checked:
- is in good overall health
- does not smoke
- has enough elasticity or “bounce back” to the skin
- does not have a severe amount of sagging or “jowling” in the lower face
Difference Between Botox & Fillers
Despite the proliferation of information on the web, patients still come into my office confused about the difference between Botox and fillers. Most think that they are the same, but the truth is they serve two different functions.
Botox weakens muscles, particularly the dynamic muscles which cause facial animation. One of the more common areas for a patient to get Botox is in the “11” lines between the eyebrows. By “freezing” the underlying muscle, the surface skin relaxes and becomes smooth.
Fillers, on the other hand, provide volume, filling in fine lines, wrinkles and indentations. The larger molecule fillers, such as Voluma can even replace volume that’s been lost due to age.
Skill + Artistic Eye = Exemplary Non-Surgical Facelift Results
The important thing when considering injectables is that you see someone who really knows his or her stuff. Unfortunately, anyone with a medical degree can administer Botox and fillers, but this does not mean that they should. A non-surgical facelift result can only be achieved by an injector with skill, experience and an artistic eye.
At Brzowski Plastic Surgery, I offer my patients the full range of filler options, including:
- Juvéderm Ultra
The key to an exemplary non-surgical facelift result isn’t the range of fillers that I offer, but that I understand, through years of experience and study, precisely what each one can deliver. This allows me to combine the various fillers into a personalized treatment plan for your unique face — one that will rejuvenate while also looking completely natural.
To find out more about injectables such as Botox and fillers with Dr. Brzowski at Brzowski Plastic Surgery in Utah, contact us today or call (801) 683-9982 to schedule a consultation.