Facelift or Botox? Which Is Right for You?

Botox or Facelift

With so many cosmetic treatment options that seem to target the same areas, it can be difficult to figure out what’s best for you.

For example, face lifts are a great procedure to take some years off your face, but, then again, so is Botox?

The easy answer is that because Botox is a less invasive procedure, some people assume it’s automatically better for their needs. But that’s not always true.

Some key differences and benefits to getting a facelift

One bottom line to keep in mind is that surgical treatments are just going to have more dramatic results. Even as technology improves for minimally invasive treatments, it still hasn’t reached the point where they’ll give the same results as surgical methods.

This is especially true for injectables.

More to the point, a facelift is going to last you a very long time, whereas Botox will have to be maintained every few months or so.

Of course a facelift has its own drawbacks. All surgeries have a recovery period, even minor ones. Patients will at least be out of the office for a couple of weeks.

Advantages of Botox

The advantages of Botox are a bit more well known, but still worth going over. Botox is a short procedure, and one that is essentially painless. Patients have pretty much no downtime and can be back at work the next day.

And while Botox has to be maintained with treatment over the years, it does have a cumulative effect. Besides that, a few treatment sessions are likely more affordable than a facelift — and Botox is also reversible.

All in all, both these treatments rejuvenate the face, but hit different patient goals different. The younger you are, the more likely you’ll want to go with a less invasive procedure.

Interested in Botox or a facelift? Call Exclusively Faces to schedule an appointment with Dr. Matthew Karen today.