Through the years, facelifts have remained an increasingly popular option for women and men alike. Just last year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported 133,000 facelift procedures, a 6% increase from 2012. However, these numbers can seem small when compared to facial injections, which dominated the top of the minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure chart with over 8.5 million injections received. So, what’s the difference between the results of more invasive procedures versus popular minimally-invasive treatments?
The question lies in your chosen procedures’ durability. Years of experience have allowed me to develop a smaller, minimally invasive version of the traditional facelift called Band Aid Facelift, which gives you a smaller scale of the more dramatic results of a facelift without the associated downtime.
Performed in-office with local anesthesia with gentle numbing, the Band Aid Facelift is distinctly advantageous versus other procedures because I am able to target the underlying cause of very specific areas of concern. Unlike dermal fillers, injectables, or even facial lasers that treat only the surface layers of the skin, Band Aid facelifts work to physically address lax muscles that cause the drooping appearance and crepe wrinkles associated with aging. There is no way to stop the process of aging—the skin continues to age after any cosmetic facial procedure. However, by addressing the root issues with Band Aid procedures and practicing a bit of prevention, patients can see and feel the difference with more significant, long-lasting cosmetic results.
That being said, wrinkle-releasing substances and fillers do provide some longevity. Botox® and Dysport® produce temporary results that typically last 4 to 6 months, while wrinkle fillers like Juvederm® and Restylane® can produce results that last up to a year. Regardless of your chosen injection, you will inevitably require some revision later on. Keeping up with injections regularly is a good idea for those who wish to prevent wrinkles getting more severe while treating those already in existence.
Overall, cosmetic surgery patients are considering cosmetic treatments at a younger age than those in the past. In an effort to address the more localized concerns of a younger demographic, I have developed other minimally invasive versions of traditional body and facial cosmetic surgeries including Band Aid Blepharoplasty, Band Aid Liposuction, Band Aid Browlift, and more.
To learn more about cosmetic procedures and anti-aging procedures I perform or to schedule your consultation to determine which procedure will best meet your cosmetic needs, contact our office today. Connect with me, Dr. John LeRoy, on Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for the latest plastic surgery updates.