Injectable products like Botox, Juvederm and Restylane are excellent anti-aging products for people in their 30s and 40s. But at a certain point, these products no longer deliver the desired results and surgical intervention becomes necessary. Cosmetic eye surgeons of Eyesthetica explain some signs that it might be time for you to switch from injectables to surgery.
You’re Bothered by Sagging Skin
Over time, the body’s supply of collagen and elastin — two products necessary for firm, elastic skin — starts to dwindle. This causes the skin to loosen and sag. While injectables can smooth wrinkled or creased skin, unfortunately they cannot tighten or firm the skin. Surgical treatment, such as facelift, eyelid surgery or laser skin resurfacing, is needed to address skin laxity.
You’ve Noticed Jowls and Lack of Definition in the Lower Face and Neck
If you have noticeable jowls and lack of definition in the lower face and neck, injectables won’t help. Injectables cannot lift fallen tissue or remove excess fat and skin. Only surgery can effectively address these issues to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
You Have Trouble Fitting Follow-Up Treatments into Your Schedule
The results of injectable treatment are temporary and last several months, depending on the specific product. This means you need regular follow-up treatments to maintain your results long-term. If regularly scheduling follow-up treatments has become a problem, and it is difficult to carve time out of your schedule for appointments, surgery may be a good option. Surgical treatment offers long-lasting results that don’t require follow-up treatment.
The Cost Required to Maintain Treatment Is a Financial Burden
The repeated costs of injectable treatment can add up! If you are bothered by the continual costs of injectables, and would prefer to pay a one-time fee for treatment, surgery may be more financially appealing. Though the one-time cost for facelift and eyelid surgery is higher than an appointment for Botox treatment, it pays for itself over time. Plastic surgery financing can help make surgery more affordable by breaking it down into manageable monthly payments.
Speak to the Eyesthetica Team
For more information about making the transition from injectable fillers to facial rejuvenation surgery, call (213) 234-1000 or email Eyesthetica.