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Non-Surgical Facelift Using Injectables: What You Need to Know

In recent years, injectable treatments have been taking the world of cosmetic surgery by storm—and for good reason. Unlike invasive surgeries, injectable treatments require little to no recovery time and involve very minimal pain and discomfort. They’re also highly affordable and can be completed within one or more short, convenient appointments.

The Non-Surgical Facelift

Non-surgical facelifts are often comprised of a few different injectable treatments that work together in harmony to create a lifted, wrinkle-free appearance. The most famous of these is undoubtedly Botox: Botox has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world thanks to its ability to visibly reduce wrinkles and fine lines… All without the pain or risks of conventional facelift surgery. (Cosmetic surgeons will usually numb the skin with lidocaine before administering any injectable substance, resulting in a very low-pain experience for the patient.)

Botox

However, while Botox is excellent at smoothing and preventing wrinkles, it cannot replace skin volume (which is typically lost with age). To achieve fuller, more youthful-looking skin and tackle very deep wrinkles, cosmetic surgeons must turn to injectable dermal fillers (e.g., Juvederm). In addition to plumping up the skin to smooth out wrinkles, injectable fillers can be used to shape the chin, brow, nose, cheeks, and lips, effectively giving them a “lift.” In some cases, other injectables (like Kybella) may be used to eradicate fat deposits under the chin and tighten the skin.

No Downtime

Patients often ask why people still get cosmetic surgery at all, if injectable treatments are so simple and effective. There are a few reasons, all of which you should be aware of prior to treatment: One, injectables don’t produce the dramatic results surgical procedures do; they’re effective against mild-moderate signs of aging, but they cannot correct severe sagging, wrinkling, etc. Two, injectables tend to produce more temporary results and some patients prefer a more permanent solution. Finally, personal choice plays a role as well; some people are more comfortable with the idea of surgery than injectables.

Combination Procedures

With all of that being said, however, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to make a choice between injectables or surgery—in many cases, combining these therapies actually produces the best results of all. A surgical facelift can, for example, tighten the skin a great deal, but it doesn’t replace lost volume. Adding dermal fillers once the face has healed sufficiently can therefore complete the patient’s youthful look.

To determine what type (or types) of treatment will produce the exact results you want, talk to your surgeon. They will be able to help you decide whether you need injectables, a surgical facelift, or both. The surgeons at Abadir Associates have the experience and compassion to help you find the right treatment, all you have to do is contact them for a consultation.

Everything You Need to Know About Facial Surgery Scars

As people age, their skin goes through a natural and inevitable change. Our skin decreases the production of elastin and collagen, causing sagging skin, lines and wrinkles. It’s why patients seek rejuvenation surgeries like the facelift. An invasive procedure like the facelift requires incisions, which could lead to scars. Scars from facelift surgeries can be well-hidden if it’s done by a board-certified surgeon. If you’re concerned about facial scarring from cosmetic surgery, it will be beneficial for you to find out how you can reduce the appearance of scars.

Facelift Scars

During a facelift procedure, incisions are made to access the tissues. How it’s done will depend on the surgeon’s technique. Typically, some of the incisions will go around the ears, which allows the surgeon to hide any scarring within the contour of the ears. Other incisions will be hidden by the temple’s hairline, thenrun behind the earlobe, and end about 2cm behind the ear. Experienced surgeons like Dr. Abadir strategically place these incisions so that they’re well-hidden; patients can even wear their hair short and still have the incisions concealed.

How to Take Care of Your Wound After the Surgery

How you take care of your incisions after the surgery will affect how the scars will heal. They should be kept clean early on in the recovery, Dr. Abadir may even prescribe you an antiseptic ointment for cleaning the incisions. It is also important that the wounds be handled gently, so don’t rub the incisions vigorously.

What You Can Do for the Scars

It’s important to follow your surgeon’s advice for taking care of your incisions. Your surgeon might give you a few instructions to avoid scarring:

  • Protect the scar from sun exposure
  • Avoid smoking or alcohol
  • Get a lot of rest
  • Take care of your incisions
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Refrain from applying stress on your incision

When Do Facelift Surgery Scars Heal?

Scars from facelift typically heal 8 weeks after the surgery. During this period, the scar may look reddish at first, then turn pink in the following weeks. When the scars fully heal, which is in about a year, they will turn into flat, white marks that will be barely noticeable.

When to See Your Doctor

If your incisions become infected, it’s important to get medical help.The patient must see a doctor if the incision starts to burn or starts to build pus. Infections can be treated if antibiotics are taken early enough. Treating infected wounds is essential to avoid severe scarring and to keep the patient healthy and safe.

Learn More About Face Surgery Scars

At Abadir Associates, you can be rest-assured that scarring will not be an issue after your facial surgery. We will be happy to inform you about everything you need to know about facial scarring, so contact Abadir Associates today.