Don’t Jump to Conclusions about Dermal Fillers
- Posted on: Sep 15 2017
A graceful aging process isn’t just a dream; it’s something that millions of men and women are now enjoying. The wide variety of laser and light treatments, modern cosmetic surgeries, and injectables have made it easy to manage the signs of aging that have historically caused a great deal of frustration. Seeing that our specialty is helping people feel more confident in and satisfied with their appearance, we couldn’t be happier with the current trends in aesthetic medicine. At the same time, we know there are a few things that may need some clarification.
One of the pitfalls of today’s trends is that one could easily make assumptions about which treatment is “right” and which may be “wrong.” Here, we want to shed some light on the assumptions that are made about dermal fillers. Specifically, on the idea that injectable of any kind is better for anti-aging than a surgical lift.
We can understand the appeal of injectables. No surgery. No downtime. Lower cost (at least initially). These are cold, hard facts. The theory that non-surgical treatment is somehow better, or that this approach will ultimately look more natural, is not a fact at all; it is subjective. Reputable cosmetic physicians take the stance of supporting patients’ needs and desires, but also of providing information that will facilitate the most desirable outcome.
Here’s What You Need to Know
- Both treatments can achieve natural-looking results. A well-performed facelift, browlift, or other surgical procedure is not likely to make you look windblown or surprised. The way that lifts is performed today more conservative, leaving room for volume restoration with dermal fillers.
- Both treatments have the potential to look “fake.” Just like it’s possible for a surgical lift to go too far (remember the value of a good plastic surgeon!), it is also possible to overfill the face to the point of losing authentic curves. We’ve all seen unnaturally full lips and sky-high eyebrows. There is nothing fictional about the idea of injectables looking fake when performed without a great deal of care.
- Cosmetic surgery may ultimately be more affordable. Injectables are attractive to many people due to the smaller price tag. This is initially, though. Sometimes, repeat treatments are needed so frequently that investment extends that of a good surgical lift.
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