Considering anti-aging treatments, and have narrowed the field down to either a facelift or Botox injections? Botox treatments are readily available through your Beverly Hills skin clinic, and offer a variety of benefits compared to the traditional facelift. Let’s break each procedure down to determine which is the better option:
A More Youthful Appearance
Both Botox Beverly Hills and the standard facelift result in a more youthful appearance. Botox is a toxin injected into the muscles so they relax and create a smooth look. The toxin does not affect the skin, and is most commonly used to treat vertical lines between the eyes, horizontal lines on the forehead, laugh and frown lines, Crow’s feet lines around the eyes, and neck bands.
A traditional facelift reshapes facial structures, and includes the repositioning and removing of sagging skin. It eliminates deep forehead and under-eye creases, jowls, lowered cheek pads, nasolabial folds, drooping eyebrows, and double chins.
Surgery And Recovery Time
Botox is hailed as a “lunchtime” procedure requiring virtually no downtime. Daily activities may be resumed without issue when you opt for Botox injections. The same cannot be said of the facelift, which generally takes about a month to recover from. The surgery itself is also a risk, as there’s always potential complications attached to going under the knife. Such complications include bleeding, clotting, scarring, infection, reaction to anesthesia, and healing difficulties. None of these issues come with Botox Beverly Hills, which is much less invasive than a facelift.
A facelift is very expensive compared to Botox. The procedure is not covered by insurance because it is cosmetic rather than medical in nature, and easily costs between $10,000 and $35,000. Botox, in comparison, costs somewhere between $400 and $1,500 depending on what you’re having done.
A facelift is a more permanent procedure designed to last years, though eventually you will have to have more done if you wish to maintain a youthful appearance. This means undergoing surgery that many more times. Botox is less permanent in that lasts about six months, however its non-invasive nature makes repeat procedures an easy process.