Will BOTOX Provide the Same Results as a Facelift?
BOTOX® is an industry-leading aesthetic injectable designed to soften the appearance of lines, grooves, and wrinkles. While BOTOX can minimize the effects of aging, it doesn’t provide all of the same benefits as a facelift.
Learn more about how BOTOX works and the results you can expect from your injectable service by reading below. If you’d like more information, contact JEM Medspa in Orland Park or Elmhurst, IL, for a consultation. Click here or call the location nearest you to schedule today.
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX is a medical-grade aesthetic treatment that’s been heavily evaluated and FDA-approved since 2002. As a type of neuromodulator, BOTOX contains a purified botulinum strain that blocks certain communication pathways between muscles and brain cells. Once the communication stops, muscles relax.
The benefit of relaxed muscles is that your skin stops folding and creasing every time you make a facial expression. While you can continue to express yourself as you normally would, muscles won’t contract and twitch as they did in the past. Your skin finally gets a chance to smooth out, which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and delays the onset of further lines.
What are the results of a facelift versus BOTOX?
BOTOX in Orland Park and Elmhurst, IL, is not a replacement for a facelift. However, BOTOX can give you many of the facelift-like results you desire, for a fraction of the time and cost.
A facelift is personalized to your desired outcome. Your plastic surgeon lifts and tightens your face, removes excess skin, performs fat removal with liposuction, and provides any other necessary corrections. While a facelift can target many of the imperfections that concern you with a single type of procedure, it’s still a surgery and comes with risks (and a lengthy recovery period).
BOTOX can serve as an alternative to an invasive facelift procedure. This in-office anti-aging treatment involves getting just a few injections into targeted areas. Within a few days, you start to see stubborn lines fade away, which helps you appear more youthful.
You should know that the purpose of a BOTOX treatment is to relax facial muscles and to soften the appearance of lines. But it doesn’t replace plumpness that you may have lost over the years.
If you have areas that are severely creased, such as nasolabial folds, or sunken cheeks, dermal fillers (like JUVÉDERM®) might be just the solution you need. Your dedicated aesthetic specialist at JEM Medspa can pair BOTOX with the right type of dermal filler for your concerns so you can experience a “liquid facelift” effect. No surgery, no missed work, and no downtime needed.
Should I get BOTOX or a facelift?
It’s important for you to talk with an aesthetic expert to learn about the best type of treatment for your needs. Generally, a facelift is a better solution when the lower portion of your face starts to droop. You may develop sagging jowls or a double chin, for instance. These age-related effects tend to happen after age 60.
The aesthetic professionals at JEM Medspa recommend BOTOX to treat some of the most common types of wrinkles, including Crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles. If you’re adding fillers to your BOTOX package, your provider can also target sunken cheeks, thinned lips, and smile lines, among other imperfections.
Because BOTOX provides fast results, takes just about 10 – 15 minutes to inject, and doesn’t require recovery time, it’s often preferred over a facelift. BOTOX can enhance your appearance in a natural-looking manner, so it won’t look like you had plastic surgery.
The medical aesthetic team at JEM Medspa can get you started on your BOTOX service right away. Book a consultation here or call the Orland Park or Elmhurst, IL office directly.