Baltimore Cosmetic Surgery
FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Facial Surgery vs. Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Facial surgery concentrates on lifting and restoring firmness to the underlying facial tissues. Injectables, resurfacing treatments, and medical-grade skin care are designed to improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles with minimal downtime.
For a natural appearance with facial surgery, you don’t want to over-tighten the skin in an effort to eliminate finer lines and wrinkles. Injectable fillers and neurotoxins (Botox & Dysport) allow us to address these wrinkles, plumping out skin and preventing frown lines and crows feet from forming. Likewise, even the best facelift can be diminished by dull, uneven skin. Peels and laser skin resurfacing can complement facial surgery to ensure you’re truly getting the most out of your procedure.
And if you’re not quite ready for surgery, non-surgical treatments are a perfect way to reduce wrinkles, smooth and tone the skin, and reduce the effects of sun damage.
However, non-surgical treatments should not be thought of as substitutes for facial surgery. While results last months, and sometimes up to a year or more, the effects of injectables are temporary, and require repeat treatments to maintain the results over the long term. Additionally, non-surgical treatments are designed to mainly address problems on the skin’s surface. While fillers can plump out thin skin and resurfacing treatments can tighten and balance skin tone, facial surgery is still the best option to address excess skin or sagging structural tissues on the face.
In short, patients benefit from both surgical and non-surgical methods of facial rejuvenation. In fact, having the ability to customize or even combine treatments only means that you have better choices to achieve the improvements you seek.