With all the hype concerning lasers, injectables, and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation options it’s easy to believe that a facelift is old-fashioned or old-school. Before patients shoot down the idea of having a facelift they first need to be clear about what it is they would like to achieve. Dr. Stuart Kincaid offers a full range of both nonsurgical as well as surgical facial rejuvenation options; so, therefore he has no hidden agenda in recommending one approach over the other. Patient should understand that a facelift has specific benefits that are unable to be achieved through nonsurgical or minimally invasive procedures. A facelift is a longer-lasting effect and is proven to achieve an appearance that looks about 7 to 10 years younger than a patients stated age. This is a lifelong effect even as the patient ages, it is still visible. Also, if a patient has extreme loose skin in the lower half of the face and also has loose and lax skin on the neck minimally invasive procedures may diminish the appearance that they will not tighten the skin enough to give the same result as a surgical facelift. Typically, the older a patient is when they begin to consider facial rejuvenation procedures the less likely they are to see a dramatic benefit, if they choose minimally invasive procedures over a surgical facelift. Skin laxity diminishes with age and the best results will always be in a younger patient with healthier skin. The best combination for most patients is a surgical facelift combined with injectables including Juvederm and Botox. Also Sculptra which gradually replaces volume in the face with the patient’s own collagen can be used after a facelift to achieve an even more youthful appearance in the nasolabial folds. Laser skin resurfacing is also an excellent adjunct to a surgical facelift. A facelift is not a procedure of the past. It remains one of the best values for patients based on the money invested. Dr. Stuart Kincaid welcomes patients to schedule a consultation to determine which facial rejuvenation procedures are best for them.
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