Are you frustrated by lines and wrinkles around your eyes? Bothered by sagging cheeks or thinning lips? Your skin is naturally resilient, but the aging process can take its toll and leave you unhappy with the reflection you see in the mirror.
These days, you don’t have to settle for a look that ages you. Cosmetic procedures (both non-surgical and surgical) are growing in popularity, and the chances are good that there’s a procedure to help you love your reflection again.
Walter D. Gracia, MD, PA, and our team specialize in anti-aging procedures, including Botox® Cosmetic injections, and surgical facelifts. There’s no right time to start anti-aging treatments, but choosing the best treatment for your skin isn’t always easy.
Now’s the time to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic injectables, surgical facelifts, and how to choose between the two.
Erasing wrinkles with cosmetic injectables
From Botox to dermal fillers, cosmetic injectables are consistently some of the most-requested cosmetic procedures in the United States. Nearly 10 million Americans get cosmetic injections every year.
These injections are minimally invasive, which means they don’t require surgery or long recovery times. They’re also highly customizable, making them a popular choice for women and men of all ages.
Lines and wrinkles are some of the first signs of aging that appear on your face — for some, it’s as early as the late 20s. Botox tackles these stubborn wrinkles, and it’s FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe crow’s feet, forehead lines, and glabellar lines (those 11s between your eyebrows).
Dermal fillers fight another common sign of aging: loss of volume. As you get older, fat disappears from your face and leaves you with a sharper appearance. Fillers restore volume by plumping cheeks and lips to help you look younger.
Achieving dramatic results with a surgical facelift
Cosmetic injectables are popular for a reason: they can erase a variety of wrinkles, restore lost volume, and refresh complexions. However, injectables may not be the best choice for everyone.
If you have more severe signs of aging, a surgical facelift may be an option for you. Significantly sagging skin — especially around your eyes and jaw — may be best treated with cosmetic surgery because it removes excess skin to restore a more youthful profile.
Dr. Gracia performs facelifts with small, discrete incisions around the ears or hairline. He carefully lifts and tightens skin to give you a more youthful appearance. Depending on your needs, he can use fat transferring techniques to rebuild volume in areas like your cheeks and chin.
What to expect at your cosmetic procedure consultation
Your face is unique, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for anti-aging procedures. The good news is that you don’t have to choose between injectables and a surgical facelift on your own.
Dr. Gracia specializes in the latest cosmetic treatments for adults of all ages, and he can help you decide which anti-aging methods are right for you.
At your consultation, Dr. Gracia examines your face and talks with you about your aesthetic goals. He considers several factors, including:
- Your age
- Your general health
- Severity of sagging skin
- Severity of volume loss
- Any damage your skin has suffered
- Any facial asymmetries or irregularities
- What you hope to achieve with cosmetic treatment
In general, injectables are an excellent option for people showing mild to moderate signs of aging. If you’re older or your skin has more severe signs of aging, a surgical facelift could help you achieve more dramatic results.
Don’t let aging skin hurt your confidence. Schedule a personalized cosmetic consultation with Dr. Gracia to find out if injectables or a facelift could be right for you. Call our Fort Worth, Texas office at 817-336-9450 or request an appointment online now.