Dermal Fillers vs. Facelift

An increasing number of patients are considering facial fillers before they decide to get a face lift. Dermal fillers provide a nonsurgical solution for addressing fine lines, deep wrinkles, and sunken skin. There are a number of different dermal fillers, each with its own active ingredients, which can help provide a softer and younger look for months at a time. They are ideal for people with busy lifestyles.

If you’ve already had treatment with injectable fillers, you may be considering a more long-term solution to the signs of aging. During a consultation, we can help you decide between facelift surgery or a minimally invasive alternative such as Botox or Radiesse.

We’ll consider factors such as:

Your appearance and how you have aged

How you feel about cosmetic surgery

Time you have for post surgical recovery


Depending on your specific desires a facelift may be a better option than fillers,  these procedures can target issues as diverse as excess neck fat and skin, drooping jowls, and facial skin laxity – none of which can be addressed with dermal fillers.

It is important to remember that face lift surgery, will require a recovery period and, because they are surgical techniques, come with potential risks and complications. These things should be carefully considered before deciding to undergo facelift or any other cosmetic procedure.

The consultation process will also help you set realistic expectations. It’s important to know the limitations of both face lift surgery and injectable fillers, which vary. With fillers, you can usually expect a quick but subtle improvement that lasts 6-12 months. With a face lift, you can look 10 years younger, and the results typically endure for several years.

Dr. Kaplan would be happy to meet with you to discuss your desires, inform you of your options, and help you choose which treatment will best meet your needs.

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