Will a Facelift Help Eliminate My Wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, which is why we unconsciously associate smooth skin with youth, vitality, and health. While there’s nothing you can do about the aging process itself, staying out of the sun, using moisturizer, and receiving targeted cosmetic treatments can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But despite what you may have heard, a facelift isn’t usually the best option for facial wrinkles. Plastic surgeon Paul Angelchik, MD, is an experienced facelift expert and is pleased to shed light on this common misconception.

A facelift can do lots of things, but generally speaking, it is not the right approach for eliminating wrinkles. Wrinkles are best addressed using an injectable medication like BOTOX Cosmetic or one of the many excellent dermal fillers available. These treatments work on the skin itself, smoothing wrinkles and improving tone, and they’ve been specifically developed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Facelifts, on the other hand, are more appropriate for issues like sagging and drooping skin, turkey necks, and creases beneath the eyelids. Yes, many patients do notice that some kinds of wrinkles improve after they’ve undergone facelift surgery, but this is a side effect of skin removal and tightening of the skin. The procedure does not, however, address wrinkles specifically.

Dr. Paul Angelchik has helped countless patients decide whether or not a facelift is their best option. And if not, he’s always happy to recommend the right procedure for your specific needs. To learn more, please contact Paul Angelchik, MD, today at 602-375-8888 to schedule your Scottsdale facelift consultation.

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