We’re all familiar with the effects of aging: saggy skin and wrinkles are a normal part of getting older. Surgical facelifts are not a new concept, but the technique has been refined over the past few decades, making it the most effective way to combat time. While minor signs of aging can be corrected with quick, non-invasive treatments, deep wrinkles and sagging can only be remedied with a proper facelift.
At Laughlin Plastic Surgery in Annapolis, Maryland, Dr. Laughlin and his team deliver exceptional facelift results, giving you long-lasting effects unmatched by other rejuvenation options.
Common facelift alternatives
If you’ve looked into facelift surgery, you’ve probably come across procedures that advertise themselves as alternatives. These include:
- Injections, such as Botox®, fillers, and thread lifts
- Skin rejuvenation treatments, such as microneedling, photofacials, and laser resurfacing
- Smaller surgeries, such as neck-lifts, “mini” facelifts, and eye/brow lifts
These alternatives benefit from the popularity of facelifts — and the sordid past of the procedure. Many people avoid surgical facelifts, worried that their skin might end up looking unnaturally tight. However, under-correction can be just as frustrating as over-correction.
If you’re trying to address deep-set wrinkles, sagging, and other noticeable signs of aging, these treatments just won’t cut it.
Why a facelift is the best choice
Newer isn’t always better, especially when it comes to plastic surgery. While new anti-aging treatments come out every year, full facelifts continue to be the gold standard for facial rejuvenation.
Facelifts get a bad reputation, especially among older people who still remember seeing the over-stretched effects in person. Nowadays, the pulled appearance of a botched facelift is more of a joke than an actual reality.
The process has been tweaked and improved over time, and experienced surgeons can now effortlessly undo years of aging with a single procedure. The modern facelift doesn’t just focus on pulling your skin taut, but making sure it sits comfortably on your face. This means each surgery is tailored to the patient’s unique features, resulting in a more natural appearance.
If you’re looking to make long-term, significant upgrades to your appearance, non-surgical treatments likely won’t provide the results you’re looking for. With a full facelift, you can address your entire face, including deep-set wrinkles that other treatments won’t touch.
Still apprehensive about facelift surgery? Dr. Laughlin can answer your questions, ease your concerns, and help you decide if the procedure is right for you. To learn more, call 410-297-0654 or visit the contact page for more information.