Facelift Procedures: Should I Go Under The Knife Or Go Non-Invasive?

by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | July 17, 2018, 12:58 p.m.

When it comes to the maturing of one’s skin, the process can affect each individual differently. Some embrace the lines tracing across their cheeks with a loving embrace, viewing them as reminders of all their joyful times. Others view the deepening creases as too great of a reminder of their lost youth or they feel their appearance doesn’t reflect their interior age. So, they begin looking into their options, and most turn to a facelift as a first option. But, because each face ages in a unique manner, there are various procedures developed to target specific areas of concern.

When researching the ideal facelift procedure for your skin type, another factor to consider is what the skin’s maturity and elasticity levels. If you’re just beginning to see signs of maturing skin, then going under the knife doesn’t have to be your only option.

During an initial consultation, Dr. Kassir will gauge how extensive your skin’s aging is and determine whether you would be an ideal candidate for a non-invasive facelift (liquid facelift). If you’re in good health and are noticing your skin starting to sag around the mouth and jawline, a combination of dermal fillers and botox (dysport) can be used in order to lift and contour the face for a fast non-invasive resolution to aging.

Because this treatment is a blend of dermal fillers and botox, the majority of the procedure lasts for about a year and is dissolved by the body as it metabolizes it over this time. Dermal fillers are composed of the substance, hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body, but diminishes overtime. Dermal fillers plump up the skin and rehydrates the dermis, creating a smooth and rejuvenated appearance.

If you’re interested in learning more about this procedure or any of our other beautifying treatments, please feel free to reach out to info@drkassir.com or call one of our offices at 201-288-3000 (NYC), 201-857-2370 (Ridgewood), or 973-692-9300 (Wayne) to set up a consultation.