What are good, relatively inexpensive alternatives to a facelift?
If you want to have a difference immediately, then Botox is a popular choice and is also effective and affordable. There are also other injectable filter and anti-wrinkles injections which is barely noticeable by your friends. Your friends would be able to see a difference in you but cannot put the finger on what exactly.
What are fillers and anti-wrinkle injections used for?
You might have noticed two vertical lines between your eyebrows such as 11s which can be treated well by anti-wrinkle injections like Botox. This would help to decrease the activity of the muscle group that would be creating a particular wrinkle. These are called the neuromodulators that help you rejuvenate your upper face.
After a certain age, your face will lose elasticity and fat that would make you look older. So, the fillers are for the lower face to restore volume to those areas.
What are the cost and the recovery time for fillers and wrinkle injections?
The average cost for treatment is $500, and this amount can vary according to the treatment as well. There is no specific time mentioned for the face to recover, but you can go back to work after the injection.
Do you treatment men too?
At the Beddington Dental clinic, we treat both men and women.
Is there more I can do beyond Botox and fillers, short of a facelift?
With new filler products coming in, lifting of the face is possible which is similar to a facelift done. The hollow under the eyes and around the nasolabial folds (the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth) can be done through a technique called a liquid mid facelift.
This procedure is used by the majority of the people first when they come for a facelift so that they can get one without surgery. This way they can decide if they need something permanent or not.
How long do the injections last?
Neuromodulators last of approx four months but they offer a softer appearance for a longer period whereas filter lasts for about six months. After that, a touch-up might be required, and a mid facelift can last 12 to 18 months.