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Cosmetic Injectables: An Alternative to the Face Lift

When it comes to antiaging treatments and procedures, there’s no shortage of options out there to choose from. In fact, in today’s day and age, it’s never been easier to seek out and receive treatment for the signs of aging, including wrinkles, fine lines and sagging facial skin.

However, unlike procedures in decades past, current treatment options for the facial skin can be quick and painless (and surprisingly affordable).

Keep reading to learn more about injectable treatments that may be just what you’re looking for.

What’s your facial concern?

Men and women alike can begin to notice signs of aging as early as their late 20s and early 30s. This can include skin that appears to be loose or sag, those pesky “number elevens” in between the eyebrows an even an abundance of expression lines.

Why? As we age, we lose about a teaspoon of collagen per year after the age of 30. This is concerning because collagen is the protein in the skin that keeps it looking tight, taut and youthful. However, Botox and dermal filler are viable solutions to temporarily (and over time) give you a more refreshed appearance by filling in those lines and offering more volume to the face.

In fact, according to the 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, Botox tops the list of minimally-invasive procedures at a whopping 7.2 million performed last year. Dermal fillers also made the list, with over 2 million treatments done in 2017.

If you have lines and wrinkles that you’d like to smooth out or if you’d like to get fill in sunken cheeks or hollow areas of the face, then these treatments may be right for you. As always, talk to your board-certified plastic surgeon to best learn which options will help you safely reach your cosmetic goals.

The many benefits of injectables

There’s a reason these FDA-approved treatments are so popular — Botox and dermal fillers are quick and virtually pain-free, not to mention results are nearly immediate with full results appearing in about one to two weeks.

What’s even better is there’s no downtime associated with either treatment other than possible minor bruising and/or swelling.  This is a far cry from the down time and recovery associated with the highly-invasive face lift, which can cost you upwards of $11,000 (and doesn’t even last a lifetime).

These treatments can be done in anywhere from mere minutes to about an hour, depending on your unique goals and concerns. What’s even better is that they are very affordable and last months. Most patients find these treatments nearly pain-free and don’t usually even require the use of a topical numbing agent. And, you can return to your normal daily activities right afterward.

Board-certified southeast Michigan plastic surgeon

Dr. Andrew Lofman is proud to be one of the most well-known and sought-out cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the state of Michigan. In fact, his patients travel far and wide to be treated by him because they know he is one of the best of the best in his industry.

When it comes to cosmetic surgery and treatments, there is no — and should not be — a cookie-cutter solution. Dr. Andrew firmly believes that each patient who walks through his door is an individual who deserves an individualized treatment plan.

As an expert in Botox and dermal filler, but also a myriad of other plastic surgery treatments like eyelid lifts, breast augmentation and mommy makeovers, Dr. Andrew has a firm handle on what it takes to achieve aesthetically beautiful results. And this is why patients recommend him so highly.

Are you ready to learn more about how you can look your very best with the help of cosmetic treatments? Contact Dr. Andrew today for a no-obligation consultation.

20, August, 2018Dr. Andrew Lofman, FACS

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