Aging Gracefully: Is Surgery Required?

Men and women considering a face lift at my Houston practice sometimes believe that the surgery is the only option that will address their cosmetic concerns. While that’s true for some people, I think it’s important to remind my patients that there is no single option for facial rejuvenation that will suit everybody. Today, non-surgical injectable treatments can create beautiful, customized results without the downtime, risk, or expense associated with surgery.

These treatments, which include popular products such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, and more, don’t just reduce wrinkles. They can also restore lost volume, which is an important and often overlooked component of facial aging. Adding fullness to the lips, cheeks, and other areas where it has faded over time creates a healthy-looking, youthful profile that subtly takes the years off. Although these treatments are temporary, lasting anywhere from 3 months to 2 years, they can be a big help to patients who wish to “try on” a rejuvenated face before committing to surgery.

When administered by an experienced medical professional who has a complex understanding of the anatomy of the face, injectable treatments are a comfortable, easy, and safe way to age gracefully on your own terms.

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