As men and women begin to notice the effects of gravity and the natural aging process on their faces, they often turn to my practice for information about cosmetic facial surgery. One of the most popular choices is a facelift for Palo Alto area patients, but many people who are just beginning to explore their options don’t know what this procedure actually does.
A facelift targets winkles and sagging skin on the bottom two-thirds of the face. While this is an excellent procedure for restoring a youthful appearance, many people need complementary procedures to address signs of aging on the forehead and winkles around the eyes. One of the most popular options is a brow lift, which helps to raise the eyebrows and reduce winkles on the forehead and between the brows.
For patients who want a nonsurgical answer to aging of the upper face, I recommend treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Although the results are temporary, nonsurgical treatments also can help create more complete, comprehensive results for facelift patients.