What’s the right time for a facelift?

When fillers and Botox no longer do the trick.

Facelift Cincinnati, OHThe use of non-surgical facial cosmetic procedures such as injections of Botox, laser skin resurfacing, peels, and dermal fillers (Juvederm. Restylane, Voluma) has increased by double digits in recent years. This surge makes sense in that as consumers we typically gravitate to “non-surgical” treatments as a first and less invasive step toward regaining or maintaining our younger-looking face.

Some people can get by with fillers, Botox, and other non-surgical treatments for years, especially if they start in their 40s. However, there comes a time when non-surgical options no longer do the trick and facelift surgery becomes your best and proven choice for turning back the clock. That time is when you have loose skin in your cheeks, jowls and neck area.

No filler can remove excess skin, and no skin treatments can replicate the beautiful and long-lasting results of today’s minimally invasive facelift, such as the Timeless Lift™ performed by Dr. Robert J. Smyth in Cincinnati OH. Only a facelift can remove the loose skin in your face and neck that makes you look older than you are.

While treatments such as Kybella and Cool Sculpting promise to tighten the skin of the lower face and neck, the results do not last nearly as long as a facelift. Further, these treatments are most effective on younger skin that is still resilient and taut versus loose sagging skin. Again, only a facelift can remove excess, sagging skin.

As such, Kybella and CoolSculpting can wind up costing more than facelift surgery over the long term, because these treatments may need to be repeated every year or so. By comparison, the Timeless Lift™ lasts six to 10 years for most people, depending on your lifestyle, protecting your skin from the sun, and not smoking. One other point of comparison, results of facelift surgery are immediate whereas other treatments can take weeks or months to show any improvement.

Many patients find that facelift surgery along with a good skincare regimen, daily use of sunscreen, and fillers and Botox as needed provide them the natural, refreshed, younger appearance that has friends and family wondering why they look so good – not to mention being the best return on their investment.

If you’re looking for a facelift in Cincinnati, we invite you to call for a complimentary consultation with cosmetic surgeon and face and neck rejuvenation specialist, Dr. Robert J. Smyth. With more than 30 years of experience and having performed more than 3,000 minimally invasive facelifts, Dr. Smyth is a trusted and proven expert in the field. Remember too, Dr. Smyth performs the Timeless Lift™ under strictly local anesthesia, which means a faster recovery and none of the risks associated with general anesthesia. His patients are fully comfortable during surgery, thanks to a small amount of relaxation medicine. Most return to full activities at about 10-14 days post-procedure.

To find out if you’re a candidate for a facelift in Cincinnati with Dr. Smyth, please schedule your complimentary personal consultation by calling 513.201.8490. You can trust Dr. Smyth to give you honest advice and never to try to sell you on a treatment or procedure you do not need.