Does a Facelift Get Rid of Wrinkles


Does a Facelift Get Rid of Wrinkles

The main goal of a facelift is to improve the signs of aging and restore youthfulness to one’s face. A traditional facelift, medically known as a rhytidectomy, tightens the skin in the face, jowls and neck. A surgeon will sculpt and redistribute fat and underlying tissue to dramatically improve skin’s appearance and then trim the excess fat away. With a recovery time of up to 12 weeks, patients want to be sure the cosmetic procedure will yield their desired results by asking “does a facelift get rid of wrinkles?”

Fine lines and wrinkles increase as natural collagen production decreases. As the face ages, skin begins to lose volume. A facelift will help smooth out creases by lifting and tightening the facial area. Signs of aging occur earlier for some than others and are determined by such factors as genetics, sun exposure, skin damage, ethnicity, stress and lifestyle. While a facelift can dramatically reduce or alleviate many signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles will not be eliminated altogether but rather softened to minimize their appearance. A facelift will leave your skin feeling and looking more rejuvenated and refreshed. Facelifts however are not permanent and last an average of 10 years. And of course, during that time, skin will continue to age. However, facelifts are a popular elective procedure for good reason. While the skin is tightened up, facelifts can provide significant improvement to deep creases and skin folds. Results are largely determined upon the appearance of the skin before surgery. If wrinkles are the main concern, your surgeon may suggest adding another procedure to your facelift, such as a brow lift, to ensure maximum benefits while reversing the signs of aging.  Dermal fillers, facial fat transfers and laser resurfacing can also be performed simultaneously with a facelift to improve the appearance of wrinkles. David W. Allison, MD understands how to create a natural looking, yet stunning facelift. If you are ready to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic facial rejuvenation, give our office a call at 703-754-8228 or schedule your consultation online at WEBSITE.

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