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Wrinkle Treatment - FAQ

What is wrinkle treatment?

Wrinkle treatments are procedures performed by cosmetic plastic surgeons to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that develop as a result of the aging process.

Are there different types of wrinkle treatment?

Yes . A facelift is the most common but also the most invasive wrinkle treatment and is primarily used to remedy deep wrinkles found on the face and neck. Less invasive wrinkle treatment procedures include mechanical dermabrasion, chemical peels , laser resurfacing , and various injection therapies .

Am I a good candidate for wrinkle treatment?

This may depend on the type of treatment you are seeking. Generally, the best candidates are physically and emotionally healthy people who want improvement, not perfection, in their appearance . It is important to have a realistic expectation of what ever procedure you choose.

When should I consider a wrinkle treatment procedure?

Individual preferences tend to vary. Some people prefer to seek wrinkle treatment as soon as fine lines or creases begin to appear . Others opt to wait longer when deeper wrinkles and folds have set in .

Are there significant risks associated with wrinkle treatment procedures?

All procedures carry some risks . The type of procedure as well as the surgeon's level of experience will determine the chance of complications. It is best to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the risks and benefits associated with any wrinkle treatment procedure you are considering.

Is wrinkle treatment permanent?

Unfortunately, doctors have not yet found a permanent remedy to halt the signs of aging. However, some wrinkle treatments last longer than others . For instance, the results of a facelift usually endure between five and ten years. Botox injections, on the other hand, typically only last three to six months.

How long does it take to recover from a wrinkle treatment procedure?

Compared to more invasive cosmetic procedures, most wrinkle treatment procedures can be performed in an office setting and tend to have a minimal recovery period . Depending on the specific procedure, however, recovery time can last anywhere between a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

How do I determine which wrinkle treatment procedure is right for me?

If you are considering options for wrinkle treatment, consult with a qualified board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in facial procedures . Only an experienced facial plastic surgeon can evaluate your individual needs and determine which specific procedure will work best for you. Contact us to locate a board certified plastic surgeon in an area near you.