What is the difference between Botox® and Face Lift?
Botox® is injected underneath skin in order to minimize or smooth out lines and wrinkles on the face. Botox® paralyzes or relaxes facial muscles resulting in a smooth facial appearance.
Botox® is popular for several reasons. It is not as invasive as a face lift. Botox® results are seen immediately. The down time is minimal. Most evidence from the needle are gone within 24 hours. Any swelling that occurs will subside within a day or two.
Botox® is cheaper and quicker when compared to a face lift. Botox® is temporary and last up to 6 months. If for some reason, you don’t like your results, the look you had before you had this injection will return.
A face Lift is a cosmetic procedure performed by a physician where the patient under goes surgery with general anesthesia for the purpose to give a patient a younger facial appearance. It involves the removal of excess facial skin and sometimes tightening of the tissues under the skin.
Recovery times for face lifts can vary depending on the type of face lift that is performed. After surgery, there will be bruising and swelling. Recovery time for most patients is around 2 weeks. Bruising can be minimal while recovering from swelling can vary. Make up can be used to cover as stiches are normally removed within 7 to 10 days.