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5 Reasons to Choose Botox Over a Surgical Facelift

5 Reasons to Choose Botox Over a Surgical Facelift

A Botox procedure is one of the most popular facial treatments. It is undergone by millions of patients each year, and for good reason. Botox is one of the easiest and fastest methods of reducing fine lines and wrinkles on your face. It is also less invasive, more affordable, and has a shorter downtime than surgical facelifts. Read on for 5 reasons to choose Botox treatment over surgical facelifts.

1) Botox is Non-Invasive

A facelift is a surgical procedure that involves reducing fat in the face and neck, removing excess skin, and recontouring your facial skin. All this happens under anaesthesia and carries significantly more risk than Botox. It can also have side effects like temporary bruising, swelling, and crusting for up to a few weeks after the procedure.

Botox on the other hand is non-invasive, only involving injections to different parts of your face, and the entire process can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. Botox patients can resume light daily activities immediately after the session and can return to strenuous activities after 24 hours. The minimal downtime and lack of discomfort are two major factors that make Botox more appealing than facelifts.

2) Results Are Not Permanent

When done right, a surgical facelift can last years. However this permanence may not be ideal for patients who might prefer that adjustments be made later on. It is important to remember that your skin continues to age even after undergoing a facelift which means you might need to have another painful, expensive procedure after a few years.

Botox treatment comparatively only lasts for 3 to 4 months. This can make it easier for patients to decide if they are happy with the procedure and opt for other aesthetic treatments if necessary. Botox allows for a level of flexibility you cannot find with surgical facelifts.

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3) Enhance Beauty And Youth

Often it is the lines and wrinkles on a person’s face that gives their age away. Just fixing and smoothening over these parts of the skin can make a dramatic difference to your appearance. This is where Botox treatments shine. The injection of the Botulism toxin to areas of the face can quickly and effectively relax the muscle and cause it to smooth out and look more youthful. Beyond minimising wrinkles, Botox can also delay the onset of further lines.

4) Quicker Results

The early effects of Botox can be seen in as little as 3 to 4 days after the injections. For maximum results, patients should wait the full 2 weeks but your facial skin should already have dramatically improved by that point.

This is in stark contrast to surgical facelifts which require at least a month to see early changes and take up to 6 months for the final results to be apparent. Botox offers painless results which are rapidly visible, making them a more viable option for patients looking for a quick fix.

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5) Much More Affordable

As a non-invasive procedure, Botox is much more affordable than a surgical facelift. If you don’t want to break the bank for cosmetic procedures, then Botox treatment in Singapore is a much better option than a surgical facelift.

The caveat is that Botox requires multiple treatment sessions as the results are not permanent. Over time, the costs of each session can add up. However, patients also have to consider the implications of spreading the cost out over years, against a costly one-time payment for a surgical facelift.

There are numerous reasons for choosing Botox over a surgical facelift. For patients who require minor cosmetic corrections, it can certainly be the much better option. If you do decide on Botox, it is essential that you get the procedure done at an established, accredited aesthetic clinic under the care of trained professionals.

With a track record of providing quality yet cost-effective, evidence-based medical aesthetic treatments, Thomson Specialist Skin Centre has experienced dermatologists in Singapore who are certified by the Ministry of Health and registered with the Specialist Accreditation Board. Contact us today to learn more about services and book an appointment with our team.