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Best Anti-Ageing: Injections Today vs Facelift Tomorrow

by | Jul 5, 2019 | Blog

Is it time for me to get a facelift? Can non-surgical treatments smooth, firm, tighten and contour my face as well as invasive procedures? If I get treatments today, can I help prevent facelift surgery in the future? These are the questions on patients’ minds when they visit our new rooms in Bondi Junction.

Dr Marcells is uniquely skilled at the deep plane facelift, a ground-breaking surgical technique, prized for its ability to reverse the effects of ageing and gravity. For some people, however, dermal fillers and wrinkle-relaxing injections may be a more appropriate (and more affordable) solution to facial rejuvenation. It’s the reason our medispa provides a full range of surgical and non-surgical anti-ageing treatments.

What’s your best option for facial rejuvenation? Great question! Keep reading for your answer…

7 Ways Deep Plane Facelifts Rejuvenate Appearance

Unlike other surgical techniques, a deep plane facelift “focuses on the lifting, tightening and movement of muscle and fat layers,” explains Dr Marcells, an expert in this advanced approach to facial rejuvenation. (This highly specialised facial plastic surgery procedure is performed by less than 5% of facial plastic surgeons because of the technical challenges.) It is a superior way to:

  • Lift skin
  • Tighten skin
  • Tighten muscles
  • Erase deep creases
  • Re-contour cheek hollows
  • Redefine neck
  • Create a sleek jawline with no jowls

Perhaps most importantly, the deep plane facelift produces natural-looking results. The changes to the skin are more subtle, so it doesn’t appear pulled or tight, just smooth and supple. “The benefits can continue for up to 10 years,” notes Dr Marcells.

A deep plane facelift may be right for you if you have deep lines, wrinkles and facial ageing not responding to less invasive treatments like these…

Fillers vs. Wrinkle Relaxers: The Best Way to Fight Facial Ageing

Cosmetic injectables, including dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers, have made facial rejuvenation available to people who wish to avoid surgery today.

Dermal fillers are solutions (hyaluronic acid, collagen, etc.) injected into the soft tissue under the skin to correct surface depressions. Minimally invasive and virtually pain-free, fillers are an ideal way to:

  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases
  • Fill in wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of scars
  • Plump thin lips

Anti-wrinkle injections temporarily block nerve impulses to facial muscles. They can be used to create a more youthful appearance to the upper face, eyes and lower face by correcting unsightly:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines
  • Bunny lines (top of nose)
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Hooded eyes
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lipstick lines
  • Chin dimpling
  • Neck and jawline wrinkles

“Neurotoxins, can keep static wrinkles from forming, lessening the need for facelift surgery at a later date,” notes Dr Marcells.

Lunch Time Lift vs the Deep Plane Facelift

When all is said and done, the best facial rejuvenation option is what’s right for you. If physical signs of facial ageing make you look older than you feel and you’re on the fence about anti-ageing treatments vs facial surgery, why not talk to a professional? We invite you to contact us and make an appointment to visit our practice in Bondi Junction to learn more about the question of injections today vs. a facelift tomorrow.

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Meet Dr Marcells

MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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