Frequently Asked Questions: Do I Need A Facelift, Dermal Fillers or Both?

February 7, 2014

Here is a question we often receive from our New Haven County patients – do I need a facelift, or will injectables like BOTOX® and dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Restylane®, Radiesse® and Sculptra® achieve the anti-aging results I desire?

The are many differences between a facelift and injectables and dermal fillers, such as:

  • Facelifts correct underlying facial muscles – fillers do not
  • A facelift can remove excess skin – fillers cannot
  • Facelift surgery lifts the skin, whereas dermal fillers replace lost volume

For a patient to be “ready” for a facelift, they must have lost a good deal of skin elasticity as well as have considerable excess sagging tissue, such as jowls. The facelift will reposition underlying muscles of the face as well as eliminate this excess tissue for a smoother, tauter, lifted and more youthful appearance.

The ideal candidate for dermal fillers has lost facial volume only and is bothered by fine lines and wrinkles such as nasolabial folds (smile lines), lip lines and hollow cheeks. Dermal fillers are an excellent option for correcting lines along the sides of nose and around the mouth. For those who are bothered by forehead furrows (frown lines) and crow’s feet, BOTOX® is a safe, effective and non-surgical solution.

We take a customized approach to facial rejuvenation at The Langdon Center and will take the time to explain all of your cosmetic options. For some patients, a combination of surgery, such as a facelift, neck lift, brow lift or eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) as well as injectables and dermal fillers are recommended.

Facelift at Guilford & Madison Connecticut

*Individual Results May Vary

Curious if a facelift, injectables or dermal fillers are right for you? Schedule your consultation at(203) 453-8625 or email [email protected].

Facelift, Dermal Fillers Consultations Available

If you have further questions about dermal fillers, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at 203-453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

Dr. Langdon and all of his nurses and staff are very friendly and they know how to make you feel very comfortable. He is a very experienced doctor, I call him an artistic dr. because he’s so precise in his work. If you would like something done right, dr. Langdon is the one to see. I am very pleased with my results and very grateful for him and his staff being here in Ct.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about dermal fillers, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at The Langdon Center in Guilford, CT. Call us at (203) 453-8625 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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Dr. Robert Langdon, MD is a triple-board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, and Facial Cosmetic Surgery. He specializes in advanced laser and low-impact procedures under local anesthesia, emphasizing quick recovery and low risks. With over 30 years of experience, he prioritizes personalized care and has authored significant publications, including a book on cosmetic laser surgery.

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