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Unrivaled by other methods of cosmetic facial enhancement, facelift surgery continues to help patients look (and feel) up to ten years younger than their actual age. While a facelift is considered the “gold standard” when it comes to reversing signs of aging, some patients wonder whether there is a non-surgical treatment that can achieve the same quality of results as a facelift without the surgery, downtime, or associated risks. Dr. Scott Miller, our board-certified plastic surgeon, clarifies that the facelift procedure is the only way to fully correct jowls and loose skin in the lower face. While med spa treatments can certainly address wrinkles and volume loss, these minimally invasive options cannot create the dramatic and powerful improvements that are characteristic of facelift surgery. 

That said, injectables like JUVÉDERM® and Voluma® are some of the many in-office treatments that can refresh the face without requiring a recovery period: 

Depending on your needs, these dermal fillers can be combined to minimize creases, restore fullness, and create more youthful facial contours as part of a treatment plan sometimes referred to as a “liquid facelift.” It’s important to note that injectables only offer temporary results, and are not usually capable of correcting jowls along the jawline. 

Dr. Miller can help you understand the various treatment options that yield the facial rejuvenation you desire. To schedule a personal or virtual consultation with Dr. Miller, please contact our practice online or by calling (858) 453-3133 for more information.