Many people consider cosmetic surgery when the insidious signs of aging have crept upon their faces beyond the point that wrinkle creams prove beneficial. However, the downsides of invasive surgery are disconcerting to a lot of individuals. Cost, recovery time, and safety are among the most important concerns when one chooses a cosmetic procedure, and a face lift is quite expensive and requires several weeks to months of convalescence. Furthermore, the results often look artificial. Botox, a protein-based injectable muscle relaxant, and dermal fillers like Juvéderm have become popular over the past decade due to their proven safety and more natural-looking results. Now clinicians have combined both of these popular techniques into one treatment called Soft Lift.
What is Soft Lift and what does it do? Traditional Botox injections are used cosmetically for treating lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows as well as crow’s feet that form at the corners of the eyes. The purpose of Botox is to soften the look of these common wrinkles to allow a more rested and youthful appearance. Juvéderm is a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, a component found naturally in skin that promotes volume and plumpness characteristic of young skin. Normal aging gives way to a progressive depletion of hyaluronic acid, and this loss contributes greatly to wrinkling and sagging. Juvéderm replaces the lost volume, yielding a younger, more radiant appearance. Soft Lift combines both of these popular treatments customized to the patient’s needs. The results are immediate, and they look natural rather than “pulled” or plastic as with surgical face lifts.
One can tell by looking at Soft Lift before and after photos that the treatments provide a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. This takes years off of one’s face without the tell-tale artificiality that can result from surgery. Patients who have used Botox previously as individual treatments may have noticed a “frozen” look that is not as natural as expected. The dual treatment with Juvéderm provides a gentle alteration and rejuvenation, but a patient retains his or her natural expressions and features.
Anyone who is looking for a procedure that will provide a more youthful and rested appearance without looking fake or mask-like, the minimally invasive Soft Lift is a perfect option to consider. The treatments are safe and cost less than surgery, and the recovery time for Soft Lift is negligible. One may go back to work right away after this treatment while surgery mandates weeks of downtime. Furthermore, if the results are not satisfactory one can rest assured that the effects of the injectable treatments will fade. Soft Lift is a great choice for a younger, more rested look without the risks of surgery.