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Which is more effective for wrinkles: botox or a face-lift?

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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

botox treats wrinkles from movement especially on forehead and around the eyes, while facelifts correct jowls, cheek and neck wrinkles, and loose skin of the face.

In brief: Depends

botox treats wrinkles from movement especially on forehead and around the eyes, while facelifts correct jowls, cheek and neck wrinkles, and loose skin of the face.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Complementary

Botox will relax muscles and soften wrinkles that are caused by those muscles.
A facelift will generally not work on the muscles but will reposition fat pads and excise loose or redundant skin. They can both work together.

In brief: Complementary

Botox will relax muscles and soften wrinkles that are caused by those muscles.
A facelift will generally not work on the muscles but will reposition fat pads and excise loose or redundant skin. They can both work together.
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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Both are effective

Both procedures are effective in removing winkles.
Botox has its limitation. It can be injected into the forehead, frown lines, crow's feet, and a few other areas. It cannot be used for laugh lines (nasolabial folds). Also, if the lines are too deep, Botox may not completely get rid of them. A facelift can pretty much get rid of all the lines but it's a lot more expensive.

In brief: Both are effective

Both procedures are effective in removing winkles.
Botox has its limitation. It can be injected into the forehead, frown lines, crow's feet, and a few other areas. It cannot be used for laugh lines (nasolabial folds). Also, if the lines are too deep, Botox may not completely get rid of them. A facelift can pretty much get rid of all the lines but it's a lot more expensive.
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Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
Cosmetic Surgery

In brief: Depends

Wrinkles can come from muscle activity (like smiling or frowning) or from gravity and volume loss (like the parenthesis lines around the mouth).
Both can be treated with a face lift, but Botox will only treat those that come from facial expression. If your issue is volume loss, simply tightening the skin can give an unnatural look. http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/face

In brief: Depends

Wrinkles can come from muscle activity (like smiling or frowning) or from gravity and volume loss (like the parenthesis lines around the mouth).
Both can be treated with a face lift, but Botox will only treat those that come from facial expression. If your issue is volume loss, simply tightening the skin can give an unnatural look. http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/face
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