Face Lift & Fillers FAQ

Answers to All of Your Face Lift & Fillers Questions

There are many options to rejuvenate your face: non-invasive, like Botox and Juvederm facial fillers, minimally-invasive like our laser-assisted NuBody Lift or our NuBody Fat Transfer procedure, or a surgical face lift. To determine which option is best for you, we have prepared a number of questions and answers related to all our facial treatments and procedures.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions or to schedule a consultation.

Facial Fillers FAQ

What is Botox and how does it work?

Frown lines and wrinkles are caused by the repetitive contraction and tightening of your facial muscles. BOTOX injections work by releasing a chemical that helps your muscles relax, so that even when your nerve cells send a signal to the injected muscle, the muscle doesn’t contract but stays relaxed. This makes the lines caused by muscle contractions disappear as long as the effect of your injections last, anywhere from 4-6 months.

Does Botox eliminate my wrinkles permanently?

No. BOTOX is a temporary solution for a smoother brow, forehead, and the area around the eyes. The results start to show within 3-5 days after treatment, and will begin to wear off after 4-6 months. However, with repeated treatments your frown lines can become less severe over time because your muscles will gravitate toward a more relaxed state.

How is Juvederm different from Botox?

While Botox works best on frown lines and wrinkles above and around the eyes, Juvederm is primarily used to soften your nasal folds and plump up your lips. Botox is a chemical, while Juvederm is a filler that stays under your skin for up to 9 months.

What other facial fillers are available to me besides Botox and Juvederm?

Another option to fill out sagging checks and facial features is to perform our NuBody Liposuction procedure on another area of your body and re-inject the harvested fat cells via fat transfer into your face. This creates a similar effect as Juvederm injections, with longer-lasting results. While Botox and Juvederm are very safe and FDA-approved treatments, fat transfer is a completely natural alternative.

NuBody Lift FAQ

How is NuBody Lift different from a surgical face lift?

NuBody Lift is a much less invasive procedure than a traditional face lift. It typically takes only 30 minutes and delivers great results. There is considerably less downtime, the procedure requires no anesthesia, and the recovery is much faster.

Will NuBody Lift require any downtime or leave any scars?

NuBody Lift is a much less invasive procedure than a traditional face lift. It typically takes only 30 minutes and delivers great results. There is considerably less downtime, the procedure requires no anesthesia, and the recovery is much faster.

Is NuBody Lift painful?

Patients may experience slight discomfort from the insertion and movement of the laser. Before your NuBody Lift procedure, your surgeon will numb the area to be treated. If needed, ​he will use additional sedation options to help you feel ​more ​comfortable during the procedure.

Are the results form a non-surgical face lift permanent?

Neither NuBody Lift nor a traditional facelift is truly permanent. However, NuBody Lift patients can expect several years of a more youthful look before beginning to see new signs of aging.

Surgical Face Lift FAQ

Will a surgical face lift give me better results than NuBody Lift?

It’s not so much a question of results but which area you are looking to improve and how invasive a procedure you’re willing to have. NuBody Lift works best from the nose on down, and specifically targets jowling, loose skin around the neck (often called “turkey neck”), and the jawline. Droopy eyelids, on the other hand, are good candidates for a surgical procedure.

Will I need general anesthesia for a surgical face lift?

No. Our surgeons perform all procedures under local anesthesia combined with IV sedation to ensure your comfort throughout. This eliminates potential risks associated with general anesthesia and also reduces your recovery time.