While the demand for facelifts has been dropping in recent years, the use of dermal fillers has made huge strides, and continues to rise rapidly. The lower cost of fillers is one of several contributing factors to the increasing demand. Although dermal fillers cost less initially, are they really more cost effective when compared to a facelift procedure.
Dermal Fillers vs Facelift procedure
If you are not yet ready for surgery, dermal fillers are an appealing alternative, because the results are subtle and natural looking. Fillers are a great fix for a number of aging issues. They can fill in fine lines, wrinkles, and depressions, plump lips, augment the cheeks, and smooth creases.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that eliminates facial wrinkles and creases, and tightens the skin. It is particularly effective for people with significant loose, sagging facial skin.
Which is more cost effective?
Contrary to what many people assume, dermal fillers may not be more cost effective than a facelift procedure. Let’s consider the facts. A facelift can cost anywhere from $7,000-$15,000, and it typically lasts for 10 years or more.
Facial rejuvenation with dermal fillers can cost in the region of $2000, but this could be more, depending on the combination of fillers used. The effects of the dermal fillers can last from a few months to 1 year, but again it depends on the fillers used.
Although with facial fillers you pay less at one time, you will require repeated treatments over a 10 year period. Therefore in the long run, the pricing may not come out to be all that different.
Are you interested in facial rejuvenation? Contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery to learn more about dermal fillers.Call 650-433-8621 today, to set up an appointment with Dr. David Boudreault.