Will a facelift get rid of wrinkles?

The first signs of aging are usually wrinkles, and fine lines that start to form on the skin as the underlying tissue loses its collagen. These unwanted changes are due to genetics, lifestyle choices, or a combination. Modern cosmetic treatments allow people to revitalize their appearance and restore the youthful look they once had with a facelift.

But you may wonder if a facelift will get rid of wrinkles. While a facelift cannot entirely remove your facial wrinkles, it is an excellent method of reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

A facelift tightens the skin

Dr. Pontell performs various facelifts in Philadelphia, including mini facelifts and the traditional full facelift, and will recommend the procedure best suited for you based on the severity of sun damage or skin sagging. A facelift tightens the skin by sculpting and shaping the fat below the skin through an incision, and the excess skin is trimmed away. Facelifts may also be paired with other procedures, such as brow lifts or laser resurfacing, for a completely refreshed and youthful appearance.

Dr. Pontell separates the skin from the underlying tissues during the procedure to tighten the muscles. Excess fat in the neck or jowls is removed if needed via micro liposuction, and the skin is then repositioned on the face to give a natural look.

Patients with significant jowling and sagging skin on the face can look up to ten years younger with a traditional facelift procedure. However, less noticeable facial aging patients should only need a mini facelift to achieve their aesthetic goals.

Facelifts reduce wrinkle visibility

Facelifts are ideal if you want to refresh and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin. A facelift can:

  • Make a smoother jawline
  • Correct skin sag
  • Reduce jowls
  • Tighten the skin
  • Reduce a “turkey neck”
  • Elevate the cheek
  • Achieve a more youthful look

As was mentioned above, a facelift can reduce the appearance of wrinkles but will not remove them entirely, as a facelift cannot stop your body from aging. Getting a facelift is not a permanent aging solution because the look of your skin will continue to evolve and change with age. However, a facelift will refresh your face and make the wrinkles less pronounced on your skin for a minimum of eight years.

Wrinkle-reducing facelift alternatives

If you want an alternative to facelifts for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, you may be interested in the following minimally invasive procedures:

Choose Dr. Pontell for your facelift in Philadelphia

Dr. Jonathan Pontell is an expert in facial cosmetic surgery, performing over 4,000 facelifts over his 26-year career. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the Philadelphia Facial Plastic Surgery Society. Additionally, he is fully certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 

Dr. Pontell’s training and expertise give him an instinct for excellence in surgical procedures. He listens carefully to his facelift patients to create the changes they want to see in themselves. Patients who have enhanced their appearance with a facelift with Dr. Pontell report an incredible boost in their confidence and happiness with their facial appearance. They no longer need to hide their wrinkle-inducing facial expressions or use expensive creams to try to turn back the hands of time.

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