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Deciding Between Injectables or a Facelift

Deciding Between Injectables or a Facelift

Today, you don’t have to watch as time takes its toll on your face. Thanks to the latest innovations and advancements, women and men have seemingly countless options to help them look and feel their best through the years. 

That includes completely transformative surgical procedures like facelifts, as well as minimally invasive, no-downtime options like injectables

Fortunately, as a specialist in facial procedures, Linda Swanson, MD, is here to help you choose which path is right to move you toward your cosmetic goals. You can meet with Dr. Swanson at our offices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California, to explore your options.

We can help you start that process right here and now. Let’s look at a few of the main things you should consider when deciding between injectables or a facelift. 


Both injectables and facelifts can restore youthfulness to your appearance, but facelifts can deliver more dramatic, longer-lasting results. 

Injectables like Botox® freeze the muscles that cause wrinkles on the upper half of your face, and fillers replenish volume where you’ve lost it through the years, like your lips and cheeks. But no injectables exist today that can address skin laxity, one of the primary signs of aging.

If you’ve lost tightness in the skin and muscles of your face, you might have droopiness around your eyes, sagging jowls, and more. Fortunately, Dr. Swanson can correct all of this with a facelift. As she removes excess skin and fat, she tightens the appropriate facial muscles to give you a youthful, natural-looking appearance. 

For a clearer idea of the full-face rejuvenation that Dr. Swanson can deliver with a facelift, check out our before and after gallery

Recovery time

Facelifts deliver more dramatic results and give you a way to address skin laxity. But they also come with at least two weeks of downtime, and it’s usually a month until you can do things like color your hair again. 

Injectables, on the other hand, don’t require any recovery period at all. In fact, they’re often called lunchtime procedures because you can pop in for your treatment, which usually takes about 15 minutes, then continue on with your day. 

With Botox and fillers, Dr. Swanson gives you a way to rejuvenate your appearance — smoothing wrinkles and restoring the youthful contours of your face — in a way that’s ultra-convenient. 

To see what Dr. Swanson can do with injectables, see our before and after gallery. 


Neither a facelift nor injectables last forever. That said, a facelift lasts for years, up until further aging undoes the results. With fillers, you can expect your results to last somewhere between a few months and a little over a year. 

Ultimately, if sagging skin is your primary concern, a facelift will give you the dramatic results you want. But if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to refresh your appearance, injectables might be a better fit for you. To talk with Dr. Swanson and our team to develop a plan that moves you toward your ideal appearance, don’t hesitate to call our office nearest to you or book a visit online today. 

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