According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the popularity of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures increased 5 percent in 2010 from 2009. Cosmetic surgical procedures, like facelifts, increased only 2 percent in 2010 compared to the previous year.

With the testing of a new botulinum toxin type A gel, anti-aging procedures hold the promise of becoming even less invasive. The new topical gel is still in the clinical trial phase and has not been approved by the FDA, but the gel shows promise. In a study of 270 patients with wrinkling around their eyes, 89 percent of patients experienced an improvement of wrinkles after application of the gel.

Although a needleless botulinum toxin treatment reflects the desires of an increasing number of people seeking minimally invasive anti-aging procedures, a facelift remains one of the most long-term and profound ways to rejuvenate facial appearance.

If you are interested in “turning back the clock” but you are wary of surgery, you should carefully weigh the benefits of a facelift against your hesitancy to undergo surgery. A facelift rejuvenates the face at multiple levels, lifting sagging skin and tightening underlying facial muscles. The results from this procedure can last many years depending on your lifestyle and other factors.

Although any surgical procedure involves risk, an experienced and board-certified surgeon like Dr. Vasdev Rai prioritizes patient safety and the minimization of risk.

If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and are interested in a facelift, please contact the experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai at the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a consultation