If you are unhappy with the signs of aging that are making you look older than you feel–or older than you want to admit–you might be looking at your facial rejuvenation options. There are many of them, including a plastic surgery facelift, nonsurgical cosmetic procedures (which can be combined in numerous ways), and a dental nonsurgical facelift. Although the dental facelift is probably the least known of the three, but it may have the best advantages of any of them.

This week, we’re going to compare the dental nonsurgical facelift to the surgical facelift to show why it’s better in many ways.

Reason 1: No Scars

There’s no getting around it. Any time your skin is cut, you will develop a scar to some degree. Some scars are very faint, while others will grow large, jagged, and red. Now, to be fair plastic surgeons are experienced in making incisions in places where they will be harder to see, and they know how to recommend you treat your incisions to reduce the odds of adverse scarring, but there is no guarantee that you won’t develop adverse scarring.

Because a nonsurgical facelift doesn’t cut your skin, it doesn’t result in scars.

Reason 2: No Downtime

It takes time to recover from an invasive surgical procedure. Typically 1-2 weeks is recommended for recovery, and depending on the amount of bruising and swelling you experience (see below), you may want to take more time than that before you go back to work.

A nonsurgical facelift can be completed in as few as two visits to a cosmetic dentist. The procedure is noninvasive, and requires no time off from work.

Reason 3: No Bruising or Swelling

A surgical facelift requires significant manipulation of your skin and subcutaneous muscles and other tissue. This can break blood vessels (resulting in bruising) and trigger an inflammatory response (resulting in swelling).

A nonsurgical facelift doesn’t manipulate these tissues, so there’s no swelling or bruising.

Reason 4: Little Discomfort

Because a surgical facelift is essentially cutting successive layers of skin and tissue away from one another, elevating them individually, then stitching them in place, a surgical facelift can result in significant discomfort that may last weeks, and often requires considerable amounts of powerful prescription main medication.

Discomfort from a nonsurgical facelift likely lasts only a day or two, and is typically controllable with over-the-counter pain medication.

Reason 5: No Stretching of Your Skin

Surgical facelifts basically work by taking skin that has begun to sag, hiking it up until it is taut over your facial bones and muscles, then trimming away the excess.

A nonsurgical facelift recognizes that part of the reason why you  have sagging skin is that your face has shrunk because of wear to your teeth. Restoring your teeth to their youthful height will restore the balance between the support structure of your face and your skin.

Reason 6: Preservation of Natural Appearance

A side effect of stretching your skin with a surgical facelift is that your face may gain an unnatural, unusual, or unrecognizable appearance.

Because a nonsurgical facelift isn’t changing your skin at all, it’s just restoring the underlying support to its youthful proportions, which means that you will always look like you.

Reason 7: Greater Privacy

Not everyone is, but many people are self-conscious about getting a facelift. If this is how you feel, you don’t want to be seen going into a plastic surgery clinic.

On the other hand, going into a dentist’s office is completely innocent. You don’t have to worry that someone will see you there and know you are getting a facelift.

These are just a few of the benefits of a nonsurgical facelift. If you want to learn more about how one might benefit you, please contact Beyond Exceptional Dentistry in Savannah, Georgia today.