Facial rejuvenation options during a recession


Is the economy putting a frown on your face? Would you like to rejuvenate your looks without spending a lot of money? Facelifts can be very expensive (several thousands of dollars,) but if you can afford it the results can last up to 10 years. If you can't afford a facelift, there are several things that you can do to rejuvenate your face at an affordable price.

1. Botox - Botox can help to smooth out the wrinkles in your forehead, between your eyes, and beside your eyes. You can also obtain the look of a facelift when the Botox is injected slightly below the eyebrows so that it gives them a lift. Botox prices vary, but the average price is around $200-$300 per area treated.

2. Fillers - Fillers (eg Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, Radiesse, etc) help to fill in the lines on your face. These lines include the lines beside your mouth, above and below your lips, and some can even be injected into the lips to give them better definition or more volume. Fillers cost around $400-$600 per syringe.

3. Lasers - There are a variety of lasers to treat the wrinkles on your face as well as the spots on your face. There are so many lasers, that I'll discuss them at a later time in more detail. The results vary depending on the intensity of the laser, and the cost varies from a few hundred dollars to around a thousand for the more intense lasers.

4. Peels - Peels are very good at smoothing out the wrinkles on the face as well. They are frequently applied in a medical office and tolerated very well. Like lasers, peels vary from very light peels to more intense acid peels. The cost is pretty low for most of them, around a few hundred dollars per peel.

Whatever you decide to do, there are options! If you do want a very long lasting result a facelift is probably the way to go. However, these can be expensive and involve a period of recovery. Less expensive options that can give great results are available. They may not last as long as a facelift, but they are definitely good options during the current recession.

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon