It is ok to have a facelift while Botox and other fillers are still in effect, or is it better to wait until after the effects have worn off?
I think it is perfectly safe to have a facelift performed while the patient’s Botox and fillers are still in effect. Botox is used to treat the upper 3rd of the face. Here it is placed to treat the glabellar lines, crow’s feet, and the horizontal forehead lines. The facelift procedure treats the lower 2/3rds of the face; therefore the Botox will not affect it. Fillers are used to treat the nasolabial and the marinette lines. While the facelift improves these two areas, the actual areas not touched during the procedure. This is because the facial fillers are placed in the dermis, an area just below the surface of the skin. The surgical dissection is actually deeper than the skin, in the level of the deeper facial tissues. I think that it is perfectly fine to have your facelift done while the Botox and fillers are still there. Enjoy!
Posted by Dr. Bustillo