Fracture vs. Facelift

Q: Dr. Eppley, I read your article online regarding Fractora vs a facelift and you mentioned that you would review pictures. See below. Would I benefit  from Fractora or perhaps an injectable filler? Not sure which way to go. Thank you for your time.

A: In answer to your facial aging treatment questions, this is a classic debate between fillers, fractional laser resurfacing (Fracture) or some type of lower facelift. It is important to understand that in this spectrum of facial aging treatment options they have very different effects and are used for different facial aging concerns. Your facial aging needs are beyond what fillers or laser resurfacing can really improve much and they would be considered a poor financial investment. Your only good choice is to have a lower facelift procedure which is the only economically worthwhile approach. You may opt for laser resurfacing because it is not surgery but with the understanding that its benefits will be very limited and not the equivalent of a facelift.

In reality in your case, fractional laser resurfacing is a good complement to be done after a facelift. But it is certainly not a substitute or an equivalent treatment for your facial aging concerns..

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana