Turning Back the Clock with Facial Rejuvenation
Nobody looks forward to getting old. As most people age, they attempt to make themselves appear younger by the use of lotions, creams, makeups, and clothes. In most cases, the face is the first part of the body to clearly show signs of aging. Wrinkles, sagging skin, and discoloration can all occur over time due to exposure to the elements. This exposure causes the tissues underneath to slowly wear away, creating a face that lacks volume. In order to correct these imperfections, facial rejuvenation is available. There are two different types of rejuvenation, one being surgical and the other non-surgical.
The surgical options of facial rejuvenation include cosmetic procedures that are minimally invasive such as brow lifts, neck lifts, and eye lifts. Each of these requires small incisions in order to perform the operation. The nonsurgical options include Botox, dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing. Though both surgical and nonsurgical options are effective, the effects of nonsurgical treatments are much less permanent than surgical treatments. For those that undergo a chin, neck, forehead, or brow lift, results can last up to ten years. With nonsurgical rejuvenation, multiple treatments are sometimes required in order to maintain the initial effectiveness. All of the methods of rejuvenation help with reducing the signs of aging that are common in the face.
In order to look younger, wrinkles must be reduced in depth and severity, skin must be tightened, and any discoloration must be made less obvious. The aspect that is often overlooked is the volume of the facial tissue. Young faces are plump and full, while still retaining elasticity and not wrinkling. Older faces are generally thinned out due to a decrease in fat reserves around the eyes and cheeks. With both surgical and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, volume should be the focus, as an increase in volume will eliminate wrinkles and sagging by tightening the skin.
At Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery, Dr. K has performed countless rejuvenation operations with both surgical and nonsurgical techniques. For those that are seeking a younger look, Dr. K can assist in deciding what type of procedure should be performed to create the desired results for the patient. It is important to consider the long term benefits of a surgical procedure in comparison to that of a nonsurgical procedure.
Like Advanced Concepts in Plastic Surgery on Facebook!