It is common that we look in the mirror and we think to ourselves, ”Geez, I look old!” But, do we really have to look and appear old? Is this something that can’t be stopped? Are we bound and pre-programmed to look like a prune?
Excellent news! Looking like a prune doesn’t have to be your fate. Not looking like a prune does require some work, however.
Ok, now that we have talked you off the ledge, let’s look at what can be done to fix this problem. Thankfully, there are new technologies that when used properly will slow down and reverse the signs of aging in the face and neck. We are not talking about a facelift so that you look frightened every moment of every day. I am speaking of combining new age, minimally invasive treatments, and products to deliver results that previously had been only attainable by going under the knife or having expensive and painful laser treatments.
Most of the changes we see in the aging face are not due to skin laxity. In fact, approximately 90 to 95% of the facial aging process is due to changes in the underlying bony structure, fatty tissue and muscle volume of the face and skull.
Restoring that volume is key to achieving aesthetic results. However, we must also address the skin and the laxity that it develops over time.
As we age, much to our dismay, our skin begins to wrinkle. There are many factors that contribute to this-sun exposure, diet, water intake, heredity and many more. The most common reason for the aging process though is through continuous and repeated facial expression. Our facial skin will wrinkle perpendicular to the direction of the muscle fibers in that area. This is much like the carpet wrinkling on the floor.
You will notice that carpet wrinkles will form perpendicular to your path of walking. The same is true for our face, such as on the forehead, the fibers of the muscles in the forehead (the Frontalis Muscle) run from the hairline down to the top of the brow. The wrinkles formed perpendicular to this in a transverse fashion across the forehead. Over time these wrinkles can become quite deep and unsightly. These wrinkles are the biggest complaint I hear from my patients and this is where patients focus their energy.
My approach to reversing facial aging is minimally invasive, doesn’t require surgery or dangerous anesthesia and has a short downtime. I employ a combination of therapies to restore volume underneath the skin to maintain aesthetically pleasing proportions and combine that with treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the facial skin. Restoring the underlying volume is necessary to achieve good aesthetic results. We know that there are certain proportions on the fact that humans find appealing and sticking to these basic principles tend to yield good results. Over the course of 3 to 6 treatments, the skin becomes tighter, well-hydrated, blemishes begin to lessen and wrinkles soften. Simultaneously, we have worked to restore the volume loss mentioned above with injectable therapies. The result-naturally younger-looking skin, more confidence, and more compliments.
Call us today and schedule your free consultation. Learn more about how we can use modern, minimally invasive techniques to help you look and feel years younger without risky surgery, long downtime or inferior results.