How to Rejuvenate Your Face’s Youthful Appearance
They say that you’re only as old as you feel. That’s certainly a nice sentiment and if you’re still in tremendous shape you probably feel like you could outrun any 20 something you see in the street. However, even if you’ve just finished running the best marathon of your life, what you see in the mirror could be telling a different story. It’s an unfortunate consequence of getting older that even if you keep yourself healthy and in shape, our faces have a tendency to show the effects of the years on them. Granted, there are many things you can do to protect your skin to keep yourself looking younger for longer. Eventually, though, time does take its toll. That doesn’t mean you’re out of luck, of course. There have never been more treatments available to help rejuvenate your face’s youthful appearance.
You are probably aware of many of these treatments. The real question becomes which is right for your individual needs. The great thing about cosmetic treatments is that there is something for everyone. Take plastic surgery, for example. Millions of people undergo plastic surgery treatments every year to restore their youthful appearance. Maybe you’re contemplating doing the same. You could also be of the opinion that you don’t want an invasive procedure that requires anesthesia and a recovery period. That’s perfectly valid as well and there are minimally invasive procedures available to help you that can provide the same rejuvenating benefits without needing to go under the knife.
If you’ve been on the fence about what kind of cosmetic procedures you want to pursue, here are some popular ones you may want to learn more about. It’s time to turn back the hands of time.
Botox and fillers
As far as non-invasive procedures go, a combination of Botox and fillers are a hard to beat classic treatment pairing. There is a common misunderstanding that the two are one in the same when in fact they do different things to help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Botox, the most popular brand name for a specific type of injectable neurotoxin, relaxes the muscles. Botox is a great option for treating lines on the forehead, near the eyebrows, and crow’s feet around the eyes. By relaxing the underlying muscles, these lines will smooth out.
Fillers work a bit differently. While Botox relaxes the muscles, fillers do what their name implies. They plump up the skin and give it a fuller, more youthful appearance. Fillers reduce and fill out lines in various places, including the lips which can take years off your facial features.
One of the first places we begin to show our age is around our eyes. While Botox can treat the crow’s feet, it doesn’t address drooping eyelids which happen because of the constant pull of gravity over the years. An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, can do wonders for your appearance and quickly make you look more youthful. Drooping eyelids can give the appearance of anger, tiredness, being older. That’s because the protein that gives our skin its youthful appearance, collagen, decreases in production as we get older, causing the skin to hang. By removing certain fatty deposits and lifting the skin, you can reverse the effects of this lack of collagen production.
The facelift is the classic anti-aging cosmetic surgery that dates back to the early 20th century. It has continually improved and the latest techniques have made it more effective than ever. The S-lift for the face and neck makes the jawline, where fat tends to settle, tauter. It also addresses fatty deposits and folds around the chin and neck. The S-lift is minimally invasive and produces a more natural looking result.
The S-lift is used in conjunction with liposuction for a more complete solution. Laser liposuction on its own is not only a fat reduction procedure, but it can make you look younger as well. Laser liposuction can be used to address the fat under the chin and in the jowls. It’s more effective than traditional liposuction and requires a smaller incision. The laser delivers concentrated energy to actually melt the fat cells. This gets rid of the problem of excess skin that traditional liposuction can leave behind when removing large fat deposits.
When it comes to looking younger, there are many options available to you. Self-care is very important. Good lifestyle habits in combination with your doctor’s assistance can take years off your appearance. Now it’s just a matter of choosing what procedure or procedures make the most sense for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a consultation. Dr. Baraki will listen to your concerns and goals and offer the best course of treatment based on what you’re looking to accomplish. The team at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center is here to provide you with the best care so you can look as young as you feel.