Facial aging is a complex cascade of events that results in undesirable changes in facial structure, contour, volume as well as skin pigmentation, laxity and texture. Facial aging is a progressive phenomenon that affects women disproportionally than men. It can follow a rather slow and natural course or be premature, depending on many factors.
Factors affecting facial aging include genetics, sex, hormone status, sun or environmental exposures, tobacco use and one’s general health.
Goals of facial rejuvenation should include:
- improvement of skin health, color, laxity and texture
- restoration of youthful facial contours, symmetry and volume
- reduction in lines and wrinkles
To accomplish facial rejuvenation using nonsurgical techniques often requires a multifaceted initial intervention, usually over the course of a few months, as well as a maintenance program. The following procedures are often recommended:
- lasers for pigment reduction
- lasers for improving skin laxity, texture, lines and wrinkles
- threads and/or fillers to restore contours and volume
- topical skin care products to help restore and maintain the skin health
In general, most patients would like to achieve the best results with the least amount of downtime for the lowest cost. As such, it is important to have a very open conversation with your physician about your expectations and whether you are an appropriate candidate for minimally invasive procedures or whether you might need a more conventional surgical approach. It is also important that your physician have the expertise, procedural skill and equipment needed to meet those expectations.
Learn more about facial aging and rejuvenation procedures, such as the 4D face-lifting procedure, or call us for a consultation at 1-844-800-2929.