The face is an individual’s greatest and most distinguishing feature on the body. However, aging, sun exposure, smoking and alcohol consumption may cause the skin to develop fine lines, wrinkles, spots and may accelerate the process of aging. Your facial skin may also become pigmented due to aging, pregnancy, and various environmental or genetic factors. Many patients now opt for cosmetic treatments to treat the facial pigmentation, halt the aging process and recapture their youthful appearance. Facial rejuvenation procedures are cosmetic techniques that restore the youthful facial appearance by correcting signs of aging and facial flaws.
Ideal candidates for facial rejuvenation procedures
You are an ideal candidate for facial rejuvenation procedures if you are keen on enhancing your facial appearance and have realistic expectations. Other common reasons include:
- Boosting self-confidence
- To achieve smooth looking skin
- Remove pigmentation, age spots and treat other skin conditions
- To regain a youthful look
Facial rejuvenation procedures
Various facial rejuvenation procedures include:
Facelift or rhytidectomy improves signs of aging in the face and neck. It is a surgical procedure that improves mid-face sagging, creases below the lower eyelids and along the nose, fallen or displaced facial fat, lost muscle tone, loose skin and excessive deposits of fat under the jaws and chin. You can even opt for a brow lift procedure which involves lifting a portion of the forehead to reduce the crease or frown lines across the forehead.
Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty involves removing the excess tissue, fat or skin that disturbs the natural contour of your eyelids. This procedure improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. It can correct loose or sagging skin of the upper eyelid, wrinkles of the lower eyelid and puffiness under the eye.
Scar Revision Surgery
Scars are the unsightly or disfiguring skin that are formed after healed wounds, an injury or surgery. Scar revision surgery involves reducing the scars to regain the normal tone and texture of the original skin. Your cosmetic surgeon may suggest steroidal-based injectable therapy for filling depressed or concave scars. Surface therapies such as dermabrasion (scrapes off the top layers of skin), laser therapy, chemical peels or skin bleaching agents may be recommended for cosmetic improvement of scars. Your surgeon may also opt for advanced techniques of flap closure for treating scars. Tissue substitutes and tissue expanders are used to remove and replace the scars thereby improving the texture of the skin.
Botox and dermal fillers
Botox involves injecting a protein into the skin to reduce frown lines, wrinkles, and skin bands on the neck. Dermal fillers reduce facial creases and restore facial volume.
Autologous fat grafting
Autologous fat grafting is performed to restore facial volume. Fat is harvested from areas such as the thighs, medial knees and arms and then centrifuged to remove impurities. The fat threads are then injected into areas on the face requiring a plump up.
Facial rejuvenation therapy provides various benefits which include:
- Reduces signs of facial aging
- Reduces wrinkles
- Long lasting results
- Provides a youthful appearance
Though these rejuvenation procedures treat age spots, wrinkles, and other unsightly skin conditions, the skin’s aging process does not halt and will continue to develop new wrinkles and other blemishes over time.