Facial procedures have evolved over the past few decades. No longer is a facelift the only option, reports the Miami Herald.
Here is an overview of some of the facial rejuvenation procedures available today.
Targeting the signs of aging in the lower part of the face, a facelift can erase imperfections through lifting and removing excess skin.
Even the facelift itself has evolved. For instance, the Q-Lift mini facelift, a modification on a traditional facelift, is less extensive and therefore has a shorter recovery.
It is hard to imagine a time when dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, and botulinum toxins, such as Botox and Dysport, weren’t an option for filling lines and smoothing wrinkles on the face.
The options for injectables continue to grow. Fat grafting and stem cells are the latest innovations. With fat grafting, fat is removed from one area of the patient’s body and is then used as an injectable to add volume to areas such as the lips, nasolabial folds or hollows under the eyes.
Lasers & Ultrasound
For tightening up facial skin, lasers are now a popular option. The laser heats the collagen underneath the skin, making the skin tighten and stimulating the growth of new collagen.
Devices using ultrasound waves are another new technology for tightening. The ultrasound waves shrink collagen, making the skin tighter.
The Future of Facial Rejuvenation
Dr. Leslie Baumann, chief executive of a cosmetic institute in Miami, says there are more new facial rejuvenation procedures on the horizon in the next few years, including new injectables, lights and lasers.
Your cosmetic surgeon can help determine which facial rejuvenation procedures will give you the results you desire. For more information on facial rejuvenation, contact Ohio facial surgeon Dr. Quereshy.