Do you want a more radiant and youthful look? Don’t blindly jump on the newest trend or buzzy treatment. Instead, research different options and talk with an expert who can help you find the right treatment for your needs. Luckily, countless surgical and nonsurgical facial treatments are available to improve a variety of skin and aging concerns.
How Do You Know Which Treatments To Choose?
If you really want to know what procedures will make your face look younger, you’ll need an assessment and an anti-aging plan. At my Toledo practice, for example, I evaluate my patient’s skin concerns, make a record of their facial rejuvenation goals and current 3D images, and then develop a plan to help them look more youthful and refreshed.
Understanding some of your options before your aesthetic consultation can help you start the conversation about what you’re looking for. Below we explain some of the options that may be included in an anti-aging face plan.
How To Prevent & Reduce Fine Lines
You may start to notice fine lines and wrinkles on your face and neck as early as your 20s and into your 30s. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a nonsurgical procedure that temporarily relaxes your muscle contractions to soften fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used as a preventative measure to delay the onset of expression lines. With BOTOX, you can enjoy refreshed, youthful-looking skin with no downtime.
How To Tighten Sagging Skin
As you move into your 40s and 50s, you will experience sagging skin and drooping in the jaw area. A facelift is often best for these facial concerns as nonsurgical treatments can’t provide the same lifting and tightening effects. You can also combine your facelift with a brow lift for complete facial rejuvenation.
If you are not quite ready for surgery, Sofwave™ may-be a good option. Sofwave is a non-invasive treatment for lifting the eyebrow, lax skin of the neck and face, and improving facial lines and wrinkles. Sofwave uses Synchronous Ultrasound Parallel Bean Technology (SUPERB™) to minimize downtime. The fractional heating effect stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin that leads to reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Because Sofwave is non-invasive, there is no downtime following treatment, and patients return to their normal daily activities immediately afterward.
How To Restore Facial Volume Loss
As you age, you may notice areas in your face looking flat or gaunt due to the loss of fatty tissue. Fat transfer and dermal fillers are excellent options for restoring volume to sunken areas of the face, such as the cheeks and temples. Dermal fillers can also plump and shape your lips.
For more information on injectable options, read our related blog post.
How To Rejuvenate the Area Around Your Eyes
Unfortunately, your eyelids are one of the first places to show signs of aging. Droopy and sagging upper or lower eyelids can make your whole face seem tired and drawn. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat from your eyelids to create a more refreshed, alert appearance.
How To Safely Rejuvenate Your Face
Chemical peels are ideal for a simple nonsurgical facial refresh. A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing treatment that smooths fine lines and acne-related scars. They are a good option to reverse the effects of sun-related damage, such as rough skin texture and hyperpigmentation.
Your face plan may include a mix of these surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Take a look at our before-and-after gallery to see some excellent facial rejuvenation results from a wide range of treatment combinations. If you are ready to see what facial skin treatments can do for you, request a consultation online or call us at (419) 534-6551 to schedule an appointment.