In a previous post, we discussed natural phenomena that cause aging in the face. Not only do the soft tissues in the face droop, but they also deflate. Both bone and soft tissue erode leading to an old-looking face. At Finesse Plastic Surgery, we advocate fat redistribution and augmentation to correct aging in the face.
There are multiple options available to patients with blemishes and sun-damaged skin of the face, neck or chest. One of these is intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment. Introduced in the mid-1990s, IPL is now used to treat a variety of skin problems that occur from sun damage or aging. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons more than 620,000 patients received IPL treatments in 2014.
Did you know that as you age, your face not only droops, but also deflates? Many plastic surgeons recommend repositioning fat for rejuvenation of an aging face. However, it is possible that volume replacement may also be necessary to achieve the best possible results.
More than 6.6. million Botox® and Botox-like injection procedures were performed in 2014, making it one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures in the country. Botox was initially approved for cosmetic procedures in 2002, but more recently received approval specifically as a treatment for crow’s feet. A minimally invasive procedure that requires little downtime, Botox can help to remove those wrinkles at the corners of your eyes.
Since it was approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox® has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the country. More than 6.6 million Botox and Botox-like procedures were performed in 2014. Botox has a proven safety record. However, side effects are always possible. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of having problems with your Botox treatments.
A Mommy Makeover is not one procedure, but several procedures performed in one setting. After giving birth, many patients desire an appearance that more closely resembles their pre-pregnancy selves. This can often be achieved through a Mommy Makeover.
Are you unhappy with the appearance of your skin? If so, a chemical peel might be right for you. During this procedure, a solution is applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and promote the growth of new skin cells. More than 1.2 million patients received chemical peels in 2014.
Plastic surgery continues to increase in popularity. Some of the most common procedures performed include breast augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction and nose surgery. With any surgical procedure, there will be some postoperative discomfort. The way a patient experiences their surgery depends on many factors:
Southern Californians have the advantage of year-long sunny weather with numerous outdoor activities at our disposal. But perfect weather comes at a cost, and It’s our skin that pays the price. A lifetime of daily exposure and lack of medical-grade skin care and daily use of sunscreen can cause the premature appearance of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, there are numerous products and procedures available to prevent and treat sun damaged skin.
Many of our patients share with us that their aging facial features make them look older than they feel. Unfortunately, there are no diet or exercise changes that can reverse the facial signs of aging.