• June 24, 2022

Rejuvenating Your Face

Facial rejuvenation is the term used to encompass all forms of restoring a youthful appearance to the face. It includes the broad categories of:

 

Injectables (Botox® & fillers) (See our Botox site for additional uses of Botox®);

Resurfacing procedures (laser treatment, microdermabrasion & chemical peels);

Surgical rejuvenation (brow lifts, eyelid surgery; facelifts, nose jobs, face and chin augmentation, and neck lifts);

Topical tretinoin and tazarotene, which reverse sun damage and enhance collagen production. (Learn about these acne treatments at our Acne site)

The normal changes associated with facial aging are the result of both:

 

intrinsic (age related fat and bone loss known as atrophy, and skin laxity for example) and

extrinsic factors (like ultraviolet light / sunlight, chemicals, and smoking).

These factors contribute to biological changes associated with age and create predictable patterns of facial change. An over-simplistic analogy is mimicked by the changes in the helium balloon your child wouldn’t let you throw away. With time there is loss of internal volume (gas in this example) and as a result the covering loses its taught shape, luster, and becomes wrinkled. Moreover, there is a marked change in shape of the entire structure. Naturally, similar changes on your face can be highly distressing especially since many available treatments are being promoted. Learn more about facial rejuvenation center nashville

Physicians can treat facial aging three ways: through reduction (making the skin “fit”), augmentation (“stretching” the skin back to normal) or a combination of the two.

When it comes to choosing a rejuvenation procedure; the severity of the facial aging must be considered. Here’s a review:

Wrinkles (individual fine or deep rhytids) are managed well by Botox® or injectable fillers. Although other agents are touted to produce similar results, Botox® is currently unsurpassed in its ability to soften or eliminate wrinkles caused directly by the action of underlying muscles of facial animation.

For wrinkles that may not be contributed to directly by facial movement or for depressed scars; superficial or deep fillers (ranging from collagen, hyaluronic acid and poly-L-lactic acid to silicone particles and bone cement and even your own …

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