The process of facial rejuvenation has a large and growing interest for many patients, particularly with the advancements in nonsurgical techniques. Facial aging involves three basic areas: the surface and health of the skin, the volume of the underlying tissues, and the position of those tissues. Various options of nonsurgical rejuvenation address these features.
Improving Skin Health
At evolv, the initial approach to combat the signs of aging is to improve the health of the skin with a personalized program of medical skincare products and services. Skin that is cleansed and exfoliated properly, as well as regenerated with collagen production and protected from ultraviolet energy will appear much younger and reduce signs of aging. This rejuvenation technique can be provided with medical skincare products from ZO Skin Health, as well as facial peels, laser light therapy, and other services that reduce facial veins and redness.
Neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin)
Another solution for age-defying results is choosing a neuromodulator, such as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin, to reduce the appearance of excess expression lines and wrinkles in the skin. These treatments are injectables that balance facial expression by reducing overworked muscle activity that causes excess wrinkling. Most common expression wrinkles include crow’s feet around the eyes, scowl lines between the eyebrows, or creases of the forehead.
Injectable dermal fillers are used to restore volume that is diminished due to the aging process, excessive sun exposure and smoking Specifically, fillers can be used under the eyes, creases around the nose, mouth, and volumizing and reshaping the lips. Dermal fillers are excellent for facial rejuvenation, replenishing and plumping the skin for a more youthful appearance.
When used appropriately, neuromodulators and dermal fillers provide a harmonious and balanced look to the face that enhances individuals’ appearances when maintaned with a healthy skincare program.
Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Rejuvenation
This is always a fundamental question for patients who arrive at evolv. Some aging changes cannot be corrected with non-surgical techniques, and aesthetic surgery has better benefits. These procedures may be replacing or restoring tissue to its original position, lifting sagging tissues, reducing excess skin, reshaping the nose, and reducing the jowls in the lower cheeks or the lax skin on the neck. Surgical options are most effective for naturally restoring harmony and youthfulness to the face. At evolv, surgical techniques are often combined with nonsurgical treatments to increase the longevity of the procedure.
Typically, Dr. Frank Barone looks at rejuvenation as a pretreatment to prepare the skin with non-surgical techniques and skincare. The lifelong maintenance program, for patients, will extend the results indefinitely when performed by certified and professionally trained staff.
Dr. Frank Barone’s Advice
“If patients are looking for nonsurgical rejuvenation, my advice is to do your research and be careful about where you’re getting your information since there’s a lot of marketing and advertising in aesthetics, which can often be confusing to patients. We recommend that you seek the advice of a board certified plastic surgeon, preferably one who’s a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), with a special experience in these procedures.
Also, if having any types of injections or nonsurgical treatment, be sure it’s done under the supervision of a physician who has experience in this area and has a specialty related to the procedure. These procedures can be done in any doctor’s office, whether there’s been adequate training or not. So it’s very important for patients to be careful about looking at credentials of the treating physician, experience of the office, and training in these specialties as patient safety is always of paramount importance,” said Dr. Frank Barone.
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