Facial Rejuvenation Blog
Interested in learning more about rejuvenation of the face? Want to learn more about best practices to look younger and healthier? Check out this blog!
Aging Face? Causes and Treatment options in Tampa
There are 3 main changes to the face as we age. Dr Rayess likes to describe them as the three D’s of the aging face; the first one is Descent or Droopiness, the second is Deflation and the third is Deepening wrinkles. Each change has a different treatment option depending on the patient’s anatomy and how severe the changes are.
Treatment of loss of facial volume
For deflation you have 2 main options. The first option is synthetic filler. The product is actually based on a molecule that is naturally present in your body in large amounts and the whole process can be done over a lunch break. The product usually lasts about 1 to 2 years. The second option is using your own fat. This requires a procedure where fat is harvested from areas where you have persistent fat and then injected into your face and has a slightly longer recovery time. Your ideal option depends on your time frame, how quickly you need to get back to work and the level of deflation.
Treatment of Jowls and facial sagging
For descent or drooping of tissues you really need a lifting procedure and your main options are either a lower facelift or lower neck lift depending on where you’re most bothered by the sagging. Some people are using a thread lift. While they do provide some short term results their longevity is debatable.
Dealing with wrinkles
Lastly we have deepening wrinkles. Wrinkles initially appear when you are actively moving your muscles. As you get older they start to be present at rest or statically. Prevention is the best treatment for this. Starting at a young age, taking care of your skin, avoiding the sun, wearing sunscreen, wearing hats when you go out, avoiding smoking and using routine medical grade skin care. All that will help. After these wrinkles develop your best treatment option is a resurfacing procedure such as a chemical peel or Laser and Dr. Rayess is an expert on all these options and will discuss them with you during a complimentary consultation in North Tampa, feel free to schedule an appointment here!
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