Ready to get Proactive about Aging?
- Posted on: Jul 30 2016
As a result of several innovations in aesthetic medicine, men and women of all ages now have the ability to meet their changing needs as they go through life. The variety of procedures available today are designed to meet specific concerns ranging from mild laxity to under eye bags to deep furrows between the eyebrows. Here, we will discuss the common ways that we can help patients be proactive about aging.
Dermal fillers have been developed with the intent of restoring the volume that is necessary to retain younger looking facial features. Products such as those in the Juvéderm family are often used to restore volume in areas such as the cheeks and around the mouth and nose.
Although it was only about 10 years ago that Botox became a household name, the neurotoxin on which this product is based has had important clinical value for many decades. In the therapeutic setting, this substance, which inhibits muscle contractions, is beneficial in the treatment of disorders related to the muscles. In aesthetic medicine, the same substance has been found to beautifully reduce the appearance of wrinkles that develop with age. More precisely, lines and wrinkles that are caused by the overuse of muscles on the upper parts of the face.
Many of the cosmetic consequences that we experience as we age are related to the depletion of collagen beneath the skin. The breakdown of this fibrous matrix is due to factors including UV exposure, hormonal changes, stress, and much more. In the early days of aesthetic medicine, it was not uncommon to treat collagen depletion with collagen itself. Today, the common approach is to prompt the body to make its own collagen using a booster such as Sculptra.
The development of new laser devices continues to enhance the way that we restore a more youthful appearance to the skin. Laser skin resurfacing can be a very gentle process that smooths the skin on the neck, chest, and face.
We enjoy sharing our experience and extensive training with our patients to help them achieve their desired appearance. Give our office a call for your consultation.
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