With Spring just around the corner, we turn our eyes to all things new and reborn. As we continue to expand our engagement with others on social and professional levels, many people are turning their attention to a renewed appearance. In our office near San Jose, Dr. Rosenthal and our friendly, experienced staff help adults of all ages address mild to very prominent cosmetic concerns. Here, we discuss a few ways that you can refresh your facial appearance and have the most beautiful years ahead.
Enjoy a Quick Fix
While we see the amazing benefits of surgical facial rejuvenation every day in our office, we also recognize the value of a good quick fix. This is usually achieved with injectables like Botox and dermal fillers. Botox and other neuromodulators are routinely used to safely and quickly reduce dynamic wrinkles. Some use these FDA-approved cosmetic injectables to refresh the appearance of the mouth by reducing muscle movement that pulls on the lips and corners of the mouth. Dermal fillers work synergistically with neuromodulators or make wonderful products to use on their own. While dermal fillers are often thought of as wrinkle reducers similar to Botox, they can do so much more. To freshen up your appearance, consider dermal fillers to plump your lips, enhance the shape of your face, eliminate undereye bags or hollows, or restore better curves to your cheekbones. Injectables are a simple form of treatment that requires zero downtime and that achieves improvements that can last as long as two years.
Turn Back Time with a Facelift
Because we have so many nonsurgical modalities to correct the signs of aging, some people have wondered if the facelift would go out of style. It hasn’t. In fact, statistics show that the number of facelifts performed has increased dramatically since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. The traditional facelift focuses on reversing the effects of aging on the lower part of the face, including the jawline, jowls, and under the chin. The procedure works by repositioning the tissue known as the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, SMAS. Through hidden incisions, Dr. Rosenthal tightens and lifts this layer of tissue and trims the excess. As a result of this lifting and redistribution of fat, the face regains youthful contouring. With so many people working from home these days, recovery from facelift surgery has gotten easier. After about 10 days, patients are ready to resume a large majority of their normal activities. The results of facelift surgery can last about 15 years before the signs of aging once again become noticeable.
Combine Treatments for More Dramatic Results
Let’s face it, aging doesn’t affect only one area of the face or body. More often than not, we consult with patients whose concerns exist in multiple areas. To achieve the best results, many people choose to combine different surgical and nonsurgical treatments. For example, a facelift can be combined with blepharoplasty to lift both the jawline and the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be combined with a brow lift to restore a more youthful appearance across the upper face. Blepharoplasty may also be combined with neuromodulator injections to lift the brow, or with a chemical peel to soften the fine lines that develop around the eyes. What is magical about combined treatments is that they can be completely customized to the individual to achieve results that look like them, only better.
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