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Which Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Are Right for Me?

Posted December 30, 2019 in Facial Rejuvenation

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The concept of rejuvenation has inspired mythical stories and legends for centuries.

A quick glance back reveals stories about youth-bringing elixirs, the fabled Fountain of Youth, or other magical means to stop the ravages of time.

But when you consider the sheer scope of cosmetic procedures that are available today, it would seem that myth has started to merge with reality.

Procedures like a facelift or eyelid lift can lift years off the face, resulting in a dramatically refreshed look.

Fillers are quickly growing more beloved for their own unique rejuvenating effects.

Just like the stories of old, these treatments erase the damage that leaves skin droll, the creases that age us, and even the extra fat we accumulated over the years.

But which of these procedures that have been made available benefit your specific conditions the most?

What Can Surgery Do For Me?

The number of people who go under the knife each year continues to rise.

Nearly 18 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2018, according to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS).

Before -and-after images of a facelift.

Before -and-after images of a facelift.

While non-surgical options are the fastest-growing, surgeries like a facelift or an eyelid lift continue to set the standard for dramatic revitalization of the face.

There may be more downtime involved, but surgery typically results in changes that are permanent, making it an attractive option for many.

Facelift Surgery

Many people wonder how they can know if they need a facelift. The answer is pretty simple; a facelift procedure is typically best suited for patients who are struggling with the following issues:

  • Loss of volume along cheeks
  • Hollowed under eye area
  • Deep creases and wrinkles
  • Excess fat along jaw or chin

It usually takes patients several weeks to completely recover after facelift surgery, but final results can last a decade or longer.

Discussing your goals with your surgeon beforehand will help you determine if a facelift or other is what you need.

Neck Lift Surgery

With a neck lift, the loose skin and bands on the neck (which can form sagging “jowls”) are targeted and corrected. Excess fat is removed and muscles are tightened for a sleek, younger look.

A neck lift is usually performed along with other procedures, like a facelift, but can be done alone.

Eyelid Surgery

Our eyes are one of our most prominent features, so it’s no coincidence that this area is a frequent area of concern.

Blepharoplasty, also referred to as an eyelid lift or surgery, lifts tissues and removes extra fat carefully to brighten up the eye area.

Before and after images of an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty.

Before and after images of an eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty.

It’s typical to start with an eyelid lift before getting other procedures like a facelift or neck lift.

But all of these procedures can also be done at the same time for the most dramatic, rejuvenating results.

What Can Fillers and Injectables Do for Me?

Injectables have grown into a bona fide beauty staple. BOTOX® and dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® were the top two minimally invasive procedures performed in 2018, according to a report from ASPS.

Their incredible versatility, convenience, and ability to treat nearly any aging or appearance concern make up a large part of their appeal.

Many fillers can help kickstart the skin’s own regenerative process as they visibly lift, plump, and brighten.

Neurotoxins (BOTOX® Cosmetic, Jeuveau, Dysport®, and Xeomin®) use a natural compound to “freeze” facial muscles in place and prevent wrinkles from occurring for a naturally smoother, youthful look.

Fillers and injectables can:

  • Reduce wrinkles and creases
  • Brighten eyes and reduce crows feet
  • Reduce forehead creases
  • Plump lips
  • Increase volume along cheeks
  • Fill hollows along the face, such as under the eyes

How Long Do Injectables Last?

JUVÉDERM®: six to 12 months; up to two years for JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC

RESTLAYNE®: 12 to 18 months

RADIESSE®: Up to one year

BELOTERO BALANCE®: Up to one year

BOTOX® Cosmetic, JEUVEAU and other neurotoxins: two to four months.

Interested in Learning More?

With years of experience in plastic surgery, Dr. Pincus can help identify top concerns and what treatments are most likely to get patients the outcomes they desire.

Schedule a consultation and see Dr. Pincus at our New York offices by calling us at 631-352-3556.