Keeping the results of facelift fresh and stunningly vibrant involves occasional explorations of new cosmetic techniques, exciting voyages into a future where time surrenders to your age-defying, lithe and radiant complexion.
Skilled Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Green is your guide through this passage to renewal, helping you choose among the many new ways to modify, revitalize and refresh the look you achieved with facelift.
Enhancing facelift does not mean scheduling a new surgery. The results of your facelift should last at least 10 years, and within this exhilarating decade noninvasive treatments can provide the modest touch-up that you may seek. Injectables are one of the most popular ways to achieve subtle yet dramatic improvement in facial appearance. Botox, a neuromodulator with a long record of success, smooths wrinkles and fine lines by relaxing the facial muscles that are creating them. Newer products that use the same principle include Dysport and Xeomin.
Dermal fillers erase fine lines, creases and wrinkles, while adding volume and building resiliency, texture and integrity in the skin. Active ingredients like hyaluronic acid trigger the production of collagen and elastin in target areas, refreshing subdermal layers with young cells that displace volume, fill hollows and reverse sagging. Dermal fillers are so effective that they are sometimes described as providing a “liquid facelift.”
Choices include Juvéderm Volbella, Juvéderm XC, Juvéderm Ultra, Restylane, Radiesse Volumizing Filler, Belotero Balance, Bellafill, Perlane and many more.
Waves of Rejuvenation
Laser skin resurfacing is another type of collagen-builder. It tightens skin by gently “injuring” the surface layer to make way for newer cells below. It is also highly effective at improving lines, wrinkles and skin imperfections such as sun spots and minor scars. It is often used for the lower face, including the cheeks, jowls and jawline — precisely the areas facelift so effectively revitalizes.
Newer options include treatments that use ultrasound or radiofrequency (RF) energy to agitate deep skin layers, thereby tightening skin and stimulating collagen production. Some RF treatments are also effective in shrinking moderate amounts of facial fat.
To learn more about facial rejuvenation, and to schedule your personal consultation with Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Green, please call (916) 929-1833 or request an appointment online today.