Looking in the mirror, you may be feeling like you are not in Kansas anymore! Beginning as early as our twenties, aging can start to affect our appearance and change the way we look. Skin can start to thin, become less elastic, and sag. We can lose fat volume in our faces which can leave us looking drawn and tired. Years of sun and environmental damage catch up to us and cause pigmentation, wrinkles, and rough skin. Making facial expressions can create lines in our forehead, around our eyes, and around our mouth that just will not budge… but don’t worry! You do not need ruby slippers for a more youthful appearance. Thanks to the advancements of skincare science, there are many non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation available. The first step is selecting an experienced, board-certified physician with the artistic ability to rejuvenate your unique features and skin.
For younger-looking skin and facial structures, follow the “yellow brick road” of rejuvenation:
- Injectable filler to lift sagging skin and restore youthful facial volume- For sagging and flat areas due to hollowness, fillers are used in the mid and lower face to restore a youthful shape, enhance contours and soften facial creases and wrinkles.
- Botox and other muscle-relaxing injectables to soften fine lines and wrinkles- Botox is primarily used to treat expression lines on the upper face and neck. It relaxes the muscles that form harsh expressions to give a smooth, naturally refreshed appearance!
- Treat, repair, and defend against sunspots with procedures and products- Photorejuvenation is a pulsed light treatment to treat red and brown pigmentation in the skin such as freckles, broken capillaries, and other benign red or brown patches with little to no downtime. And don’t forget about personalized, professional-strength skincare! Your skincare products are extremely important for repairing the skin and defending against future damage. Retinoids and hydroquinone are two powerhouse products for reducing lines, smoothing the skin texture, and promoting an even-looking complexion. The most important step in your daily skincare is sunscreen! Not only does it prevent skin cancer, but sunscreen also prevents your skin from being damaged by harmful UVA/UVB rays that result in visibly aged and deteriorated skin.
You do not have to go back in time to have a more youthful appearance. Combination therapies offer the best and most natural results for short-term and long-term skin benefits so you can “Thrive & Glow” at any age!