Facial aging is a complex phenomenon made up of many factors. No one treatment or procedure has the ability to eliminate all signs of facial aging, not even a surgical facelift.
can make you look much younger
, but sometimes people are still troubled by excess skin or wrinkles that can make you look older. Here are some nonsurgical treatments that can help eliminate other signs of aging.
There are many changes that contribute to the appearance of excess skin on your face and chin. FOY® Dentures can restore lost volume to your face, but if your skin has become stretched or inelastic due to other changes, you might still have excess skin in a “turkey wattle” or jowls. Sometimes skin tightening can help further eliminate these without surgery.
Three common options for skin tightening include:
- Thermage–uses radio waves to tighten skin
- Ultherapy–uses ultrasound to tighten skin
- Fractional laser (such as Fraxel)–uses lasers to tighten skin
In all cases, the treatments cause an injury, usually a thermal injury, to the skin, triggering a healing response that results in the production of collagen that helps tighten the skin.
Chemical Skin Treatments
Another common symptom of aging is the development of fine wrinkles and thin crepe-like skin. In order to improve this, it’s necessary to nourish the skin and remove some of the dead outer skin. Facials and mild chemical peels (such as fruit acid peels) are good at this. They will reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles all over the skin. These can be tailored to your skin’s individual needs by a dermatologist.
BOTOX™ Cosmetic can be used to target specific wrinkles that are caused by overactive muscles. We all form habits, and your facial muscles are no exception. From a lifetime of smiles, frowns, or scowls, your muscles have gotten in the habit of contracting, so they stay contracted, forming permanent lines. BOTOX™ Cosmetic can be used to target some of these lines, such as horizontal lines in the forehead, vertical lines between the brows, or crow’s feet beside your eyes.
If you are interested in these complementary treatments, talk to your doctor or a dermatologist to learn which might be right for you.