As you age, the story of your life etches itself on your face in the form of wrinkles, fine lines, and other flaws. If you’re looking for a way to turn back the clock and meet 2021 with a revitalized appearance, consider these favorite facial rejuvenation procedures.
1. Surgical Facelift
A surgical facelift remains the gold standard for women and men who are struggling with signs of facial aging like sagging skin, volume loss, and sagging in their mid-face, chin, and jawline. While no procedure can halt the aging process, a facelift can make you look 10 to 15 years younger, with long-lasting results.
As you age, the skin loses elasticity and the fat pads shift downward under gravity’s effects, which can cause the corners of your mouth to droop, your cheeks to look hollow, and the boundary between your jawline and neck to become blurred. In performing a facelift, Dr. Schmidt restructures the facial muscles and tissues, then re-drapes the skin over your new face contours and trims excess skin.
2. Eyelid Lift
Your eyes can convey emotion wordlessly, but because they’re so expressive, the thin skin around your eyes and eyelids is one of the first places to show signs of premature aging. You may be struggling with issues like prominent undereye bags, dark circles, and loose, crepey eyelid skin that make you look fatigued, unhappy, or older than your real age. In some extreme cases, your upper eyelid skin may obscure your peripheral vision and make tasks like reading and driving more challenging.
An eyelid lift is a relatively straightforward procedure that can make you look younger and more refreshed by trimming excess skin and fat from your upper lids, lower lids, or both.
3. Fat Grafting
While you might be chiefly concerned about deep-set wrinkles causing you to look older, a loss of fat and collagen can create a hollowed-out or sunken appearance in the cheeks, temples, and tear troughs as you age.
Fat grafting, also known as fat transfer, uses your naturally occurring body fat to restore youthfully full contours to areas that lack volume. This minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure also carries minimal risk, making it ideal for patients who are looking for a noticeable improvement with little downtime.
4. Chemical Peels
If you’d like to resolve issues like uneven skin tone, sunspots, wrinkles, and scarring, chemical peels can give you the benefits you’re looking for by brightening your complexion and restoring a youthful, healthy glow. Three depths of peels are available, depending on the concerns you wish to address.
5. Liquid Facelift
A liquid facelift is a non-surgical treatment that can restore lost volume, soften wrinkles, and create a subtly refreshed appearance. Combining dermal fillers with neuromodulators like BOTOX® and Xeomin® can be an ideal solution for younger patients with a less pronounced degree of facial aging, or anyone who is unwilling to commit to the risk and downtime associated with surgeries.
Are You a Good Candidate for These Facial Rejuvenation Procedures?
Dr. Schmidt uses his extensive training in head and neck surgery to specialize exclusively in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He will evaluate your skin elasticity and degree of aging and ask you questions about your health and aesthetic goals to help you determine which of these procedures are best for you.
Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your facial rejuvenation ensures you will enjoy the highest standards of safety and clinical excellence before, during, and after your procedure. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.