Your face is often one of the first parts of your body to show signs of your wisdom and life experience. If you notice a loss of facial volume, deep-set facial folds, or the beginnings of fine lines and wrinkles when looking in the mirror, you may be wondering what you can do to achieve a younger, brighter appearance. Find out whether facial plastic surgery or non-surgical facial rejuvenation would better suit your aesthetic goals.
An Overview of Facial Plastic Surgery
As you age, your skin falls prey to the effects of time and gravity. Facial plastic surgery treats these effects, which can include drooping skin and a loss of your skin’s natural fat. The procedures best suited to address signs of facial aging include:
These procedures lift your facial skin for a fresh, vibrant look. By tightening your skin and underlying facial muscles, they smooth out the sagging facial tissues that can cause deep wrinkles, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Our plastic surgeons can help you determine which procedure or combination of procedures is best for you.
You are likely a candidate for facial plastic surgery if:
- You have loose, sagging or drooping skin on your face or neck
- You have facial fat that has sunken, fallen or disappeared
- You have creases or fold lines along your eyelid area, forehead, nose or corners of your mouth
If you’re looking to complement your surgical results or don’t yet feel ready for surgery, a non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment may be a good choice for you.
Non-Surgical Alternatives for Your Face
Non-surgical facial rejuvenation can be used as a stand-alone option if you’re looking to treat signs of facial aging without surgery. You may also choose to have a treatment before or after facial plastic surgery for optimal results.
Our facial rejuvenation treatments revitalize your face and neck with a short in-office visit and require no recovery period or downtime. The following treatments are best suited to address signs of facial aging:
- Dermal fillers, including Juvederm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Sculptra® and Kybella®
- Wrinkle relaxers, including BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Laser skin resurfacing, including DOT Therapy
Dermal fillers target lost soft tissue and facial volume. They work by plumping your skin and stimulating your body’s natural collagen production.
BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily relaxes the facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles over time. This treats your current lines and wrinkles while preventing new ones from forming.
Laser skin resurfacing is designed to brighten your overall complexion. DOT Laser Therapy safely eradicates your damaged skin cells, removing sun, age and brown spots. It can also treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Unlike facial plastic surgery, dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers are temporary. Depending on which one you choose, results can last anywhere from three months to two years.
Laser skin resurfacing, however, permanently banishes blemishes and other imperfections without affecting your surrounding facial tissues.
Treat Signs of Facial Aging in Denver
Our plastic surgeons and medical aestheticians want you to look as young as you feel. Call 303-320-5566 to schedule a consultation at our office and learn about what types of facial procedures would be best for your treatment goals. We serve clients in Denver, Greenwood Village and surrounding areas of Colorado.