Non-Surgical Methods of Rejuvenating Aging Facial Skin
Age and gravity are the great equalizers. Even the most careful skin care regimen can only delay the development of facial wrinkles and sagging skin. With each passing year, facial skin becomes less elastic and more susceptible to the tug of gravity. Topical emollients and antioxidant serums can delay the day of reckoning but not prevent it. Eventually, you will need a little help from a board-certified Manhattan facial plastic surgeon to banish age lines and plump up wrinkles.
New York facial plastic surgeons offer a number of excellent non-surgical treatments that can revitalize and rejuvenate facial skin:
- Chemical peels are used to repair sun damage to the face, fade brown spots and smooth out fine lines. Chemical peels can strip away the dull, leathery texture of facial skin that has been over-exposure to sun and weather and reveal the smooth, supple skin that lies beneath. Depending on the extent of skin damage, your facial plastic surgeon will apply a combination of acids to erode the top skin layers and expose new, undamaged skin. Patients may experience redness and mild flaking after the procedure. For maximum benefit, a series of 3 or more monthly treatments is often recommended.
- Botox and other skin fillers are injected into the deeper layers of the skin to plump up wrinkles, lines and sagging skin around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Most skin fillers eliminate wrinkles and lines by adding volume to the skin, causing it to “plump up.” Botox affects the nerves, relaxing facial muscles so they don’t crease. Both procedures produce results that typically last from 6 months to 2 years and need to be repeated periodically.
- Ultherapy uses ultrasound energy to direct focused heat deep below the surface of the skin into the skin’s foundation layers. The procedure gradually stimulates collagen growth and tightens and firms the skin. Safe and effective, Ultherapy requires no down time.