Can We Look Beautiful Without 10 Plastic Surgery Procedures?

Time Ravages us. It happens. To everyone. One day, your skin looks radiant, those smile lines around your mouth and eyes come and go, and your face is filled with the plump dewiness of youth. But then the years begin to take their toll. Because of the hormonal changes inside our body, our facial features begin to change with gravity’s constant pull. Sun exposure and the millions of times we flex our facial muscles in a smile, a laugh, or a frown begin to form permanent creases in our skin.

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Time Ravages us. It happens. To everyone. One day, your skin looks radiant, those smile lines around your mouth and eyes come and go, and your face is filled with the plump dewiness of youth. But then the years begin to take their toll. Because of the hormonal changes inside our body, our facial features begin to change with gravity’s constant pull. Sun exposure and the millions of times we flex our facial muscles in a smile, a laugh, or a frown begin to form permanent creases in our skin.


Fortunately, there have been tremendous advances in the science of skin restoration and rejuvenation and you don’t have to go under the knife.  There are new and creative measures that we can utilize to help you look and feel years younger. This will come as welcome news for those of you who are reluctant to consider surgery.


Facial Peels

Actually, the first procedure is considered to be one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, often performed in ancient times to eliminate those fine lines and wrinkles from your skin and bring the younger cells to the surface of your skin. A chemical peel is an acid solution that is carefully applied to the surface of your skin that removes the outer layers of your facial skin that have been damaged and reveals the smooth, younger-looking texture underneath.


Fillers

The other procedures are considered to be a type of “filler” that provide temporary to more long-lasting results that are injected into various areas of your face that work to reduce and eliminate wrinkles or augment certain parts of your face where you have experienced fat loss; areas like your lips and your cheeks.

Here is a list of some of the more commonly used fillers:


Botox

Not quite a filler, Botox is a derivative of the Botulinum toxin that works to relax the strength of the muscle contractions that cause the wrinkles, crow’s feet, lip lines, and frown and worry lines in your forehead. Botox is an extremely safe and effective cosmetic tool, and has been used for over 30 years in the industry. There are newer methods that can actually perform a nonsurgical brow lift as well as lifting the corners of the mouth.


Restylane

This is a non-animal gel made up of hyaluronic acid.  It is injected into specific target areas of your face just under the skin to help puff up areas where you have suffered fat loss due to aging and skin damage. The beauty of Restylane is that it adds small amounts of volume to the skin in delicate areas around the eyes and lips.


Fat Grafting

Fat grafting uses your own body fat to plump up areas of the body where you have suffered fat loss due to aging and gravity. Fat is harvested from areas of your body where you usually have adequate amounts of fat such as your abdomen, thighs, or buttocks.  This fat is then injected beneath your facial skin in the areas where we have identified a need.


Results

As with any procedure, the end results of any of these techniques depends entirely on the skill of the doctor performing it. We are in the business of making people look good, and we are as interested as you are in helping you to look and feel as young and beautiful as you desire.  Evaluate the background and experience in facial aesthetics and facial aging changes of the doctor you choose to perform these techniques.  You will be pleasantly surprised at the youthful appearance of your face without the use of a single knife blade.

Blog written by Susan Evans, MD
Dr. Susan Evans is an internationally acclaimed, health and beauty expert one of Oprah's and Dr. Oz's healthy skin and beauty...