Rejuvenating your appearance can make you feel better about yourself and improve your self-confidence. There are many ways to change your appearance and on different areas of the body. The facial area is a great area where enhancement can have a huge impact on your appearance.
The face is the first area of the body that people observe and where a first impression is often made. There are various procedures that can be completed in the facial area depending on your individual goals. Some of these procedures involve invasive surgery and others involve minimally invasive laser or chemical techniques. Fat transfers and face lifts are a more invasive way to change the shape, contour, and appearance of the face. Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelift procedure is also invasive, but can have a huge impact on appearance and brightness of the eyes. Skin texture and appearance is also important when discussing the facial area, and minimally invasive laser treatments and chemical peels can provide a huge impact with minimal treatment time.
Fat transfers are also known as fat injections. They are often used to replenish volume that has diminished with age and restore a more youthful appearance. The fat may be taken from other areas of the body and injected into the face. The donor areas are typically the buttocks, abdomen, and thighs. The plastic surgeon you are working with can help determine the safest area that the fat should be taken from. The most common places the fat is injected into include the cheeks, chin, jawline, temples, lips, and under the eyes. The patient is usually placed under a sedative to remain calm and relaxed. Stronger medication can be used if needed. The fat will first be removed from the donor site and then prepared and injected into the desired areas while keeping balance in mind. This can take approximately one hour, but if numerous areas are being injected the duration could be longer.
Facelifts can be a great option for creating a smoother, tighter, more uplifted facial appearance. The facelift requires general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The surgery requires an incision that is placed near the ear, running behind the ear and into the hairline. The incisions that are placed will be chosen carefully by the plastic surgeon. Ideal places include those that have natural creases or lines so that they appear more natural. Once the incisions are made, the skin of the lower face will be lifted and re-draped, with any excess skin removed. Drainage tubes will be needed in some circumstances and can be placed under the chin. The recovery process will require dressings on the face while the skin heals and stays in place.
Blepharoplasty is also known as eyelid surgery and can greatly improve and change the appearance of the eyelids. This procedure can improve cosmetic issues with the areas surrounding the eyes and, in some cases, even the function of the eyes if drooping upper eyelid skin interferes with a patient’s vision. Eyelid surgery is a great way to rejuvenate the eyes, and can be performed on the upper and lower lids, or even both. Specifically, blepharoplasty is often performed to treat loose and sagging skin that creates folds near the upper eyelid and disturbs the contour. In extreme cases, this skin can impair vision. Blepharoplasty can eliminate bags that can appear under the eyes and fat deposits that can make the eyelids appear puffy. Drooping eyelids that can reveal the white part of the eye below the iris can also be corrected, as well as excess skin and wrinkles in the lower eyelid area.
Eyelid surgery is performed in a surgical setting and can involve either general or local anesthesia. The surgeon will determine the location of the incisions that need to be made based on the natural structure of the eye and goals of the procedure. The goal is to conceal any scars with the natural shape and skin in the eyelid region. When surgery is being performed on the upper eyelid, the incision is often made in the natural crease of the eyelid. This can allow the surgeon to tighten the muscles in this area, remove excess skin, and remove or reposition fat deposits. When surgery is being performed on the lower eyelid, the incision is often made near the lash line. This can allow the surgeon to remove skin near the lower eyelid, and remove or reposition fat deposits. An incision can also be made inside of the lower eyelid for the removal of fat deposits but not skin. The incisions will need to heal and are often closed with surgical tape, skin adhesives, or sutures. If the lower eyelids appear discolored, a laser treatment may be suggested.
Another way to improve the skin and restore a younger appearance is through the use of laser treatments. There are many kinds of treatments available that brighten and improve the skin over the course of the treatments. Laser treatments can tighten the skin, reduce acne scars, improve wrinkles, improve skin brightness and texture, and resurface the skin. A recommended laser treatment is eMatrix. eMatrix utilizes radiofrequency energy to resurface and tighten the skin in a non-invasive way. This method has been FDA approved and creates subtle results. The tissues in the skin are heated with the radiofrequency energy which can spark the rejuvenation and formation of collagen and elasticity in the skin. Since the top layer is bypassed by the laser, the top layer of skin is not affected in any way and remains unharmed. In various other forms of laser resurfacing, the top surface layer of the skin may peel or have other side effects. The duration of eMatrix treatment is minimal and it does not cause extreme discomfort. The best candidates for this treatment are those who are healthy with realistic expectations. The results will be observed within the days and weeks after treatment, and will improve with each session. Since no visible side effects occur, this treatment is a great option for many men and women.
Chemical peels are one of the least invasive ways to change the appearance of the skin. They are usually performed on the face, neck, and hands. A chemical solution is placed on the surface of the skin which will help to smooth out the texture. The damaged layers will be removed which leaves fresh, new, smooth skin that can greatly enhance anyone’s appearance. The chemical peel can improve sun damage, scars, irregular skin pigmentation, freckles, rough skin, lines and wrinkles, age or liver spots, and acne or acne scars. Chemical peels are not able to remove broken capillaries, change the size of the pores, remove deep scars, or remove facial lines. It also is not a method that should be used to tighten loose skin.
A light, medium, or deep chemical peel may be needed and all have different side effects. Each level involves a chemical solution being applied to the skin to remove the outer layers. The doctor will determine what chemicals will be utilized. The most common chemicals utilized include glycolic acid, salicylic acid, resorcinol, and trichloroacetic acid. These chemicals not only peel away a layer of the skin but will improve the production of collagen as well. If a light chemical peel is done the results will be subtle, but with more peels the glow it provides will improve. After a medium peel is done the skin will immediately look fresh and glowing. The skin should be smoother immediately. A deep chemical peel will result in the longest recovery and can have stunning and dramatic results.
Whether you are ready for a surgical procedure or a minimally invasive facial procedure, they all provide great results which rejuvenate your appearance. The Masri Clinic can help you decide what is right for you based on the goals you want to achieve. Schedule your free consultation today by calling (866) 487-3223.