Your face is one of the first items on your body to show its age. Some of this is due to exposure to the sun and other elements. Another cause is how your body changes over the years.
Facial tissues start to sag over time. You may not notice this on your own. It might take someone else to say something before it can be seen.
However, this doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it. The specialists at Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery have ways to take care of this. As an example, here are four anti-aging treatments to protect your facial skin.
A sign that appears early is a wrinkled forehead. The aging process is not the only reason for this. It can also result due to excessive worry or stress.
At first, these lines may only appear when you’re worried. Eventually, they’ll appear no matter your emotions. Soon enough, your head and eyes may show continued exhaustion even when you’re happy.
One way to correct this is a Forehead Lift. This surgical procedure reverses the loss of collagen and elastin.
The minimally invasive process creates a number of small incisions around the forehead. Special instruments are inserted in those areas. They lift the sagging tissues and inject fresh collagen.
The result is fewer or no lines around the forehead and eyes. In addition, the procedure minimizes the possible side effects of scarring or hair loss. Thus, patients experience an immediate change.
A non-surgical procedure that has gained popularity over the years is laser treatments. In particular, one called Intense Pulse Light. It’s also known as photorejuvenation.
This form of treatment is for facial issues that can be repaired on an outpatient basis. Some of these include broken blood vessels, freckles, or discolored blemishes.
The process is simple. First, the affected area is thoroughly cleaned and treated with a cooling gel. The latter protects it from the light rays. Though they’re mild, some patients might have a reaction.
The pulse light is applied to the entire face by a practitioner. The process normally takes 30-45 minutes. However, a second session might be required to address harder to reduce skin areas.
The good news about the Intense Light Procedure is there are few side effects associated with it. The main thing patients need to do is keep the repaired areas cleaned. Furthermore, sunscreen should be applied to protect the areas and minimize the risk of skin blemishes.
Facelifts aren’t as harsh as they once were. Thanks to updates in technology, they are minimally invasive with a reduction in side effects.
A facelift might be necessary if the signs of aging are significant. For instance, excessive sagging skin or deep wrinkle lines. In some cases, skin elasticity and fat might be so minimal that a facelift is the only solution.
Despite what people believe, a facelift does not work on the entire area. Actually, its focus is on the bottom two-thirds. Those interested in boosting the look of the area around their eyes and forehead need to look at a separate procedure.
There are several types of facelifts available. One of the most popular, a mini facelift, lifts the skin around the top two-thirds but leaves the chin untouched. While recovery is quicker, the changes aren’t as significant.
A full facelift shows the most significant changes. However, it’s a longer procedure that features far smaller incisions. Though patients do see a major shift in their facial skin, it can take some time to recover.
Proper Skin Care
One of the best anti-aging treatments to protect your facial skin is proper care during your lifetime. Though you might need a surgical or non-surgical procedure later in life, you can extend that time with some simple care.
Sun and smoke are the main culprits. Smokers see significant shifts in their facial skin over time. The toxins within the smoke damage collagen and elasticity within the face. Therefore, wrinkles and sagging skin occur much earlier.
Overexposure to the sun does the same thing. Without sunscreen, facial skin begins to sag and wear. Some have said a face exposed to too much sun looks leathery. On top of that, people who don’t use sunscreen on their faces have a greater chance of skin cancer.
Copious amounts of sunscreen are important, particularly when you spend multiple hours in the sun. Use SPF 50 or higher depending on how much you burn. Also, consider wearing a hat to shade your face.
Also, you want to stop smoking. This can be hard; however, you’ll start to see changes to your skin in only a few days. As it tightens and some of the wrinkles fade, it might be easier to stay away from cigarettes when the urge reemerges.
There are other simple steps to prevent your skin from aging. Wash your face regularly to prevent the accumulation of oils that can cause acne. Also, increase your water intake. This fluid helps reduce the accumulation of toxins in your body.
In addition to these suggestions, look into vitamins and minerals that help maintain healthy skin. Vitamins A, C, E, and K help maintain the right amount of collagen and elasticity. Another recommended mineral, Biotin, tightens the skin over time.
Reach Out To Us
We want you to have a lifetime of healthy skin. Yet, if you have serious facial issues that can be addressed by natural means, we recommend you stop by.
Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery wants you to feel the best inside and out. Thus, a forehead lift or other surgical procedure may help. If you feel uncomfortable with that treatment, we offer a number of non-surgical procedures to reverse the aging process for your facial skin.
Simply reach out to us for a consultation. We’re ready to rejuvenate your body and spirit.