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First Signs of Aging Often Appear on the Face

The way you look can have a lot to do with the way you feel

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A change on the outside can change the way you feel on the inside when the telltale signs of aging start to appear or for people who are unhappy with a facial feature. Feeling more attractive can allow your self-confidence to rise and carry over with a boost to your career and social life.

In recent years, a growing number of men and women are choosing facial plastic surgery to put their best face forward. This is particularly true because, fueled by social media and smartphones, people want to look their best for the camera.

Plastic surgery for the face can refine the shape of the nose, get rid of droopy eyelids or improve the overall contours of the face by eliminating fat and lifting loose skin. Some of the most popular facial procedures are:

  • Nose Reshaping – It's no surprise that Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty) is the most popular facial cosmetic surgery procedure since the nose is perhaps the most prominent feature of the face.
  • Eyelid Surgery – Eyelids that have begun to droop are very visible and can give others the wrong impression about how you feel. Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) can refresh your eyes with a more youthful, alert look.
  • Facelift – Facelifts rejuvenate the face by improving visible signs of aging such as sagging skin and deep creases. Facelifts are often performed in combination with eyelid surgery or a forehead lift.

Other cosmetic facial procedures include nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, facelift, brow lift, ear surgery (otoplasty), chin augmentation, cheek augmentation and lip enhancement.

Minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation

If your aim is to subtly turn back the clock a few years, options include the latest and most advanced minimally-invasive procedures for the face. Injectables and laser treatments are the new wave of technology that provide a rejuvenated appearance with minimal discomfort or downtime.

Injectable Treatments

Injectable treatments have grown enormously popular as a way to add volume to the skin, smooth wrinkles and enhance the lips while maintaining a soft and natural feel. Injectables fall into two main categories: botulinum toxin and soft tissue fillers. Both are quick and easy "lunchtime" procedures with no downtime and immediate results.

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, treatments target the lines and wrinkles caused by facial expressions and the repetitive movement of muscles in the face. Even when your face is relaxed, these types of lines and wrinkles can remain visible. Botox injections work to reduce muscle activity, temporarily improving the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines.

Soft tissue fillers (also called dermal fillers or just fillers) temporarily smooth out wrinkles by replenishing skin volume and hydration. Some of the most popular types of fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found beneath the skin. Your aesthetic provider can help you determine the right filler to give you a younger look.

Laser treatments

Cosmetic laser treatments are another way to refine your appearance without surgery. Today's advanced medical laser technology is used to resurface sun-damaged or aging skin, lessen the appearance of acne scars, address uneven skin tone, remove unwanted hair, eliminate spider veins and more.

Laser Skin Resurfacing is a minimally-invasive treatment used to give your skin a youthful glow by reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles and skin irregularities. The laser light removes damaged skin, allowing vibrant new skin and stimulating the production of fresh collagen. Anyone who has fine lines, wrinkles or acne scars may be a candidate for laser resurfacing.

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