Do You Want to Be Turn Back the Clock or Age Gracefully?
You are not alone. Many patients come to us looking for proactive ways to age gracefully and keep looking young and healthy.
What Are the Changes Seen in the Aging Face?
As we get older, our skin loses collagen and elasticity, become thin and begin to stretch. This can cause the development of excessive skin, especially around the upper and lower eyelids. Chronic sun exposure, diet choices, and genetics also play a role in changes in skin quality.
With time and gravity, the soft fatty tissues around the face shrink and sag, which can cause changes such as eyebrow drooping, cheek drooping, hollowness under the eyes and the development of lower eyelid bags and nasolabial folds (the deep lines that extend from the corner of the nose to the mouth).
Years of facial expressions and muscle movements such as smiling, frowning, and raising the eyebrows will also lead to the formation of both fine and deep wrinkles around the face.
What Treatment Options Are There to Help You Be Proactive about Aging?
There are a variety of treatment options to help you age gracefully and keep you looking your best. Click on each link below to learn more:
- Botox is a great option for both reducing and preventing the development of wrinkles around the face. When injected properly, Botox injection can reduce the strength of the muscles of expression while still allowing them to move with normal facial expressions. This can be a great option especially for reducing and preventing wrinkles on the outer corner of the eyes (crow’s feet with smiling), between the eyebrows (frown lines), and on the forehead (with raising of the eyebrows).
- Facial fillers can successfully restore volume to various facial areas (e.g. around the eyes, tear troughs, nasolabial folds, areas around the mouth) and restore a more youthful appearance. The anatomy around the eyes is particularly complex and filler injection in these regions can be challenging if not performed properly. Dr. Joseph is highly specialized in treating the eyes and uses fillers and nuanced injection techniques specifically suitable for the areas around the eyes.
- Non-surgical eyelid lift can be performed using chemical peel of laser resurfacing to help tighten the skin around the eyes and face. This can help improve fine wrinkles, giving the skin a rejuvenated and brighter appearance.
Some aging changes that have already taken place cannot be sufficiently reversed by the non-surgical measures above. In these situations, surgical options such as upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, eyebrow lift, forehead lift, autologous fat transfer could be a great option for you.
If you would like to find out which options would be best for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We will work with you every step of the way to develop the right treatment plan for you. We are passionate about helping you look and feel your best.