Many of us approaching the prime of our life will eventually begin to reflect some of our life experiences on our skin in the way of wrinkles. While some of us where these lines as a kind of badge of honor many others wish to reduce or erase these signs of age.
As the skin of the face ages there are several things that take place which can accentuate wrinkles. We begin to loose fatty tissue and therefore volume in our face which tends to have a deflationary effect taking one from an appearance of youth, which typically has a more rounded facial appearance to an elongated or skeletonized look. This coupled with a generalized thinning of the dermal layer of skin and weakened elastic fibers contributes to wrinkling. The severity of any one of these processes will determine the most effective treatment or combination of treatments.
If there is significant soft tissue laxity and deflation then a Facelift may be the first course of treatment to remove this laxity and help restore volume which will begin to soften the wrinkles. This may then be followed by skin resurfacing with either a Laser or Chemical Peels to further iron out any remaining fine lines. To the extent that some of these lines persist, soft tissue fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane or Juvéderm will often lend further improvement.
In patients who don’t have significant skin laxity, skin resurfacing combined with fillers and Botox (to weaken the muscles pull on the skin) may be all that is necessary to achieve a successful rejuvenation.
The best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to consult with a board certified plastic surgeonwho will be able to help guide you through your options.
For more information on Facelifts and Facial Rejuventation in New Jersey as well as Soft Tissue Fillers in New Jersey or any other topics please call The Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at 201.261.7550