Non-Surgical Solutions for Skin Rejuvenation
- Posted on: Dec 18 2017
You are never too young to start caring for your skin and your appearance. With an objective of maintaining beautiful radiant skin, nourishing and protecting your skin every day from a very young age will help to ward off the deterioration in the smoothness, firmness, tone and pigmentation of your skin. This not only means using a sunblock of SPF60 or higher starting in childhood, but also in later years using a medically-effective skin care line. As we age, there are a series of physiological changes that our skin goes through as collagen production is reduced, our skin thins out as we lose some of the fat in our cheeks. Environmental factors and habits also impact the quality of our skin and appearance – sun, stress and smoking are the culprits of wrinkle formation and destruction of the intracellular matrix that keeps our skin “juicy”.
More and more men and women are spending time and money to improve their appearance as evidenced by a recent study, which estimated that over $60 billion was spent on cosmetic treatments in 2016. This is no surprise, since it is a well-known fact that a vibrant appearance can have a positive impact, for both men and women, in their social and professional lives. Depending on your age, appearance and condition of your skin, there are a full spectrum of solutions available, ranging from scientific skin care for home use on one side, through non-invasive and minimally invasive energy-based procedures, to actual cosmetic surgery on the other end of the spectrum. What is appropriate for each individual’s needs is something that requires an in-depth consultation with a qualified and certified professional, for example, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist who is well versed in the full spectrum of treatment modalities and medical skin care. Seeking a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to advise you rather than a general doctor or nurse, is similar to having your electrical advice given to you by a licensed electrician, and not by a construction specialist such as a plumber.
Fine lines and wrinkles, along with sagging skin, can give away your age in spite of your energetic, youthful spirit. As we age, looking in the mirror each day reminds us how much younger we would look if just the wrinkles, lines and sags were reduced or eliminated. There are a number of simple non-surgical solutions available to address these issues.
BOTOX® Is a purified protein derivative that diminishes wrinkles by relaxing the offending facial muscles which caused the wrinkles in the first place. BOTOX is effective with forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, lip lines and neck bands. A good Botox treatment should result in a natural appearance, still allowing the full range of facial expressions. If that is not the case, then it was not administered properly or too much was given in the wrong places. A truly specialized practitioner can also re-shape a face, if necessary, using Botox in just the right spots.
JUVÉDERM, VOLUMA, VOLBELLA, VOLLURE are popular injectable fillers made of a naturally occurring hyaluronic gel, which already exists in our bodies and decreases with time as we age.
Voluma Before and After Photos
SCULPTRA, made of a milk sugar, is a bio-stimulating injectable that stimulates your own collagen production to restore lost volume and improve skin texture. Collagen is the skin’s fountain of youth. It helps skin look fresh and full of life by filling it out with plump resilience. Sculptra counteracts this decline and restores our skin tightness and “juiciness”.
Putting it all together to reclaim your own beautiful face: A highly-specialized facial plastic surgeon, who is well versed in the nuances of each of these substances can recreate your youthful appearance first by restoring your contours and framework. For example, using Voluma in the cheek area and a careful selection of the other fillers placed beneath the wrinkles, grooves and dents, it will smooth away the signs of time, leaving you looking refreshed with youthful contours.
It is crucial to seek a highly-experienced board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist to perform these treatments for you so that you can remain looking natural – just like a fresher version of yourself.
By developing a unique partnership with each patient, Dr. Petropoulos forms a clear appreciation of their goals and helps them explore their treatment options. Through her focus on natural rejuvenation, she restores a sense of joy and self-confidence to the lives of her patients. Dr. Petropoulos believes in a conservative approach to facial rejuvenation that concentrates on non-surgical treatments and will only incorporate a surgical option if absolutely necessary, and there is no other method possible. During your consultation, she will assess your signs of facial aging and ask you to show her what you’d like to improve. Together you will determine the best approach to achieving the look you want. Dr. Petropoulos is nationally and internationally known for her natural results, training other Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists in the nuances and artistry of natural youthful facial contouring with Botox® and fillers.