As we age, our faces begin to show the effects of gravity, sun exposure and years of facial muscle movement, such as smiling, chewing and squinting. The underlying tissues that keep our skin looking youthful and full begin to break down, often leaving smile lines, crow’s feet or facial creases over the areas where this muscle movement occurs. The following procedures may be used alone or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a face lift or eyelid surgery.
What to Expect
is a non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases and crows feet near the eyes. Because it temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles, Botox gives the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance and prevents wrinkles from permanently setting in.
is a medication that weakens the small muscles of facial expression. It is used to smooth out smile lines, as well as visible lines and creases on the forehead and between the eyebrows. Restylane can also be used to enlarge lips.
removes areas of damaged or wrinkled skin to produce a naturally rejuvenated appearance. The procedure is most commonly used to eliminate fine lines, especially around the mouth and the eyes. Laser resurfacing may also be used to treat areas of uneven pigmentation.
are used to fill in facial lines and enlarge lips. Although silicone injections have a reputation to cause problems, the probability that these problems will occur is significantly reduced by proficient and specific use by the doctor.