Types of Facial Rejuvenation Washington D.C comes in both surgical and non-surgical forms, the type of treatment that is needed is fully dependent on what the patient feels they need and want. Rejuvenation of the face is a lot more than lifting and tightening of the face.
To consider rejuvenation a patient must understand the process of ageing changes. Ageing changes on the face includes skin changes, loss of volume and skin and tissue laxity. These changes combine to produce loss of balance in facial features. To restore balance and harmony to the face requires more than just a facelift. To undertake a rejuvenation of the face requires a careful assessment of each component contributing to facial ageing changes. Identifying changes in skin quality, volume loss and laxity of the tissues helps to determine the treatment or treatments, which when combined will give a fresher and healthier look. A combination of surgery can take place to produce the desired rejuvenation. A fully trained and experienced Plastic Surgeon will understand ageing process and will be able to determine whether non-surgical or surgical procedures, or a combination, will produce a patient’s desired result. They may consider fillers or anti-wrinkle injections when really, they need a facelift, or a neck lift, or eyelid surgery, or vice versa. An experienced and well-trained Plastic Surgeon is the best partner as he/she will understand what surgery and non-surgical procedures will achieve. Not everyone carrying out dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections treatments will understand the ageing process, the anatomy and the risks.
There are a number of treatments that can help to tighten, brighten and revitalize your skin resulting in a fresher and more youthful appearance. Facial rejuvenation doesn’t have to mean surgical procedures with lengthy downtimes. Some of these treatments include:
- A non-surgical facelift is a specialized volumizing and lifting facial treatment. Dermal fillers are injected into specific parts of the face to achieve a visually lifted appearance. A non-surgical facelift takes a look at your entire face as a whole and allows your doctor or nurse to offer you a bespoke treatment that works with your own natural features. The result is a more lifted and rejuvenated appearance that looks natural.
- A thread lift is also referred to as a non-surgical facelift. It is a minimally invasive procedure that passes medical grade threads under the skin to help lift and reduce the appearance of sagging skin.
- Dermal fillers are facial injections made up of a hyaluronic acid solution to help restore volume to areas on the face. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our bodies but as we age the amount of it that we retain can reduce causing areas of hollowness on the face for example.
- Wrinkle relaxing injections are facial injections consisting of small amounts of high-quality toxins that when injected into the face work to blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles which reduces the appearance of wrinkles on the surface of the skin.