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Words from the Wise in Facial Anti-Aging

126242367Facial Anti-Aging is an interest for women and men of all ages today. With millions of people tuning into anti-aging for the face, we’ve tuned into trending in anti-aging to check the pulse on American faces.   There’s always something new and innovative happening in anti-aging for the face. Supporting a healthy diet and exercise routine with the following advanced approaches has been the latest overall trend.  Check out some words from the wise in Facial Anti-Aging.

“There are three ways in which a face ages, including: 1) sagging; 2) volume loss; 3) and skin damage from the sun and smoking. For facial sagging, there are less invasive face lift techniques used by a select number of plastic surgeons that contribute to less discomfort and faster healing. For those who do not wish to have facial surgery or for less sagging, Althura ultrasound therapy or ThermiTight™ using a radio-frequency probe offer the majority a one- time session commitment; a few months for results to build; and results that last one and a half to two years. The best part is that these treatments produce results you can really see. For volume loss or a liquid face lift approach, there are injectables that may do one of three things: 1) fill up skin folds; 2) prop up tissues; 3) and those that stimulate collagen production.   They all have passed the test of time. What’s exciting now is FDA approved JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC,  which is both filler and re-volumizer that lasts for at least two years. The results are immediate and beautiful for the cheek and lower eye lids. For skin damage and blotchiness, Fraxel peels today do not make downtime an issue and give good results. For prevention, cosmeceuticals with growth factors to stimulate collagen and new skin growth are on the forefront. Micro-needling techniques may be beneficial, too.” explained Dr. Maurice Sherman of Del Mar, California.

“The earlier you commence a facial anti-aging routine, the better the results.  By starting with the non-invasive and moving to the minimally invasive when necessary, you are more likely to ultimately obtain   the best possible surgical result. Peels, Retin-A, Retinol’s, and Botox Cosmetic are a nice combination to prevent aging signs later on. Once facial aging sets in, a facial filler for skin folds may be an adjunct and/or JUVÉDERM VOLUMA™ XC to build mid-face volume.   The ThermiRF radio frequency device also offers a dramatic difference for upper eye lid, face and neck tightening. While radio frequency treatment is not new – it’s application as a non-invasive and minimally invasive way to rejuvenate and tighten skin is very exciting.” explained Michael Baumholtz, MD, FACS, San Antonio, Texas.

“Today, we know that most of the aging we see is the result of lifelong sun exposure. Since the effects of sun exposure become evident in adulthood, medical grade sun protection is advised for all ages at all times of year. Topical treatment is very important at any adult age, including the 20’s and 30’s.  This includes the use of anti-oxidants and vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E.  Select growth hormones for collagen production to promote longevity in skin firmness are beneficial as well.  The next phase for those who are younger includes the use of an injectable, such as, Botox Cosmetic®, Dysport or Xeomin, to tone down muscular movement and prevent wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead and between the brows.  For prevention and aging signs, an IPL laser treatment is just like going to your dentist to prevent cavities and obtain whiter teeth.  Once or twice a year, an IPL laser tones down redness, blood vessel issues, and gets rid of pigmentation problems. By the next day, any redness you may experience from treatment is gone. The IPL is a great facial exercise.   As one ages, he or she may be interested in both the IPL and ResurFX laser (latest non-ablative fractionated laser) to stimulate collagen production without damage to the skin. In this case, twice a year is usually satisfactory. In fact, so many people have stayed in such great shape over time that many have tended to lose fat in their face which contributes to skin folds and smile lines. When in need, facial fillers work well, such as, Sculptra to help maintain fullness and texture or Radiesse® for collagen building. Voluma, Juvederm, Restylane and Boletero are biostimulatory agents. Of course, the right plan is individualized, but there are several treatments we know work well to support a proper diet and exercise for skin health.” explained Mitchel P. Goldman, M.D., La Jolla, California.