This time of year can be hectic and stressful. Numerous holiday parties and family gatherings often put pressure on people to look their best, but time limitations can often make taking personal time almost impossible. Fortunately, now that the holiday season is behind us, there is an opportunity to take advantage of some of the advancements in plastic surgery that can give your appearance a boost without the need for long surgical recovery times. Minimally-invasive procedures like chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, or cosmetic injectable treatments, can often give skin a smoother and more lifted appearance, while precisely targeted surgical techniques can provide longer-lasting results that are both subtle and natural-looking.
A youthful and vital appearance begins with smooth, clear skin. Both chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing work by gently removing the dead and damaged cells that make up the skin’s uppermost layers, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes to minimize the appearance of facial blemishes, uneven skin texture, and fine lines and wrinkles. What is left behind is skin that is smoother, tighter, and younger-looking. Similarly, cosmetic injectable treatments like Botox® can noticeably smooth the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines while facial fillers, like Juvéderm® can restore lost facial volume, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lips. Results from either can last for several months with just a single ten-minute treatment. Many of these non-surgical procedures can be performed safely and effectively in a single afternoon, allowing you to return to your regular routine the very same day. However some laser resurfacing treatments may require as much as a week for full recovery.
Those looking for more significant and long-lasting changes often seek cosmetic surgical procedures that specifically target key areas of the face, allowing for maximum effect with a minimum amount of fuss. Eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) for example, carefully removes tiny amounts of excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids, improving the appearance of drooping upper lids and puffy bags under the eyes. Eyelid surgery is significantly less extensive than a full facelift, but because it addresses an area that is usually the main focal point of social interaction the results can be both subtle and dramatic. Finally, mini-facelift procedures work on much the same principle, focusing on either the upper, middle, or lower regions of the face in order to address a patient’s specific areas of concern without requiring the lengthy recovery time that a full facelift might require.
The winter season can be a great opportunity to take a little time out for yourself and take a step towards getting a more refreshed and youthful look. If you are interested in learning more about any of the facial rejuvenation or cosmetic plastic surgery procedures we offer, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Newnan offices to schedule a consultation. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.