With the days getting shorter and the weather getting cooler, it’s clear that the holiday season is right around the corner. This time of year is typically filled with office parties, social events, and family get-togethers and many feel a great deal of pressure to look their best. You may look into the mirror and notice subtle signs of aging that may not have been there even the year before, but are distressed that you don’t have the time or resources to do anything about them. Fortunately there are a number of quick, affordable, and effective facial rejuvenation procedures that can help turn back the clock and give you a more fresh and youthful look.
Many find it extremely frustrating that just a few wrinkles in certain prominent areas can make the entire face appear to be much older than it actually is. Injectable cosmetic treatments, like Botox® or Dysport®, work by relaxing the facial muscles responsible for the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions, like frown lines and crow’s feet. Just a few strategically placed injections can smooth out the forehead and area around the eyes almost instantly, with virtually no downtime. Likewise, injectable dermal fillers like Juvéderm® and Restylane® use hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in young, vital skin, to restore a healthy fullness to cheeks or lips that time has made sunken and haggard. All of these treatments can be safely administered in a single office visit, in as little as ten to fifteen minutes, and will produce results that can last for several months before additional maintenance treatments are required.
Chemical Peels for Skin Resurfacing
As we get older, the dry, dead skin cells that make up the outermost layers of the epidermis can gradually build up, exaggerating the wrinkles that form as the skin moves while giving the entire face a dull, cracked appearance. By gently removing that dead skin and exposing the newer, more pliable skin underneath, skin resurfacing treatments can smooth out facial blemishes, bumpy skin texture, and acne scarring as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Using mild chemical exfoliants, a chemical peel can usually be completed in a single office visit and requires virtually no recovery time. Patients can return to their regular activities immediately after the procedure, and will generally only experience some swelling, peeling, and redness for approximately three to seven days afterwards, depending on the strength of the treatment and their body’s own natural healing capacity.
Even though nothing can halt the aging process, these non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures can effectively “re-set the clock” by erasing some of the more obvious signs of facial aging and keeping you looking younger, longer. Ultimately this can even delay the point at which other, more extensive facial cosmetic plastic surgery may become necessary. If you are interested in your own facial rejuvenation, or would like to learn more about any of the various anti-aging procedures that we can perform, 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.