The Many Faces of Anti-Aging

copy of istock 121353372 1 300x300 1As we go through life, we may feel as if we have many faces. We’ve got the youthful face we remember, then we have the one we see in the mirror every day. In between, there may have been numerous minute changes; a wrinkle here, some lip deflation there. Sure, those lines mean we’ve lived, laughed, and loved. They may also mean we don’t feel as confident as we’d like. Here in our Louisville office, we address the signs of aging every day and in many ways. We’ll discuss some of them here. 

Conservative Rejuvenation

Some of the most conservative methods of facial rejuvenation are also the most convenient. We’re talking about injectables. In a brief visit, our nurse injector or Dr. Salzman can smooth away lines and wrinkles from the face, neck, even the hands. Dermal fillers are widely popular and begin to work immediately. Talk about gratification! Botox and other neuromodulators take effect in about a week’s time. As popular as these conservative treatments are, they are not the only options our patients have. If you’ve got a little more time to wait for improvements to appear, you might like a treatment such as:

  • SkinTyte™ laser tightening
  • Exilis Elite skin tightening with radiofrequency
  • HALO laser skin rejuvenation
  • Vivace radiofrequency  microneedling

Surgical Facial Rejuvenation

Surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation typically require about two weeks of recovery. This is minimal compared to the long-lasting results that surgery can achieve. Many people who first consider a conservative treatment like HALO or radiofrequency skin tightening determine that surgery is a better option. Not only do they see results faster, even with the downtime, but they also see more profoundly satisfying improvements. Some of the procedures that are popular today include:

  • Brow lift 
  • Eyelid rejuvenation (blepharoplasty)
  • Facelift (Dr. Salzman has several techniques)
  • Lip lift 
  • Neck lift

Practical Habits to Manage Aging Skin

Whether you are interested in facial plastic surgery or other anti-aging treatments, there are practical habits that you can implement immediately to help you skin age better. Suggestions include:

  • Eat fresh, anti-oxidant rich foods.
  • Stay hydrated to keep your skin plump .
  • Exercise regularly. Even walking helps circulate more blood, nutrients, and oxygen to the skin. 
  • Use a vitamin C serum daily to help promote collagen production.
  • Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!

The face will change in time, time and time again. A little intervention can go a long way in slowing that process. Call our Louisville plastic surgery and med spa at 502-425-5200 to schedule a facial rejuvenation consultation.

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