Most people want to preserve their youthful appearance, and possibly look even better as they get older. Pregnancy can also “age” a woman’s face and many women desire some type of facial rejuvenation procedures to help restore what pregnancy has taken away. There are many new advances in cosmetics that can help people look their best as they age without resorting to a surgery. Called “Anti-aging” or “Age-management”, these are procedures and techniques performed in the office, while you’re awake, with minimal downtime. You’ll like the pleasing results and want to continue to help your skin maintain these enhancements.
The “AGING” Process
There are several processes that occur to all of us as we get older that give us that “aged” look. These include the development of wrinkles, the appearance of pigmentations on our skin called age spots or sun spots, and the loss of volume beneath our skin with accompanying sagging of the skin. There are treatments for these and actions that you can do anytime to slow these processes from occurring. Here are some solutions to this Anti-Aging ideal.
Botox cosmetic relaxes the muscles of your face to lessen unsightly wrinkles that develop over time. It is used in the forehead to smooth out the wrinkles on the forehead or the frown lines between the eyes. Botox is wonderful to reduce the “crow’s feet” at the sides of your eyes or to give you a slight brow lift or to slightly lift the corners of your mouth. The results are remarkable and it’s no wonder it is the leading office-based cosmetic procedure performed. The technique usually is relatively painless and results in very little swelling. In fact, once you leave the office, most people don’t even notice you had injections performed.
Facial fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane are more useful for the lower face. Deep creases around your mouth can virtually disappear while the wrinkles over your lips are reduced leaving behind smoother looking skin and fuller looking lips. Local anesthetics, topical numbing creams and ice may be used to numb the skin areas and make the procedure comfortable. The face can then be sculptured and the coarse lines on your face can be filled and smoothed. By flattening out these coarse lines, these facial features flatten, giving your face that more youthful appearance you desire.
Chemical peels help exfoliate the skin and smooth out the small imperfections of your face. They stimulate collagen formation and dissolve fine wrinkle lines to enhance your beauty. Dr. True offers only safe, office-based, non-surgical peels performed in our office that result in minimal downtime for you. Several peels are necessary, several weeks apart, to achieve the best results. Then maintenance peels may be performed as needed in the future.
Anti-Aging Photorejuvenation is a comfortable and effective way to reduce age spots, stimulate collagen formation, and improve your skin texture. It can fade and reduce unsightly pigmentations and treat vascular conditions such as small spider veins and rosaceae. This Intensed Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment can also help improve and rejuvenate sun damaged skin. It is skin-safe and quick yet very effective with little or no down time. Photorejuvenation can also treat hands, chest or any other part of the body that needs resurfacing. In addition, our home skin care systems are designed to maintain a youthful appearance and slow down the signs of aging.
Acne Photo facials are customized treatments that attack and reduce the effects of acne-causing bacteria. These laser light based treatments dry out the sebaceous glands and exfoliate the skin. Acne Photofacials are safe for all skin types, and can be preformed on individuals with sensitive skin. We also offer other acne programs, including special acne medications, specific chemical peels and customized medical grade products that produce remarkable results. These treatments may be performed on the face, neck, back, or any area where acne is a concern.
Laser Resurfacing can further rejuvenate the skin by removing the top layer of skin over the aged-looking area and allow fresh new skin to regrow over the treated areas. These can lessen and smooth lines and wrinkles, reduce pigmentations, stimulate collagen, and give your skin a more youthful and refreshed look. Downtime from these techniques can be a few weeks to a few days. There have been many advances in technology that allow these procedures to be performed in an out patient basis with minimal downtime. These include the fractionated laser technologies, including the Fraxel, the Fractional CO2 laser, the ablative and non-ablative fractional technologies, and others. They help you lose years off your face and give you a much more youthful appearance. This is the goal of Anti-Aging Rejuvenation.
I offer all these options for patients at my TRUE AESTHETICS CENTER in Colleyville, TX. If you would like to know more about these procedures and how they can help restore a more youthful appearance of your face, call my office and set up an appointment for a consultation with me. You’ll be glad you did.