Growing older can be a graceful journey of self-discovery, embracing the wisdom that only life experience imparts. However, while growing older feels empowering, the aging process itself? Well … that stinks, especially when a mature face belies the youthful mind and spirit inside.
New research using 3D cameras and digital imaging are giving plastic surgeons greater insight into how the face changes with age. Assessing these details presents better facial rejuvenation solutions and more natural-looking outcomes. In some cases, injectables alone may produce effective results and for others, surgical options are more precise than ever before. Dr. Robinson and the Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery (RFPS) team consider specific aging patterns when evaluating each patient. When the years start to leave their mark, schedule an RFPS consultation to learn more about what’s really happening to your face.
WHAT THE WHAT:
A glance at your reflection may give the illusion that parts of your face are dropping or drooping, sagging or shrinking. Yet, many of those shifts aren’t what they appear to be.
TAKE A CLOSER LOOK:
• Soft tissue changes more with age than hard tissue
• Cartilage may weaken, altering the tip of the nose and the shape of the ears
• Deep wrinkles occur as prolonged tugging of facial muscles creasing the skin
• Fine lines result from loss of collagen and environmental factors which affect skin texture and elasticity
• Healthy facial fat loses volume over time, clumping in some areas and shifting or dissolving in others
LIFT AND FILL
Once you see the big picture, you notice the possibility of enhancing your appearance with injections of certain solutions. Neurotoxins such as Botox? and Dysport? temporarily relax the muscle fibers which are contributing to deep wrinkle creases and fine lines. Sculptra? helps stimulate your own collagen production, revitalizing facial structure and volume. Kybella? uses a naturally-occurring bio-acid to destroy fat cells under the chin. And, there’s an entire family of Restylane? and Juvederm? fillers to target specific areas of volume loss — restoring fullness, improving contours, softening folds and plumping wrinkles. At RFPS, our Advanced Aesthetic Injector, Michelle Giglio, PA-C, can help you determine which injectables will provide the look you want.
Ready for more permanent solutions? A facelift surgically tightens the relaxed muscles under the skin to take up the slack in the skin that’s drooping. However, the days of the one-size-fits-all, “stretched-too-tight” facelifts are long gone. Modern techniques can pinpoint exact angles and density for maximum boost. Dr. Robinson’s premier training in head and neck surgery, as well as his nationally recognized research in soft-tissue healing, give him the procedural acuity to determine the best approach for each patient.
Show the life in your years, not the years on your life! Schedule time with us at Robinson Facial Plastic Surgery and start turning back the clock.