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Facial Contouring Options to Combat the Signs of Aging
As people age, their faces see some sagging and wrinkling that a simple facial contouring treatment can take care of. The constant downward pull of gravity combined with sun exposure, chemicals in skincare products, poor health habits and the natural loss of skin elasticity with aging lead to drooping skin on the face, thinner skin and loss of plumpness.
Most people suffer from apparent aging on their faces before any other part of their bodies. Non-invasive facial shaping methods can reduce these effects of aging, leading to a more youthful appearance. Facial contouring can include the contouring of the lips, chin, neck and jawline.
Types of treatments
Laser treatments, dermal fillers, Botox and chemical peels are only a few of the techniques available to combat aging.
This type of skin improvement is becoming increasingly popular due to the multiple applications it has. Laser treatments can be used to improve skin pigmentation issues, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, get rid of acne scarring, smooth skin texture overall and cause new collagen formation. Considered a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment option, laser care provides immediate skin tightening results and requires little downtime.
Methods of sculpting like Coolsculpting are used to freeze away fat deposits, reducing the appearance of double chins and fatty necks. This method results in noticeable contouring around the jawline and neck, leading to a thinner and more youthful appearance.
Fillers are typically applied through injection. They work to create volume and tautness where skin has lost plumpness. They solve problems and can be reapplied once they wear off. Completely non-invasive, fillers are a popular option for a variety of ages and a great alternative to surgical facelifts. They can be used on the cheeks, around the lips and even around the eyes if they appear hollow around the edges.
Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the nerve endings in the area it was injected and reducing the ability of the muscles to contract — resulting in relaxed facial muscles that reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Botox provides immediate visible results and can be performed again once the effects of it wear off.
The purpose of chemical peels is to remove the outermost layer of skin and, with it, the superficial fine lines and wrinkles. Peels are often used to improve the texture of the face, creating a smooth and dewy complexion by deep exfoliation. Typically, chemical peels are used in combination with facial contouring treatments to produce an overall improved appearance.
Explore options to discover what is right for you
These contouring and wrinkle reduction techniques only scratch the surface of what methods are available to improve cosmetic appearance. Most of the time, two or more of the techniques are combined to achieve the best results. Because the face is the first thing people see when they look at you, it leaves a lasting impression. If you want to appear younger, free of wrinkles and more attractive overall, schedule an appointment with our office today to learn more about facial contouring.