As we’ve reported in previous blogs, patients have begun seeking plastic surgery at a younger age than ever before. With this increase, we’ve also noticed more patients are seeking less invasive procedures to address signs of aging as they begin to appear. Since Atlanta Plastic Surgery owns and operates AYA Medical Spa, we offer a variety of procedures to meet the needs of patients of all ages. Whether you’re looking for a treatment to maintain your youthful appearance or a procedure to help restore a youthful look, this skin care and facial plastic surgery guide can help you determine which treatment will best meet your needs.
Maintenance – Although we often think of yard or house upkeep when using the word “maintenance,” it also has a place in skin care. The better you take care of your skin when you’re younger, the better it will look later on. It is imperative for you to wear sunscreen as well as cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize your skin. Cosmetic treatments like microdermabrasion, facial, and chemical peels are perfect treatments for early signs of aging and to maintain a healthy complexion.
Rejuvenation – Facial rejuvenation patients typically include those who are bothered by signs of aging, but are not a yet candidates for facial plastic surgery. Options for facial rejuvenation range from cosmetic injectables and facial fillers to laser skin resurfacing treatments, and our newest offering, Ultherapy®. Cosmetic injectables like Botox® and Dysport® reduce the appearance of wrinkles along the brow and between the eyes by relaxing wrinkle-causing muscles. Facial fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm® fill in deep wrinkles and plump areas of lost volume in the cheeks and lips. Laser skin resurfacing treatments help even out pigmentation and stimulate collagen production for younger-looking skin. Ultherapy® is a skin tightening treatment, which uses the power of ultrasound technology to heat deep layers of the skin and stimulate collagen production. Ultherapy® is perfect for patients who wish to rejuvenate their brow, neck, or face as well as those who wish to refine previous plastic surgery results.
Restoration – Even with the best maintenance and rejuvenation efforts, time still affects our appearances. While some patients may wait until they need traditional facelift surgery before pursuing any type of treatment, some patients choose mini plastic surgery procedures to maintain their appearance and postpone the need for traditional procedures longer. For instance, patients frequently complain about their baggy or saggy eyelids before anything else. Depending on the area(s) of concern, these patients can benefit from upper or lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Likewise, patients noticing wrinkles and a sagging brow may benefit from brow lift surgery, which only targets this area of concern. Other procedures like neck lift and mid facelift can help patients achieve their desired look.
Many patients who seek cosmetic enhancement as they need it are often very pleased with their results because rather than a dramatic change, they are left with a subtle enhancement that will leave their friends guessing about what they’ve done differently. To learn more about the other procedures we offer, visit our website today or schedule a consultation.