Your face is a precious commodity that should be nurtured for a lifetime. If the eyes are the window to the soul, then the face might be the entryway to one’s personality. As the gateway to all interactions with other people, our face is responsible for how we are perceived by others. If your appearance is important to you, then preserving your youthfulness should be a focus. As we’ve learned through research, maintaining a youthful face improves self-esteem, and we’re now learning from newly published research in JAMA that people who have facial rejuvenation procedures—including face, eyelid and eyebrow lifts—are also perceived as more successful and healthy, not just more attractive.
Depending on your level of interest, there are varieties of ways to treat your face to maintain its youth through the years. Since we are all unique, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to the prevention of wrinkles, loss of collagen in the skin, and other signs of aging. A complex surface, the face has many different areas to focus on. Here are some treatments and procedures to consider to maintain your youthfulness as you age.
Simple skin nourishment
Starting at an early age, everyone has the chance at beginning a healthy lifestyle and daily skin care regimen that can provide youthfulness for a lifetime. Combining a healthy diet with regularly using moisturizers and cleansers, like our all-natural Bétèrre Skin+Care line, is a very good way to maintain healthy skin inside and out. The terrific thing about Bétèrre Skin+Care is that it is specially crafted for cancer patients whose skin can be very sensitive, so it is also gentle enough for babies.
There’s never a bad time to be treated at the spa. Treatments like Ultherapy, CoolSculpting, IPL, Laser Hair Removal, Facials, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, and Invasix Fractora are wonderful ways to refresh and rejuvenate the skin. People young and old, alike, can benefit from these minimally-invasive treatments that can correct or treat fine lines, pigment discoloration, red blotches, course skin, loss of skin tone, sun damage, or rosacea.
When a deep furrow appears where the skin was once flawlessly smooth or lines stick around when our facial expression is neutral, it may be time to start thinking about one of the many minimally-invasive injectable procedures available. Botox has become somewhat of a do-it-all drug, but it’s most notable use for aesthetic purposes is freezing the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet.
Dermal fillers, like Juvederm, Volbella, Vollure and Voluma offer other injectable options that can help people restore lost volume, smooth out fine lines and deep wrinkles. The extra benefit of dermal fillers is that they create lasting results - sometimes the results can last for a year or more - that are immediately evident. As with Botox injections, dermal fillers can be administered quickly and painlessly in less than an hour.
Facelift and other lifts
Although wrinkles alone can be treated without surgery, when there is also sagging skin, surgical procedures remain the best way to get satisfactory results. Here are the lift procedures available to our patients. They are safe procedures that can have a profound impact on one’s appearance.
A brow lift (forehead lift) tightens the skin above the eyes, resulting in a reduction of forehead lines and frown lines. An eye lift (blepharoplasty) can reduce bags beneath the lower lid and tightens the upper lid. A facelift (rhytidectomy) tightens facial skin and reduces wrinkles by tightening the facial muscles and removing fatty materials. The effects last longer than fillers or Botox, one of the main reasons why facelifts are among the most common plastic surgery procedures. Finally, a neck lift (lower rhytidectomy) removes sagging skin responsible for double chins, tightens the jowls and improves the neck’s muscle structure.
There you have it…a lifetime’s worth of beauty remedies for the face. If you have questions about any of these or other treatments, our staff can help you. To arrange an appointment or learn more, contact Drs. Feingold, Israeli, Korn, Light and Bank at our Great Neck office today.