Contrary to popular belief, facial aging is not just manifested by sagging skin and wrinkles. In fact, this is a multi-faceted process that also involves the photo-aging of skin due to the accumulated effects of sun damage and facial volume/fat loss. From Juvederm to BOTOX to Thermage, our board-certified dermatologists at Metro Dermatology offer many treatments for a holistic rejuvenating effect.
Juvederm for Loss of Facial Volume
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm rejuvenate the face by correcting age-induced fat loss that leads to flat cheeks, concave temples, deep tear troughs, skeletonized eye sockets, and thinning lips. These treatments generally suit people aged between 30 and 45 when the early signs of aging start to appear.
Despite the proliferation of different dermal fillers in the market, Juvederm stands out from the rest. This FDA-approved volumizer is ideal for treating deep laugh lines and fine wrinkles around the eyes, although this is also used safely to plump up the thinning lips.
Juvederm is comprised of hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring compound found in the body. Once injected into the soft tissue, it holds water and thus creates additional volume and reduces the appearance of your facial wrinkles and depressions.
Soft Tissue Laxity and Sagging Skin
Aside from facial volume loss, another hallmark of an aging face is soft tissue laxity, which is clearly manifested by sagging skin. In general, skin tightening treatments suit people when facial aging is mostly manifested by sagging skin, midface descent, turkey neck appearance, and “jowling”, or the sagging of the jowls. Nonetheless, take note that your chronological age is not the main factor that determines your candidacy; after all, people age at different rates.
Nowadays, there are non-surgical alternatives to a facelift. While they are significantly safer and require no or very little downtime, you can only expect a good amount of improvement if you have mild to moderate soft tissue laxity. We offer some truly great non-invasive alternatives to a facelift. These treatments penetrate the skin and “warm” the deeper tissues in order to trigger the production of collagen, which ultimately improves skin strength and elasticity.
Photo-Aging of the Skin
Studies have suggested that the sun’s UV rays account for up to 80 percent of all the visible signs of facial aging. In fact, researchers have suggested that sunspots and freckles, dull leathery skin texture, fine wrinkles, and other effects of sun damage can age the face more than the effects of chronological aging. The ideal treatment to address photo-aging will depend on your skin quality, the extent of sun damage, and your aesthetic goals.
To learn more about Juvederm and other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments, talk to the experts at Metro Dermatology in New York. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Flushing, Elmhurst, Englewood, or the Bronx.