As you approach middle age, there will be inevitable facial aging. For mild aging changes, you may not need a facelift. Using fillers to soften lines is a great place to start. Hyaluronic acid based fillers (Juvederm, Restylane) are soft, natural and generally painless to inject. In addition to fillers, non-invasive skin tightening treatments with radiofrequency technology (Profound) are helpful in patients who exhibit mild or early aging changes. The procedure is performed with the patient awake, using local anesthesia (which numbs the area) and requires a weekend for recovery. Finally, skin care with the use of chemical exfoliants (Retin A, chemical peels) and sunscreen can help your skin look refreshed, radiant and healthy. AnneMarie, our esthetician, would be more than happy to meet with you and make recommendations for your skin type and suggest some at home products to compliment any treatments your are considering. Just give us a call to schedule a consultation.
Victor A. Schingo, JR MD FACS