One of the most effective facial anti-aging procedures is facelift surgery (rhytidectomy). Patients who have sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and deep creases can benefit from a facelift because it provides overall rejuvenation to address both sagging skin and loose muscle contributing to other signs of aging. A facelift removes excess tissue and tightens the underlying skin and muscle to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. Although facelifts provide effective results, this procedure cannot stop the aging process. With over 20 years of experience specifically performing facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fernando Burstein offers minimally invasive treatments to help patients maintain their facelift results.
After comprehensive procedures such as facelifts or rhinoplasty (nose surgery), Dr. Burstein often recommends chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing to improve skin texture and appearance. Depending on the patient’s age, skin condition, and needs, there are various strengths of treatments to resolve other skin conditions. Chemical peels remove dead, damaged skin cells to reveal new, healthy skin underneath. This procedure improves acne, hyperpigmentation, scars, and fine lines. Also, this can be performed in combination with a facelift or done as a maintenance procedure in-office.
Laser skin resurfacing utilizes heat energy to induce the body’s natural wound healing response. Like chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing improves skin tone and removes acne, scars, and mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines. This procedure is often performed after surgery, and anytime in-office as well. However, most patients have multiple treatments for optimal results.
Dr. Burstein also offers cosmetic injectables and facial fillers to address the signs of aging and enhance facelift results. Cosmetic injectables such as Botox® and Dysport® relax muscles to smooth out wrinkles, fine lines, and furrows. Facial fillers such as Juvéderm® and Restylane® fill areas of lost volume where deeper lines can appear. These facial rejuvenation treatments are also effective options for patients who do not yet require a surgical procedure.
Along with these treatments, it is also important to protect skin from sun exposure and maintain a healthy lifestyle to optimize your facial plastic surgery results. If you are interested in facelift surgery or other facial rejuvenation options, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. Also be sure to connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery news.