For some strange reason, many people are scared about facelift surgery and facial rejuvenation. As a facelift surgeon in San Francisco, I know that surgery is not for everyone, but a facelift is still the gold standard for facial rejuvenation.
Choose Your Parents
Protect Your Skin
Smoking causes wrinkles, period. Avoid it at all costs.
Diabetes is probably the most common medical illness that slows down wound healing. Assuming your skin turns over every 5-8 years, if you can avoid diabetes or control it, you should have a theoretical improved chance of better overall health and skin tone.
Maintain Your Weight
If you gain and lose weight easily, this may stretch the skin in your face. Although difficult, if you can maintain your overall body weight, you face should have less skin laxity.
Exercise improves your overall circulation, and should theoretically improve the blood flow and number of blood vessels to your face. Although more theoretical than proven, better blood flow to your facial skin should improve it’s overall appearance.
Better Skin Care
Better skin care implies skin care products that actually work, mainly prescription only skin care products. Talk to your local plastic surgeon, but there are several skin care treatment plans that will actually reverse sun damage, wrinkles, and skin discoloration. Although you may have some favorite over-the-counter skin care products, they are probably not as effective as prescription only products.
Earlier Intervention with Smaller Procedures (Botox, dermal fillers, laser, IPL, etc.)
There has been a definite trend in the past several years to reverse aging temporarily with Botox, dermal fillers, and lasers. Botox will help weaken the muscles that cause deep wrinkles to form. Fillers such as Juvederm XC will fill in the deep wrinkles as well. Laser treatments will exfoliate your skin, causing alot of skin flaking, with new skin immediately regenerating after the treatment. This skin regeneration will allow your new facial skin to have a more youthful appearance, typically more noticeable than just skin care alone.
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