Facial Rejuvenation

What You Need to Know About Facial Rejuvenation

Signs of aging may be more visible on the face than any other area of the body. Facial rejuvenation is a strategy using a variety of treatments to combat a variety of forces at work in an aging face. Here are some of the factors that may accelerate facial aging:

  • Exposure to sun, wind, excessive heat and cold.
  • Chemical and biological pollution.
  • Hormonal changes, depleted collagen production, thinning of the skin due to free radical damage, facial bone changes, and slacked facial ligaments.
  • Improper daily habits in terms of skincare, diet, exercise, and cigarette smoking.
  • Medical conditions including skin disorders, acne, and chicken pox, which may produce scarring.
  • Miscellaneous physiological functions can produce freckling pigmentation spots (lentigos), dry spots (keratoses), broken capillaries, and hyperpigmentation from hormonal changes (which may be induced by pregnancy or birth control medications).
  • Genetics.

Facial rejuvenation can mean different things to different people. There are non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments and procedures used to improve slight facial imperfections, including stem cell face lift. There are plastic surgery procedures that can dramatically improve the appearance of the face. All of these are forms of facial rejuvenation. The most successful approach may be a combination of procedures and treatments for a comprehensive facial rejuvenation strategy.

Facial Bones Change With Age

A recent ASPS study helped us better understand how aging affects facial bones. New information about shifting bone structure and bone loss has an impact on how plastic surgeons treat patients seeking cosmetic procedures.

Learn why understanding bone changes is so important.

Anti-Aging Skincare

Today, medical skincare programs are available to address the specific needs of aging people. Advances have also been made in the area of exfoliation and moisturizing to maintain skin tone and appearance. There are also nonsurgical facelift treatments available to improve skin texture, elasticity, and pigmentation. Other common treatments include antioxidant therapy, vitamin c, and retin-a.

More effective treatments are becoming available for skin disorders and adult acne. Facial exercise has been used to prepare the skin for certain skin resurfacing treatments. Laser hair removal helps eliminate facial hair that comes with age. Micropigmentation has arrived on the consumer market to assist with hyperpigmentation (skin discoloration spots), thinned lips, and fine hair follicles. Menopause is better understood, making it easier for both patient and doctor to combat aging appearances associated with menopause. Vitamin supplements and natural healing have become popular as well.

Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Microdermabrasion, vibraderm, chemical peel, and laser skin resurfacing improve skin texture, the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, freckling, dry spots, and pore size. Some skin resurfacing procedures offer supplementary benefits such as reducing the appearance of broken capillaries and improving collagen production. Laser scar removal can assist with aging scars.

Facial Fillers and Injectables

Facial fillers such as Restylane,Sculptra, fat transfers, collagen, Radiesse and Laviv injections work to fill in furrows, wrinkles, and folds in many of the lower facial areas. Some of these fillers increase volume in hollowed or sunken facial areas. Botox and Dysport release the contraction of the muscle in order to reduce muscle-causing wrinkles in the upper facial area. Some facial injectables and fillers may provide additional anti-aging benefits as well. You can begin with this injectable fillers overview.

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When to Consider Facial Rejuvenation

  • If you want to reverse the signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance
  • If your face and neck are sagging, or if you are losing volume in your cheekbones and contour along your jawline
  • If there are crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes, fine lines and folds around your mouth, and frown lines and furrows in your forehead
  • If there is drooping skin and wrinkling changes in your upper eyelids, upper and lower eyelid bags, and dark circles under your eyes


Are you a good candidate for facial rejuvenation?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider facial rejuvenation:

  • You want to look younger and more refreshed
  • You seek the most natural result
  • You have a number of aging signs that cannot be adequately treated with only one surgical procedure

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.


  • The greater the number of procedures performed, the greater the potential for complications.
  • You may need to have repeated toxin or filler injections over time to receive the full benefit of these treatments.
  • Adding additional procedures will also increase the cost of the total rejuvenative process and expected time for recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Procedure

What to use on face to do a high frequency treatment?

I purchased a high frequency skin care device. On trying the first treatment, the wand would not move around my face smoothly. Do I need to apply a...

Be careful when you use skin tightening devices on the face. They can melt the fat in some patients causing a problem that is difficult to correct...

How long should a filler last from fat derived from your body?

I had a "Lifestyle Lift" on 3/7/15 and was wondering about the "fat extracted from my tummy" used to fill in the lines around my nose during the...

When FAT GRAFTING is performed, there is no "STANDARD OF CARE" regarding post op instructions. We live in an age where fat grafting is just...

What techniques are used for scar revision on the face?

What techniques are used for scar revision on the face and what care has to be taken after the treatment for healing the scar?

Although a scar can never be completely removed there are many ways in which it can be improved. often scars can be improved through non-surgical...

Should surgeons interfere when a patient goes too far with cosmetic surgery?

Should surgeons interfere when a patient goes too far with cosmetic surgery?

Every surgeon needs to talk to their patient about limits in our life. We are doctors and our Code of Ethics has to be shown in front of the patient...

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