What is Facial Rejuvenation?
Facial rejuvenation can take the form of surgical or non-surgical procedures, depending on the age of the patient and desired results. Typically patients start by maintaining their appearance with less invasive procedures such as Botox, injectable fillers, and chemical peels. As patients grow older they tend to transition to more permanent, surgical solutions such as a blepharoplasty, facelift, and neck lift.
When Should I Start Facial Rejuvenation?
While patients should not immediately consider surgical facial rejuvenation, most patients can benefit from non-surgical procedures that combat the effects of aging. Men and women can start non-surgical facial rejuvenation in their late 20s and early thirties to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and creases as time goes on. Patients can evolve treatment plans to age gracefully and eventually undergo surgical facial rejuvenation in their 40s and 50s.
What Different Types of Facial Rejuvenation Are Available?
While Dr. Fusi and Dr. Craig offer several options to rejuvenate your youthful appearance, procedures are usually non-surgical treatment for younger patients with less pronounced lines, creases, and wrinkles. Patients in their 40s and 50s typically require surgical procedures to tighten or remove sagging skin which can be enhanced with non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
An effective treatment for over thirty years, Botox can smoothe away the lines and wrinkles that result from facial expressions. Botox relaxes strained facial muscles that develop around the:
- Nasolabial folds (cheek creases).
- Frown lines.
- Crows feet (around the eyes).
Administered by injection, Botox treatment lasts from 5-30 minutes and the effects are noticeable within a few days to a week. Patients can expect their Botox treatment to last from 3-6 months on average.
Volume loss and fat redistribution are characteristic signs of aging that begin in our 30s and gradually progress. Injectable fillers, such as Voluma and Juvederm, can replenish lost volume and redefine facial contours that diminish over time. Injectable fillers are most effective for:
- Nasolabial folds.
Injectable fillers work immediately and one or two treatments each year can usually maintain your youthful appearance and enhance the results of surgical procedures.
How Long Will It Take to Recover from Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation?
The main benefits of non-surgical facial rejuvenation is that results are noticeable within a few days and recovery time is a few days to one week. Many patients can return to work on the same day or day after their procedure. Although you may experience some discomfort, it will be relatively mild and limited to the first few days after your procedure.
Where Can I Find Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation?
Dr. Stirling Craig is also a board-certified plastic surgeon who has obtained her plastic surgery training from Yale and specializes in surgical and non-surgical techniques for facial rejuvenation. She is trained by one of the world’s top facial plastic surgeons Dr. Timothy Marten. Dr. Marten has led the movement toward more natural facial rejuvenation and intervention at the first signs of aging.
As the availability of non-surgical facial rejuvenation has expanded, many non-medical professionals have attempted to perform these procedures with little professional training. For your safety and to obtain the best possible results, it is crucial to choose a plastic surgeon skilled at developing a tailored treatment plan for your facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Fusi and Dr. Craig both have extensive knowledge about available non-surgical facial rejuvenation. They select the most effective, natural-looking treatments to restore smooth, firm skin.
For a tailored approach to your facial rejuvenation, contact our Houston office at 713-346-9909.