Dynamic facial wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate muscles of the face every time you express emotions. The more expressive you are, the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. These lines may be misinterpreted as anger, anxiety, fatigue and, of course, aging. Fillers can plump up these areas and surgical procedures such as browlift and blepharoplasty that can tighten the skin and muscles around these lines, but neither can address the underlying muscle pull, which eventually deepens the facial wrinkles.
Here’s some great news: gone are the days of the “frozen face.” Your AFP surgeon knows the complex facial musculature and anatomy of your face and can effectively treat you without making you look expressionless.
Trust your AFP surgeon with relaxing the lines of your upper face with Botox Cosmetic. Botox is a chemical that’s used to relax facial muscles and is commonly used for the areas around the forehead and eyes. A tiny needle is used and minimal discomfort is experienced. Typically, no anesthesia of any sort is required, the procedure is completed in minutes and you may then return to your normal daily activities.
Here’s a fact: as we age, we lose volume within our faces. This, in turn, adds to the appearance of aging. Here’s another fact: today, we have a variety of facial injectables to help correct this. These include Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra; all safe and effective products that can be used in combination or by themselves to perform a “liquid facelift.”
Radiesse is a thicker injectable that can last as long as one year and is commonly used. Scultpra aesthetic is a new injectable which stimulates your body’s own collagen to grow, resulting in a gradual and natural looking improvement. It is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which is naturally degraded. This can be used to add volume to your face and make you look younger in a natural and gradual way. Hyaluronic acids, like Juvederm, are commonly used as well and are excellent choices for lip augmentation as well as smile lines and volume enhancement.
Speak to your Advanced Facial Plastics surgeon about what would best suit your face.