Aging Face Treatment
As the face ages, drooping and sagging of the skin occur. This
happens because as we age the skin loses elasticity, some fat is
absorbed, and the skull gets smaller. Essentially, the envelope that is
the face becomes larger than its contents. This results in deepening of
the lines of facial expression and sagging of the skin of the face
resulting in jowling and the "double-chin" or "turkey gobble" in the
neck. Further degenerative changes that occur in the skin, underlying
muscles and support system result in fine wrinkling. Sun exposure and
smoking can hasten this process.
Reversing the process of
sagging and drooping involves tightening the underlying structures and
overlying skin. The procedures in this section can improve "coarse"
wrinkling. These are the large wrinkles that we see.
For the sagging or drooping brow, this typically is done through small incisions in the scalp: the ENDOSCOPIC BROW LIFT.
the mid-face and neck can be done through small incisions in the scalp,
under the chin, through the mouth, or well-camouflaged incisions
wrapping around the ears: ENDOSCOPIC MIDFACE, FACE, and NECK LIFTING.
Treating the eyelids at the same time brings about harmony in the face: BLEPHAROPLASTY. These incisions are also well camouflaged.
recovery time for these procedures is typically about 2 weeks, with
most patients able to wear make-up and be out in public by 10 days. By
2 weeks, 80% of the swelling and bruising is gone. Most patients resume
their normal exercise routines at 2 weeks.
Fine wrinkles are
the small, "crepe paper" appearing areas around the mouth and eyes, and
often on the cheeks. These fine wrinkles can be treated with LASER SKIN RESURFACING, CHEMICAL PEELING, DERMABRASION, or PULSED LIGHT THERAPIES. Which treatment is right for you will depend upon the individual's specifics that will be discussed in the consultation with Dr. Klausner.
Many of the above procedures can be done without anesthesia or under "Twilight" Anesthesia and the patient can go home the same day. In "Twilight" anesthesia"
enough sedation is given so that the patient is comfortable and has
little if any recollection of the procedure, but avoids the undesirable
effects of general anesthesia.
Minimally Invasive Office Procedures such as acid peeling to treat skin pigmentary and surface irregularities, Botox to treat wrinkling in the forehead and around the eyes, and many choices of filler injection to treat aging of the mouth, lips and midface can be done in the office at the time of the initial consulation.
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