TweetAt Christmas time, many people dream of wonderful gifts that come in pretty packages. But for many women in Tampa, the best gift of all would be to look younger this Christmas. The wish to look younger isn’t always just vanity; it is often about self-confidence and feeling a degree of poise in the competitive world of middle age suburbia. Most women over forty do not want to look twenty again, but want to look just a little more like they feel inside. Looking ten years younger would be a wonderful gift.
Look Younger but Look Natural
Women in Tampa are at a disadvantage in some ways because of the excess of sunshine available in the Southern climate. The sun allows more outdoor activity but extracts a high penalty in the amount of facial aging. Sun is a key factor that leads to wrinkles, so many residents of Tampa may look older than their actual years. So the wish to look younger is simply a desire to match their inside to their outside appearance. Wrinkles are an inevitable part of aging, but for some, the process begins at an earlier age than for those that live up North. But wrinkles are not terminal and there are ways to reduce facial lines and look younger.
Plastic surgery has introduced many treatments to help reverse the ravages of sun damage and aging. The advent of dermal fillers, Botox and laser skin resurfacing have all allowed women to reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone in order to look younger. While each treatment works a little differently to treat wrinkles, the benefits often outweigh any disadvantages. According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano, “the science available today makes looking younger and looking natural an attainable goal for most people.” While many of the treatments are temporary, they are a real benefit to those that want to improve their appearance without having facial surgery.
Dermal Fillers Reduce Wrinkles and Help You Look Younger
Dermal fillers can help fill in wrinkles by adding volume beneath the skins surface, while Botox and other neurotoxins can temporarily freeze the facial muscles that create the wrinkles. Injectable dermal fillers can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars. The fillers are made up of substances commonly found in the skin and help to improve skin elasticity as well as allow for better skin hydration that is lost due to sun exposure or age. The fillers differ in their viscosity (or thickness) and are designed to work in different areas of the face. Some are very subtle and are made of a very smooth gel to fill small wrinkles near the lips or eyes, while others are thicker to add volume to deeper wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds around the mouth. These fillers can often improve appearance dramatically and look extremely natural when done by a well-qualified professional.
Botox Works to Make You Look Younger
While Botox has been much maligned by some beauty magazines, the reality is that it is one of the most effective ways to reduce wrinkles when used by an experienced professional. Botox, when injected properly, can quickly smooth away wrinkles and keep new wrinkles from forming while the drug is active. It can last three to six months at a time to reduce facial lines but should only be administered by a suitably trained professional. Botox works by freezing the facial muscles that produce the wrinkles and it is extremely safe when used correctly. So be sure to seek out an expert that can deliver the right dosage and place the injection in the correct location to allow for the most natural and most effective results.
Laser Skin Resurfacing can produce a Younger Appearance
Another treatment that does not get as much press as Botox or dermal fillers is laser skin resurfacing. This procedure can both tighten and smooth the skin with excellent results and without the need for surgery. Laser resurfacing is a way to remove the outer layer of sun damaged skin to allow new skin cells to form. This treatment will often reduce wrinkles and remove age spots or blemishes. This lets new skin tissue to form and will provide a naturally more youthful appearance. Dr. Dominic M. Castellano says that “not all laser treatments are equal” and that a patient should do their research before undergoing a laser resurfacing treatment. Dr. Castellano recommends the Erbiam:YAG laser because it treats the skin with less chance of thermal injury.” This laser also helps a wider range of skin tones without a noticeable difference in coloration.
If you are interested in learning more about how to reduce wrinkles and improve you appearance, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Castellano. During the consultation, Dr. Castellano can examine your skin and recommend the best treatment for you.
Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility under the direction of expert plastic surgeon, Dominic M. Castellano, MD. Please contact us as (813) 975-3223 to schedule your free initial consultation or go to our website at www.EliteTampa.com for more information.