Almost everyone in Tampa of a certain age wants to reduce wrinkles and look younger. Many will look for over-the-counter products and home remedies to improve their appearance, but some may wish to seek out a plastic surgeon to make more lasting enhancements. There have been numerous advancements in the art of plastic surgery and there are a many different procedures to choose from today. How do you find the right procedure and the right plastic surgeon to reduce wrinkles and gain facial rejuvenation?
Plastic Surgery Injections to Reduce Wrinkles
Which procedure is right for you will depend greatly on the severity of the wrinkles, the location of the lines, age of the patient and several other factors. If the facial creases are not severe, it may make sense to choose a minimally invasive injectable procedure. Botox is one way to release wrinkles from around the eyes, near the mouth or in the forehead region. Botox is considered very safe when administered by a well-qualified practitioner that is skilled in the art of facial injections.
Another option is an injection of dermal fillers which add volume to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles as well as treat deeper creases. Dermal fillers come in many formulas and brands. Some are rather subtle and work well on tiny smoker or lipstick lines. The Juvederm family of dermal fillers is generally considered to be a good option for these small but noticeable areas. For marionette lines or laugh lines around the mouth, or for adding back plumpness into sagging cheeks, Radiesse may be the better choice as it offers a bolder, thicker formula. In some cases, a mix of Botox and different fillers are used to create the desired final look. With any injectable product, the results are temporary and can last from a few months to a year and a half depending on the selection of the filler product.
Reduce Wrinkles with Surgical Procedures
Depending on the needs of the patient, it can make sense to go with a surgical procedure. According to Dr. Dominic Castellano, our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, there are some conditions which only surgery can adequately fix. For drooping eyelids, a weak chin, or to repair a draping “turkey neck;” surgery is the only option because the facial muscles and skin tissue needs more adjustment than an injection could provide. However, Dr. Dominic uses less-invasive techniques that can offer the benefits of more extensive surgery with minimal incisions and less down time.
For example, Dr. Dominic uses the Simplicity Facelift which lifts both the outer layer of facial skin as well as tightens the underlying muscle and tissue to provide a long-term facelift that will restore a naturally younger appearance. The Simplicity Facelift (and similar Simplicity Neck Lift) do not require the many weeks of downtime and also are less costly. Traditional face lifts often involved multiple incisions made in the hairline and behind the ears in order to better pull the tissue into place. Dr. Dominic uses a special “pulley stitch” that allows him to only need to make two small incisions, yet still be able to give the patient a fresher, less wrinkles appearance.
At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, the goal is keep the procedures as simple as possible while delivering the excellent results our patient’s expect.
Which Procedure is Right for Me?
The best judge of the right procedure for the patient is the plastic surgeon. A well-trained surgeon can do an examination to determine what options will work best based on the age, skin type, severity of the wrinkles, etc. Dr. Dominic always appreciates talking with a well-educated patient and discussing the procedures so that the patient has a good understanding of the process. If you are interesting in learning more about how to reduce wrinkles and look younger, contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dominic. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa Florida. Medical Director, Dr. Dominic Castellano, is a highly respected, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with years of experience. The medical team is well trained and specializes in facial cosmetic surgery and injectable procedures. Call (813) 975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary visit or go to our website for more information.