Tampa residents are exposed to a lot of sunshine which is one of the reasons why many people choose to live here.  However, exposure to the sun contributes to the development of facial lines and finding a way to reduce wrinkles is often a topic of conversation in Tampa.   While there are ways to avoid getting wrinkles, it is difficult to remove them once they appear.  Over the counter creams will not turn back the clock but there are several surgical options that can reduce wrinkles and smooth out the skin.

Top Surgeries to Reduce Wrinkles around the Eyes

One of the first areas to develop wrinkles is typically around the eyes.  This is because the skin around the eyes is thinner and subject to lots of motion.  We blink thousands of times a day and use our eyes to make many facial expressions.  Squinting into the sun is a sure way to cultivate the formation of crow’s feet, while scowling will help add vertical lines known as the 11’s between the brows.  Over time, many men & women will see droopy eyelids and bags under the eyes that appear as a result of age and sun damage. Wrinkle Reduction Patient Before and After Blonde Woman

Crow’s feet are rather easy to treat if caught early enough.  Treatment with injectable products such as Botox or Dermal Fillers can help smooth out the skin, at least temporarily, but it may require eyelid surgery or a brow lift to reduce wrinkles around the eyes.  Surgical procedures to reduce wrinkles are considered to be permanent ways to remove facial lines whereas injectable fillers will last from a few months to a year or so.  The best treatment will depend on the severity of the facial creases and where they are located on the face.  A well-qualified facial plastic surgeon can advise you on the options that are available to reduce wrinkles.

Top Surgeries to Reduce Wrinkles around the Mouth

Wrinkles around the mouth are often developed relatively early in life as a result of sun damage, but facial expressions and smoking can also be factors.  Smoking cigarettes is particularly harmful because of the constant drawing motion and also the drying action of the smoke.  A smoker will often get vertical lines, known as smoker lines or lipstick lines, across their lips.  For small wrinkles around the mouth or across the lips, Dr. Dominic M. Castellano often recommends the use of dermal fillers to restore volume and reduce the lines.  Dr. Dominic says that “Juvederm, Restylane or the new filler Belotero will help restore the natural elasticity of youth and erase the wrinkles…at least for several months.”

For deeper wrinkles around the mouth, such as marionette lines or parentheses lines and nasolabial folds, a facelift can work wonders to reduce these wrinkles.  A facelift works by lifting and tightening the skin of the lower face.  At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, the Simplicity Facelift is a less invasive surgical procedure that requires fewer incisions and far less downtime than the more traditional facelift surgery.  The Simplicity Lift takes only about an hour and is performed under local anesthesia by board certified plastic facial surgeon, Dr. Dominic.  This surgery addresses problems in the lower portion of the face, jawline and neck but requires minimal downtime.

What Surgery is Right for You to Reduce Wrinkles?

Each person has a different set of needs depending on the location and depth of their facial lines, so it is best to consult a qualified plastic surgeon to determine the best treatment options to reduce wrinkles. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery provides complimentary consultations to access the patient’s individual situation and develop a recommendation for treatment.  If you are interested in getting more information about which procedure would be bet for you, please contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery at (813) 975-3223 or visit our website at www.EliteTampa.com.

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