What Are The Available Facial Rejuvenation Options?
Added on 3rd January 2020
What happens to my face as I age?
Facial rejuvenation options are available to patients because the face can age in many different ways and this can be the main reason why patients choose to have this option of cosmetic surgery. Ageing can include changes in the skin, muscles and ligaments causing the substance of the face to differ. There can also be changes to the bone which can change the appearance of the overall structure causing everything to drop with the ligaments staying in the face staying relatively fixed.
What are the facial rejuvenation options available to me?
There are two forms of facial rejuvenation options available; surgical and non-surgical. Non-surgical forms of surgery tend to be the more popular choice for facial rejuvenation requirements.
There are several forms of non-surgical treatments available and these tend to be beneficial for resurfacing and rejuvenating the top layer of the skin:
Treatments such as botox are more catered towards reducing dynamic lines which occur when we smile. For static/individual lines to help volumize the skin, fillers and hyaluronic acid tend to be used for this requirement.
For treatments that lift tissue, these would include barbs, threads and one-stitch face lifts. However, if there is a need to fully undermine the face then this would require an incision in the face. The downsides to having barbs and threads is that they would require the creation of tunnels which would create irregularities as facial rejuvenation options.
On the other hand, although these irregularities can also occur in a facelift there is the benefit of being able to remove the skin and then address the tissues underneath. If required, barbs and threads can also be used to address these issues.
How much tissue will need to be removed in a surgical procedure?
This will depend on what is required from the treatment and much rejuvenation is required. This can be easily discussed through your consultation. The more undermining of the skin and the larger the incision will provide more space for work to be done on the face and neck.
At the other end of the scale, a face-neck lift and a neck lift with the tightening of the neck in a lateral and oblique vector as well as tightening of the mid-face in a vertical vector often gives a more significant form of facial rejuvenation.
Which of the two are riskier facial rejuvenation options?
The surgical methods would be considered riskier than the non-surgical methods. During your consultation, we will be able to go through the different pros and cons of each, as well as what risks are involved for the options available to you.Back to videos