In your 20s, skin is generally free of the signs of aging. Start a medically supervised treatment plan now to protect your skin from the harmful effects of sun and environment.
Proper cleansing, moisturizing, and use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily will help ward off early wrinkles and enlarged pores. Mild peels and topical treatments may help control acne. Botox® injections can prevent lines and filler agents such as Restylane®, Radiesse®,and Juvéderm™ can be used to fill out smile lines and augment lips.
For unfavorable size and shape of body features, surgery may be in order. Breast augmentation, breast reduction and other aesthetic procedures can often be performed. Liposculpture and body contouring may also be an option.
Decreased firmness and skin elasticity are a natural part of aging. Introducing anti-oxidants into your skincare routine can help prevent sun damage that leads to lines and age spots. Also, alpha hydroxy acids in conjunction with retinoids and topical antioxidants can restore a youthful appearance to the skin.
Non-invasive laser procedures may improve fine lines, brown spots, and broken blood vessels. Botox® injections can diminish laugh lines and create a smoother forehead. Fillers like Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm™ can be used to fill smile lines and augment lips.
Many women find that the rigors of motherhood have an undesired effect on their appearance and confidence. For this group, tummy tucks, breast lifts, and breast augmentation are popular procedures.
For those in their 40s, damage caused by sun exposure become apparent. More aggressive skincare can help combat the visible signs of aging. A combination of topical solutions like tretinoin (Retin-A), AHAs, and BHAs, along with microdermabrasion brings the best results.
There are many procedures available to smooth and tighten skin. Photofacials, chemical peels, and topical treatments are effective in decreasing the signs of aging as well as minimizing pore size. Fillers like Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm™ can help restore volume in the mid-face and fill smile lines. For upper face and forehead lines, Botox® injections may be in order.
For those who choose the surgical route, face, brow, eye and neck lifts are very popular procedures.
By age fifty, regular skin examinations by a certified aesthetician or plastic surgeon are essential.
Maintaining natural moisture is more difficult. Peels and light therapy in combination with ultra-hydrating home care can help maintain the balance. Laser resurfacing combined with fillers to restore volume can provide an impressive rejuvenation.
In all likelihood, more extensive facial rejuvenation and resurfacing procedures will be necessary at this stage. Depending on your appearance goals, comprehensive surgery can reverse signs of aging in the face, brow, mid-face, and neck areas. A facelift or brow lift in conjunction with laser resurfacing can yield dramatic results. The payoff for more invasive surgery is a natural, more supple look that is virtually undetectable.
Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, (also known as blepharoplasty), is a procedure to remove excessive skin, muscle and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery will correct puffiness (“bags”) in the lower eye and restore youthful-looking upper eyelids that may droop due to excessive skin and muscle tissue.
Is Blepharoplasty right for you?
If you are experiencing crow’s feet around the eyes, dark circles under the eye or sagging eyebrows, then this surgical procedure can be replaced by other procedures offered by Dr. Dickie. Typically, blepharoplasty surgery is indicated for people with baggy, puffy lower lids, and loose, excess skin on the upper lid.
Dr. Dickie will make an incision along the natural line of the upper eyelid crease and immediately below the lower lashes of the lower lid. Excessive skin, fat and muscle may be removed. Occasionally, Dr. Dickie will perform your eyelid surgery with a specialized carbon dioxide laser, thus minimizing external scars.
Following surgery, the eyelid will feel tight and tender as the local anaesthesia wears off. Bruising and swelling is temporary and will take approximately 10 days to return to normal. Dr. Dickie will give you eye drops which act as both a topical antibiotic and steroid. Sutures will be removed approximately one week post-operatively.
Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery today to see if this procedure is right for you. We are committed to helping you look and feel your best.