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.
Forehead Lift (Brow Lift)
Droopy eyebrows and horizontal forehead creases can be fixed by a forehead lift or "brow lift." These facial impediments can make an individual look tired, angry or sad no matter how happy and rested they may feel. The muscles and skin that cause furrowing or drooping are removed to smooth the forehead and raise the eyebrow.
This procedure can be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures including eyelid surgery and a facelift.
Is a Brow Lift right for me?
Brow lift surgery is a procedure that is performed on both men and women between the approximate ages of 40 to 70, who are looking to eliminate a sagging eyebrow area, hooding of the upper eyelids and horizontal forehead creases. Even if you are balding or have a receding hairline Dr. Dickie can accommodate your individual physical features.
How is a Brow Lift performed?
Dr. Dickie may use the conventional surgical method where an incision is made behind the hairline and is imperceptible; or the surgical correction may be performed using an endoscope. Both techniques will result in a smoother forehead.
After tightening the underlying tissue and altering any muscles that are causing problems, the incisions are then carefully closed. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and any pain or discomfort you experience can usually be controlled with mild medication.
Patients may experience numbness, swelling and temporary discomfort around the incision sites. Numbness on the top of the head and forehead may be replaced by mild itching. Sutures will come out within a week and the swelling and bruising usually subsides within five to ten days. Your desired result should last at least ten years. The procedure can be repeated as desired by the patient.
At The Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping you achieve the look you desire. Contact us for more information.