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.
What is Restylane?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is present in all living organisms. In your skin it creates volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. Restylane contains hyaluronic acid in the form of a crystal-clear gel injected into the skin to lift the lip, wrinkle or fold. Once in the skin, Restylane works together with the body's own hyaluronic acid adding volume to the injected area.
Restylane's ability to bind water is unique, and when the molecules dissolve, they turn into water and depart without leaving any trace in your body. Unlike permanent implants, Restylane will dissolve over time. The patient then has the option to refill the area, if desired. As the face is constantly changing, beauty is best maintained by periodically evaluating with Dr. Dickie the need for further treatment.
In contrast to other biodegradable implants, Restylane is not extracted from animals. Restylane is perfectly safe to use instantly without pre-testing.
Who is a good candidate for Restylane?
You may be a good candidate for Restylane if you have lines around your mouth and nose, crow’s feet (around the eyes), nasolabial lines (laugh lines), hollow cheeks and/or thinning lips. The most appropriate lines to treat with Restylane are those that are described as static, the lines you can see when your face is at rest.
Following your consultation and facial analysis with Dr. Dickie, the actual injection process only takes about 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the area(s) to be treated. When treating wrinkles, pain relief is not usually needed.
Immediately after your procedure, the treated area may include temporary redness, tenderness and bruising, which may be covered with light mineral makeup. For the first 24 hours after your treatment, you should avoid strenuous exercise, extended exposure to sun, or extreme temperatures.
Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery for more information on Restylane and other possible cosmetic enhancements that you might be considering and to schedule an in-depth consultation with Dr. Dickie. Let us help you achieve your desired look. We are committed to helping you look and feel great.