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Procedures That Postpone Facelift

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Procedures That Postpone Facelift

As we grow older, our face begins to lose its ability to age gracefully. Wrinkles begin to appear around our eyes, forehead, and mouth as a result of an overall loss of collagen and firmness. Loss of definition in our chin and neck occurs as well. Oftentimes, a individual will consider having a facelift to correct these issues, but there are a few less invasive options you can do to postpone having a surgical facelift procedure.


Procedures that Postpone Facelift 


Botox and Dermal Fillers

Botox and dermal fillers, when applied correctly, are helpful in postponing a facelift. Botox is a neurotoxin used to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It's injected into targeted areas to relax the muscle tissue, temporarily preventing it from contracting and forming wrinkles.

Dermal facial fillers are gel-like substances, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxyapatite, that are injected into the skin. They work to restore lost volume, soften creases, smooth out lines, and enhance facial contours.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating procedure that revitalizes your skin's appearance and smoothness by removing the outermost layer of dead skin cells and dry patches. In doing so, it refines the appearance of fine lines, unclogs pores, and diminishes pore size. This procedure works to improve both environmental damage and aging damage that happens on the skin's surface.

Retin-A

Retin-A is a prescription strength Vitamin A that is proven to reverse the signs of aging, boost collagen production, smooth skin tone, and unclog pores. It helps your skin to store collagen and hyaluronic acid, resulting in a firmer and fuller appearance. Retin-A also works to slow down the rate of collagen loss, which also helps to prolong the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Retin-A

Intense Pulse Light Treatments

IPL treatments (Intense Pulse Light Treatments) work to correct pigmentation, blotchiness, redness, and fine lines using a powerful light technology. The pulsed light heats deep layers of the skin to create a natural healing process that results in collagen production. The subtle results mimic a facelift, and can be used on the entire face. IPL treatments give you a more youthful appearance without any signs of a surgery.

Microneedling

Microneedling is a collagen induction therapy. It uses a device with fine needles to create tiny punctures into the skin, which stimulates collagen and elastin production. The micro-fine needles range in size from 0.5 to 2.5 millimeters. The procedure visibly reduces the signs of fine lines, crows feet, deep wrinkles, and discoloration spots on the face after just a few sessions. The downtime after a microneedling session is very minimal.

Micro Fat Grafts

Micro fat grafting is a technique that transfers fat from one areas of the body to areas experiencing of the face experiencing sagging. It utilizes a micro lipo-aspiration to remove fat from areas of the body that have an excess of fat, like the stomach region. It is then purified and reinjected into facial areas that are in need of plumping. It addresses volume loss in the face as well as wrinkles.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are facial treatment that uses a cosmetic grade acid solution remove dry, damaged skin on the surface of the face. These facial peels enhance and smooth the skins texture while also treating skin discoloration, wrinkles, and blemishes.

Sunscreen

Wearing a protective sunscreen on your face helps prevent damage from harmful UV rays. The higher the SPF the better. Sun damage can cause premature aging, skin tone discoloration, sagging skin, and free radicals. All of which make your face look older than it should. Make sure to always wear a sunscreen when you are outdoors.

Sunscreen

Skin Care Products

Use skin care products that increase collagen production. Collagen helps to promote glowing skin, making your face appear healthy and youthful. It's a protein found in our body that gives our skin strength and elasticity. As we get older, the collagen production in our body slows down. So using a quality skin care product that promotes collagen production is very beneficial to the skin.


About the Doctor

Dr. Andrew Jacono, MD is one of New York's premier plastic surgeons, known for his skilled approach with both non-surgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation. He has conducted live surgical procedures in front of peer groups in more than 100 plastic surgery meetings around the world, hosted by European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS), International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), among many others. 

Dr. Jacono is among a small group of surgeons who have been able to achieve Dual Board Certification in both Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, as well as Head & Neck Surgery. He is also the Senior Advisor of Face to Face, which is a committee for American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Jacono has a large client base that ranges from prominent socialites, to TV personalities, to models and actors, to every day men and women. 

Dr. Jacono has offices in both Manhattan and Long Island. Visit his website at www.newyorkfacialplasticsurgery.com for more information.



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