“Look 10 years younger!” states the headline. We are drawn to read the advertisement to learn about the latest techniques, to analyze the possibilities, and to consider how to retard the aging of our own body.
Anti-aging techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, abound from pills and creams to major surgery. Today more people are considering non-invasive, non-surgical approaches to turn back the clock even a little bit.
Several non-invasive options include Botox injections(1), Restylane(2), Juvederm, Radiesse, and creams. These reduce the crease lines, keep the muscles from working deep groves in the skin, and aid in maintaining a youthful look. Most of these are not enduring and may be done with minimal discomfort.
One method for clearing away age spots, smoothing acne scars, removing fine wrinkles or tightening the facial skin is the Cutera Laser. By removing thousands of small segments of skin all over the face the skin tightens up as it heals in just a few days. Age spots are reduced to restore a more youthful even complexion.
Major changes may be achieved with a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Excess skin may be removed to tighten up the skin to present a more youthful look. Function may also be restored when sagging eyelid skin is excised to allow improved vision.
To learn more on how you may benefit from any of these anti-aging options contact our office for an appointment with Dr. Hobbs.
1) Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: November 2007, Volume 120, Issue 6S, pp.41S-54S, “Botox for the Treatment of Dynamic and Hyperkinetic Facial Lines and Furrows…
2) Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: October 2003, Volume 112, Issue 5, pp. 53S-54S, “The Role of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers (Restylane) in Facial Cosmetic Surgery…”