Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Treatment Options Available for Wrinkles and Loose Skin

Perhaps not given a favorable reputation, fat is an essential factor in a youthful appearance. On a very sharp timeline, with age the fat in the face begins to diminish. This results in skin around the face to wrinkle, droop, and sag. There are numerous treatment options that are available and will help in determining which will be most effective.

Face and neck lifts

Large amounts of loose skin in the facial area can have considerable response to a face lift. This cosmetic surgery also known as a rhytidectomy, involves lifting the soft facial tissue, removing excess skin, and sculpting or redistributing the underlying fat in your facial tissue. Fat is sometimes taken from another part of the body and added to specific facial areas. The area is then re-sculpted by repositioning the skin and stitching the area back into place. Neck lifts are performed in a similar procedure. Cases that facelifts can be helpful in include:

-Areas where large amounts of facial skin is loose

-Extremely sagging cheeks

-Deepening creases below eyelids, around chin and lower lip

-Excess skin hanging from the lower jaw line is forming jowls

-Visible bands of skin in the neck area

-A loss of definition in the neck from excess fat

LJO eye and brow lifts

If the skin around the outer part of your brow is sagging, this specialized procedure concentrates only on lifting the outer tail of the brow. This avoids over correction that can come with a traditional brow lift which involves also lifting the forehead skin. Often used in conjunction with the brow lift, is eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty, which can correct the sagging skin around the eyelid.

Not limited to the face and neck areas, body lifts can be done to correct sagging skin in various bodily areas. Specific procedures that target zones of loose skin are also available.

An opera lift

The opera lift provides a more economical and less invasive alternative to the traditional facelift. This procedure combines fat removal, facial tightening, and a stem-cell-concentrated fat grafting system. It produces the same types of results as a traditional facelift but without the extensive incisions and healing period. Offered in the Minor and Major varieties, the Major provides a larger volume of stem-cell-fat grafting and incorporates plasma rich platelets, or PRP's from the patient's blood to reduce the bruising and enhance the graft.

Wrinkle treatment alternatives

There are even more treatments that help smooth out skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Skin enhancement treatments like Botox or a number of other fillers can be used.

Botox: Botulinum toxin type A, is injected into the muscles to stop them from contracting giving the skin an appearance that is smoother and less wrinkled.

Fillers: Fat and collagen as well as other soft tissue fillers when injected deep into a wrinkle furrow helps to smooth out the skin.

Deciding upon the most effective treatments for wrinkles and loose skin will depend on the location and extent of the wrinkle and sagging. Multiple treatments can be combined to exact an individualized plan that addresses and corrects specific issues and produces your more youthful looking skin. Always seek consultation and information before considering any procedure.

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