If facial lines and wrinkles are getting in the way of your self-image and confidence, it’s time to officially declare your independence from these bothersome signs of aging and get back to loving the way you look. Not quite sure how to remove face wrinkles? Here are five great ways to get the smooth, youthful appearance you want while still looking like yourself, just revitalized and rejuvenated.
1. Brow Lift
A sagging brow can make you look tired and much older than you feel, even if you are well rested and energized. While some people can be genetically predisposed to having a furrowed brow, sagging skin in this area can also be caused by the natural aging process and environmental factors like sun exposure, smoking and even repeated squinting.
A brow lift can help to smooth away forehead wrinkles and lines between your eyebrows, while simultaneously giving your face a more refreshed look.
Many people choose to combine a face lift with a brow lift for more comprehensive results.
2. Face Lift
As we age, the collagen and elastin proteins that give our skin its firm, supple structure and texture begin to break down, which leads to sagging skin, lines and wrinkles. Further, our skin naturally produces about 1 percent less collagen each year after the age of 20, and elastin production drops off after puberty. This means that as more of these proteins are broken down, even fewer are produced.
Fortunately, a skilled plastic surgeon can perform a face lift to tighten sagging skin and diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles that that form around your face.
3. Fat Injections
In addition to face wrinkles, loss of facial volume is one of the most common signs of aging. This can result in a sunken-in and tired appearance. To combat these effects and achieve the fuller, younger-looking appearance you desire, talk to an experienced plastic surgeon about fat injections.
Fat injections can create a very natural look and feel, since this procedure takes unwanted deposits of fat from another area of your body and reinjects those cells to your face. The result is a rejuvenated, smoother look and feel without requiring a more extensive surgical procedure.
4. Injectable Fillers
If you’re looking for a non-surgical way to remove face wrinkles, injectable fillers could be a great option. Most fillers contain a substance called hyaluronic acid, which is already naturally present in your skin. Its job is to retain large quantities of moisture, creating a full, smooth complexion.
When carefully injected in the right locations, HA fillers can have this same effect by “filing in” facial creases, lines and wrinkles that bother you.
Although your injectable filler results will be temporary, most people enjoy the same beautiful results for six months before needing an additional wrinkle treatment session.
BOTOX® is another type of injectable wrinkle treatment, but it works slightly differently from injectable fillers. Rather than plumping and smoothing wrinkles, BOTOX® works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscle contractions that cause dynamic expression lines. For this reason, BOTOX® can be an excellent way to reduce face wrinkles in your forehead and around your eyes, as these areas are involved in making most facial expressions.
One of the many benefits of BOTOX® is that it typically takes 20 minutes or less to perform and requires little to no downtime, so you can be well on your way to achieving a younger look without taking much time out of your busy day.
Waleed Ezzat, M.D., F.A.C.S. is double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology/head and neck surgery. He operates under the philosophy that natural beauty is the best kind of beauty. Dr. Ezzat addresses each aesthetic or reconstructive challenge by considering the whole facial anatomy rather than focusing on one isolated area. This comprehensive approach maintains a goal of fully functional and natural-looking results that fit perfectly within each individual’s unique genetic makeup.