When you start to notice changes in your face, such as wrinkling, sagging skin, or brown spots that seem to come out of nowhere, you might feel helpless. While aging isn’t something that can be avoided, you don’t have to stand by passively and watch it happen. Aging is slightly different for each person, but there are many methods for slowing down and improving signs of aging, so it is usually possible to find a treatment that will be appropriate for any type of aging. But how do you make that choice? Many people find the choices to be overwhelming, but all you need to do is narrow your focus and talk to an expert.
Set Your Goals
Before you start evaluating potential treatments, you will first need to narrow down what it is you want to accomplish. Narrowing your focus will help you get the best results from your procedure. Are you mainly seeing a lot of wrinkles? Are they located in one area, or spread out across your face? Or do you see problems with sagging skin and brown discoloration? If you want to address more than one issue, you may need to combine treatments to get the results you’re looking for. Having goals is an essential part of the process. This will help you get customized advice from potential plastic surgeons.
Surgical or Non-Surgical?
Because everyone has different needs, there are different levels of treatments to suit a range of goals, lifestyles, and budgets. Non-surgical treatments are typically less expensive and require less downtime than surgical treatments, but they are often not as effective for more extensive signs of aging. Some surgical procedures do not treat skin problems like brown spots from sun damage, and are better for problems like significant sagging skin. People with busy lifestyles are more likely to find that a non-invasive procedure such as Botox or injectable fillers are better fits than a brow lift or other surgical procedures. However these are only temporary fixes, and the treatments must be repeated at an ongoing cost to maintain results. Patients must weigh the benefits and downsides of downtime versus results to come up with a solution that will work for them.
Cosmetic procedures can be expensive, but fortunately there are treatments in a range of prices that can suit nearly any budget. More expensive procedures can usually be financed, and may seem less cost effective than minimally invasive procedures, but the lasting results can pay for themselves over time. Costs of temporary treatments can add up quickly, so it is sometimes more economical to consider a surgical procedure. It all depends on your needs and budget, and only you can decide what is right for you when it comes to the cost of procedures.
Assess Your Candidacy
While you may be interested in a number of different procedures, that does not always mean you are a candidate for all of them. Certain health problems, medications, or habits, such as smoking, may disqualify you for certain procedures, particularly surgical treatments. This is for your own safety, but it can limit what you might be able to consider. Your doctor may also express the opinion that another treatment would be a better fit for you, advice you will want to seriously consider.
Keep Your Expectations in Check
Unfortunately, plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments cannot work miracles. Many patients have inflated expectations of how they will look after surgery or other procedures. Then they are subsequently disappointed with the results, even if those results were significant and had impressive anti-aging results. Maintaining realistic expectations is extremely important for all patients, as it will help avoid dissatisfaction and other issues.
Discuss With an Expert
If you would like to explore your options for facial rejuvenation with a plastic surgeon who can help you make a decision about the treatment that is right for you, then it’s time to seek the help of a reputable and experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Robert A. Mounsey. Dr. Mounsey is double board certified and focused on helping patients reach their anti-aging goals. Trusting your face to a plastic surgeon isn’t easy, but Dr. Mounsey’s skill, compassion, and experience make the process as smooth as possible. Call Revesse in Toronto today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mounsey and begin your journey toward a more youthful look.