First impressions are extremely powerful and can leave a lasting opinion of you, whether it is accurate or not. Unfortunately, as we age, wrinkles, furrows, and sagging skin can all contribute to this first impression in an unfavorable way.
These signs of aging, though they happen to everyone, can communicate more untrue information about you than you may have thought possible.
For instance, people with furrowed foreheads are often thought to look angry and unwelcoming, while people with large bags under the eyes may look perpetually tired. So what can you do to ease these negative facial expressions? There are a number of anti-aging treatments available that can help you give off the right impression.
Mild & Non-Invasive Anti-Aging Solutions
If you want to get a little extra confidence and look your best for a big event nearly instantaneously, or you want subtle results, then the following skin procedures might be good options for you.
Botox & Fillers
Botox is one of the oldest and most respected non-invasive cosmetic treatments. It’s affordable, has proved its safety time and time again, requires no downtime, and lasts 3-4 months on average. When performed by a plastic surgeon, Botox injections smooth out dynamic wrinkles (caused by repetitive facial movements) and help keep unwanted facial expressions at bay by limiting facial muscle movement.
Fillers have similar qualities to Botox injections, except that they actively fill in wrinkles, rather than immobilize the muscles, and they tend to last longer. Some fillers can be used to address facial volume loss as well.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
The brow is often one of the first areas of the face to start showing signs of aging. Fortunately, the surgery to address forehead furrows, drooping brows, and hooding over the eyes is fairly non-invasive, typically employing an endoscopic approach through tiny incisions. Recovery takes about a week, and when performed by a skilled surgeon, the result is highly natural in appearance.
While these methods do not lift the skin or directly address wrinkles, laser resurfacing and chemical peel can improve overall skin tone and brightness, resulting in a healthier, younger appearance. Recovery from these procedures usually takes a week or two, depending on the intensity of the treatment.
These procedures may be more invasive, costly, and require more recovery time, but they are excellent for overall facial rejuvenation. These procedures are most effective for those seeking a more dramatic, longer-lasting result.
The classic facelift is good for addressing aging in the lower face and neck and restoring youthfulness. The facelift procedure is highly customizable, and your doctor will work with you to ensure that all of the problems you are most concerned about are addressed. Preliminary facelift surgery recovery takes a week or two.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Great for looking refreshed and more awake, blepharoplasty addresses sagging upper eyelids and fat deposits that settle under the eye with age. Blepharoplasty can make you look much younger and more alert, and the results are typically very good. Most patients can return to work within a week.
A Boost in Confidence
Looking younger and more welcoming can make you feel better as well. Many patients who opt for anti-aging treatments report a boost in confidence and self-esteem. Let your personality shine, and don’t let wrinkles slow you down!
Finding the Right Doctor
If your goal is to look your best and make a great first impression, then you’re going to need the help of a top-notch facial plastic surgeon. Make sure your provider is board certified and knowledgeable about a variety of anti-aging options, so he or she can customize a treatment plan for you.
If you’re ready to look as young as you feel, call Revesse in Toronto at416.438.2499 to schedule a consultation with double boardcertified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert A. Mounsey. Dr. Mounsey is an acclaimed physician who is standing by to help you attain your goals.