What do you see when you look in the mirror? Are you happy with the reflection looking back at you? Often times, how we look affects how we feel. Typically, a person who is happy with their appearance will exude confidence and vitality. On the contrary, someone who dislikes what they see in the mirror may be more reserved and exhibit less energy. If you are like many people in their 40’s and 50’s you may start to notice signs of aging, including: sagging skin, looseness in your neck and poorly defined jawline. Facial aging is inevitable, but when the changes that you see start to bother you and affect how you feel, it may be time to consider your options for addressing sagging skin.
As you might expect, there is a wide spectrum of procedures designed to treat facial aging. Non-invasive treatments can include: dermal fillers, chemical peels, radiofrequency skin tightening and medical grade skin care products. These procedures can combat signs of aging to a certain degree, but their efficacy diminishes over time. However, if you are looking for a long-lasting solution, a facelift may be the right answer for you.
A facelift performed by a skilled facial plastic surgeon can dramatically improve and rejuvenate your appearance without losing your natural look. Most facelifts focus on removing the sagging skin in the middle and lower thirds of the face to restore a youthful shape. The results are permanent and can often turn back the clock by seven to ten years. It is important to keep in mind that a facelift does not address aging in the eyes and brows. For a full facial rejuvenation, you can combine a facelift with a brow lift and an eyelid lift. Another important point to consider is that a facelift does not stop the aging process and your face will continue to age with time. Therefore, it is essential that you continue to properly care for your skin after your facelift procedure. At minimum, sunscreen should be worn every day and medical grade skin care products should be used.
The best way for you to find out if you are a good candidate for a facelift is to schedule a consultation at Fine Arts Skin and Laser in Dover, OH. Dr. Hartman, a board certified facial plastic surgeon, will be happy to help you determine if this procedure is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!