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The Right Treatment for the Right Wrinkle

Wrinkles are a normal part of aging, but that does not mean you have to put up with them. Getting the right treatment for the right wrinkle will help you look your best, feel younger, and improve your self-esteem. An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Desman can help you choose the ideal treatment for your desired results. Many of these procedures are long-lasting and significantly delay the aging of your face.

What Kind of Wrinkles Do You Have?

Different types of wrinkles show up on various areas of the face. The most common kinds are wrinkles caused by sagging muscles and crow’s feet, which appear at the corners of your eyes. However, there are many other kinds of wrinkles that can be treated through cosmetic procedures.

Sagging, Deep Creases, and Drooping Appearance

If you have deep creases and an overall droopy appearance, you may be a candidate for a facelift or mini lift. A facelift repositions deeper structures and tightens the skin. Candidates for a facelift need to have good skin elasticity, be healthy, and be free from major medical conditions. The surgery takes several hours, and you will experience some swelling and bruising afterward. However, the effects are long-lasting. If signs of aging only affect the lower part of the face, you should consider a mini lift, which is less invasive.

Crow’s Feet and Horizontal Lines Between the Eyebrows

Crow’s feet and similar wrinkles are typically caused by years of repeated facial expressions. The best treatment for these wrinkles is Botox. This option paralyzes the underlying muscles beneath the facial tissue, forcing the muscles and skin to relax. Botox offers temporary results, but an individual can repeat this treatment as often as they need. The procedure is non-invasive, takes only a few minutes, has minimal side effects, and features no downtime. An ideal candidate for Botox is usually between 18 and 65 and wants to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. These treatments work for anyone unhappy with lines on their face, including men. However, it is important to note that doctors do not recommend Botox during pregnancy.

Wrinkles and Sun Damage

If you have wrinkles or a sagging face caused by sun damage, dermal fillers are an alternative to a facelift. Dermal fillers are injected under the skin to smooth wrinkles and reduce sagging. The right injectable for your situation varies, and there are a handful of options to understand.

  • For acne scars, nasolabial folds and hollowness beneath the eyes, Juvéderm is a powerful option. This filler uses hyaluronic acid to stimulate collagen production. It lasts up to twelve months.
  • RHA fillers can treat dynamic wrinkles in people over 22. Dr. Desman injects this product using a small needle.
  • For fine lines around lips, Juvéderm Volbella is ideal. This injectable features long-lasting results from a single syringe and combines well with regular Juvéderm.
  • For hollow cheeks, Dr. Desman might consider Juvéderm Voluma, which is designed to lift and contour the face. This approach often requires two or three syringes.
  • To treat parentheses, marionette lines, and moderate to deep wrinkles around the mouth, Dr. Desman uses Juvéderm Vollure, which cross-links the particles of hyaluronic acid for long-lasting results.

Contact Dr. Desman to Smooth Your Wrinkles

Dr. Desman can help you pick the best dermal fillers for you, depending on the look of your face and your desired results. Some people may need more than one dermal injectable on different parts of their faces to get enhancements they desire.

If you have questions about which filler or treatment option is best for your unique cosmetic goals, Dr. Desman can listen to your expectations and help you choose the ideal solution. Call the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and get started on refreshing your appearance.