Aging can sometimes feel like an overnight phenomenon: one day we have beautiful, glowing skin and the next day it seems like we have been hit with a myriad of wrinkles! A proactive and organized approach to skin care can help you achieve the best results in the attempt to triumph over the aging process.
Skin care falls into several categories. Preventative measures, non-surgical procedures, and surgical operations are all options to help you preserve your youthful looks over the passing of time. But which option is the best for you?
Preventative measures, such as using sunblock and retinoids, reducing sunlight exposure, and eliminating certain foods from the diet can help stop aging issues before they even begin. Skin aging due to sun exposure begins at a very young age, so doctors recommend using sunblock beginning in childhood. A comprehensive anti-aging regimen should begin in your 20s and be maintained throughout life.
Plastic Surgery Alternatives
Is there such a thing as a non-surgical face lift? The difference between a non-surgical and a surgical procedure is the tools used to accomplish the task. Light and energy-based tools can treat the effects of aging without a patient going under the knife, while injections or fillers can be placed under the skin with a quick prick of a needle. Resurfacing through the use of chemical peels and other non-ablative methods are also non-surgical options.
Surgical procedures can be minimally-invasive or isolated. These options include facelifts, forehead lifts, facial implants, neck lifts, brow lifts, chin surgery, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping, or other augmentations that can remove excess skin and restore youthful looks.
If you’re troubled by the signs of aging, request an initial consultation with your favorite cosmetic surgeon to determine which options are the best for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time will vary depending on the procedures chosen but you will soon be on the way to enjoying youthful looks!