Aging is an inevitable part of life; as the Buddha says, you are dying from birth. While this can sound dark and pessimistic, it is also a call to live with purpose and intent. You may be moving towards the end all the time, but you are still moving after all and living. You can keep age at bay by living healthy, eating well, and avoiding substance abuse.
While these changes will impact your life in many ways, they still cannot keep some signs of age away. One place that shows the signs of aging faster and more openly is the face and its features. Because of this, facial rejuvenation procedures have been developed to keep you looking as young as you feel.
Facial rejuvenation is any procedure that aims to eliminate the apparent signs of aging on your facial features. A most welcome quality of facial rejuvenation is that it is often minimally invasive. The results are often very impressive; some can last the patient years. The most common facial rejuvenation procedures are:
The eyes are often among the first features to show signs of aging, especially the eyelids. For this reason, eyelid rejuvenation is often the first procedure many people ask for. Also known as blepharoplasty, this procedure usually precedes a neck and facelift or is performed simultaneously. You must keep the changes to a reasonable minimum, enough to improve your outlook.
Facelifts are delicate procedures, so you must find a board-certified surgeon to perform the procedure. More than just eliminating sagging skin, a facelift is meant to restore harmony to your facial features. Because of this, it is often combined with other procedures to improve facial balance, like fillers.
Botox and other neuromuscular blockers that help eliminate wrinkles are also good options for facial rejuvenation. Botox can treat multiple places where you have developed dynamic wrinkles, like the forehead and around the mouth and eyes.
Fillers work hand in hand with Botox, helping eliminate static wrinkles and restoring fullness. In addition, they help remove hollow cheeks and eye areas, smoothing the face and rendering youthful looks.
Good Physical Health
Physical health is critical to qualifying for facial rejuvenation procedures because the body needs to process and adjust to the changes. Some diseases, like cardiac disease or high blood pressure, can disqualify you from some procedures. It is also crucial that you are at an ideal weight and that your drug use is minimal.
Another aspect that can dictate whether you qualify is your expectations for the procedures. You must have realistic expectations of possible changes and how far the procedure can go to cut years off your looks.
To qualify, you must also commit to keeping your facial rejuvenation results by changing your lifestyle. Some commitments may include hydrating often, limiting your time in the sun, or using sunscreen outdoors.
For more on who is a good candidate for facial rejuvenation, visit Pacific Liposculpture at our offices in Beverly Hills, San Diego, or Newport Beach, California. Call (424) 421-2250, (858) 427-8899, or (888) 575-8898 to book an appointment today.