Facial Contouring and Rejuvenation
In our ongoing quest to stay young looking, keep our skin firm and healthy, and maintain that taught symmetry of our faces, we are blessed with an array of products and options to achieve this goal. Recently, many of us are turning to both surgical and non-surgical means of rejuvenating our aging skin, turning back the aesthetics of the hands of time and regaining a fierce contour to our features. But just what does, and can this, encompass? What should be considered when exploring these paths? And just what are your options?
This new wave of treatment goes beyond what the conventional facelift of yesteryear would and could do. It actual aims to reshape the oval structure of the face and affect underlying tissue, firmness, and collagen rather than simply remove the appearance of the surface layer and superficial wrinkles. Because of the wide range of options and universally wanted goals, facial rejuvenation procedures are not confined to an older crowd – rather, people anywhere from their twenties up through their seventies are seeking out these services.
What Does It All Mean?
Facial contouring and rejuvenation, for one, can actually extend to the neck as well. Since loose and sagging skin can be found around the throat, it directly affects how the face itself looks. Treatments can generally be divided into targeting the upper, middle and lower face (which includes the neck) and treatments can vary from topical applications to injections – it all depends on what you want to achieve and your comfort level.
This zone approach, also, allows you to really hone in on specific problem areas and adjust treatment type and intensity as needed. Since areas of the face, too, can age and develop folds and wrinkles at different rates, one all-over treatment level may not actually work for all areas, depending on the severity of sagging and the underlying facial structure. In targeting areas, you will want to strive for symmetry of results.
Basically, from firming the skin to injecting filler where collagen is lacking, the goals of any facial rejuvenation services are to plump up any drooping areas and brighten darkening spots.
As the options tend to be minimally invasive, too, the end results tend to be more natural looking and retain wide ranges of expressions – the face is re-contoured not frozen.
What Are My Options for Treatment?
One route you can take is very cool indeed. You may have heard of CoolSculpting already, but essentially what this procedure does is it exposes unwanted fat cells that may be causing uneven features on your face to sub-freezing temperatures. This ‘kills’ them and, as they then thaw out, they quite literally melt away as they break down and get processed out of your body over the next few weeks.
The opposite end of the spectrum, this technique uses heat to tighten the skin itself. As tissue heats up, loose collagen tightens and sparks the production of new collagen for many months.
You can also go the subcutaneous route and have filler injected into the area that is hollowed. Mostly used to target circles and sags under the eyes, the non-surgical injection plumps them back up with a permanent filler.
Using radio waves to tighten up old collagen and stimulate new production, this is a painless and non-invasive procedure that hits even your deep tissue layers below the skin.
A bit similar, this procedure uses ultrasonic waves to tighten up sagging skin, especially around the neck, chin and brow regions.
ENDOSCOPIC FACIAL CONTOURING
A bit more intense, this procedure involves making a super small incision along the hairline and pulling the facial skin and tissue upward and to the sides and the tissues firmly reaffixed.
If these options seem more intense than you are hoping to experience, you can also work on areas of your face that are seeing sagging effects at home. Though at-home lotions will not produce quite the same results, you can use facial creams containing collagen (and collagen boosting properties) such as Jericho’s Marine Collagen Booster, to stimulate the production in the comfort of your own home.
In fact, even if you elect to try an in-office procedure, regular use of a collagen cream can help keep the effects longer and maintain that firmer skin.
The bottom line is that you can achieve amazing rejuvenating effects and a younger looking face without going way under the knife. In fact, 82% of American are actively avoiding invasive surgeries for cosmetic procedures so you are not alone! Whatever route you do decide on, you should always consult a medical professional to ensure you are being as safe as possible.
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