Posted on: 28 November 2016
If every time you look in the mirror, all you see is your aging skin, you may want to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. You don't need to have a facelift to look younger; there are plenty of in-office procedures a dermatologist can perform. Here are five to consider.
Thermage This procedure uses radio frequency to tighten the skin and stimulate collagen production. Collagen is the protein that holds the body together, and as the body ages, collagen production is lessened. The radio frequency stimulates collagen production by causing microscopic cracks in the skin. The result is less sagging and more taut skin again. Usually one to two treatments is sufficient to obtain the desired results.
Belotero Balance This is a newer brand of line fillers. Wrinkles, especially nasolabial folds, the wrinkles that go from the sides of the nose to the mouth corners, are filled with hyaluronic acid. This compound is less prone to clumping than earlier versions, spreading out and smoothing wrinkled areas. It can also be used in delicate areas, like the crow's feet wrinkles around the eyes. The injections generally need to be repeated every six months for continued benefit.
Non-Surgical Nose Job
As people age, the nose tends to flatten and grow wider. A dermatologist can give you a more youthful nose again in a matter of minutes, and without any incisions. By using a combination of hyaluronic acid filler, such as Juvéderm, and Botox, a few quick injections into the dorsum, the bony straight down the middle of your nose, and into the tip of the nose will reshape the appearance of your nose. The procedure will need to be repeated every 9-12 months.
Botox has been being used cosmetically for many years now. It works by paralyzing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles from the repetitive contracting and relaxing of muscles. Botox is ideal for wrinkles caused by frowning and deep, vertical forehead lines. Botox keeps them in the relaxed state for about three months.
Ear Lobe Lift
Many women, especially if they lived through the eighties, the decade of big hair and big earrings, may feel self-conscious about their ear lobes. The ears do seem to grow larger as one ages; just look at an old man's ears. But in addition to normal aging, wearing heavy earrings and multiple piercings can make the ear lobes become quite saggy. There is no muscle to support them, so they are subject to gravity. An injection of hyaluronic acid filler every year will perk them back up.Share