NON-INVASIVE FACIAL REJUVENATION: WHERE TO START?
I see a lot of patients concerned with the early signs of aging who want to know – what can I do to look younger? How much does it cost?
I believe the foundation is good skin care. Obviously a good diet and overall good health are crucial but preventative and corrective skin treatments provided by a licensed esthetician or aesthetic nurse are key. It can be as simple as a daily glycolic cleanser with moisturizer or more involved with periodic facials or specialized peels. You should really determine a monthly budget and see what kind of regime your esthetician can work out for you. Other treatments such as IPL or resurfacing can also be considered but I recommend at least a 4 week period of daily home treatment before performing these. A variety of sophisticated devices are available to improve skin tone, texture and color. Lyle Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center offers Sciton BBL Hero, Sofwave, Neogen plasma and Genius RF microneedling as well as many others.
In terms of injectables treatments, the number one offering is Botox or Jeveau. To me it offers the simplest and most dramatic change in facial appearance to reduce expression lines and wrinkles..
Certainly fillers are helpful, but I almost always recommend neurotoxins (Botox or Jeveau) as the first line agent. I tend to be conservative at first- it is better to under do (you can always add more but you can’t effectively take away too much agent.) The first time I administer Botox- I recommend a checkup in a week to see if more is needed. If an undesirable effect occurs it can often be corrected with a touch up . This can help get the right dose with the next treatment done 3 to 6 months later.