There are no two ways about it, as you age, your face begins to deteriorate. Your skin gets less elastic, it gets lose and stretches out in different places, folds of skin begin to appear here and there, and let’s not forget the lines and wrinkles that form. Ageing has effects on your facial appearance and outlook. However, several facial rejuvenation techniques can be used to counter the effects of ageing.
Facial rejuvenation treatments refer to any combination of cosmetic treatments that are used to restore the totality of your facial appearance to its youthful appearance. Many of the time, a facelift is the starting point for facial rejuvenation techniques. However, there are different procedures out there that can be used to rejuvenate your facial appearance without having to undergo surgery.
Nonsurgical treatments are often characterized as non-invasive treatments. They are used when the facial issues that you are looking to correct are not overly deep. Some of these non-invasive facial rejuvenation techniques include dermal fillers, fat injections, microdermabrasion, facials, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, etc. All of these processes aim to correct unwanted facial features and enhance the overall outlook of your skin/face.
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When to do facial rejuvenation?
If you feel that it is time for you to undergo facial rejuvenation, then it is highly recommended that you see a medical aesthetician. The medical aesthetician will be able to determine the course of treatment for you; whether to go for an invasive procedure or a non-invasive one. Essentially, facial rejuvenation is right for you if you are looking to:
- Reverse the ugly side effects of ageing
- To restore your face to its previous ravishing and youthful appearance
- Remove sagging skin in your neck and face
- Increase the volume in your cheeks
- Contour your jawline
- Eliminate the appearance of crow’s feet around your eyes
- Remove facial lines as well as folds that often appear around the mouth
- Remove droopy skin and eye bags in the eye region
- Get rid of dark circles that develop under your eyes over time
Facial rejuvenation can be classified as an elective medical treatment. As with other elective therapies, it should only be undergone if you are in complete health, mentally, physically and psychologically.
You have to make sure that your body, as well as your protective immune system, are in top shape to avoid unnecessary complications. If you have serious medical issues, or if you smoke, then you shouldn’t undergo any facial rejuvenation treatment.
Popular facial rejuvenation treatments
As mentioned earlier, facelifts were the primary starting points for invasive/surgical facial rejuvenation procedures. However, cosmetic science has developed to the point where there are non-surgical procedures that can enhance your beauty effectively. These procedures are quick, painless and can provide positive results without any significant need for extended recovery periods. They are safe, fast, effective and cheap. The most popular of these procedures include:
Botox is perhaps the most widely used facial rejuvenation treatment. An injectable treatment, millions of people use it to improve their facial appearance every year. Botox treatments are carried out using a particular type of botulinum toxin with a view to reducing the appearance of fine lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, wrinkles, and forehead creases.
Botox injections work by temporarily paralyzing the underlying muscles that contract to form facial wrinkles. By putting these muscles into relaxed mode, your face will look smoother, younger and revitalized.
Botox injections relieve headaches, help to counter excessive sweating and can be used as a treatment for facial spasms. Botox injections are quick and easy. A treatment session takes less than half an hour with useful results in a few days. However, they should only be performed on you by a certified professional. Otherwise, you risk the procedure resulting in complications such as drooping eyelids, muscle weakness, facial pain, and a seemingly unnatural look.
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- Soft tissue fillers (Dermal Fillers)
Dermal or soft tissue fillers are another facial rejuvenation procedure that most people seem to choose. When you age, the rate at which your body produces collagen decreases drastically. This results in a loss of skin elasticity, a situation that leads to wrinkles skin, loss of facial volume and body fullness.
The loss of collagen usually occurs around the eyes, cheeks, jawline, brows, and nose.
When you inject soft tissue fillers into the skin, they temporarily increase volume in the affected areas. This means that you can have fuller lips, increased facial amount, softer skin folds and even enhance the overall appearance of acne scars or scars from an injury.
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- Chemical Peels
As you age, that smooth complexion of yours takes a severe beating. Different factors such as sun exposure, lifestyle, genetics, acne and more can cause your skin to develop conditions that make your skin less beautiful, smooth and uneven. Chemical peels work great at smoothening your overall skin texture.
Chemical peels are a simple facial rejuvenation procedure. It involves the use of a chemical solution to peel off the damaged, outer layer of your skin, boosting collagen production and revealing the newer, more beautiful layer underneath.
Chemical peels range in price from $200 to as high as $5000. It all depends on the level of treatment you need to effect the changes that you need. Again, as with other facial rejuvenation techniques, chemical peels are best performed by a qualified professional.
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How often should I do facial rejuvenation?
In the real sense of it, there is no exact time table for facial rejuvenation. However, once you start it, it is a commitment for life as the effects of your treatments are bound to decline over time.
Most of the time, the frequency at which you should do facial rejuvenation is based on the treatment that you are undergoing. For instance, the effects of a facelift are long term. Some may take as many as eight years to clear out. This means that you would need to be getting subsequent facelifts every 5-8 years. Botox injections, on the other hand, are more short-term with the effects disappearing after 6-9 months. This will determine how often you need to have facial rejuvenation treatments.
Other factors that can affect the rate at which you should do facial rejuvenation include:
- The responsiveness of your body to treatment: Generally, the rate at which your body breaks down treatment solutions determine how often you would need more treatments. The faster it is, the more often you will need more treatments.
- Genetics and overall health: Darker looking people enjoy the effects of facial rejuvenation treatments longer than others with lighter skin tones. Also, your physical health can play a role in how long a facial rejuvenation treatment will last.
- The incisiveness of the facial rejuvenation treatment: Typically, the more invasive a facial rejuvenation treatment is, the longer the effects will last.
- Lifestyle choices: Activities such as smoking and alcohol consumption can alter the rate of blood flow in your body. This can alter the effects of a treatment as it accelerates the ageing process.
- Overall diet and exercising routine: A well-balanced diet combined with daily healthy exercise routines will keep you in good shape making sure that the effects of your treatment last for as long as possible.
- The speed of the ageing process: This is a natural phenomenon that cannot be altered. The faster your body changes, the more you would need facial rejuvenation treatments. Sometimes, the ageing process can be accelerated by stress and illness.
Choosing the right cosmetic injector and medical aesthetician for facial rejuvenation
As mentioned earlier, facial rejuvenation should only be carried out by qualified professionals. Before your treatment begins, you will have the opportunity to discuss the results that you want for your treatment. Also, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your viability as a candidate for facial rejuvenation based on your medical history and overall physical health.
When consulting with a cosmetic injector and medical aesthetician to ensure complete safety and effectiveness of results, you should come prepared to discuss present and past medical conditions, previous medical surgeries, allergies, current medication, and preferred treatment plan.
To make sure that your facial rejuvenation treatments are carried out under safe conditions and that they produce the most effective results. You should ask your medical aesthetician and cosmetic injector the following questions:
- Am I a viable candidate for facial rejuvenation treatments
- Are the results I want realistic?
- Do you have previous experience with related facial treatments?
- Do you have before and after photos for the procedure that I want to undergo?
- Will I have any visible scars?
- What is the overall cost of my treatment?
- Will I be making use of anesthesia?
- How long is the recovery period and when I can resume my daily routine?
- Are there any side effects and risks associated with the treatment?
- What are my choices if the outcome of my surgery does not meet the desired cosmetic goals we initially agreed on?
Cost of facial rejuvenation
The overall cost of facial rejuvenation differs from one cosmetic provider to another. It is also dependent on your location. If the standard of living in your location is high, then the cost of facial rejuvenation is likely to be high.
Additionally, apart from your cosmetic injector’s fees, different factors increase the overall cost of your treatment. Some of them are:
- Further medical tests
- Surgical garments
- Other miscellaneous costs
Conclusively, the effectiveness and incisiveness of your treatment determine how expensive it will be. With all this in mind, most facial rejuvenation treatments usually cost anywhere between $500 to $5,000.
Remember that facial rejuvenation treatments are considered to be elective treatments. This means that they are not covered by insurance. However, your medical aesthetics provider can provide you with solid structuring plans that will make payment more affordable.
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Preparation for facial rejuvenation
Before your procedure, it is highly likely that you will be placed on a treatment program that will prep your skin for treatment. Creams, lotions and special gels may be applied to your skin in readiness for the procedure.
Additionally, you may be given oral medications to increase the effectiveness of expected results.
Sometimes your cosmetic injector may ask you to:
- Increase hydration rates by taking more water
- Exercise daily in readiness for the surgery
- Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin
- Stop smoking and consuming alcohol in the weeks leading up to treatment
- Reduce exposure to the sun
Before the treatment, it is advisable that you discuss a projected recovery period. Facial rejuvenation procedures often require a bit of downtime. Therefore, it is conceivable that you won’t be able to return to your daily routine immediately.
Your cosmetic injector will provide you with detailed post-procedural instructions about taking care of drains if they are placed, daily skincare routines and products that should be used, handling side effects and complications as well as normal symptoms that would be experienced following treatment
After the anesthesia used during your procedure wears off, it is entirely normal for you to feel some form of pain. If the pain does not subside within a few days, you should make sure to contact your cosmetic injector immediately.
Limitations and side effects
As is the case with other medical treatments, side effects are not uncommon. Luckily, severe complications from facial rejuvenation treatments are rare. The risks peculiar to your facial rejuvenation treatment will most likely have been discussed with your cosmetic injector.
Common side effects and potential complications of facial rejuvenation treatments include:
- Changes in feeling and sensation
- Adverse reactions to the anesthesia used
- Allergic reactions
- Accumulation of blood (Hematoma)
- Damage of underlying structure
- Possible breakdown of your skin
- Reabsorption of fatty deposits and crafts
Of course, you can minimize the effects and risks from facial rejuvenation treatment by following the explicit instructions of your plastic surgeon.
How long do the results of the experiment last?
Sometimes, it can be virtually impossible to reverse the effects of ageing and gravity completely. However, this doesn’t mean that the results of facial rejuvenation are not long lasting. Sometimes, the results can stay in place for as many as 6-8 years.
Complementary procedures, filler injections, and other periodic treatments can be used to maintain your youthful appearance. Fat grafts are more permanent, and age with you.
Facial rejuvenation treatments can help you maintain a beautiful and youthful appearance. Our experts at Canada MedLaser can help you with choosing the best facial rejuvenation procedure for your presentation. After treatment, make sure that you follow up with evaluation appointments at the prescribed times to ensure positive results. Contact us today!