SCAR-FREE FACE LIFT
REVERSING THE SIGNS OF AGING BY COMBINING TREATMENT TECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR A BEAUTIFUL AND NATURAL LOOKING SCAR-FREE FACE LIFT
By: Dr. Nathan Newman
The invention of advanced technologies provides us the ability to reverse the signs of aging and to correct undesirable facial features to give natural results with minimal risk, recovery time and at a fraction of the cost of the old-style face lifts.
The fullness around the eyes, the cheeks and the pre-jowl area on the jaw is key to looking youthful. As we age we lose the fat in these areas and we begin to seem tired, hollow, sunken, gaunt, and old.
SKIN TONE & ELASTICITY
Skin exposure to the sun and the environment, even the routine of daily life, causes the skin to change color, texture and to lose its elasticity. Sunspots, precancerous growths, patchy areas of rough, dry and oily areas appear over time, along with acne scars and other injuries to the skin appear, and cause the skin to look aged and worn.
The desired amount of facial volume can be restored with fillers. Your own body fat is the most natural and most cost effective filler that can be injected. However, the number of FDA approved skin fillers to correct wrinkles, acne scars and to give fullness is increasing yearly. The types of fillers and their brand names include collagen (Evolence), hyaluronic acid-based fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, Hylaform, Perlane, and Elevess), calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), poly-l-lactic acid (Sculptra), polymethylmethacrylate microspheres (PMMA) bovine-based collagen (ArteFill) and silicone. These fillers last from 6 months to 2 or more years.
THE FAT CELL ADVANTAGE
The best and most natural filler is fat. With fat transfer, the fat is taken from an undesired part of the body, with a mini-liposuction, and the fat is injected using a needle into the desired area to increase its volume. The fat cells are larger than the other fillers available and therefore can give much more volume in a more cost-effective manner. The fat cells are alive and become part of the area they are injected into. They do not move and once the fat grafting is complete, the fat is a permanent filler. But perhaps the most unique advantage of fat is that it contains adult stem cells. Stem cells are precursor cells that have the potential to grow and take the form of their surrounding tissues. New technological advances have made it possible for us to concentrate the adult stem cells naturally found in the fat to yield better and more effective treatment results.
REPAIRING SKIN DAMAGE
The skin goes through tremendous wear and tear over the years. By combining chemical peels and laser treatments you can restore the smooth, firm and even toned look to your skin. The strength and type of treatments should be individualized to your needs to achieve the desired results.
OTHER TREATMENTS COMBINATIONS TO CONSIDER
In some cases other treatments may need to be added to achieve the desired results. These treatments may include lipo-sculpture, suspension lift, brow-lift, eye-lid lift, jaw augmentation, lip enhancement, Mesotherapy, Botox and others as indicated on an individual basis.
Face lift surgery for most patients today does not require a risky procedure with scars and possible complications associated with the older surgical methods. Today’s technology has made possible the beautiful and natural looking Composite Scar-Free Face Lift by combining different treatment techniques to reverse the signs of aging by repairing, renewing, filling and lifting the skin with long lasting results, minimal risk, minimal recovery time and in a cost effective manner.