In your 20s, skin is generally free of the signs of aging. Start a medically supervised treatment plan now to protect your skin from the harmful effects of sun and environment.
Proper cleansing, moisturizing, and use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily will help ward off early wrinkles and enlarged pores. Mild peels and topical treatments may help control acne.
Botox® injections can prevent lines and filler agents such as Radiesse®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, and Juvéderm Ultra Plus® can be used to fill out smile lines and augment lips.
For unfavorable size and shape of body features, surgery may be in order. Rhinoplasty, otoplasty and other aesthetic procedures can often be performed.
Decreased firmness and skin elasticity are a natural part of aging. Introducing anti-oxidants into your skincare routine can help prevent sun damage that leads to lines and age spots. Also, alpha hydroxy acids in conjunction with retinoids and topical antioxidants can restore a youthful appearance to the skin.
Non-invasive laser procedures may improve fine lines, brown spots, and broken blood vessels. Botox® injections can diminish laugh lines and create a smoother forehead. Fillers like Radiesse®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, and Juvéderm Ultra Plus® can be used to fill smile lines and augment lips.
For those in their 40s, damage caused by sun exposure become apparent. More aggressive skincare can help combat the visible signs of aging. A combination of topical solutions like tretinoin (Retin-A), AHAs, and BHAs, along with microdermabrasion brings the best results.
There are many procedures available to smooth and tighten skin. Photofacials, chemical peels, and topical treatments are effective in decreasing the signs of aging as well as minimizing pore size. Fillers like Radiesse®, Restylane®, Juvéderm® and Juvéderm Ultra Plus® can help restore volume in the mid-face and fill smile lines. For upper face and forehead lines, Botox® injections may be in order.
For those who choose the surgical route, face, brow, eye and neck lifts are very popular procedures.
By age fifty, regular skin examinations by a certified aesthetician or plastic surgeon are essential.
Maintaining natural moisture is more difficult. Peels and light therapy in combination with ultra-hydrating home care can help maintain the balance. Laser resurfacing combined with fillers to restore volume can provide an impressive rejuvenation.
In all likelihood, more extensive facial rejuvenation and resurfacing procedures will be necessary at this stage. Depending on your appearance goals, comprehensive surgery can reverse signs of aging in the face, brow, mid-face, and neck areas. A facelift or brow lift in conjunction with laser resurfacing can yield dramatic results. The payoff for more invasive surgery is a natural, more supple look that is virtually undetectable.
CoolSculpting® at Austin Plastic Surgery Center
Lose the love handles. Flatten the flanks. Banish the bulges.
And do it with no downtime.
Dr. Maggi now offers CoolSculpting®, an exciting new way to treat unwanted fat deposits. Cleared by the FDA, CoolSculpting uses technology developed by Harvard scientists to selectively eliminate fat cells in the most stubborn, hard-to-lose areas. CoolSculpting is most effective for men and women who are within 20 pounds of their ideal weight and looking for minimal fat reduction in unresponsive fat deposits, like the love handles or under the arms. Natural results and slimmer contours without the need for surgery. Call today for a consultation to determine if treatment is right for you.
How it works
CoolSculpting eliminates fatty tissue by freezing it. Harvard scientists noticed that children who ate a lot of popsicles were more likely to have dimples and less cheek fat than other children. Further study revealed that fat is particularly sensitive to cold compared to the surrounding body tissue. Through a process called cryolipolysis, tissue in a targeted area, like the sides of the belly, can be deeply cooled, eliminating fat cells without harming surrounding tissue.
Your CoolSculpting session takes about an hour and you are able to rest, read a magazine or work on your laptop. The session begins with a cooling sensation and a feeling of pressure for a few minutes, then numbness follows, and you are well on your way to a 'cool' result!
You can go back to work the same day. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure with minimal discomfort. Patients have reported experiencing redness, minor bruising and numbness in the treated area, but these are temporary conditions.
CoolSculpting is ideal for men and women who want to slim their contours through minimal fat reduction without an invasive operation – no needles, no incisions, just fat reduction.
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WhEN DO I SEE RESULTS?
In as little as three weeks, though the full effect may take up to three months. After the treatment, the body will heal and remodel the treated area for a smoother appearance.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
Most patients see undeniable results after just one treatment. After 2-4 months, patients may see additional improvement with a second treatment.
ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?
The treated fat is permanently eliminated. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, the results should be long lasting.
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