Your face is the most important physical representation of yourself. Your eyes, your smile, and even the condition of your skin represent a level of youth. Fortunately, getting a facelift can help recapture your youth and give you back the confidence you once had.
While undergoing a facelift alone will help erase years off your appearance, additional complementary procedures to several key areas of the face can help complete your overall youthful look, creating beautiful results.
The Eyes, a Window to the Soul
Your eyes can reveal a lot about yourself, even your age. Getting an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) can be a great way to rejuvenate this beautiful feature of yours, making your eyes appear younger and more vibrant. As we age the skin and muscle around our eyes tends to weaken and become droopy. This saggy skin can even obscure your peripheral vision, reducing what you can see from the sides of your visual field. Loose skin around your eyes may also manifest as bags or dark circles giving you that tired appearance despite being well-rested.
Getting an eyelid lift removes excess tissue around the eyes allowing them to appear more alert and energized. The procedure will also tighten the surrounding skin, eliminating the appearance of wrinkles, giving you a more youthful exterior.
Youthful Skin is Key
While tightening the skin and getting rid of excess tissue is great for reshaping your facial appearance, it is important not to neglect your greatest feature, your skin! Healthy looking skin is not only a marker of youth but is also subconsciously a sign of good health.
Facial skin can undertake a dull or uneven appearance in our mature years, but there are several procedures that can help recontour the skin allowing your face to appear brighter and smoother.
Dermaplaning is an exfoliating treatment that removes the top layer of skin revealing a completely smooth surface underneath. It is done by gently scraping layers of dead skin cells from the surface as well as removing any unsightly facial hair in the process. Exfoliating your skin in this manner will also allow for better penetration of skincare products, making them more effective. Best of all the results are immediate as you’ll notice the difference in your skin’s texture and tone soon after it is completed allowing you to go out on the town that very night.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that increases collagen production (an essential protein that helps keep skin firm), minimize the appearance of scars, and tighten the skin. The procedure works by inserting tiny needles into the surface-level of the skin, similar to acupuncture, activating the body’s healing process and creating new skin cells. Microneedling is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of skin without the need for harsh chemicals.
Taking Back Control of Your Appearance
There is no shame in taking pride in your appearance. For the same reason we wear stylish clothing, put on those cute heels, or brandish shiny jewelry, we just want to put our best foot forward and present ourselves in the most flattering light possible. Unfortunately, make-up and other types of cosmetic products can only do so much and often only temporarily.
Choosing to undergo a facelift and other complimentary procedures requires a lot of self-research and discussion of your options with a trained professional. Dr. Maida Parkins and her expert team are well versed in several areas of cosmetic surgery and can develop a comprehensive plan to not only achieve your cosmetic surgery goals but also achieve a new level of personal satisfaction.
To learn more about your plastic surgery options, contact Dr. Parkins and her team at (262) 269-1050 to arrange a personalized consultation in the Lake County, WI area.