As we get older, the skin on our faces begins to lack luster. Depending on the extent of skin damage from weight loss, the sun, or age, there are plenty of options for skin rejuvenation, both surgical and nonsurgical.
Three of the most popular, and often misunderstood, facial rejuvenation options at our Kalispell plastic surgery practice include facelifts, BOTOX® and injectables, and chemical peels. Each of these options, or a combination, could be your ticket to a newfound youthful glow.
Women and men who lead healthy lifestyles and want their faces and necks to match their youthful dispositions can benefit from a facelift.
What is the best age for a facelift?
Your overall health has the most jurisdiction on whether or not you are a good candidate for a facelift. Age is only a contributing factor. Individuals in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and even 70s can benefit from this procedure. You can learn more about knowing when you’re ready for a facelift in our related blog post.
What does a facelift do?
Each patient is different, so Dr. Hromadka and I create a specialized plan for helping you reach your specific goals.
A facelift can treat several different concerns that you may have about your face and neck.
- Sagging skin along the jawline that causes jowls
- Creases that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial folds)
- Loss of facial volume, especially in the cheeks
- Lack of facial muscle tone
- A double chin cause by age-related loose skin and accumulated fat
You can see some of our patients’ results below and in our facelift before and after pictures.
BOTOX & Injectables
BOTOX is commonly used to smooth forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. It is a popular nonsurgical option that works by temporarily immobilizing the tiny facial muscles that contract and relax hundreds of times a day as you change expressions. As we age, our skin does not bounce back into place as easily, creating lines.
What to expect when you get BOTOX.
The injections themselves only take a few minutes, and many patients begin to see results within a week. The results typically last up to 4 months, and you can follow up with more treatments to maintain your appearance.
Chemical peels remove old skin so that new layers of healthy skin can grow in its place. This procedure has different levels of strength that fit your precise skin condition. Your peel can be superficial, medium, or deep.
- A superficial peel, also known as a “lunchtime” peel, gently exfoliates the skin and has the quickest recovery time.
- A medium peel can improve fine wrinkles and age spots using a stronger acid to remove damaged skin cells.
- A deep peel penetrates the middle layer of skin and can have more dramatic results, like improving skin tone, texture, color, deeper wrinkles and skin tightening.
What do you look like right after a chemical peel?
Depending on the type of peel you get, you can get a reaction similar to a sunburn, which could involve swelling or blisters. Deciding which type of peel is right for you is something we can discuss during the consultation.
The best way to determine which facial rejuvenation option is best for your individual needs is to talk with one of our plastic surgeons. You can request a consultation[/link] online or call us at (406) 756-2241 to schedule an appointment.