In order to maintain a beautiful face it is not necessary to undergo surgery anymore. The main reason is an extraordinary progress of technologies which can almost completely replace surgery and give better results. There will always be people who are supporters of non-invasive treatments with minimal or no recovery time, while others will give advantage to surgery or other aggressive treatments regardless of the recovery time. Newest scientific research show that if after the age of 30 one starts with preventive treatments, one's face can keep its youthful look without wrinkles for a long time and in that way postpone aggressive procedures and surgery.
Waiting for your wrinkles to develop and your face to sag is a wrong approach because then only surgery or more aggressive procedures may help. Once first wrinkles and signs of aging appear it is advised to start with preventive treatments so that surgery is not needed or is postponed. There are numerous treatments and technologies which can help. Once surgery was inevitable. The problem is that skin quality and look after surgery change. Therefor, it makes sense to combine surgery with treatments to improve the quality and overall look of your skin. The goal of the treatment is to improve the look and quality of one's skin, to reduce wrinkles, remove pigmentation and retrieve the lost volume with tightening.
There is no best treatment to solve all your problems, but a combination of various treatments which in the end gives best results. A certain treatment will work best with certain problems and it is with combining different ones that we achieve best solutions. Based on an examination, skin condition and your needs a treatment type or a combination with best results is determined.
Wrinkles are not your worst enemy nor the main sign of aging. Most people make a mistake because they focus only on wrinkles in a certain facial area, disregarding the rest. That is why they do not see that pigmentation or uneven complexion distort your facial look and give a perception of older age. The main sign of old age is loss of facial volume because of subcutaneous fat tissue loss after menopause. Facial bones get smaller with age because of gravity which inevitably pulls one's face downwards. First signs of facial sagging can be seen under one's eyes or around the angles of the mouth which start to lower. Pigmentation is a sign of sun damaged skin, which gives you an uneven complexion. Enlarged pores and capillaries get bigger with time. Mimic wrinkles created by muscle movement also get bigger. Wrinkles are important, but not the most important. Lips become thinner, especially the upper one. Fat cushions and eye circles appear under one's eyes. Eyelids start to lower. There is enhanced hair growth in the lower facial area. Skin loses its elasticity and support because of loss of fat tissue, thereby causing the face to sag.
First it is necessary to determine the treatment type: preventive, when signs of aging are not shown or are still in their initial stages and corrective when signs of aging are moderately or strongly accentuated. If signs of sagging are strongly accentuated, then surgery is the only option. After choosing your treatment, whether a preventive or a corrective one, a goal must be determined: capillaries, refreshment, pigmentation, enlarged pores, skin tightening, wrinkle removal, volume and lips correction. With preventive treatments a certain amount of recovery time is needed, therefor one should plan activities after the treatment since signs of the procedure show. For best results a combination of treatments is advised, especially if you have more issues you would like to tackle. Today, radio-waves, fractional lasers and fillers are the basis of all facial rejuvenation treatments. If needed, treatments can be combined with minor surgical procedures. Before the treatment we mustn't focus on just one problem but must take into account our whole face. If we solve one problem and don't pay attention to our face as a whole, other problems will become more accentuated. In that manner, if we remove wrinkles but do not solve our pigmentation problem, pigmentation will become more visible.
Determining the change we are treating:
Which facial area do we treat:
After defining the above we start with corrections. This is the only correct path we must take when rejuvenating the face.
If possible lead a healthy lifestyle with Mediterranean diet, daily water intake from 2 to 3 l and moderate body activity. Stop smoking or at least reduce. Less sun exposure and solarium. Our goal is not just to harmonize your face but the body as well so that you look and feel better.
Every face is individual and there is no scheme or algorithm for rejuvenation. A strictly individual approach is needed when determining the methods and types of treatment, while taking into consideration the client: his/her needs, skin condition, health condition and numerous other factors. In that way, for example, it is not necessary to remove wrinkles or correct the loss of fat tissue in every patient, but just to correct the pigmentation while others might need just a skin tightening.