Q. I have noticed rapid signs of aging. What are some treatments to lift my face, especially the fat pads in my cheeks?
A. Thank you for sharing your photo. After age of 30, the beginnings of facial skin laxity start when skin repair diminishes and passive skin aging relaxes. The web of fibrous compartments under the skin loses fat, stretches and elongates developing 5 growing “waves” of skin at points of attachment such as the:
- hooding along the eyes,
- lower eyelid / cheek junction or tear trough / nasojugal fold
- nasolabial fold,
- lateral mouth commissure and marionette folds,
- jowls and neck.
The skin itself is not dissimilar to crepe paper held together by collagen, elastin and other structural molecules which also passively diminish with aging.
My immediate recommendations are to obtain consultation with a talented, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with extensive skills in:
- non-surgical skin tightening using Obagi ZO Skin Health Rx regimen and chemical peels
- minimally invasive injectables including fillers and / or fat
- Sculptra for firming and tightening.
A more expansive reply can be found in our blogs.
Don’t forget to protect your skin from the elements! UV blockers, anti-oxidants, pigmentation control and acne / oil reduction will maintain your skin rejuvenation efforts.
Everyone needs one or more layered improvement and in personalized combinations to achieve their optimal result.
All surgical, minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures and their combinations should be discussed following a proper examination with a well versed, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who performs all of these options so you will not receive a biased approach because he or she are limited in their skills.
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