Facial Restoration Options Growing Popular With Younger Patients
May 8, 2014
Plastic surgery is a constantly growing and changing field. Every day we are making new discoveries and innovations. One of the most exciting developments in recent years has been the realization that plastic surgery can do more than just enhance the body and address the physical changes that time can cause to your body. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hunter Moyer has observed that younger patients are taking advantage of newer, less-invasive procedures to make subtle, pre-emptive changes by starting these facial rejuvenation treatments earlier than ever before.
Cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate and smooth facial skin have become increasingly popular among patients aged 18 to 30. In fact, members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) performed 90,000 wrinkle-relaxer procedures and nearly 30,000 soft-tissue filler treatments for those 30 and younger last year, according to the 2013 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures. Those totals are 50% (wrinkle-relaxers) and 63% (fillers) higher than the previous year for the same age group.
Cosmetic injectables like Botox® smooth and relax the fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet caused by facial expressions and the natural effects of aging. The effects can generally last four to six months and, with repeated use, Botox® can train the muscles to relax, making the lines and wrinkles appear less severe for longer periods. However Botox® will not replace tissue that has been lost, so damage caused by the sun and gravity will not respond to treatment.
Facial fillers like Juvéderm®, Sculptra®, and Restylane® facilitate the softening of deeper facial creases and add volume to the lips and face, restoring the plump, firm, fullness of youth. Cosmetic injectables give patients extra lift that previously could only be achieved with more comprehensive surgical procedures such as facelift. Providing patients with results ranging from six months up to two years, facial fillers can even prolong facial plastic surgery results to help maintain a youthful appearance. Dr. Moyer safely and effectively administers Botox® and facial fillers to adult patients in-office with minimal discomfort and without the need for extensive downtime.
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