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Category Archives: Anti-Aging Treatments

Is the Facelift Outdated?

Injectable Fillers Hazleton, PAOne cannot argue the fact that aesthetic medicine has evolved by leaps and bounds in the past two decades alone. Before the development of injectables and energy-therapies like radiofrequency, the way to treat lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging was through surgery. For the sheer fact that the surgical facelift has been around so long, we have all had the opportunity to see this technique go too far.

Some of our favorite celebrities look very different from their norm due to surgical lifting. These cases are few and far between, and yet they are what get our attention – and what creates apprehension about facelift surgery. When we couple exaggerated examples of bad plastic surgery with the immediate availability of injectable treatments, we may easily form the opinion that the facelift is outdated and unnecessary. Here, we want to explore the validity of this theory.

Injectables for Facial Rejuvenation

There are so many injectables on the market today that we can correct a much wider range of concerns than was possible twenty years ago. Botox can smooth those frown lines and crow’s feet, and can even lift the sagging brow. Where Botox leaves off, we’ve got dermal fillers to pick up the slack. Products like Juvederm Voluma have become the go-to for facial contouring, from the jowls to the cheeks and even to the nose. Why wouldn’t this be enough for every person?

Surgical Lifting Has Value

The surgical facelift may be necessary for some situations. This procedure moves tissue into a position that reinstates the youthful contours of the face. In so doing, the surgical facelift achieves longer lasting and more noticeable results. Through refined technique, the facelift of today is much gentler, much more subtle and natural-looking, than those that may have been common just a decade ago. This procedure intends to lift tissue and skin in a conservative manner that complements the bone structure of the face.

Ultimately, our job is to meet your needs and preferences. Beautiful rejuvenating results can be attained with facelift surgery and, in many cases, with injectables or radiofrequency. The final decision is all yours to make; we’re here to provide you with the details you need to feel confident in that decision.

To learn more about surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, call our Pottsville or Hazleton office.

What You Can Do Now for Great Skin in the Future

Anti-Aging Treatments Hazleton, PA

Anti-Aging Treatments Hazleton, PAGreat skin. We may not look at our beauty concerns and say that they are related to our skin, but most of them are. The signs of aging, such as the formation of jowls or the flattening of the cheeks, are all related to how the skin ages. Primarily, it is the loss of collagen and fatty tissue in the face that leads to many of the concerns men and women express as they get older. This is why our knowledge and attainment of professional skin-boosting treatments is integral to younger looking skin now, a year from now, and ten years from now.

In our cosmetic surgery practices, patients from Philadelphia and surrounding areas can benefit from personal care and non-surgical treatments that boost the appearance of the skin. Some to consider before the busy holiday season includes:

  • Customized chemical peels. Chemical peels are spa-treatments that are customized to achieve the exact intensity of peeling needed to achieve the desired result. If you’ve got a special event in a week, a mild peel may be ideal to restore a healthy glow to your skin. If you’ve got more time to invest in recovery, a deep peel may be ideal for the most dramatic improvements, which can include reduced lines and wrinkles and tighter, smoother skin.
  • Laser treatments. There are various lasers used in aesthetic medicine to enhance the appearance of the skin. Most work by gently heating and ablating superficial tissue. The result of laser treatments may be heightened radiance, smoother texture, and the reversal of sun damage. Laser treatments are commonly performed on the face, neck, chest, and hands.
  • A gentle rejuvenating treatment, microneedling sounds much harsher than it is! This technique makes tiny pinhole channels in the skin at varying depths to incite collagen proliferation. With more collagen flowing through the epidermis, the skin appears smoother, tighter, younger.

Professional spa treatments aren’t just relaxing; they are intended to slow the aging process on the skin, so you look radiant years from now. Learn more about available treatments by speaking to a member of our staff.

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