Your face is one of the first things that people notice when they look at you. It’s also the first thing you see when you glance in the mirror. Ideally, when you look at yourself, you’ll see a face that makes you feel confident and happy. If that’s not the case, a facial rejuvenation procedure might be just what you need to feel and look your best.
There are lots of options for facial rejuvenation–but which procedure is the right one for you? It all depends on what’s bothering you the most and whether you’re able to have a surgical procedure or would prefer a non-surgical option. If you’re not sure where to begin, here are some tips for picking the right procedure for you.
What Area of the Face Concerns You the Most?
One of the first things to consider when you’re choosing a facial rejuvenation procedure is the area that is bothering you. Examine your face in a mirror. What stands out to you? It might be that you’ve noticed that you have puffiness under the eyes or drooping upper eyelids. It could be that your chin and cheeks are sagging, giving you a jowly appearance. For some people, the nose is their biggest area of concern. Many people think that their nose is too large for their face or they might feel self-conscious about a bump or divot in the bridge of the nose.
If you are mainly concerned about droopiness in your eyelids or puffiness under your eyes, a surgery such as an eyelid lift might be the best option for you. If your primary concern is sagging or a loss of skin elasticity in the lower part of your face, a procedure such as a facelift or a neck lift might be more appropriate.
Meanwhile, any concerns you have about your nose can most likely be corrected with rhinoplasty. A rhinoplasty can change the size of your nose, correct issues with its shape or alter the nose to make it easier for you to breathe. If you feel that your nose is too large in comparison to the rest of your facial features, a chin augmentation, rather than nasal surgery, can also be an option. Chin augmentation increases the size of your chin, balancing out your nose and other facial features.
Should You Choose a Surgical or Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Procedure?
Something major to consider when choosing the most appropriate facial rejuvenation procedure for your needs is whether you want a surgical or non-surgical procedure.
Surgical and non-surgical procedures typically correct different concerns. For example, Botox and injectable fillers can help to temporarily minimize the appearance of wrinkles and lines. They won’t correct issues such as sagging or droopiness, though.
Non-surgical options can be a good pick if you don’t have skin laxity concerns and are pressed for time. Unlike surgery, they don’t require much, if any, downtime. Usually, it takes less than an hour for a surgeon to perform an injection or other non-surgical treatment.
On the other hand, surgical procedures usually produce more dramatic, longer-lasting results compared to non-surgical options. While results from a non-surgical injection can last for a few months to a couple of years, the results from surgery can last for a decade, or in the case of chin augmentation or a rhinoplasty, permanently.
Choosing the Right Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Procedure
If you do decide that a non-surgical treatment is the best option for you, it’s important to choose the right one. Just as surgical procedures treat different concerns, so do different injectables.
For example, if your primary concern is the appearance of lines or wrinkles created by facial movements, such as the development of crow’s feet by the eyes or frown lines between the brows, Botox is probably your best treatment option. But if your main concern is lines or wrinkles that develop because of a loss of volume and the effects of gravity, a filler such as Juvederm will most likely be the most appropriate for you.
Your facial plastic surgeon can help you decide which facial rejuvenation option will help you reach your goals and get the results you are seeking. In some cases, it could be that combining treatments will provide the results you want.
A board-certified facial plastic surgeon in West Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Michael Schwartz has more than two decades of experience helping patients achieve their goals when it comes to facial rejuvenation. To learn more, call 561-228-5888 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz today.