Facial Rejuvenation: An overview

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial Rejuvenation

Why do we need Facial Rejuvenation?

We frequently attribute our crows’ feet and spider veins to getting older. The truth is that over 90% of skin “aging” is due to sun damage — not time. The longer we stay in the sun, the lower our resistances is to UV damage. Our bodies naturally defend us from sun damage in our early years by neutralizing free radicals (reactive oxygen atoms that damage our skin’s collagen) and much of the UV radiation put forth by the sun. Eventually our lifetime of accumulated sun exposure finally wears down our natural shields. Our skin comes under direct attack, and we begin to see more clearly the signs of sun damage like  wrinkles, enlarged pores, sagging skin, spotting or freckling, and spider veins.

What can be done?

Staying away from the sun isn’t the solution. With newer methods and improvement in older ones. it is now possible to achieve better looking skin. Use of Topical Creams, Chemical Peels, Laser and Energy Treatments and microdermabrasion are newer methods for Facial Rejuvenation. Chemical peels use a chemical solution to dissolve the layer of dead skin cells that rests on the skin’s surface. Use of laser, energy or pulsed light to stimulate the production of collagen in the skin, replace old-looking skin, and rejuvenate both the superficial layer of skin and deeper tissue.  Microdermabrasion is the use of an abrasive gel or surface to remove the topmost layer of the skin, encouraging new growth and improving the skin’s texture.

However, despite the availability of less invasive procedures, the effectiveness will not be the same for all patients. There will always be a pool of patients who have facial skin sagging and redundancy that cannot be treated any way except by surgical excision. Surgery is the most invasive and serious of rejuvenation options, but also yields the most dramatic results. It is the best option for extremely loose and sagging skin.