Facial rejuvenation in plastic surgery refers to techniques used to help a patient achieve a more youthful and energized appearance. In discussing facial rejuvenation, there sometimes appears to be confusion about the role of Fillers, Botox (Dysport) and a facelift things. As we age, several changes gradually occur. Our skin becomes thinner and less pliable; often there is loss of fat under the skin of the face, and gravity pulls downward not only skin but the deeper structures of the face as well. Creases resulting from overactive facial muscles may result in deep frown lines, smile lines around the eyes and vertical wrinkles around the mouth. The skin of the face will also show the effects of sun exposure, poor diet and smoking.
Botox and Dysport are both injectable neuromodulators which can temporarily alter the nerve impulses of targeted muscles, therefore reducing or eliminating contraction-induced wrinkles
Sculptra and other fillers can be injected into the face to restore its inner structure and increase facial volume that has been lost to aging. Most fillers are temporary, but some, such as Sculptra, may have a longer result as it is gradually replaced with collagen.
A facelift procedure is a delicate aesthetic operation which is useful for restoring deeper facial structures to their normal and more youthful position and for removing redundant skin to restore a more youthful appearance. In general, a facelift will improve the neck and jaw line contours as well. Other procedures that might be performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes. In conjunction with a face lift, fat transfer or fillers may be suggested to replace the lost fatty volume. Botox or Dysport might be used, and skin treatments such as IPL, dermabrasion, peels or laser may be offered to improve the quality and texture of the skin.