As we age, our face loses fat, bone density and skin becomes drier and less elastic, causing it to sag and become increasingly prone to wrinkles. Many of those who feel they no longer look their best due to the aging process may be interested in undergoing facial rejuvenation procedures to improve their appearance. There are three main approaches to facial rejuvenation, skin resurfacing, injectables and surgery. To follow is a brief overview of the options available to patients in each approach to facial rejuvenation.

Skin Resurfacing

facial rejuvenationSkin resurfacing procedures effectively change the surface of the skin and correct pigmentation issues, such as dark spots and blemishes. Resurfacing can also buffer the appearance of fine lines while working to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Skin resurfacing procedures are not permanent, but when performed a few times a year, help to keep skin glowing and patients looking younger.

The most popular skin resurfacing procedures are:

  • Chemical Peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser Resurfacing

Injectables for Facial Rejuvenation

Injectables can treat a variety of aging facial issues such as the loss of volume, wrinkles, fine lines and folds. Different injectables target different areas of the face and have different purposes. Injectables can help restore the face to a more youthful appearance, and requires little to no-downtime. At Grosse Pointe Dermatology, we offer a variety of injectable treatments for patients looking to rejuvenate their appearance. Our most popular injectable treatments are:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic
  • Dysport®
  • Restylane® and Perlane®
  • JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel
  • Radiesse®

Surgical Options for Facial Rejuvenation

In cases where patients desire the most dramatic results, surgical options for facial rejuvenation may be considered. The most common surgical options in facial rejuvenation are:

  • Liposuction
  • Fat transfer
  • Facelift

These procedures are generally more invasive, and each has its own associated recovery time. Patients interested in more dramatic facial rejuvenation should consult a cosmetic dermatologist specializing in these procedures to find out what approach is best for you.

Considering Facial Rejuvenation? Contact Dr. Balle.

Grosse Pointe Dermatology is the perfect practice for your cosmetic and medical dermatology needs. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Balle today, and we look forward to meeting you. We can be reached at 313-886-2600.