The journey of aging, while beautiful and natural, often leaves its mark in the form of wrinkles, sagging and volume loss. But what if we could influence this process, sculpting our own narrative of aging? This process is where the art and science of facial rejuvenation come into play.
Whether through non-surgical treatments that subtly enhance your natural features or more comprehensive surgical procedures that offer transformative results, the path to a more youthful, confident you is just within reach. Keep reading to learn the best facial procedures to look younger from our board-certified expert, Dr. Jonathan Cabin.
Understanding Facial Aging
As we age, our skin loses its youthful elasticity, and the volume in our face gradually diminishes. Most importantly, gravity causes the skin and soft tissue to sag downward. All of this can cause insecurity for many men and women.
The aging process is influenced by multiple factors, including genetics, sun exposure and lifestyle. Some factors are preventable, but there’s no way to halt aging altogether. However, while we can’t pause time, we can certainly influence how it affects our faces.
Non-Surgical Alternatives for Facial Rejuvenation
For many patients seeking a more youthful appearance, non-surgical procedures may feel like a more approachable and accessible treatment option. These methods are typically quicker than surgical procedures and involve less downtime, making them suitable for those who want to dip their toes into aesthetic treatments. Dr. Cabin offers several treatment options, including:
Dermal fillers are another non-surgical option for facial rejuvenation. Although they work by restoring volume, they can also be used to treat early gravitational changes of the face by camouflaging associated folds and volume changes. They can also be used to create more youthful facial features by enhancing the features like the cheeks or lips. When used appropriately, the result is a subtle yet powerful rejuvenation of the face.
Most commonly referred to by the brand name “Botox” – but also including Dysport, Xeomin, Jeauveau and Daxxify – neurotoxins work by blocking the signals to the muscles of facial expression, lessening contraction of these muscles against the skin and, thus, the wrinkles that result. These treatments can prevent and reverse the stereotypical fine lines and wrinkles that develop next to the eyes (“crow’s feet”), forehead, and frown (“11’s”).
Laser treatments use special wavelengths of energy to resurface skin and even out tone. Doing routine laser treatments are not only a great way to turn back the clock on the skin but are also effective at stimulating collagen that makes skin more resilient and resistant to wrinkles.
Surgical Procedures for a Younger Look
Although skin is best treated with non-surgical and minimally invasive options, surgical procedures can provide a more comprehensive, powerful and durable facial rejuvenation. Although these procedures require a more intensive recovery period, surgical options are typically more powerful than non-surgical treatments and do not require regular upkeep.
Deep Neck Lift
A deep neck lift is one of the most transformative surgeries in facial plastic surgery. This procedure is designed to contour the structures in the neck, giving patients a more defined jawline.
Unlike traditional neck lifts that focus only on the skin and superficial fat layers, the deep neck lift addresses every layer of the neck, including the structures that sit below the muscle. This comprehensive approach results in a more natural-looking contour and a longer-lasting sculpted base that enhances the impact of future anti-aging procedures.
The deep facelift, or deep plane facelift, is a sophisticated procedure that targets the deeper tissues of the face and neck for more natural and long-lasting rejuvenation. Unlike a traditional facelift, it uses the entirety of the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) to reposition all of the facial soft tissue, reducing heaviness, jowling and neck laxity. It also restores volume to the midface and cheeks, creating a youthful, heart-shaped face. Though the procedure is more complex, the results are more natural-looking, helping to prevent a “pulled” or “windblown” appearance. Using the SMAS for strength also takes all tension off of the skin, resulting in nearly imperceptible scarring.
The eyes are one of the first features people notice; however, they are also one of the first areas to show signs of aging. An eye lift can address issues such as droopy, sagging eyelids or fatty deposits that give the appearance of puffy bags under the eyes. The result is a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
The Importance of a Personalized Treatment Plan
A commitment to personalized care is at the heart of Dr. Cabin’s practice. He understands that each patient is unique, with individual aesthetic goals and concerns. During your consultation process, Dr. Cabin will take the time to listen to your concerns, evaluate your facial structure, and develop a customized treatment plan that aligns with your anti-aging goals so you can get the most from your experience.
Reveal Your Best Self with Jonathan Cabin
Whether you’re considering a surgical procedure like a deep neck lift or a non-surgical treatment like fillers, Dr. Jonathan Cabin is here to guide you on your journey to a younger, more confident you. Schedule a consultation today and take the first step towards revealing your best self.