There are 3 ways we show our age:
- loss of fat or volume in the face
- photo damage from the suns rays
- a lot of excess skin causing wrinkling and sagging
For the longest time the solution to all three ways that we show our age was treated with one procedure : the face lift. Face lifts in the 1960′s to the 1990′s were risky, had long recovery times and were complex.
Today we can treat all the signs of aging with non surgical face lift procedures.
Volume Face Lift:
If a person has lost volume in the face then a good non surgical face lift option is the use of fillers. Fillers that are hyaluronic acid based such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Teosyal are shorter term fillers that are used to plump up the skin , giving it more volume. These fillers can last anywhere from 6 to 12 months or more depending on the filler. Other advanced fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra are also used to plump up the skin but are based on producing collagen in the face and tend to last a lot longer from 18 months to 4 years. A new addition to fillers is Selphyl, dubbed by some as “vampire” because it involves using your blood to generate volume under the skin. Botox is not a filler but a muscle relaxer and is used in conjunction with fillers such as Juvederm to give “liquid face lifts” or more commonly known as Softlift.
Today there are a number of face lift treatments that stimulate collagen to give more plumping of the skin as well as tightening of the skin.
At BC Laser and Skin Care Clinic we offer the latest treatment options for non surgical face lifts such as Ulthera, Thermage , Fractionated CO2, Fraxel from our Surrey clinic. To see what your options are for making your face look more refreshed call our office at 604 580 2464 and book your appointment with Dr Shah today.
These non surgical face lifts can last for 2- 4 years and can make you look younger, fresher and more relaxed by up to 10 years. Other non surgical face lift options include lasers which can help fade sun spots and pigments as well as tighten skin over a series of treatments.
If your concern is of extremely loose skin or excess skin then a surgical face lift may be your only option. Face Lift options are wide ranging and although advances have been made you will still have downtime and it is a surgical procedure. The cost can also be prohibitive in many cases. Face Lifts are thought to last anywhere from 5 to 10 years depending on the type of face lift procedure performed.
We offer Botox & fillers by professionals in the heart of Surrey
Botox , Fillers and Volumizers are well known today to provide results that turn back time. If they are performed by a qualified, experienced professional these treatments can give you a natural result that still looks like you but just that little bit more rested and refreshed. Done poorly and you will see some of the “stepford wives” look that makes you look the same as the person next to you.
Our treatments at our Surrey, BC clinic look at you as a person and determine what to use and where to use it based on our experience as to what will make you look your best and not a predetermined formula that may leave you looking too even. Remember we are naturally uneven on both sides of our face! Our range of fillers include Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Volbella which we have found to give long lasting results and in fact have currently been shown to last longer than 1 year and upto 2 years. Our volumizers include Selphyl for the “Vampire Lift”, Sculptra and Radiesse for increasing your own collagen production.