Your skin is essential to your health and the first thing people notice about you on your face. As you age, your skin becomes less elastic and shows signs of aging, like wrinkles and pigment changes.
Facial surgery may correct these issues but doesn't come without risks. If you're looking for a more youthful appearance without surgery, Dr. Anthony N. Dardano offers several other treatments at his Boca Raton, Florida office.
Effects on your skin with age
When you're born, your skin is perfectly supple and elastic. For most people, your skin remains youthful until you reach the age of 30. Excessive exposure to sunlight, smoking, and other lifestyle choices affect your skin immensely, causing it to look aged over time.
The aging process is natural and happens to everyone, but you may need more time to be ready for the signs of getting older to set in. As you get older, your skin is prone to various effects, including the following:
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
- Loss of volume
- Age spots
- Uneven skin tone
These issues continue to change the older you get, but you can get ahead of them. You can get various aesthetic and cosmetic treatments that improve skin tone, texture, and elasticity.
Risks of facial surgery
Facial surgery, like a facelift, is a great option when other avenues of treatment haven't produced the results you hoped for. However, many people can achieve a more youthful appearance without cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Dardano gives you all the different treatment options based on your goals and needs. He also explains the risks of facial surgery so you can make an informed decision.
While unusual, many risks are associated with any type of surgery, including facial surgery. These risks include the following:
- Anesthesia issues
- Facial nerve injury
- Fluid retention
- Skin irregularities
Although you could undergo facial surgery and not experience any of the above, the risks are more pronounced than the less invasive cosmetic treatments Dr. Dardano offers at his practice.
What other treatments are available?
If you need more time to prepare for cosmetic surgery or only have a few minor areas to fix, Dr. Dardano offers other less-invasive techniques. If you're looking for tighter, clearer skin from cosmetic treatments, Dr. Dardano recommends the following:
Botox is a cosmetic treatment that contains botulinum toxin, the same toxin present in food poisoning botulism. The toxin is safe in small doses and temporarily paralyzes muscles in your face to eliminate signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles.
Fillers are another option that Dr. Dardano helps you achieve fuller, tighter-looking skin. He injects different types of fillers under the skin on your face to produce a fuller, more youthful look. Hyaluronic acid is one of the many types of successful fillers Dr. Dardano uses.
TempSure is known as a nonsurgical facelift because it not only fixes wrinkles and fine lines but also tightens your skin. The TempSure Envi system allows Dr. Dardano to use radiofrequency energy to revitalize your skin.
Platelet-rich plasma is a treatment Dr. Dardano uses in conjunction with micro-needling to deliver platelets into your skin. Platelets contain powerful growth proteins that promote new cell growth where he injects the PRP.
PRP that Dr. Dardano injects and micro-needling helps reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles. However, it also promotes collagen production, which ultimately tightens your skin.
To learn more about our skin rejuvenation treatments, call the office in Boca Raton at 561-202-1248 to schedule a consultation or book an online appointment.