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Facial Rejuvenation – What’s the Best Option?

Posted on: August 28th, 2015 by California Skin Institute

Here at California Skin Institute, our team works hard to offer a best-in-class selection of facial rejuvenation treatments to our patients, ensuring that a superlative treatment plan is developed just for you.* We do this because each patient develops slightly different signs of aging, so treatment options must be versatile and highly customized.* Facial wrinkles, for example, are the biggest concern for some individuals, while others may develop severe facial volume loss or experience big changes in the appearance of their neck.* The symptoms of aging can vary greatly, especially in their effect on facial appearance.* California Skin Institute’s dermatologic surgeons and plastic surgeons provide a variety of procedures to create an individualized treatment plan that focuses on your needs.*

Facial Rejuvenation Options

A big part of how you age has to do with genetics, lifestyle choices, and a variety of other factors.* Since these factors vary widely between individuals, treatment options must be custom tailored to you, ensuring an aesthetically pleasing outcome.*

That is why here at California Skin Institute, we work hard to cultivate a patient-centric culture that places patient safety and customized treatments above all else.* When you visit one of our dermatologic surgeons and plastic surgeons for facial rejuvenation, here are just a few of the treatments we can discuss with you, depending on your unique situation:*

  • Fillers for volume replacement or wrinkles: California Skin Institute’s dermatologic and plastic surgeons have access to several dermal filler treatments that can reduce wrinkles and add facial volume.* For example, hyaluronic acid fillers (like Restylane and Juvederm) are great for adding volume to the treatment area in order to reduce wrinkles and create subtle contour.* Among these fillers are Restylane Silk, which improves lip volume and reduces lip wrinkles; and Juvederm Voluma, which boosts volume in the cheeks.* Some fillers, like LaViv, can even use your own cells to smooth out wrinkles over time by boosting collagen growth. Sculptra, another filler, is used for pan-facial volume enhancement by stimulating the growth of your own tissue to create a long term volume replacement.* Finally, there is a long lasting filler option available for those patients seeking the longest possible wrinkle correction.*
  • Injectables for active wrinkles: Our dermatologic surgeons and plastic surgeons also use several injectables to smooth out wrinkles and improve the appearance around the jawline.* For example, Botox, Dysport and Xeomin can reduce muscle contractions that cause frown lines and crow’s feet, for an appearance that is more relaxed and youthful.* Another great injectable is Kybella, which is one of the newest treatments to reduce a double chin without surgery.* California Skin Institute is one of the first practices in the nation to offer this treatment and Dr. Morganroth has been selected as a leading expert, to train physicians in the use of this revolutionary procedure.*
  • Facelift: California Skin Institute’s dermatologic surgeons and plastic surgeons are experts when it comes to performing facelifts that look natural.* During a facelift, the facial muscles and skin are tightened, to create a younger appearance that doesn’t look “plastic.”* Dr. Morganroth is the innovator of the Vertical Vector Facelift, a procedure performed under local anesthesia that produces a natural outcome by pulling tissue up against gravity.* This technique differs from traditional facelifts, performed under general anesthesia, which rely on pulling the neck and facial tissues horizontally.*
  • Eyelid Lift: This is a very effective procedure that reduces the perpetually-tired appearance caused by excess skin above the eyelids.* It’s a great treatment because tightening even small portions of sagging skin above the eyes makes a huge difference in how you look.* It’s a very subtle procedure that yields powerful outcomes.* The puffy bags of fat can also be targeted to reduce a tired look.*
  • Radio Frequency Treatments: Our dermatologic and plastic surgeons use special technology, like Thermage and Alma Accent XL, to tighten skin and increase skin elasticity.* Treatments like Thermage use radio frequency to heat up structures within the skin to stimulate collagen production.*
  • Brow Lift: Often performed as part of a facelift, this treatment aims to lift sagging brows and reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles.* With a minimal number of well-hidden incisions, the wrinkles on the upper half of the face can be significantly reduced with this procedure.*
  • Ultrasound Treatments: Using Ulthera (a device that uses ultrasound to tighten tissue beneath the skin surface) face, brow, and neck tissue can be tightened without any downtime.* This technology revolutionized non-invasive tissue tightening.*
  • Laser Treatments: California Skin Institute offers one of the best and broadest ranges of laser services in Northern California, including lasers for wrinkles, skin texture, red and brown spots, pigmentation, and tattoo removal.*

The Importance of Neck Treatments

When considering facial rejuvenation, it’s also very important to keep in mind the general appearance of the neck.* If the area has significant amounts of sagging skin, stubborn fat deposits, or muscle bands, treating these may significantly augment outcomes of any other facial rejuvenation procedures.*

For example, if neck liposuction is performed in conjunction with a facelift, the improvement in neck contour will interplay with a more youthful facial appearance, for an outcome that is exponentially more visually effective.*

California Skin Institute offers neck liposuction, submentoplasty (technique to tie muscle bands up to lift them), and Sidelaze (a laser technique to melt fat and tighten neck tissues performed by Dr. Morganroth) as alternatives to a facelift.* All are performed under local anesthesia and have less downtime than a facelift.*

If you’d like to learn more about the facial and neck rejuvenation techniques used by our dermatologic and plastic surgeons, please call a California Skin Institute practice near you, or fill out the Contact Form below to schedule a consultation.*

*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.