When most people think of aging, they think of wrinkles. Wrinkles can make you look and feel older than you are. If you are looking for ways to minimize your wrinkles, read on as Chicago’s Dr. Marco Ellis discusses both surgical and nonsurgical options.
Facelift surgery continues to be one of the most popular options for those looking to dramatically rejuvenate their face. A facelift erases wrinkles and fine lines by surgically tightening facial skin. Facelift surgery offers long-term benefits, with results that last up to 10 years.
Eyelid surgery removes excess fat and tissues from around the eye. It can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. This procedure can help to minimize undereye wrinkles and creases that formed because of loose, sagging skin around the eye. Please note that it is not an effective treatment for crow’s feet (the wrinkles that form at the corners of the eyes).
Brow Lift Surgery
Brow lift (also called forehead lift) is a surgical procedure that can minimize forehead wrinkles and frown lines. During the procedure, the surgeon repositions the brow line to give your eyes, brow, and forehead area a youthful and refreshed appearance.
Surgery is not your only option when it comes to minimizing your wrinkles. If you are concerned about lines around your eyes and forehead, then Botox may be an option. Botox is a cosmetic injectable that can temporarily minimize frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Botox results usually last three to six months and repeat treatments are needed to retain the effects.
Dermal fillers are an injectable solution that can temporarily rejuvenate your face. Fillers are a great way to minimize wrinkles on your cheeks, brow, neck, and nasolabial folds (those lines that extend from the nose to the corners of your mouth). You can use fillers to target specific areas on your face. Once injected, fillers add volume to those areas to help smooth wrinkles.
Dermabrasion can rejuvenate the skin and minimize wrinkles. During the procedure, a special instrument is used to gently scrape away the outermost layer of skin, resulting in new skin that is smooth and healthy.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing can improve the overall facial appearance by minimizing wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, and mouth. Laser skin resurfacing also results in firmer and smoother skin because the heat from the laser stimulates the body’s production of collagen and elastin.
Consult a Professional
Dr. Ellis understands that every patient has unique concerns when considering surgical and nonsurgical ways to reduce their wrinkles. Your face is unique, and your treatment plan should be tailored to suit your individual skin care needs. Dr. Ellis has the necessary experience and knowledge to guide you through your skin care options. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellis today by calling (312) 695-6022.