The natural aging process affects everyone’s skin and appearance in a different way and at a different rate. Nonetheless, San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon hears many of the same complaints and concerns from patients who wish to turn back the clock.
Here, Dr. Chacon reveals the most common signs of aging and how he and the team at Divino Plastic Surgery can treat them.
Nasolabial lines, also known as smile lines or laugh lines, run from each side of the base of the nose to the corners of the mouth. A number of dermal filler products are available to soften nasolabial lines and similar wrinkles. Restylane and Juvederm are two hyaluronic acid fillers that restore youthful volume to the skin and fill in the nasolabial folds, minimizing their appearance.
The loss of muscle tone and skin elasticity over time leads to the appearance of saggy jowls, which often obscure the jaw line. Considered the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, facelift elevates the jowls to a more youthful and natural position, improving the definition of the jawline and overall lower facial area.
Crow’s feet are wrinkles that form at the outer corners of the eyes. They are a result of repeated muscle movements when squinting and frowning. Botox is a great way to soften the appearance of crow’s feet and restore a smooth and rejuvenated appearance. The non-surgical treatment works by temporarily relaxing or paralyzing the facial muscles and smoothing out wrinkles and lines on the overlying skin.
Horizontal lines or creases on the forehead are one of the first signs of aging for many people — and one of the most noticeable. Like crow’s feet, forehead lines are often the result of repeated facial expressions. Divino Plastic Surgery can treat noticeable forehead lines with injections of Botox. For longer-lasting results, brow lift can be performed. The surgical procedure trims loose, excess skin and tightens the remaining skin and tissue for a lifted and smoother forehead appearance.
To discuss your aging concerns and rejuvenation goals, schedule a personal consultation with Divino Plastic Surgery. Please call (858) 633-7546 or email our San Diego office today.