When you look at your reflection in the mirror, is the face looking back at you much older than you actually feel? If you are unhappy with signs of aging, but are not yet ready to commit to a full facelift procedure, there are some less invasive procedures that promise dramatic results with less downtime. Check out these three procedures to refresh your face until you are ready to undergo full facelift surgery.
Also known as blepharoplasty, this procedure focuses on restoring youthful lift and smoothness to both the upper and lower eyelids. The eyes are often one of the first places on the face to show the signs of age, so focusing on rejuvenation in this area can have a positive impact on the entire face. The procedure removes excess skin and tissue from the lids, opening up the eyes and minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness.
Eyelid surgery is performed by Dr. Geoffrey Leber on an outpatient basis at his Scottsdale office. Most patients are back to regular activities within 7-10 days. Results from an eyelid lift are considered permanent, although gravity and time can take their toll once again and require you to undergo another procedure years in the future.
The forehead is another area of the face that can begin to show the passage of time with a drooping brow line and the formation of deep, horizontal creases above the eyebrows. A brow lift rejuvenates the upper third of the face, by removing loose skin, smoothing away wrinkles and creating an awakened appearance. Brow lifts can be customized to the unique needs of each patient, ensuring positive results with every procedure.
A brow lift is often performed endoscopically, which means it requires smaller incisions, less post-surgical scarring and a faster recovery period. The procedure is performed by Dr. Leber using local anesthesia and patients usually return home the same day. Work and other activities are generally resumed within 2-3 weeks.
Another problem area when it comes to the symptoms of aging is the mouth. Dr. Leber uses dermabrasion to reduce the appearance of fine lines around the mouth, caused by smoking or sun damage. This procedure can also be performed in combination with lip augmentation to restore a youthful pout and a smoother appearance to the lower face.
Time takes its toll on all of us, but you don’t have to accept the signs of aging without a fight. Thanks to a variety of procedures today, you can refresh and rejuvenate your appearance without the need for a full facelift procedure right away. To learn more about these options, contact Dr. Leber’s office at 480-945-5522.