This Spring, Go Face First – Part II: Surgical Solutions for Skin Rejuvenation
"My work is all about restoring the face to the way it looked 10 years ago."
- Sergio Vendetti, MD, DMD
Facial rejuvenation comes in many forms. In our last blog post, we discussed the many ways that the Palomar Lux 1540 Fractional Laser can benefit one’s complexion. But, what if that is not enough? It is inevitable that as one progresses in years, aging, stress, and the undeniable pull of gravity will all take a toll on a man and woman’s youthful appearance. When minimally invasive treatments, like laser treatments, are not enough—Dr. Vendetti can perform a number of surgical procedures to rejuvenate your facial appearance.
Why Go Surgical?
With age, our facial appearance—and makeup—changes. Surgical procedures allow Dr. Vendetti to address the multiple causes of facial aging at a deeper level than is available through non-surgical procedures. Slowly, skin that was once taut, makes its way downwards—with lax and excess skin, facial sagging and an all over droopiness can occur. No minimally invasive surgery can effectively target excess skin.
Not limited to the skin alone, facial muscles weaken and are likewise susceptible to the effects of aging. With access to your underlying facial structure, Dr. Vendetti is able to address and tighten these now loose and sagging muscles.
Surgical Solutions for an Aging Appearance
A facelift addresses the mid to lower face as well as the jawline. Along with elevating sagging skin and muscles, a facelift removes any looseness that is present in the jowl and neck areas. Addressing excess skin, Dr. Vendetti expertly trims away any extra skin as he carefully re-drapes the skin of the lower face and neck.
Rejuvenating the upper part of the face, an eyebrow lift works to reposition a sagging brow. Raising the eyebrows to a more youthful position, men and women appear more alert and energetic. An eyebrow lift further refreshes one’s appearance as it can minimize the deep creases that develop across the forehead and the finer wrinkles that form along the bridge of the nose.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
For many men and women, their eyes are often one of the first places to show the daily “wear and tear” that aging can bring. A droopy lid can often lend to a tired appearance. Eyelid surgery “reenergizes” the eyes in one of two ways: addressing the excess or overhanging skin of the upper lid and/or addressing lower eyelid puffiness and bulging.
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