There is not one single cosmetic problem that gives skin an aged appearance. Signs of aging include wrinkles, spots, contour changes, and more, which can combine in countless ways. Each patient dealing with these problems also has distinct features and a unique goal, which is why the Patient Preferred Dermatology team takes an individualized approach to skin rejuvenation. Long Beach-area women and men who want to get a younger look have many options, ranging from lasers to injectables to topical creams to peels.
Each skin rejuvenation session begins with a discussion of the patient's concerns, an evaluation of the face to diagnose specific signs of aging, and the development of a treatment plan that takes the various facial regions into account.
Pigmentation problems can develop due to sun exposure and time. Brown spots may be reduced or eliminated with chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, or skin creams for bleaching and brightening skin rejuvenation.
Age-related collagen loss often leads to lips that thin and develop surrounding wrinkles. Injectable dermal fillers like BELOTERO®, VOLBELLA®, and JUVEDERM® Ultra XC can restore volume for a younger look.
Aging skin can appear dull and discolored, lacking a healthy, vibrant glow. Chemical peels and creams tailored specifically for skin rejuvenation can restore a look of vitality, as can microdermabrasion, which stimulates new collagen production.
Anything from fine lines to deep creases can appear as skin ages. There are two primary causes of wrinkles: repetitive muscle motion (dynamic wrinkles) and loss of beneficial components in the skin (static wrinkles). For skin rejuvenation, BOTOX® prevents targeted muscles from contracting, which diminishes the appearance of related wrinkles. Fillers can restore necessary elements into the skin to improve the appearance of static wrinkles. eMatrix can kickstart new collagen production, and chemical peels, creams, and microdermabrasion can remove fine lines.
A gradual loss of structural support in the skin leads to sagging, which can cause drooping eyelids, sunken cheeks, jowls, and other cosmetic problems. The CO2 laser and Thermage® are ideal for skin rejuvenation via tightening. VOLUMA® in the cheek area provides long-lasting volume and support for tissues lower on the face.
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In addition to treating skin rejuvenation patients based on their cosmetic concerns, the Patient Preferred Dermatology team works to clinically evaluate the entire face and address problems based on region to achieve a harmonious effect.
The muscles that cause forehead wrinkles and frown lines can be relaxed with BOTOX®. Peels, creams, microdermabrasion, and eMatrix can address damage from exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
Blepharoplasty surgery eliminates excess skin and fat in the eye area while CO2 laser treatments tighten loose eyelid skin. VOLUMA® can re-contour the temples, BOTOX® relaxes the muscles that cause crow's feet, and Restylane® and creams can reduce under-eye shadows.
As noted above, VOLBELLA® and other fillers can be used to add volume to thin lips and smooth out lip lines. JUVEDERM® products are also ideal for reducing the appearance of other wrinkles in the area, such as marionette lines and nasolabial folds.
Sagging due to volume loss in what is known as the "apple" is easily corrected with VOLUMA®. Skin tone can be improved with microdermabrasion and peels.
In addition to the skin rejuvenation options listed above, many patients opt for KYBELLA® injections to reduce the stubborn neck fat that causes a double chin. CO2 laser treatments and Thermage® can help to tighten loose skin here, too.
* individual results may vary