While developing wrinkles is a normal part of the aging process, there's no reason why you should have to deal with them forever when there are plenty of other treatment options. For decades, the facelift was the surgery to get if you wanted a younger, more refreshed look, but thanks to technological advances there are many more alternatives.
There is a growing interest in minimally-invasive procedures that can rebuild collagen and elastinbut don't require the the recovery or downtime necessary for a traditional surgery. Here are a few options:
- Dermal injections and fillers – A plastic surgeon will use Botox or Dysport along with fillers such as Juvederm to reduce wrinkles, but also fill in lines and facial depression. You can see the results from this treatment almost instantly.
- Microdermabrasion– People who have spent years out in the sun or in a harsh environment often find this procedure to be beneficial. During the process, the topmost layer of skin is removed through the use of fine particles or crystals.
- Ulltherapy– "[This is]the only treatment FDA-cleared for noninvasive neck, eyebrow and under-chin lifts," states the Smart Beauty Guide website. "It uses ultrasound and the body's own healing process to lift and tighten loose skin. Energy from the ultrasound stimulates deep into the layers of the skin without disturbing the surface, meaning you won't look red or swollen since it is a change that is happening deep within the skin's surface."