How to Look Your Most Youthful in Time for Spring
March 21, 2016 - Dr. Jules Feledy
According to a study conducted by WebMD, “when people looked at photos of happy faces, they guessed the age of the person in the photo as younger than in photos of the same person with a neutral or angry expression.”
While there are plenty of procedures available to revamp your teeth—veneers, professional whitening, and orthodontia, to name just a few—there are several easy ways to give your smile a makeover without ever stepping into a dentist’s office. For a more drastic change in appearance, there are several dermatologic options to improving the youthfulness of your smile.
The latest non-invasive cosmetic treatments use injectable products. With a quick injection, these products can reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, folds and other signs of aging. To reduce the appearance of “laugh lines,” the lines that form around the mouth over time, fillers like Radiesse or Sculptra Aesthetic can stimulate collagen production and fill in lines around the mouth. Radiesse is a brand-name facial dermal filler that uses calcium hydroxylapatite to fill in creases, wrinkles and frown lines, as well as boost fullness in various facial areas. The calcium hydroxylapatite is a mineral-like compound that occurs naturally in human bones, but is biosynthetically produced using no animal derivatives.
A liquid face lift offers our patients a non-surgical alternative to facial rejuvenation surgery, made possible by Botox® Cosmetic and the latest injectable wrinkle fillers. If you’re concerned about signs of aging and seeking a cost-effective solution, the liquid facelift may be right for you.
Another option is laser resurfacing. This is done by promoting collagen production as skin heals after being purposely and strategically wounded by lasers. Phototherapy, an innovative and effective treatment to eradicate red facial veins & flushing, improve acne rosacea, treat irregular pigmentation, and reduce fine facial lines. As we age fine facial blood vessels and irregular areas of hyper-pigmentation often appear on facial and non-facial skin exposed to sunlight. Wrinkles are caused by a host of factors including loss of collagen and elastin, sun damage, smoking, alcohol use and hormonal changes. Currently, Belmont has a monthly special for patients seeking phototherapy. Enjoy this treatment for just $299 per session. Take a look what one of our patients had to say about phototherapy:
There are several topical treatments, which use collagen-boosting elements like peptides, the building blocks of proteins, or retinol. You can also opt to have your facialist use hyaluronic acid serums or oxygen masks to refresh the appearance of the skin surrounding the mouth.
The most drastic option is to undergo a face lift, wherein the surgeon will tighten the muscles around the mouth and remove sagging skin that emphasizes the appearance of laugh lines. Paired with fillers, this procedure can restore volume around the mouth, resulting in a permanently younger looking smile. Face lifts are not right for everyone, however. Ideal candidates are 40-60 years old with good skin elasticity. You’ll enjoy dramatic, lasting results to increase your youthful appearance, and reduce the most noticeable signs of aging.
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