These treatments cannot stop your face from aging, but it can take years off your appearance by reducing the amount of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Benefits can vary depending on the type of treatment used. While some procedures offer no down time, others have longer lasting results.
Our face is one of the most distinguishing features on our entire body. However, as we grow older, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging appear. Age, sun exposure, smoking, and other factors can all contribute to this appearance. While there are those who choose to accept aging as a way of life, many people have been seeking cosmetic surgeons or dermatologists to find how they can recapture their youth. Cosmetic surgery procedures offer several techniques that can help restore a youthful appearance to faces. These are known as facial rejuvenation treatments.
While some of these facial rejuvenation procedures involve surgery, like facelifts and dermabrasion , more and more minimally invasive procedures have emerged. These procedures require no incisions and may not require anesthesia, plus these patients experience minimal, or no downtime at all. Minimally-invasive procedures are gaining in popularity. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost 14 million minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in 2011, up 5 percent from 2010. Plus, three of the top minimally invasive procedures performed in the U.S. involved facial rejuvenation: Botox injections , chemical peel , and microdermabrasion.