“As Time Goes By” may be a romantic song but there’s nothing lovely about what those words mean for our faces. As we age our facial structure begins to change. Skin can lose its elasticity and youthful plumpness. Gravity can result in bags under the eyes, flat cheeks and deep jowls. Years of smiles, frowns and inquisitive looks weaken facial muscles and create lines and wrinkles, especially around the lips, eyes, cheeks and forehead.

In addition to the effects of aging, our faces also have to contend with the environment we live in. Sun damage and pollution may cause irregular pigmentations and loss of hyaluronic acid and elastin. Add in genetics and smoking and your face can end up with unwanted spots, lines, spider veins and wrinkles.

Fortunately, at Advanced Liposuction Center we have several ways to restore your skin’s youthful appearance. When you come in to one of our Pittsburgh area offices for a free consultation, you will meet with one of our expert cosmetic surgeons who can help you decide on the right enhancement for your face. Options we offer include:

Fillers—we offer a variety of dermal fillers and injectable gels that can be used to temporarily reduce wrinkles and fine lines, soften creases and enhance volume in sagging areas of the face. Fillers can also help improve the appearance of scars. Our fillers are all FDA approved, offering safe and effective results.

Botox—injectables such as Botox and Dysport make wrinkles disappear by relaxing underlying facial muscles. Injectables can also help prevent future wrinkles from developing. This cosmetic enhancement is quick and easy and involves little or no down time. Post treatment patients will still be able to smile, frown and look surprised in a natural way but without unwanted lines and wrinkles.

Facelift—for longest lasting results we recommend our Silhouette Facelift. This revolutionary facelift uses a thread lifting technique, encompassing permanent silhouette sutures with small, absorbable cones that reposition and lift the facial tissues. It’s minimally invasive and the results last for up to 5 years.

Are there any age restrictions for cosmetic facial treatments?

There are typically no strict age restrictions for cosmetic facial treatments, as eligibility depends more on skin condition and health rather than age. However, certain treatments may be more suitable for different age groups. For example, younger individuals may benefit more from treatments focusing on acne or skin rejuvenation, while older individuals may seek treatments for wrinkle reduction or skin tightening.

Can cosmetic facial treatments address specific skin concerns, such as acne or wrinkles?

Yes, cosmetic facial treatments can address specific skin concerns such as acne or wrinkles. There are various treatments available that target these concerns and help improve the overall appearance and health of the skin.

For acne, treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser therapy can help reduce acne breakouts, unclog pores, and improve skin texture. These treatments work by removing dead skin cells, reducing oil production, and promoting skin renewal.

For wrinkles, treatments such as Botox, dermal fillers, micro-needling, and laser resurfacing can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, and stimulate collagen production. These treatments work by relaxing facial muscles, plumping up the skin, and promoting the growth of new, healthier skin cells.

Are cosmetic facial treatments suitable for all skin types?

Cosmetic facial treatments are generally suitable for most skin types, but some treatments may be more appropriate for certain skin types than others. For example, individuals with sensitive skin may need to avoid more aggressive treatments that could cause irritation or inflammation.

Are cosmetic facial treatments safe?

Cosmetic facial treatments are generally safe when performed by qualified and experienced professionals. However, like any medical procedure, there are risks and potential side effects associated with cosmetic facial treatments.

Common side effects may include redness, swelling, bruising, and temporary discomfort. More serious complications, though rare, can include infection, scarring, allergic reactions, or damage to underlying structures.

With all these treatments available there’s no reason not to do an “about face” with the skin on your face and neck and restore its youthful appearance. To learn which option is best for you, contact us by calling: 724-683-7581 today.