You know that feeling when you’re 100 percent on top of your crows feet but get blindsided by wrinkly knees and age spots that show up out of nowhere? As is often the case, right when you’re ready to attack the most common signs of aging, new issues arise that you didn’t expect. In fact, thinning hair, crepe-like skin on the neck and chest, saggy breasts and other giveaways may be making you look older than you really are. The good news is there are lots of treatments–both surgical and non-surgical–for handling those sneaky signs of aging.
Hair transplantation has come a long way from the oh-so-obvious “hair plugs” of the past. A new procedure, follicular unit hair transplantation, performed by your plastic surgeon is making a major difference for both men and women.
The procedure involves taking a strip of hair from the back of the scalp and then using a microscope to split it into tiny units for transplantation. Then your surgeon transplants natural units of only one to four hairs. And thanks to advanced technology, your surgeon can complete thousands of transplants in just one session. The units are so small that only the tiniest incisions need to be made to your scalp, significantly reducing the risk of damage. This means a much more natural look than your uncle’s larger, way more obvious grafts.
Crepe-Like Skin On The Neck or Chest
Dry, wrinkled, “crepey” looking skin on the neck or decolletage is an annoying problem for even our slimmest clients. Fortunately, we have several options for handling this age giveaway.
- BOTOX: For milder cases, our clients are having success with BOTOX injections. The same easy injections you love for your face are perfect for a temporary fix on your neck and chest. BOTOX in the chest can be a great solution for a special occasion outfit or sun-drenched vacation.
- Skin Fillers: Skin fillers are another popular fix for a wrinkly decolletage or neck. Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm can work wonders, and the long-lasting Sculptra filler also shows impressive results. The new, high-tech Belotero Balance is ideal for the more delicate skin on the chest.
- Firming Laser Treatments: The ProFractional laser, a super-effective erbium laser that stimulates collagen growth, is perfect for tightening loose skin on the chest and eliminating age spots that often pop up in the same spot.
The ProFractional laser is just one tool in our age spot arsenal. Getting rid of those pesky dark spots is easier than ever. Some of our favorites include the Forever Young BBL (short for BroadBand Light) treatment. It wipes out age spots and other skin blemishes with pulses of light–and it only takes about 20 minutes. The Laser Micro Peel is an effective treatment for sun damage and age spots with minimal downtime. Or check out a Complete Laser Rejuvenation Package, which combines these three top-notch laser treatments.
Many of our clients love their natural breasts–they just want a little more lift. Aging, gravity, pregnancy and breastfeeding can take a toll on perkiness. That’s why the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says breast lifts are now twice as popular as breast implants. A breast lift doesn’t make breasts bigger and there’s no artificial material involved. It simply raises and reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue.
A breast lift is a surgical procedure done under anesthesia. Your doctor makes a series of incisions–lifting and reshaping the breast tissue and repositioning the nipples and areola. He also removes excess skin which can be a big culprit in the dreaded droopy look. For lots of ladies, a breast lift is a literal pick me up that can do a lot for confidence and self-esteem.
Knees And Elbows
Pointing out celebrity knee wrinkles was hot in Hollywood a few years ago. And wrinkly skin on the knees and elbows can actually be a bigger problem for our more slender patients. The good news is we have some terrific options for smoothing out those tricky joints.
The same firming laser treatments and hyaluronic acid fillers that help with the face, neck and chest can also have a big impact on the knees and elbows. If fat deposits in the knees are a problem, liposuction is an option. And the fat-destroying Kybella injectable–which has produced amazing results in getting rid of double chins–is another tool for knee fat.
Beyond The Obvious: Aging Solutions For All Over
The wrinkles on our faces are so easy to spot, but age has a way of catching up to us where we least expect it! Fortunately, Aesthetica has a solution for pretty much any of the age giveaways that sneak up on you. From knees to neck, there’s an answer for whatever is keeping you from feeling young and vibrant. Call Aesthetica today to book your consultation.