They say that, “Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.” That’s a lovely saying, but it certainly doesn’t seem to factor in frown-lines and worry-lines. They’re all just lines to you.
Your skin loses its elasticity as you grow older and your body produces less collagen. It loses its ability to bounce back from all of your daily facial expressions. That means your skin doesn’t discriminate. Every smile, laugh, frown, or wince contributes to a wrinkle or line in some way.
If you’re reading this, the odds are good that you’ve tried cosmetic and over-the-counter products that claim to have anti-aging properties, and you’re almost certainly fed up with empty promises.
If you’re serious about fighting wrinkles, here are a few procedures that can help take 10 years (or more) off of your face.
Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Surgery
If you don’t know a lot about plastic surgery, your first questions are probably “what is blepharoplasty” and “how can it help me?” Simply put, it’s a surgical procedure that helps you remove the signs of aging around your eyes.
There are actually two different types of eyelid surgeries to choose from:
- Upper blepharoplasty
- Lower blepharoplasty
Each one focuses on a different area around your eyes, and addresses the unwanted wrinkles, sagging, or puffiness that can make you look older than you are.
The eyelift was the 2nd most popular plastic surgery in North America in 2020, with 352,112 successful procedures. It trailed only rhinoplasty’s 352,555 procedures.
Of course, there is the tried and tested facelift. Despite all of the new solutions on the marketplace today, it remains one of the most popular and effective ways of reducing the appearance of aging in the cheeks and jowls areas.
Once again, there are a few different types of procedures to choose from. You may opt for a:
- Mini Facelift
- Mid Facelift
- Full Facelift
Which one will help you achieve your goals? Your best bet is to meet with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to help explore all of your options.
Or maybe your issues are with the lower part of your face in your jaw and neck areas.
Have you noticed jowls, a double chin, or a turkey neck showing up in recent years? Have you noticed them even more recently after having to appear on video calls while working from home?
You can get either a deep or mini neck lift to address your issues. Your surgeon will remove the extra skin and fat that is causing a droopy, puffy, or sleepy look in the chin and neck areas.
Of course, there are always nonsurgical treatments like Botox or fillers. They can certainly be effective, but the effect will most likely not last as long as a full-blown surgical procedure. That’s why they don’t cost as much.
You don’t have to simply accept wrinkles at face value. You can fight the war against aging and win with those 3 surgeries.