September 2020


Signs That Now May Be Your Time for a Facelift

We often try to remind ourselves that there are many benefits to getting older. We have wisdom to share and memories to make us smile. It is possible to recognize these benefits and still be frustrated with the ways that aging affects appearance. No one is expected to love every little thing about their aging process, nor dislike every little thing. If you’re frustrated with the way your face is changing, a facelift can help.

Often, we believe that lines and wrinkles will be our biggest concerns as we approach midlife. Once there, we realize that a few creases are the least of our worries. Age doesn’t just cause the skin to get a little thinner, it also decreases the skin’s “bounce.” This is referred to as elasticity. Like a rubber band contracts after being stretched, so should the skin. For this to happen, the skin needs appropriate chemicals, including collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid (which keeps the skin plump). When these chemicals are not made in the dermis anymore, not only does the skin change but so does the muscle and fat under the skin. For sufficient rejuvenation, each of these layers of tissue must be addressed. A facelift can do that.

Are You Ready for a Facelift? Here Are Some Clues!

You’re unhappy with what you see in the mirror.

As you’ve gotten older, you may have noticed some wrinkles on your forehead or between your eyebrows. You may have some laugh lines around your nose and mouth. These are somewhat tolerable for most people. What many of our patients claim to be their biggest concern is seeing a face in the mirror that doesn’t look like them anymore. This happens because the cheeks lose fat and the jawline gains it. It happens because the loss of tissue firmness and volume in the midface can make the corners of the mouth turn down. The face may look wider and longer over time. All of these changes alter appearance, and this is precisely what drives many people to get a facelift. They want to look like themselves again.

Your touch-up schedule has changed.

If you’ve been relying on injectables and facials or other treatments to help you age gracefully, you may now be noticing that you’re not getting the same results you used to. Another concern that our patients express is that they feel like they are seeing us for injectables every few months. Some people don’t mind periodic injections but have started to see that the amount of filler that they need is making their face look unnatural. Each of these instances is a good reason to consider a facelift. A minimally invasive procedure and a short recovery period lead to results that can last many years.

Facelift surgery can give you back your friendly, youthful appearance. For more information, schedule a consultation at our Denver office at (303) 839-1616.

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Visit Us to Chill that Double-Chin

Some cosmetic concerns are notoriously hard to correct. A double-chin is one of them. While we have known for a long time that some people may be predisposed to fat accumulation in certain parts of the body, including the chin area, it has only been recently that solutions for this problem were developed. Years ago, plastic surgeons began performing liposuction of the neck to eliminate what is now known as submental fullness. In the past few years, however, we’ve been introduced to some incredible non-surgical options. Kybella (injections) is one. CoolSculpting is another.

CoolSculpting! That’s Body Contouring, Isn’t It?

CoolSculpting was developed several years ago as an innovative form of body contouring. It works based on cryolipolysis. This is the process of destroying fat cells by freezing them. Based on studies that a target temperature could damage fat cells without affecting the skin, CoolSculpting became known as one of the most convenient and effective fat-reducing treatments of our time. People from all around the world have accomplished beautiful results using CoolSculpting to eliminate stubborn abdominal fat and thigh fat. But submental fullness? That’s not a job for CoolSculpting, is it? Initially, it was not. Now, thanks to a new applicator, CoolSculpting is becoming one of the most popular double-chin treatments around.

CoolSculpting for the Double Chin

Our goal is to ensure our patients get the best results in the most convenient manner. We understand, though, that CoolSculpting may not be right for everyone. Our trained staff meets with each person interested in addressing their double chin to get to know their concerns and their expected outcome. All of the details about CoolSculpting are discussed during that consultation, including what can be achieved and how many treatments it may take to fully eradicate excess fat. Often, when a patient decides that CoolSculpting is right for them, we can conduct the procedure immediately.

The CoolSculpting procedure takes only about 30 minutes in many cases. Once the treatment is over, patients can go right back to their normal activities. The skin may look red for up to several hours. The chin area may feel numb or tingly. These side effects usually go away within a few days to a week. As soon as the process is complete, the body goes to work gradually breaking down the targeted fat cells and flushing them for good.

You don’t have to continue being frustrated about your double chin. Call our Denver office at (303) 839-1616 to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation.


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