At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh takes a holistic approach to facial rejuvenation treatments, regardless of a patient’s age. “‘Facelift’ is just a terminology, and we should more focus on ‘facial rejuvenation,'” Dr. Azizzadeh says. “Every individual is unique in their natural anatomy and aging process … [and] the ultimate goal is to make every person their best self: attractive, youthful, elegant and natural.”
The right facial rejuvenation treatment depends on a patient and his or her treatment goals. Fortunately, Dr. Azizzadeh learns about a patient and crafts a personalized facial rejuvenation treatment plan. He then works with a patient to execute this plan and ensure a patient can achieve his or her desired facial rejuvenation results.
Prior to a facial rejuvenation procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh requests a patient consultation. At this point, Dr. Azizzadeh examines a patient’s facial features and reviews his or her medical history. Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh uses the Aging Arc concept to explain to his patients how the aging process works in correlation to age. By doing so, the Aging Arc helps a patient determine the best course of action to address the visible signs of aging in his or her face and to put them in the positive range of the Aging Arc.
After Dr. Azizzadeh evaluates a patient, he offers a facial rejuvenation treatment recommendation. Dr. Azizzadeh outlines all stages of a facial rejuvenation treatment plan and responds to a patient’s concerns or questions.
Dr. Azizzadeh understands the healing process following a facial rejuvenation procedure varies based on a patient’s age and the exact procedures performed. Thus, Dr. Azizzadeh helps a patient establish realistic facial rejuvenation treatment goals. Dr. Azizzadeh also requests regular follow-up appointments to ensure a patient’s recovery stays on track.
What Facial Rejuvenation Treatments Are Available?
A patient may qualify for one or more non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures. For example, common non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments for patients in their 40s, 50s and 60s include:
- Botox: Temporarily smooths fine lines and wrinkles in the face. Botox treatments are among the most-popular non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures in the United States. Dr. Azizzadeh administers Botox injections to help patients correct fine lines, wrinkles and furrows caused by excessive muscle movements in the face.
- Dermal Fillers: Address fine lines and creases in the face. Dermal fillers replace lost collagen and volume in order to treat visible signs of aging in the face. Dr. Azizzadeh offers Voluma, Restylane and other dermal filler treatments. Also, Dr. Azizzadeh works with a patient to determine if a combination of dermal fillers and Botox can be used to enhance his or her facial appearance.
- Skincare: Involves the use of skincare products that revitalize the skin. Dr. Azizzadeh provides ZO Skin Health products as part of a physician-supervised skin health program. These products include a gentle cleanser, exfoliating cleanser and oil control acne pads.
In some instances, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends facelift surgery for patients in their 40s, 50s and 60s, too. A facelift helps an individual reduce the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines and other visible signs of aging in his or her face. As such, it is a popular facial rejuvenation treatment for people in their 40s, 50s and 60s.
Dr. Azizzadeh tailors a facelift surgery to his patient. That way, facelift surgery helps a patient rejuvenate his or her facial appearance, as well as correct any fold lines between the nose and mouth and loose skin and excess fat on the neck.
Before a facelift procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh administers general anesthesia to a patient. He then makes a small, well-hidden incision along the edge of a patient’s ear and into the scalp that extends just a few centimeters. After the procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh closes the surgical incisions with sutures; some sutures dissolve on their own, while others are removed a few days following treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh also provides detailed instructions to ensure a patient can take care of his or her sutures after a facelift surgery.
Which Facial Rejuvenation Treatment Is Right for You?
A facial rejuvenation treatment is designed to help a patient achieve a balanced and natural-looking facial appearance. Therefore, Dr. Azizzadeh often uses a combination of procedures in conjunction with traditional facelift surgery techniques. This in-depth approach enables Dr. Azizzadeh to find the best way to treat loose skin, volume loss and other signs of aging in the face.
Dr. Azizzadeh sometimes recommends facial rejuvenation patients in their 40s use a regular skincare program and occasional Botox treatments to bolster their facial appearance. Comparatively, Dr. Azizzadeh may recommend dermal fillers for patients in their 50s, while patients in their 60s may need a facelift to achieve the optimal facial rejuvenation treatment results.
For people in their 40s, 50s and 60s who are considering a facial rejuvenation treatment, a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh offers an excellent starting point. During a consultation, a patient can discuss his or her facial rejuvenation treatment goals and work with Dr. Azizzadeh to correct any underlying aging issues in the face. To find out more or to schedule a facial rejuvenation treatment consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us today at 310-657-2203.